The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

WASH

Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy

The 2017 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy, organized by The Water Institute at UNC, considers drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both the developing and developed worlds with a strong public health emphasis. This week-long conference is designed to bring together research with policy, practice, and networking events.

During the Conference AGWA's Coordinator will be moderating a panel discussion entitled Building Resilient Communities to Withstand Increasing Extreme Weather Events’ Impact on the Global Water Crisis.
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Arctic Council Conference in Alaska to Focus on Need for Clean Water & Healthy Homes in the Arctic

Many Arctic communities suffer from a lack of access to household water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), contributing to higher rates of communicable disease. As is true worldwide, WASH is fundamental to sustainable development and community resilience in a rapidly warming and changing region.

As part of the U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council, the United States is hosting Water Innovations for Healthy Arctic Homes (WIHAH). International experts, practitioners, innovators, and academics will convene in Anchorage, Alaska, September 18-21, 2016 to share information, explore innovations, and forge partnerships. Read More...