Directorate-General for International Cooperation, The Netherlands; The Water Institute at University of North Carolina;
This event, hosted by global leaders in water and sanitation services in developing countries (partners of Sanitation and Water for All, including DGIS, DFID, IRC, RWSN, UNICEF, University of North Carolina, USAID, WaterAid, WSP/World Bank and WSSCC), showcases innovations in sustainability in water and sanitation. A very high proportion of water and sanitation services are dependent on aid: lack of service sustainability and high breakdown rates are often characteristic of services supported by aid.
The event will present key ideas and innovations on what needs to change to build services that both reach the poor and that last. Outstanding international speakers will share the outcomes of the April 2014 Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) High Level Meeting with the broader water community, and also present leading new approaches to improve service sustainability.
Tools and approaches to be highlighted include: sustainability compacts; financing mechanisms which take into account life-cycle costs; smart ways of improving operations and maintenance; and new ideas that enhance service sustainability in terms of water resources, environmental management, energy efficiency, analytic assessments and sustainability monitoring.
17:45 Welcome and purpose of the meeting
Hon. Mrs. Sarah Reng Ochekpe, Federal Minister of Water Resources, Nigeria
Ms. Charlotte Petri-Gornitzka, Director General, SIDA
Mr. Junaid Ahmad, Senior Director, Global Water Practice, World Bank
Part 1: HLM outcomes and follow-up activities
18:00 Main messages and follow-up actions from the 3rd HLM with a focus on sustainability
Darren Saywell, Vice-Chair, SWA
18:15 Plenary comments on how participants at the HLM addressed sustainability
Part 2: Market-place of innovations for WASH service sustainability
18:20 Market place facilitation: Piers Cross, SWA Secretariat
18:40 Plenary discussion
Commentators (Sanjay Wijesekera, Chief of WASH, UNICEF and Dominick De Waal, WSP)
18:45 Chair Closing
This event was webcasted - please visit www.siwi.org/video to watch on demand.
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