WHO HWTS Network Presentations & Resources

August 1, 2012 · 0 comments

The events and resources listed below are from the website of the International Network on Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage.

2012 Events

July 17, 2012Webinar on Carbon credits and HWTS: A viable “green” funding mechanism?
Carbon credits and carbon markets are a component of international attempts to mitigate the growth in concentrations of greenhouse gases. Household water treatment and clean cookstove implementers have recently tapped into carbon markets to finance the delivery of their programs.

June 20-22, 2012National HWTS Strategies and Integrated Household Environmental Health Interventions in Southern Africa, Maputo, Mozambique.
From June 20-22, the Government of Mozambique hosted a workshop in collaboration with WHO and UNICEF focused on the development and implementation of policies and strategies for the advancement of HWTS in three African countries: Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia.

2011 Events

October 3, 2011 - 2011 Network Annual Meeting, Chapel Hill, USA, 3 October 2011.
The 2011 Annual Meeting of the International Network on Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage was held in Chapel Hill, USA on 3 October 2011. 80 individuals gathered for the meeting, representing 55 different organisations. Proceedings included presentations, panel discussions and break-out sessions. The main outcomes of the meeting were the sharing of challenges, successes and lessons learned among Network participants and initial discussions on draft action plans among the four working groups for 2012.

June 27-29, 2011National HWTS Strategies and Integrated Household Environmental Health Interventions, Entebbe, Uganda.
This three-day workshop was held for participants from several countries in East Africa with the aim of facilitating the development of national action plans on integrated approaches to HWTS and other household environmental health interventions. The workshop was hosted by the Government of Uganda with support from WHO, UNICEF and the University of North Carolina, and organised by a committee from the Government of Uganda (Ministry of State for Health, Ministry of Water and Environment), the Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network, WHO and UNICEF. Nearly 70 participants from eight countries attended representing 40 different institutions.

2010 Events

October 24, 20102010 Network Annual Meeting, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, 24 October, 2010.
At the Water & Health 2010 conference in Chapel Hill, USA in October, a general meeting of the HWTS Network was held to present the Network strategy for the six-year period 2011-2016 and discuss key topics of concern to the HWTS community. The meeting was jointly organized and convened by the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund and the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina. Other contributing organizations included the 300-in-6 Initiative, Cambridge University, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Medentech, PATH, Safe Water and AIDS Project Kenya and the University of Venda.

2003 to 2009 Network Meetings

Presentations from Network meetings in Istanbul, Jakarta, Accra, Addis Ababa, Nairobi, London and Washington DC.


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