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Back to top of page  April 2014

Putting public in public services: research, action and equity in the global South

Cape Town, South Africa, 13-16 April 2014

This international conference brings together researchers, activists, labour representatives, development practitioners and policy makers from around the world working to promote progressive public services, with an emphasis on health, water, sanitation and electricity.

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Earth Day

International, 22 April 2014

Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.

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MUS E-discussion

Internet, 28 April - 24 May 2014

The e-discussion, organised by the Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) and the Multiple-use Water Services (MUS) Group, aims to improve understanding among water practitioners of the Multiple-Use Services approach and explore how this links with issues of interest: household investments in self-supply for multiple uses, equity considerations in multiple uses of water, and the relation between multiple uses of water and sustainable services.

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1st African Water Integrity Learning Summit

Lusaka, Zambia, 29-30 April 2014

The Summit marks the conclusion of a three-year regional integrity training programme in Sub-Saharan Africa, during which over 400 stakeholders from 36 countries were trained. The main theme is "Accelerating Towards a Water Secure World".

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Back to top of page  May 2014

Save Lives: Clean Your Hands

International, 05 May 2014

This annual global campaign supports WHO's effort to improve hand hygiene in health care and thus prevent often life threatening healthcare-associated infections (HAI).

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5th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment (As2014)

University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 11-16 May 2014

Once every two years since 2006, researchers from around the world convene to discuss the problem of arsenic in the environment. Around 100 million people in Asia and 14 million in Latin America are at risk of arsenicosis. The affected populations usually live in countries with low-income levels, and the disease largely affects dispersed rural and peri-urban populations.

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5th Africa Water Week

Dakar, Senegal, 26-30 May 2014

Over 1000 participants are expected to meet to discuss Africa’s water and sanitation challenges. AMCOW organised the first Africa Water Week in 2008 with the aim to build momentum on achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for water and sanitation targets by 2015, and the 2025 Africa Water Vision.

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Menstrual Hygiene Day

International, 28 May 2014

WASH United has created Menstrual Hygiene Day to generate awareness around menstruation and Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) within water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) development initiatives.

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Back to top of page  June 2014

Singapore International Water Week 2014

Singapore, 01-05 June 2014

The 6th edition of the Singapore International Water Week incorporates the following events: The Water Leaders Summit, Water Convention, Water Expo, Business Forums, and the award ceremony of the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize.

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2014 Tech4Dev International Conference

EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, 04-06 June 2014

This conference on sustainable technology solutions for developing countries includes two WASH-related sessions: "Water and Sanitation Technologies for Sustainable Urban Development" and "Low-Cost, High-Tech and Crowd-Sourced Solutions for Better Water Management – Opportunities and Challenges". Abstract deadline: 14 October 2013.

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World Environment Day

International, 05 June 2014

World Environment Day ('WED') is celebrated every year on 5 June to raise global awareness of the need to take positive environmental action. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 and was celebrated for the first time in 1973.

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Back to top of page  August 2014

2014 World Water Week in Stockholm

Stockholm, Sweden, 31 August - 5 September 2014

This annual global water and development event attracts over 2,500 participants. One of the highlights is the award ceremony for the Stockholm Water Prize. The theme in 2014 is "Water and Energy - Making the Link". 

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Back to top of page  September 2014

AfricaSan 4: Fourth Africa Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene

Dakar, Senegal, September 2014 (postponed from May)

AfricaSan is an AMCOW initiative to help agencies and governments shape strategies for action to realise the eThekwini Commitments on sanitation in Africa.

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37th WEDC International Conference

Hanoi, Viet Nam, 15–19 September 2014

A three-day conference programme followed by a two-day capacity development programme on the theme: Sustainable Water and Sanitation Services for All in a Fast Changing World.

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2014 IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition

Lisbon, Portugal, 21–26 September 2014

Over 5,000 people are expected to join IWA's biennual the congress and exhibition. Conference themes include: Cities and Basins of the Future; Utility Management, Assets, Customers and Water Economics; Water Reuse and Resource Recovery; Protecting Human and Environmental Health; Innovative Water Supply and Wastewater Technologies & Processes; Water Policy, Governance and Regulation in a Changing World; and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Water.

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Back to top of page  October 2014

Water and Health Conference

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, 11-19 October 2014

This annual conference brings together academic research with policy, practice and networking events, focusing on drinking water, sanitation, hygiene and water resources with a strong public health emphasis.

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Back to top of page  November 2014

12th Specialised Conference on Small Water and Wastewater Systems and 4th Specialised Conference on Resource Oriented Sanitation

Muscat, Oman, 02-04 November 2014

Organised by the International Water Association (IWA). Proposed themes include low technology treatment systems, ecological sanitation, operation and monitoring of small wastewater treatment plants, and wastewater reclamation and reuse. 

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Back to top of page  April 2015

7th World Water Forum

Daegu and Gyeongbuk, Republic of Korea, 12-17 April 2015

Organised every three years, the World Water Forum is the largest international event in the field of water. The 7th Edition, which expects to attract gather over 30,000 participants, will have a new emphasis on science and technology.

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