UNC Water and Health Conference: Research, Policy and Practice

UNC Water and Health Conference: Research, Policy and Practice

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The University of North Carolina ­(UNC)-Chapel Hill Water and Health Conference: Science, Policy, and Practice will be held virtually October 4-8, 2021. Presentation topics include drinking water supply, hygiene, public health, sanitation, and water resources in a variety of contexts. The conference will include plenaries that address critical themes in WASH, and verbal and poster presentations that share emerging research in the sector. A detailed agenda is available at this link.

Don’t miss these sessions from USAID projects and partners:

All session times are listed using a 24-hour clock, in the Washington, D.C. (Eastern) timezone.


Monday, October 4

Presentations

Demand Activation: the Importance of Sales and Marketing Activities for Increasing the Viability of Sanitation Enterprises: 13:30
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability Project (WASHPaLS)

Improving Menstrual Health and Hygiene through Workplace Interventions: Evidence from Kenya and Nepal: 15:30
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: 12:15
Water & Development Alliance

Achieving Hand Hygiene for All: Evidence and Capacity Priorities for Global Progress: 12:15
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability Project (WASHPaLS)

Side event

Partnering for Sustainable WASH: Reflections from Local and National Government Leaders: 10:45
USAID Uganda Sanitation for Health Activity (USHA)


Tuesday, October 5

Presentations

Health and Safety Practices among Pit and Septic Tank Emptiers: 13:30
USAID Uganda Sanitation for Health Activity (USHA)

Pathways to Progress of Collaborative Systems Approaches: Evidence from Eleven Cases in East Africa: 13:30
Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership (SWS)

Side event

It’s About Time (of the Month): Addressing the Burden of Unmet Menstrual Health Needs in Workplaces: 10:45
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability Project (WASHPaLS)

Measuring Menstrual Health and Hygiene: 12:00
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: 10:45
Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership (SWS)

Global Perspectives on Building Resilient Water Utilities: Opportunities, Challenges and Approaches for Collective Action: 10:45
Water & Development Alliance

Lunch event

Learning from hygiene response to COVID-19: Approaches to strengthen all aspects of the programme design cycle: 12:15
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: 14:45
Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership (SWS)

Functional Policies, Functional Pumps: Institutional Influences on Local Government Support for Rural Water Service Sustainability: 14:45
Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership (SWS)


Thursday, October 7

Side event

Implementing Proposals for Global and National Monitoring of WASH Services Affordability: 10:45
Sanitation and Water for All (SWA)

Lunch events

Fowl/Play: Improving Hygienic Environments for Infants and Young Children: 12:15
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability Project (WASHPaLS)

Sanitation Markets: 12:15
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: 13:30
Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership (SWS)

Enhancing Access to Piped Water among Low Income Households in Uganda: 13:30
USAID Uganda Sanitation for Health Activity (USHA)

Cluster Randomized Control Trial to Evaluate post-ODF Pro-Poor Sanitation Subsidies in Rural Ghana: 14:45
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability Project (WASHPaLS)

Moving Toward Tailored Solutions to Improve Kenyan Pastoralists’ Sanitation: 14:45
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Partnerships and Learning for Sustainability Project (WASHPaLS)

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