The 1st IWA Development Congress was held in Mexico City from 15 to 19 November under the theme “Water and sanitation services: what works for developing countries”. This event brought together water and sanitation professionals from all levels of the service delivery chain, from water utilities to NGO practitioners, in order to facilitate communication and experience sharing.
WSSCC was present with an exhibition booth and its Steering Committee member representing Latin America, Dr. Edgar Quiroga, delivered a speech on the market and other innovative financing modalities for sanitation and hygiene work. By doing so he emphasized the importance of generating and then meeting demand for sanitation. Technical solutions are of course crucial to universal coverage, but without people’s willingness to participate and understand them, and without behaviour change to ensure sustainability they will not achieve the goal of bringing lasting solutions.
(The article below was originally published with support from WSSCC by the International Institute for Sustainable Development, here) Presented by Water Supply and Sanitation Collaboration Council (WSSCC), State of Qatar (Qatar Fund for Development), Global Citizen, and Education Cannot Wait, this side event focused on sanitation as a key determinant of health and education. Panelists shared examples […]
(The article below was originally published with support from WSSCC by the International Institute for Sustainable Development, here) This side event convened to launch and discuss the findings of a global review on the effectiveness of national accountability mechanisms on progress towards the water and sanitation targets of SDG 6. The report is available online […]
On July 11, 2018 Simavi and WSSCC hosted a panel discussion during the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, about “Putting Menstrual Health on the 2030 Agenda.” This event was the 5th of a live webinar series related to menstrual health management and was attended by over 100 in person and online participants. The event […]
Mr. Ali Abdulla Al Dabbagh, Deputy Director General for Planning at the Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD), and Mr. Rolf Luyendijk, Executive Director of the UN-hosted Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), will speak to policy- and decision-makers in New York on Thursday, 12 July 2018, about the high returns that sanitation and hygiene […]