August 23 will mark the start of the 25th World Water Week, a major annual event in Stockolm that highlights the most urgent water-related issues the world is facing today. Experts from all over the world come together to discuss problems, best practices, innovations and solutions. Simavi is proud to announce that we will be sharing our expertise and experiences in four different workshops and one invitation only event for VIPs.
The theme of this year’s World Water Week – Water for Development – goes right to the heart of Simavi’s vision. We believe that water, sanitation and hygiene are vital for people to be able to lead a healthy and productive life, which is why we work to make these basic health conditions accessible to all. During World Water Week, we will discuss four important WASH topics that need to be addressed to realise this ambition.
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- A multi-track ‘non subsidy’ approach to create an enabling environment for WASH sustainability (to be discussed in the ‘Implementing the SDGs in the post-2015 development agenda’ workshop on Sunday)
- Urban WASH in low-income communities in Dhaka (part of the ‘Sustainable cities: a pipedream or realistic future?’ workshop on Sunday)
- Monitoring WASH in health centres and schools for sustainable results (part of the ‘Implementing the SDGs in the post-2015 development agenda’ workshop on Sunday)
- Social accountability as a driver for sustainable results (part of the ‘(Re)thinking governance’ workshop on Thursday)
More in-depth information about our approaches and results on these topics can be found here.
VIP Event: Accelerating WASH to increase impact
The WASH Alliance International partners (Simavi, Akvo, IRC, Wetlands, WASTE and RAIN) are organising a VIP invitation-only networking event on Wednesday August 26th. During the event, Pim van der Male (Senior Policy Officer Water and Sanitation, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs) will briefly present his experience with the WASH Alliance to date and his expectations for the role of NGOs in the area of the Sustainable Development Goals. WASH Alliance International will also launch its Accelerating WASH film, a short animated video on how we can accelerate our WASH impact to meet the needs of a growing population with fewer resources.