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Latin America and Caribbean
From practice to policy: Lessons from implementing Sanitation Safety Plans
This interactive session will share the experience of Philippines, Uganda, Peru and Jordan and Portugal on implementing risk assessment and management approaches (or Sanitation Safety Planning) allowing participants to explore technical policy and perception challenges and response in faecal sludge management and wastewater use.
Science faces practice: benefits and risks of wastewater use
Matching the specialists at each end of the pipe is the goal of this event. Wastewater and sanitation specialists and irrigation experts will discuss how to best handle sewage in agricultural settings by making it safe for use on the fields.
A Second Sanitary Revolution in support of The New Urban Agenda
A Sanitary revolution is necessary as the broader issues of solid waste management and drainage, must be included to bring the radical changes needed.
Antimicrobial resistance putting sustainable development at risk: Drivers, impacts, solutions.
Facing the broad range of initiatives working on antimicrobial resistance or pharmaceuticals in the environment, this event will be a stocktaking of knowledge, processes and actors, in order to build synergies and increase efficiency and to make those heard that are not necessarily part of the major global processes.
Reaching Millions - future capacity development for the sanitation sector
This seminar aims to share experience on new eLearning solutions for sanitation, ranging from MOOCs, small private online courses (SPOCs) or blended learning formats combining distance learning and live teaching. In a world café format, participants will discuss the potentials and limitations in reaching sanitation and water professionals through eLearning.
Smart regulation to reduce faecal contamination of urban water resources
This session will present recent research around smart regulation of sanitation provision by urban citizens including slum landlords. We'll use engaging games to explore ways in which regulation in challenging contexts can be made smarter. It's important: better regulation of urban sanitation can have major impact on water resource quality.
Wastewater & Health – Setting the scene
The first session on Wastewater & Health will provide an overview of linkages between wastewater management and human health, presenting insights on health threats from chemical pollution related to wastewater treatment and reuse in a circular economy. A panel will debate the public health impacts of SDG6 and Target 6.3.
Wastewater & Health – Microbes: research, methods, and tools
Exposure to microbes in wastewater remains the greatest risk to public health. Risks manifest as persistent helminth infections, acute foodborne outbreaks and antimicrobial resistance. Research and practical approaches are needed to ensure risks are properly managed, benefitting public health. This is the second of three sessions on Wastewater & Health.
HEPI: supporting WASH actors get ready for the next outbreak
Wednesday 12:00 - 12:45
This event aims to present UNICEF‘s HEPI initiative (Health Emergencies Preparedness Initiative). UNICEF will present the latest thinking and preparedness initiatives on WASH responses in health emergencies.
Wastewater & Health – Implementing Target 6.3: Investing in Health!
The third session on Wastewater & Health starts with a call to action followed by case studies on sanitation safety planning in Tanzania; ‘Pathogen Hazard Diagrams’ in Indonesia; and a decision modelling framework in India. The concluding panel will build on ideas from the three seminar sessions to propose solutions.
Contaminants of Emerging Concern– a challenge for waste water reuse?
CECs pose a hazard for public health and the environment. Their effect is not fully understood therefore no limiting values are set up. The event will offer guidance to develop strategies that consider impacts on public health and the environment especially for the use of treated wastewater for irrigation.
Liquid manure and pesticides: Water quality challenges of agriculture
Industrial agriculture claims a major role in feeding a world’s population of 7,5 billion. However, agricultural groundwater pollution by manure and pesticides is a growing concern. The event highlights trends of agricultural pollution and presents case studies of technical and regulative measures to control contamination and foster water-friendly agricultural production.
Ecosystems, water, and health: The multiple dimensions of natural infrastructure
The water sector is embracing green infrastructure, but this is not yet mainstreamed, best practice. Green infrastructure projects have not taken full advantage of their potential to generate multiple benefits. How do we create the technical / policy shifts needed to mainstream green infrastructure for water, ecosystem, and health benefits?
New Analytics to Reach the Poor With WASH Services
Achieving the SDGs requires new insights about the location of poor and vulnerable populations and their WASH service levels in order to design appropriate interventions. This session presents new analytics developed under the WASH Poverty Diagnostics Initiative that can inform investment and program planning to be benefit the most needy.
Don’t neglect maintainers: Don’t waste investments for WASH in schools
WASH in Schools (WinS) is directly linked to three SDGs and included in an indicator of the education goal. This seminar focuses on the key success factors for improving management and O&M of WinS, in its multi-faceted stakeholder setting, comparing innovative approaches, but always placing the caretaker at the centre.
Pathogen flows: New insights and implications for urban sanitation
We do not know where the biggest health threat lies in traditional wastewater solutions for densely-populated and rapidly-urbanizing areas, yet liquid discharges (piped effluents, intended leachates, unintended leakages) receive less attention than faecal sludge. This event will critically examine pathogen removal assumptions/knowledge and explore implications for investment, policy, and research.
Providing safe water, sanitation and hygiene in health care facilities
Through a lively interactive session, concrete examples to determine the current status of WASH in HCFs and specific efforts to address this issue involving governments, foundations, NGOs, and the private sector, will be provided.