From 16 to 20 May, SNV's advisors will attend the international WASH Futures Conference 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. This conference focuses on pathways to universal and sustained water, sanitation & hygiene and is organised by The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Australian WASH Reference Group and the International WaterCentre (IWC). This year, SNV is also part of the organising committee.

How can all WASH actors - governments, private sectors and civil society - work together to ensure WASH, whether at community-scales or larger institutional-scales, to achieve not only sustained access for everyone, but also health, well-being, environmental and economic outcomes for societies?

The future of action on WASH looks positive – with the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals global agenda maintaining attention on the need for water, sanitation and hygiene for everyone, all the time. But the path to achieving this global agenda requires new ways of thinking. During the conference, practitioners and professionals from civil society, governments, private sectors, donors, students and academic institutions, will come together to contribute to the broader international WASH dialogue and share knowledge with the WASH community and partners. The conference will specifically draw out the issues of private sector participation in WASH, equity and WASH in the Pacific as cross-cutting themes.

SNV @ WASH Futures Conference 2016

SNV's advisors are involved in both conference sessions and training workshops. Please join them in discussions around WASH and to explore collaborative approaches and opportunities.

  • Monday 16 May
    13.45 – 15.30 In pursuit of district-wide sanitation coverage: Lessons from Bhutan, Cambodia and Nepal - Gabrielle Halcrow (Programme Coordinator SSH4A, Asia)
    17.00 - 18.30 Travelling together: Inclusive disability research from Bhutan - Tshering Choden (Advisor, Bhutan)
    17.00 - 18.30 Hygiene promotion in Bhutan: Cost and effectiveness - Gabrielle Halcrow (Programme Coordinator SSH4A, Asia)
  • Tuesday 17 May
    10.30 - 12.15 The dilemma of safe water service in rural Laos - Megan Ritchie (Managing Director WASH)
    13.15 - 15.00 Regular desludging: A sustainable solution for Faecal Sludge Management in Indonesia - Maria Carreiro (Sector Leader WASH, Indonesia)
    13.15 - 15.00 Towards total sanitation in Nepal - Nadira Khawaja (Sector Leader WASH, Nepal)
    13.15 - 15.00 Girls in Control: An analysis of a MHM approach at scale - Gabrielle Halcrow (Programme Coordinator SSH4A, Asia)
  • Thursday 19 May
    09.00 - 17.00 Gender and disability in WASH – Exploring practice, gaps and overlaps - SNV, Plan International, WaterAid, World Vision, CBM Australia, CS WASH Fund (Palladium)
  • Friday 20 May
    09.00 - 17.00 Behaviour change for improved and sustained WASH outcomes - SNV, International WaterCentre, WaterAid PNG, UnitingWorld United Church PNG, Plan International, LaTrobe University, LSHTM
    09.00 - 17.00 Emerging priorities in Menstrual Hygiene Management: Taking MHM to the next level - SNV, Plan International, WaterAid, Burnet Institute
    09.00 - 17.00 Frontiers of urban sanitation: From myths to a sustainable path forward - SNV, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney, BAPPENAS, AKSANSI

For more information about SNV's conference sessions, or our WASH work in general, please contact Gabrielle Halcrow.


Gabrielle Halcrow

Multi-country Programme Manager, Beyond the Finish Line