2022 UNC Water and Health Conference

Water and Health Conference

The UNC Water Institute hosts an annual conference intended to  inform the way the world works on water, sanitation and hygiene issues by generating the evidence that drives improvements in both practice and policy. The UNC Water and Health Conference creates a space where policymakers, practitioners and researchers can gather to review the evidence, interrogate the science and improve old and develop new approaches to expanding WASH access.

The 2021 Water and Health Conference was a landmark event bringing together stakeholders from 122 countries around the world with more than 3,700 people registering to attend the week-long event. See all videos from our October 2021 conference.

The 2022 Conference will continue to explore the latest learnings around WASH. The event will include plenaries, side events, verbal presentations and poster presentations. Plenaries will be an opportunity to explore critical themes emerging in 2021. Side events will be collaborative learning experiences focused on new and emerging practices. Verbal and poster presentations will focus on emerging research.

All times listed below are in Eastern time. This page will be updated with more information as it becomes available.


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Monday, October 24


8:30 a.m.
Addressing gaps in the sanitation and hygiene sector workforce – a roadmap consultation (USAID/WASHPaLS)


Tuesday, October 25


1:30 pm
The method in the madness: Understanding how to catalyze household investment in sanitation in Sub-Saharan Africa through market-based sanitation (USAID/WASHPaLS)


Thursday, October 27


8:30 a.m.
Emergency WASH Research and Capacity Building Priorities from a Donor Perspective

1:30 p.m.
Stop collecting dust: New Partnerships in implementation research and learning (USAID/URBAN WASH, REAL-Water, WASHPaLS)


Friday, October 28


8:30 a.m. 
Briefing on Strategic Objectives and Principles of new Global Water Strategy


Event Date(s)