UNC Water and Health Conference: Research, Policy and Practice

UNC Water and Health Conference: Research, Policy and Practice

The University of North Carolina ­(UNC)-Chapel Hill Water and Health Conference: Science, Policy, and Practice was held virtually October 4-6, 2021. Presentation topics included drinking water supply, hygiene, public health, sanitation, and water resources in a variety of contexts. The conference sessions consisted of plenaries that address critical themes in WASH, side and lunch events, and verbal and poster presentations that share emerging research in the sector. Recordings of each session from USAID projects and partners are available below.


Monday, October 4

Presentations

Demand Activation: the Importance of Sales and Marketing Activities for Increasing the Viability of Sanitation Enterprises: Recording
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability Project (WASHPaLS)

Improving Menstrual Health and Hygiene through Workplace Interventions: Evidence from Kenya and Nepal: Recording
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability Project (WASHPaLS)

Lunch event

Building Linkages between Rural Water and Democracy, Human Rights and Governance to Help Reach SDG 6: Recording
Water & Development Alliance

Achieving Hand Hygiene for All: Evidence and Capacity Priorities for Global Progress: Recording
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability Project (WASHPaLS)

Side event

Partnering for Sustainable WASH: Reflections from Local and National Government Leaders: Recording
USAID Uganda Sanitation for Health Activity (USHA)


Tuesday, October 5

Presentations

Health and Safety Practices among Pit and Septic Tank Emptiers: Recording
USAID Uganda Sanitation for Health Activity (USHA)

Pathways to Progress of Collaborative Systems Approaches: Evidence from Eleven Cases in East Africa: Recording
Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership (SWS)

Side event

Measuring Menstrual Health and Hygiene: Recording
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability Project (WASHPaLS)


Wednesday, October 6

Side event

Implementing Professionalized Maintenance: Perspectives from Donors, Practitioners, Researchers, and Policy-Makers: Watch the recording
Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership (SWS)

Global Perspectives on Building Resilient Water Utilities: Opportunities, Challenges and Approaches for Collective Action: Watch the recording
Water & Development Alliance

Lunch event

Learning from hygiene response to COVID-19: Approaches to strengthen all aspects of the programme design cycle: Watch the recording
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability Project (WASHPaLS)

Presentations

Pathways to Enabling the Reliability and Scale of Rural Water infrastructure Maintenance Interventions: Watch the recording
Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership (SWS)

Functional Policies, Functional Pumps: Institutional Influences on Local Government Support for Rural Water Service Sustainability: Watch the recording
Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership (SWS)


Thursday, October 7

Side event

Implementing Proposals for Global and National Monitoring of WASH Services Affordability: Watch the recording
Sanitation and Water for All (SWA)

Lunch events

Fowl/Play: Improving Hygienic Environments for Infants and Young Children: Recording pending
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability Project (WASHPaLS)

Market Based Sanitation: Lessons and Implications for Demand and Supply-Side Interventions: Watch the recording
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability Project (WASHPaLS)

Presentations

Financial and Functionality Returns of Professional Maintenance on Rural Water Services in Kenya: Watch the recording
Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership (SWS)

Enhancing Access to Piped Water among Low Income Households in Uganda: Watch the recording
USAID Uganda Sanitation for Health Activity (USHA)

Cluster Randomized Control Trial to Evaluate post-ODF Pro-Poor Sanitation Subsidies in Rural Ghana: Watch the recording
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability Project (WASHPaLS)

Moving Toward Tailored Solutions to Improve Kenyan Pastoralists’ Sanitation: Watch the recording
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability Project (WASHPaLS)

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