This year’s UNC (University of North Carolina) Water and Health Conference will bring together policy makers, practitioners, and researchers to explore the latest learnings from the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector.
As a conference sponsor, RTI shares UNC’s commitment to improving public health by achieving universal access to safe, affordable, and sustainable WASH services for all. Our experts will lead discussions on key challenges and opportunities facing the WASH sector -- from the resilience of water utilities to water quality monitoring, shocks like the COVID-19 pandemic and climate-related events, and market-based sanitation.
We look forward to seeing you at the sessions below.
Global Perspectives on Building Resilient Water Utilities: Opportunities, Challenges, and Approaches for Collective Action
Wednesday, Oct 6, 10:45am EST
Joining USAID, CARE, and the Global Environment & Technology Foundation, RTI’s Amrita Mahtani and Arijanto Istandar will explore how water utilities — amid the ongoing global pandemic and recurring impacts from climate change — can strengthen their resilience and better adapt against future shocks.
Water Quality Monitoring
Wednesday, Oct 6, 12:15pm EST
RTI’s Jennifer Hoponick Redmon will participate in this session to discuss the Clean Water for US Kids program, a citizen-science approach to lead testing, communication, and mitigation where children learn and play.
Market-Based Sanitation: Lessons and Implications from Demand- and Supply-side Interventions
Room 1: Thursday, Oct 7, 12:15pm EST
RTI’s Dennis Mwanza will co-lead this side lunch time event co-organized with FSG/WASHPals and iDE/Colorado University Boulder, discussing how to improve access to market-based sanitation services among people living in rural areas.
Poster: Empowering Local Change Agents – WASH Women’s and Youth Groups in Urban Nigeria
Room 3: Thursday, Oct 7, 2:45pm EST
Don’t miss this poster presentation from Amrita Mahtani and Umar Bari discussing the experiences of the USAID Effective Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (E-WASH) program on building community buy-in for WASH sector reforms in Nigeria.