SNV is thrilled to participate at this year’s WASH Futures Conference 2018. On 5 March, the conference kick starts five days of engaged WASH learning and exchange at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre in Australia. We're co-facilitating the thematic sessions on women’s empowerment, gender equality and social inclusion. And with our partners, we’re sharing our latest collective knowledge to bring inclusive and pro-poor rural and urban WASH initiatives to scale.

About the conference

“Ensuring everyone has water, sanitation and hygiene at all times and everywhere, is a large task, and will not be achieved by any one actor alone.” - WASHFutures18 organisers

Titled “WASH Futures: Collaboration for Universal WASH”, the organisers (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) of Australia, International WaterCentre and the Australia WASH Reference Group) promise a mixed bag of WASH learning and network opportunities from 5 to 9 March. The event will feature 120 informative presentations across 24 thematic sessions, 18 training workshops, a trade exhibition, an innovation awarding ceremony, and keynote addresses from a distinguished panel of four experts.

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Several of our colleagues and partners are presenting in parallel sessions. Our sessions will give a glimpse into how our understanding of rural and urban WASH is evolving and maturing, thanks to governments' ongoing partnership with us, and our enagement with colleagues from the academe, civil society, and the private sector.

Check out our session list, and join us.

Theme Time Title of presentation Presenter
5 March
Faecal slude management for rural populations 10:50 - 12:30 The multi-barrier approach applied to faecal sludge reuse in Nepal Kumi Abeysuriya (ISF-UTS)
Collaboration for urban wash 10:50-12:30 Establishing urban faecal sludge management services where none exist (Nepal) Nadira Khawaja (SNV)
Poster presentation 17:30-19:00 Efforts to ensure local level fund mobilization for sustainable sanitation services (Indonesia) Nyoman Suartana (SNV)
6 March D2: Gender equality and WASH - facilitated by Gabrielle Halcrow of SNV and Juliet Willets of ISF-UTS | B3: Fostering effective WASH enabling systems  - facilitated by Nadira Khawaja of SNV
Gender equality and WASH 10:50-12:30 Assessing equity of an integrated sanitation approach in 11 countries Paschal Apanga (University of Nevada)
Gender equality and WASH 10:50-12:30 Reaching the last mile, a comparative study in five countries Juliet Willets (ISF-UTS) and Gabrielle Halcrow (SNV)
Hygiene behaviour change 10:50-12:30 Integrating hygiene innovation within government health systems: experiences from Bhutan Adam Biran (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
Hygiene behaviour change 10:50-12:30 Promoting handwashing with soap behaviour change through Indonesian culture Saniya Niska (SNV)
Date Time Title Co-organisers
7 March TBA Synergies, trade-offs and support mechanisms at the boundaries of CLTS CLTS Knowledge Hub, UNICEF, SNV, ISF-UTS
8 March TBA Leaving no one behind - ensuring equality and non-discrimination in sanitation Global Sanitation Fund, WSSCC, SNV, ISF-UTS
9 March TBA Addressing the challenges of scaling-up and sustaining behaviour change programs IWC, SNV, WaterAid, Plan International Australia, Thrive Networks, World Vision Australia, LSHTM
9 March TBA Practical approaches to gender equality through water, sanitation and hygiene Plan International, WaterAid, ISF-UTS, SNV, The Palladium Group, World Vision, Thrive Networks


Interested to learn more? Read selected papers, webpages and blogs relevant to the themes we're tackling during the event: