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19-22 August 2015, 5th International Dry Toilet Conference, Finland

The Global Dry Toilet Association of Finland organizes an International Dry Toilet Conference every three years in Tampere, Finland, The next, 5th conference takes place at the Tampere University of Applied Sciences on 19th to 22nd of August 2015. The theme is Dry Toilet Conference 2015 – Solutions. The conference is an excellent platform for all actors working with ecological sanitation to network and share their ideas and experiences on dry toilet technology, nutrient recycling and ecological sanitation. The conference offers a high-quality scientific programme and the oppourtunity for experts around the world to come discuss their findings and the future of ecological saniation.

Organised by: The Global Dry Toilet Association

More information can be found on the website
23-24 August 2015, World Water Week in Stockholm

World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. It is organized by SIWI. This year is the jubilee year for both the Week and the Stockholm Water Prize. The theme is Water for Development. In 2014, over 3,000 individuals and 270 convening organizations from 143 countries participated in the Week.

Experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries come to Stockholm to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing water-related challenges of today. We believe water is key to our future prosperity, and that together, we can achieve a water wise world.

Organised by: SIWI

More information can be found on the website
6-7 October 2015, Global Water Conference 2015, Yanjon, Myanmar

Safe water is a critical environmental and public health issue, as well as a means to lift people out of poverty and ensure human security. The lack of access to safe water remains a problem for more than a billion people in the developing world. Annually, 2 to 3 million children less than 5 years old die of diarrheal diseases, a large proportion of which are acquired through exposure to contaminated water. And global warming is exacerbating this crisis as severe, prolonged droughts dry up water supplies in arid regions and heavy rains causes sewage overflows.

Providing safe water is an essential step for human health and development. Simple sanitation improvements, like digging pit latrines and treating drinking water with chlorine, filters and other simple, existing technologies can save millions of lives. The challenge is to put the right strategies to use in the right places, as needs vary from country to country. The long-term goal is to provide safe sources of treated drinking water and improved sanitation for all.

Organised by: Confexhub

More information can be found on the IWA website
Statistics and Finance 3rd International IWA Conference on Water Economics, Statistics and Finance

The International Conference will provide specialists interested in economics, statistics, and financing of water and sanitation a forum to debate on how utilities are financed, their various water tariff structures, national and regional water industry statistics, water facts, water consumption and charging figures.

More information can be found on the website
5th Delft Symposium on Water Sector Capacity Development

UNESCO-IHE, Delft, The Netherlands, 29-31 May 2013
The symposium will look at the innovative capacity development approaches required to respond to the new challenges countries face as each strives for green growth and 'blue sustainability'.

More information can be found on the website
World Water Day 2013

Since 1993, International World Water Day (WWD) is held annually on 22 March to focus attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

Celebrations for the WWD in 2013 will take place around the world on the theme of water cooperation. The official UN international event will be held in The Netherlands, hosted by the Dutch Government and coordinated by UNESCO and UNECE with the support of UN-Water Members and Partners. The WWD represents a culminating event within the International Year of Water Cooperation.

Date: 22 March 2013
Organised by: UN-Water

More information can be found on the IWA website
13 – 15 March 2013, Asia Water Week 2013, Manila, Philippines
Asia Water Week 2013 has for its overarching theme "Securing Water for All". The conference will cover crosscutting topics such as climate change, water-food-energy nexus, and disaster management as well as sub-sector specific discussions, including water supply and sanitation, water resources and environment, and agriculture and irrigation. The ADB Water Prize 2013 award will also be presented.

More information can be found on the website.
April 22nd and 23rd, Global Water Summit 201, Seville, Spain

The Global Water Summit is the only event of its kind – an agenda defining conference that brings together the highest level delegates from around the world, while maintaining the open and intimate atmosphere of a boardroom meeting. This year the Summit is not all about the water sector, but about what the water industry can learn from the rest of the world – the penetration of the telecoms sector; water stewardship in the oil and gas sectors; the entrepreneurial spirit of Silicon Valley.

More information can be found on the website
22 March 2013, United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation
The objective of this International Year is to raise awareness, both on the potential for increased cooperation, and on the challenges facing water management in light of the increase in demand for water access, allocation and services. The Year will highlight the history of successful water cooperation initiatives, as well as identify burning issues on water education, water diplomacy, transboundary water management, financing cooperation, national/international legal frameworks, and the linkages with the Millennium Development Goals.
11 March 2013, 2013 WASH Sustainability Forum, World Bank, Washington, D.C, USA,

World Bank, UNICEF, Global Water Challenge, WASH Advocates, Aguaconsult, and the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre.
This forum will examine the role of collaboration, particularly with governments, in ensuring lasting WASH services.
This all day event is aligned with the WASH Sustainability Charter and will build on previous WASH Sustainability forums held around the globe.

More information can be found on the website

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