Tag Archives: Stockholm World Water Week

Making a stink: creating social media platforms to end #opendefecation



Make a stink -final posterThe UNICEF India WASH section is hosting a side event at the Stockholm World Water that builds on their poo2loo campign to promote the use of social nedia iniatives aimed at ending open defecation.

Journalist and author of The Big Necessity Rose George will moderate the event. Panel members Include: Stephen Brown (Global Poverty Project and Global Citizen, UK), Sanjay Wijesekera (UNICEF New York), Thorsten Kiefer (WASH United) and Sue Coates and Maria Fernandez (both from UNICEF India).

Make the Stink will be held from 12.30-14.00 on 3 September.

Register for the event

More information at: www.unicef.org/india/reallives_8970.htm

Sanitation at the 2010 Stockholm World Water Week

Sanitation & Health is one of themes at the 2010 Stockholm World Water Week, which is being held from 05-11 September.

An overview of all events related to this theme is available through the event finder.

Here are some of the sanitation highlights:


5 September
Reducing the Risks of Untreated Wastewater Irrigation: Strategies and Incentives
Convenors: IWMI, IDRC, WHO, FAO and World Bank (tbc)

Key issues concerning the implementation of the new wastewater use guidelines, such as financial and non-financial incentives to adopt safer practices, social marketing and behaviour change, economic benefits and subsidies and cost effectiveness of risk reduction options.

6 September
Sanitation, Hygiene and Water for All – Promoting Equity and Inclusion
Convenors: WaterAid and WSSCC

Key approaches and case studies in sanitation and hygiene promotion through the lens of equity and inclusion.

9 September
Follow-up on Call to Action on WASH in Schools
Convenors: UNICEF and WASH in Schools Partners

This session is designed to help development partners and selected Government partners to work on strategies to engage with the Call to Action for WASH in Schools advocacy campaign launched in April 2010.

Side Events

6 September
The Economics of Sanitation – Impacts, Mitigation, and Efficiency of Sanitation Options

Convenor: WSP

Results from African, East Asian and South Asian countries assessments on the costs and benefits of selected sanitation investments will be presented.

7 September
What Knowledge do we need to do better on Sanitation?

Convenors: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) with ICDDR,B, IIED, Slumdwellers International and WaterAid

SHARE logoThis session will showcase the [SHARE [Sanitation and Hygiene Applied Research for Equity] research agenda and ask what are the big questions that the sanitation sector must now answer.

9 Sept
Using Output-Based Aid for Sustainable Sanitation

Convenors: Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) and WSP

A framework paper on Output-Based Aid (OBA) in sanitation and specific OBA sanitation projects under development will be discussed. Presenters will also draw on experience with OBA in other sectors (e.g. water, health, energy and telecoms).

Sanitation at the 2009 Stockholm World Water Week

Sanitation & Health is one of themes at the 2009 Stockholm World Water Week, which is being held from 16-22 August.

An overview of all events related to this theme is available through the event finder.

Here are some of the sanitation highlights:


Award ceremony of the 2009 Stockholm Water Prize which goes this year Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of the Sulabh Sanitation Movement in India.


Harnessing the Private Sector to Provide Sanitation to the Poor
Convenor: Building Partnerships for Development in Water and Sanitation (BPD) and Water for People (WfP)

Sanitation for the Urban Poor: Exploring New Pathways
Convenor: IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre, Sulabh International, WSSCC, UN-HABITAT, WSP

Sanitation Promotion 101: What are the Various Promotional Approaches We Use?
Convenor: UNICEF

Unite for Children – WASH in Schools
Convenor: UNICEF, IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre and Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing (PPPHW)

Side events

Bottom Up and Top Down: A Sanitation Offer the Commercial Sector Cannot Resist?
Convenor: The World Sanitation Financing Facility Group (WSFF)

Manual Scavenging: A Forgotten Reality in Sanitation
Convenor: WaterAid and IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre

The Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA): A Learning Network

DEVELOPMENT: Water Progresses, Sanitation Regresses

STOCKHOLM, Aug 18 (IPS) – The world’s poorest nations are making halting progress in water, but little or no tangible improvement in sanitation — two of the basic necessities of life.

As far as the global state of sanitation is concerned, says Anders Berntell, executive director of the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), “It’s one of the world’s greatest scandals.”

Addressing the 18th international water conference in the Swedish capital Monday, Berntell said that 2.5 billion people still lack access to adequate sanitation, resulting in some 1.4 million preventable child deaths due to diarrhoeal diseases each year. (…)

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Stockholm Water Week 2008 special focus on sanitation – update

The 2008 Stockholm World Water Week has a special focus on sanitation, including over 40 sessions on the topic, to evaluate and drive forward progress made during the International Year of Sanitation. The Water Week organiser, the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), has produced a Sanitation, Health and Hygiene theme sheet with an overview of all sanitation-related events.

Full details of all events are available on the World Water Week web site.

Several speakers at the Opening Day Plenary will also focus on sanitation:

  • IYS – Sanitation and Hygiene for All by H.R.H Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Chair of UNSGAB
  • Changing Behaviour – the Missing Link in Sanitation by Dr. Kamal Kar, Development Consultant, India
  • Sanitation and Pollution Abatement in IWRM by Dr. Letitia A. Obeng, Chair, Global Water Partnership

In this context, some may question SIWI’s choice of Nestlé as one of the Water Week’s main sponsors and of its Executive Vice President, Mr. José Lopez, as one of the plenary speakers. Nestlé has been criticised for continued violations of the marketing code for the marketing of breastmilk substitutes. “Where water is unsafe a bottle-fed child is up to 25 times more likely to die as a result of diarrhoea than a breastfed child”, says the web site of Baby Milk Action, the secretariat for the International Nestlé Boycott Committee.

The plenary concludes with a High Level Panel on the Role of Sanitation for the MDGs.

SuSanA updates web site

The Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) has updated its web site.

New features of this website include a “news” section on the start page and a “capacity development area” as an open source database for thematic publications, teaching course material, workshops, conference proceedings and videos.

SuSanA will be holding its 7th meeting in Stockholm, Sweden from August 22nd to 24th 2008 on the weekend after Stockholm World Water Week.

2007 Stockholm Water Week presentations now online

Presentations and abstracts from workshops/seminars held at the 2007 Stockholm Water Week are now online. Below are those specifically related to sanitation:

Workshop/seminars with specific focus on sanitation

Workshops/seminars on water and sanitation