36th WEDC International Conference
Delivering Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services in an Uncertain Environment
1-5 July 2013, Egerton University, Nakuru, Kenya
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Background to the WEDC Conferences
During a 40-year history, 35 WEDC International Conferences have been jointly organized with partner institutions in Africa and Asia. Dedicated to the sharing of knowledge and the development of capacity in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) appropriate to local contexts and international good practice, the WEDC International Conference provides a valuable and respected platform for reflection, debate and exchange, rooted in practice. The views expressed during the conference are those of speakers and delegates based upon their own experience.
In 2013, we are delighted to be co-hosting the conference with Egerton University in Kenya.
The conference is typically co-hosted in either Africa or Asia to optimize international sharing and capacity development impacts on the ground. A special feature of the WEDC International Conference is the high proportion of delegates from low- and middle-income countries, typically over 75 percent. To mark the celebration of WEDC’s 40th Anniversary, we broke with tradition and hosted our 35th WEDC conference at home in Loughborough, UK in 2011. Our audience remained truly international: we were pleased to welcome 266 participants from 43 countries. Delegates discussed and debated 108 peer-reviewed papers all of which are included in our online open access repository – a unique resource to the sector, which includes all papers presented during the history of the WEDC conference, which number over 2400. Consistent with WEDC policy, all of our books and publications are available to download free of charge.
What’s new for 2013?
Following an extensive strategic review and consultation with international stakeholders during 2012, the 36th WEDC conference will incorporate innovations designed to optimise the learning experience of the event both sharing knowledge and development of sector capacity. The conference sessions will run over the first three days, followed by optional sessions which include a careers compass event, for early career WASH professionals, and capacity development workshops on a range of hot topics, including field-based learning opportunities in and around Nakuru.
Our conference is co-hosted with Egerton University, with support also being provided by Practical Action.
The conference is receiving support from the Prince Sultan International Water Prize. For more information follow this link: http://www.psipw.org/