CALL FOR PAPERS and other contributions - to be submitted by 28th February 2014- please visit:





The policies and targets to replace the Millennium Development Goals post 2015, are being developed.  Ambitious aspirations include universal access to water and sanitation services by 2030, which requires that our sector professionals are equipped with the skills and up to date knowledge to meet these challenges.


The WEDC International Conference is a comprehensive learning event, which seeks to catalyse this process, providing continued professional development for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector professionals.





A three-day conference programme initially facilitates the sharing of current experiences and emerging knowledge, through presentations and debate of peer-reviewed content.


This is followed by a two-day capacity development programme, comprising quality-assured workshops designed to develop skills and knowledge in priority topic areas, which have been jointly identified with sector stakeholders.






The 37th WEDC International Conference welcomes contributions on any aspect of WASH in low- and middle-income countries, including, but not restricted to:


sanitation and wastewater management;

water treatment and supply;

solid waste management and urban drainage; management, financing, institutional development; capacity building and training; knowledge management and dissemination; equity and inclusion – reaching underserved groups; community based approaches; disaster risk management.


We particularly welcome submissions which will contribute to the following specific thematic discussions:


1.     Successful approaches to delivery of sustainable WASH services at scale

2.     Innovative Water Utility Finance and Management

3.     Institutional capacity development

4.     How to mainstream equity and inclusion within Institutions?

5.     Achieving a smooth transition from emergency to development in provision of WASH services

6.     Equipping the next generation with the rights skills and knowledge to meet the needs of today and tomorrow.






If you are interested to:


Convene a side event or exhibit, visit:


Develop and deliver a capacity development workshop, visit:

Event Date: 
15/09/2014 - 11:00 to 19/09/2014 - 20:00