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Joint conference on small water/wastewater systems & resource oriented sanitation

12th Specialised Conference on Small Water and Wastewater Systems and 4th Specialised Conference on Resource Oriented Sanitation
02-04 November 2014, Muscat, Oman

Organised by: International Water Association (IWA)

Small water and wastewater treatment plants play an important role in the management of water quality in  rural and small communities to treat their domestic and industrial effluents. Resource oriented sanitation concepts promote ecologically socially and economically sound approaches.

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Conference on Decentralised Wastewater Management in Asia – Meeting Urban Sanitation Challenges at Scale, Nagpur, India, 20-23 Nov 2012

This is the fourth of the International Water Association’s (IWA) Conference on DEWATS in Asia series.

Co-organised with the Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association (BORDA), the Consortium for DEWATS Dissemination Society (CDD), the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute of India (NEERI), the Indian Water Works Association (IWWA) and the Indian Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD).

The conference will examine DEWATS (Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems), from a technical and engineering perspective, but also taking into consideration the social, institutional and financial aspects that determine the success of these technologies.

Abstract deadline: 30 April 2012

For more information go to conference the site: www.iwadewats-nagpur.com

Workshop on “Frontiers of urban sanitation solutions” at IWA Development Congress

With universal access to sanitation trailing far behind set targets, there is an urgent need to break new ground in the provision of sanitation solutions. A special three-part workshop at the forthcoming IWA Development Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will examine technical, management and financial solutions for urban sanitation. A second dedicated sanitation session will deal with “Faecal Sludge Management, Biosolids, Waste as a Resource”. Ms. Jaehyang So, Manager of the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), will give a keynote presentation on titled “Meeting the Challenge of Urban Sanitation for Poor People: What will it take?”.

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Inaugural issue of the Journal of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for Development online

The International Water Association (IWA) has made the first issue of its  new peer-reviewed Journal of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for Development, available online, with free access to the full text PDFs of  all articles.

Access to following issues will be by subscription or pay-per-view only, although authors have an option to pay to make their articles open access.

The first issue includes articles about the sanitation ladder, constructed wetlands, WASH approaches in Zimbabwe, wastewater treatment in Brazil, SODIS and water quality field tests.

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New from IWA: Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development

The International Water Association (IWA) is inviting submissions for its new peer-reviewed journal devoted to the science, policy and practice of drinking-water supply, sanitation and hygiene in developing countries.

The Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development publishes original contributions including research, analysis, review and commentary. It emphasizes issues of concern in developing and middle-income countries and in disadvantaged communities world-wide, such as:

  • Water supply: intermittent supply, community and utility water supplies, water treatment, distribution, storage and use, water access and quality
  • Sanitation: collection, transport, treatment, use, discharge, on-site and off-site sanitation, resources recovery
  • Hygiene: behaviours, education, change
  • Technical and managerial issues: characteristics of and constraints to conventional and innovative approaches; technical options and boundaries of technical application; emerging issues, emergencies and disasters; impacts on health, poverty and development; sustainability; demand, marketing, organizing supply chains
  • Institutional development: roles of public and private sector; capacity building, governance, education and training
  • Financing and economic analysis: including cost-effectiveness and cost-benefits, role and impact of subsidies, user fees, financial instruments, innovations in financing
  • Policy: examining all aspects and developments in the role of national policy on service provision; human rights and rights-based approaches policy; developing appropriate and scaleable legal and regulatory approaches, norms and standards
  • International policy: aid and aid effectiveness; international targets, conventions and agreements, UN and international policy

The scope of IWA’s new journal is very similar to that of Practical Action’s restyled Waterlines. The main difference appears to be that Waterlines also includes articles from the field by practitioners.

The journal’s editors-in-chief are:

Editors include:

All manuscripts should be submitted electronically through IWA’s Online Submission and Peer Review System

Subscription rates are not yet available.

Free access to not-for-profit (educational & governement) institutions in developing countries is available through the HINARI and OARE initiatives.

Authors can make their accepted papers free-to-view via IWAPonline for a one-off standard fee of £1,700 / US$3,400 / €2,550.

Decentralized Waste Water Treatment Solutions in Developing Countries, Surabaya, Indonesia, 23-25 March 2010

Organised by: International Water Association (IWA) and Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association (BORDA)

The conference aims to bring together top wastewater and sanitation experts, governments, utilities and international agencies to share and discuss their expertise, knowledge and experiences on decentralized wastewater treatment solutions. The Conference will consist of a single track with presentations. There will be an exhibition taking place alongside the Conference.

Proposed themes:

  • Technical decentralized sanitation options
    • treatment, sludge disposal, reuse, city-wide approaches
  • Community-based sanitation options
    • community selection, health & hygiene education, gender, community action planning, community management, O&M services, multi-stakeholder approaches
  • Management options
    • financing models, regulatory frameworks, marketing, contractual arrangements, controls, efficiency indicators, capacity development for mainstreaming
  • Upscale and integration of decentralized systems

The call for abstracts closed on 01 Nov 2009.

Registration opens on 01 Jan 2010

Conference web site