Building resilience faster: Join us for World Water Week 2021

Themes: Community management Container-based sanitation Customer experience Faecal sludge management Finance Health impact Market development Planning Public/shared toilets Regulation Research Sanitation Sewerage Utilities WASH Water
Countries: Global

How can water help us tackle the world’s greatest challenges and build resilient cities faster? Join us virtually for four sessions during the week to find out.

As the world faces multiple challenges from increasing urban populations to climate change and with the SDG deadline fast approaching, finding ways to improve the resilience of cities at a faster pace has never been more important.

Learn more about the sessions WSUP is involved in:

5 years on: WASH4Work business leadership & setting the next agenda

2021 marks the 5-year anniversary of the launch of the WASH4Work (W4W) initiative. This session will feature W4W members sharing key learnings including the business case for WASH; WASH best practice in operations, supply chains and communities; and a discussion about the future-looking agenda of Climate Resilient WASH.

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Citywide inclusive sanitation as a public service

To support safe and healthy urban environments, sanitation services must be organised into public service systems where both the public and private sector can together play a key role. For these systems to function, safely, at scale and inclusively so as to ensure safe, equitable and sustained services for all residents in a city, citywide inclusive sanitation (CWIS) is fundamentally dependent on three things: responsibility, accountability, and resource planning and management.

This session aims to improve understanding of urban sanitation initiatives to support governments and utilities’ decision making for future CWIS initiatives.

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Blog: The building blocks for successful citywide sanitation systems

How can we integrate WASH with wider urban development

In urban environments, issues such as water access, drainage, health, street design and solid waste management are all inextricably linked. To ensure the long-term resilience and habitability of slum settlements, water, sanitation and hygiene improvements need to be integrated into wider urban development initiatives.

Grounded in practical examples, this session will explore how integration might be achieved.

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Report: Integrated Slum Upgrading: how can we link water and sanitation with wider urban development

Citywide inclusive sanitation: How far have we come

At the 2017 World-Water-Week, a Call to Action was made on the need for a paradigm shift to “Citywide Inclusive Sanitation” (CWIS). It is now a prominent urban sanitation approach being widely promoted and implemented. This session will review latest developments, share experiences and present plans for the coming years.

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Additional sessions WSUP is speaking at:

Building Climate Change Resilience: Integrated solutions for WASH-related disease control

Sibongile Ndaba, WSUP’s Business Development Lead, will speak about how WSUP’s interventions are taking into account climate change and considering spread of diseases exacerbated by this new reality. WSUP’s experiences include flooding and droughts in Zambia, with work in Lusaka and southern provinces.

Monday 23rd August 2021, 18:00 CEST

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