This seminar will bring together the expertise of Dutch organisations on multiple use water services (MUS) in the context of Dutch policy and practice. It will include experiences from arid to humid environments, relating to policy development, capacity building, water infrastructure development, water resources management, sanitation and re-use of waste and wastewater, especially from East Africa.
Organised by the Civil Engineering Department of Bangalore University. Topics include: Planning for Sustainable Water Solutions; Water Quality & Health; Water Management & Policy; and Sustainable Wastewater Treatment Technologies.
The theme for this week-long event is "Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Everyone, Everywhere", with sub-themes: Equitable access, universal services; Achieving health outcomes with WASH; and Sustaining services and outcomes.
Water and Sanitation for Africa (WSA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Indah Water for technical know-how and consultancy services in sewerage management in African countries. WSA selected the Malaysian company “to be in a technical committee formed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to propose immediate, medium- and long-term solutions for sanitation services in WSA member countries”.
North Tarawa in Kiribati is the first island in the Pacific to be declared open defecation free, thanks to the “Kiriwatsan I Project”. The Ministry of Public Works is implementing this project with technical support from UNICEF and funding from the European Union. In March 2013, North Tarawa adopted the Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach following a training of trainers course conducted by Dr Kamal Kar.