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2019 OU International WaTER Conference

15th Sep 2019 to 18th Sep 2019

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Conference Theme: "Quest for Water Security: Quantity, Quality and Equity".

The sixth biennial Oklahoma University International WaTER Conference will gather around 180 participants from multiple disciplines with a common goal of bringing water and sanitation to developing countries. Attendees will include water and sanitation experts, students, and interested attendees from academia, industry, NGOs, government and foundations. The conference is hosted by the Water Technologies for Emerging Regions (WaTER) Center.

During this event, Martha Gebeyehu, coordinator for Ethiopia's Water Expertise and Training Center, will be awarded the 2019 OU International Water Prize and give the plenary address. 

IRC's John Butterworth is one the keynote speakers and co-leader of two sessions:

  • Keynote "Systems approach to WaSH: Systems Failure in Rural Water Supply", John Butterworth (IRC), 1:40-2:20 pm, Room M, Monday 16 Sept
  • Self-Supply Workshop;  Laura Brunson (Millennium Water Alliance [MWA]), Mike MacCarthy (Mercer University) & John Butterworth (IRC); 3:20-4:20 pm, Room J/K, Monday 16 Sept
  • Session 15/18: The WaSH Systems Approach; Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Stanford University, IRC, MWA, 10:00 am - 12:20 pm, Room J/K, Tuesday, 17 Sept.