August 2022

Aquaya at World Water Week 2022

💧 Improving financial and water safety management of rural water systems

📍Online session 🗓️ Tuesday 23 August 10:00-11:20 CET

What options do rural water systems have to pay for operations and maintenance (O&M) and guarantee water safety? This session will draw lessons from different strategies that practitioners and researchers have experimented with in Ghana and Uganda to improve revenue collection, financial management, water quality testing, chlorination, and source protection.

💧 Public-Private Partnerships to Achieve Citywide Inclusive Sanitation

📍Online & On-site sessionRoom: 453 🗓️ Tuesday 30 August  14:00-15:30 CET

Sanergy, a private industry leader in non-sewered sanitation, public sector actors in Sub-Saharan Africa, and other global sanitation experts will promote and share their experience building public-private partnerships to ensure all urban residents benefit from sustainable, safe and equitable sanitation services.

💧 SIWI Seminar: Tools for valuing ecosystems and nature-based solutions

📍Online & On-site sessionRoom: Music Hall 🗓️ Wednesday 31 August14:00-15:30 CET

This closing session will provide an opportunity for young professionals to discuss i) the role of valuation of ecosystem services and NBS established in Session 1 and ii) the lessons learned in Session 2, to define a new framework that supports the implementation of green and grey infrastructure solutions. It will promote the role of strong institutions and PPPs in achieving SDG 6 in a world still dealing with the impacts of COVID-19.

💧 Uncovering The Value Of Wash Research Through Partnership

📍Online & On-site sessionRoom: 453 🗓️ Wednesday 31 August  16:00-17:30 CET

In this session USAID will present a new model for identifying and filling implementation research gaps in the WASH sector and how partnership is the key to uncovering its hidden value to ensuring uptake and use. 

💧 Seeing the Unseen through Water Data Compilation, Synthesis, and Visualization

📍Online & On-site sessionRoom: 461 🗓️ Thursday 01 September 11:00-12:30 CET

Universal water service coverage requires a detailed spatial understanding of population service levels to assess the effectiveness of past efforts and for future planning. Drawing on publicly available datasets, data drawn from implementers, crowdsourcing, and data aggregation services, decision-support tools for decision makers at all levels can help accelerate progress.

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