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Making progress on global water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) challenges : a report of the csis project on global water policy

On March 21, 2011, the CSIS Project on Global Water Policy, in cooperation with the WASH Advocacy Initiative, Global Water Challenge, and Tetra Tech ARD, hosted an all-day learning forum focused on progress and challenges related to program sustainability within the global WASH sector. The goals of the forum, held in conjunction with activities planned around World Water Day on March 22, were to convene experts from the global water, sanitation, and hygiene sectors to share research and experience from the field and to develop recommendations for advancing the sustainability of WASH projects in diverse contexts. Several organizations, including the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Water and Sanitation Program (WSP); Safe Water Network; Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions; the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Water For People, helped plan the sessions. Over the course of the day, about 130 participants discussed such topics as the role of the private sector in advancing implementation of water supply projects; how to ensure operational sustainability in diverse settings; the
implications of climate change for the WASH sector; and the importance of incentivizing transparence and accountability practices in promoting sustainable WASH activities. [authors abstract]

TitleMaking progress on global water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) challenges : a report of the csis project on global water policy
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsBliss, K.E., Bowe, K.F.
Paginationiii, 12 p.
Date Published2011-08-01
PublisherCenter for Strategicand International Studies, CSIS
Place PublishedWashington, DC, USA
ISSN Number9780892066636
Keywordsprivate sector, safe water supply, water supply
Abstract

On March 21, 2011, the CSIS Project on Global Water Policy, in cooperation with the WASH Advocacy Initiative, Global Water Challenge, and Tetra Tech ARD, hosted an all-day learning forum focused on progress and challenges related to program sustainability within the global WASH sector. The goals of the forum, held in conjunction with activities planned around World Water Day on March 22, were to convene experts from the global water, sanitation, and hygiene sectors to share research and experience from the field and to develop recommendations for advancing the sustainability of WASH projects in diverse contexts. Several organizations, including the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Water and Sanitation Program (WSP); Safe Water Network; Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions; the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Water For People, helped plan the sessions. Over the course of the day, about 130 participants discussed such topics as the role of the private sector in advancing implementation of water supply projects; how to ensure operational sustainability in diverse settings; the
implications of climate change for the WASH sector; and the importance of incentivizing transparence and accountability practices in promoting sustainable WASH activities. [authors abstract]

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