Will you join in tackling the Global Sanitation Challenge?

When: 6 November, 2019
Where: RAI Amsterdam, Future Water Theatre, hall 13

Currently, 2.4 billion people worldwide lack basic access to sanitation. Proper sanitation holds the key to improved outcomes in health, safety, gender equality and education – but the world is not on track to reach the goals set out by the UN for SDG 6.2: access to adequate and equitable sanitation for all.

Dr. Samuel Sarphati was a 19th century doctor, chemist and city planner who radically improved sanitation through entrepreneurship in Amsterdam. In his spirit, the Sarphati Sanitation Awards were created to honor innovation and commitment to global sanitation challenges. This year, the organizational partners are honored to present the first-ever Sarphati Sanitation Symposium during the Amsterdam International Water Week.

This one-day free symposium will bring together actors in water and sanitation to discover and explore innovative sanitation methods, funding instruments and ways to increase the awareness and political support for sanitation.
Proper sanitation access for all is within reach – will you join?

Entrance to the Sarphati Sanitation Symposium is free through registration to Aquatech Amsterdam. Register here.
Once you have registered, please RSVP by e-mail at sarphati-awards@aquaforall.org.

Programme for the Sarphati Sanitation Symposium 2019 ‘Access for all, within reach’:

10:00 – Walk-in
10:30 – Welcome and introduction
10:45 – Statements on main challenges in sanitation:

  • Kala Vairavamoorthy, IWA
  • Pritha Hariram, FMO
  • Victor Langenberg, Acacia Water
  • Cheryl Hicks, Toilet Board Coalition

11:15 – Panel discussion
12:00 – Pitches from Sarphati Sanitation Awards nominees and Wetskills winner
13:25 – FMO Case on Mexico
13:45 – Workshop sessions:

  • Finances in sanitation
  • Financing and social returns
  • Awareness and political support
  • Technical best practices
  • Entrepreneurship in sanitation
  • Cross-sector cooperation

15:30 – Wrap-up and conclusion
16:00 – Guided tour of Aquatech Amsterdam Trade Exhibition + Reception at Holland Pavilion.

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