Innovations in Sustainability for Water and Sanitation Services

Directorate-General for International Cooperation, The Netherlands; The Water Institute at University of North Carolina;

This event's video is available - please visit SIWI Media Hub to watch on demand.


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
    Welcome remarks
    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

  1. Framework of Service Delivery indicators for Assessing and Monitoring Rural and Small Town Water Supply Services in Ghana
    Vida Duti, IRC Ghana; Ben Kubabom, CWSA; Patrick Moriarty, IRC
  2. Sustainability compacts
    Dick van Ginhoven, DGIS
  3. USAID's commitment to sustainable services and the application to WASH
    Katy Beggs and Heather Skilling, USAID
  4. CLTS approaches for sustainability at scale
    Rija Fanomeza, Madagascar and Clara Rudholm, WSSCC
  5. Payment by Results and WASH sustainability
    Antoinette Kome, SNV and Leonard Tedd, DFID
  6. "Mapper Lite" and "WASHTech": Monitoring and assessment of WASH sustainability
    Spera Atuhairwe and Vincent Casey, WaterAid
  7. GLAAS sustainability insights
    Fiona Gore, WHO
  8. WASH-BATs analysing sustainability
    Evariste Kouassi Komlan, UNICEF
  9. Institutional sustainability for CLTS in Indonesia
    Roel Blesgraaf, Simavi
  10. Politics of professionalism
    Stef Smits, RWSN

18:40  Plenary discussion
    Commentators (Sanjay Wijesekera, Chief of WASH, UNICEF and Dominick De Waal, WSP)

18:45  Chair Closing

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