37th WEDC International Conference
15–19 September 2014, Hanoi, Vietnam
Background to the WEDC Conferences
During a 40 year history, 36 WEDC International Conferences have been jointly organized with institutions in Africa and Asia. More than 2400 papers have been presented and discussed, all of which are available for open access download from our website.
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What's new for 2014?
In 2014, we are delighted to be co-hosting the conference with National University of Civil Engineering, Hanoi, Vietnam. Hanoi with over a thousand years of history is the capital City of Vietnam, a country of hidden charm with many attractions for tourism.
Dedicated to the sharing of knowledge and development of capacity in WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) appropriate to local contexts, the WEDC International Conference provides a valuable platform for reflection, debate and exchange, rooted in practice.
The week begins with three days of peer reviewed paper presentations and discussion which combine practically focussed briefing papers with more academic refereed papers. A two day capacity development programme follows, to develop skills and update knowledge with current good practice.
The programme also incorporates: sharing of best practices through side events hosted by international agencies; a vibrant exhibition; interesting field visits; and importantly carefully structured social events which help participants relax and optimise networking opportunities.
We look forward to welcoming you to Hanoi in September 2014!
Feedback from the 36th Conference in Kenya
Over four hundred participants from more than 40 countries joined us in Kenya in July 2013 for our 36th Conference. Their feedback appreciated a warm and welcoming atmosphere at a professionally organised event, where high quality papers presented wide ranging WASH topics and practices.
Experiences were shared and constructively discussed by a diverse and enthusiastic audience. The Capacity Development Programme of more than twenty workshops was similarly well attended and highly rated.