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IRC at the UNC Water and Health Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

29th Oct 2018 to 2nd Nov 2018

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Come to IRC and its partners' side events and presentations from 29 October-2 November at the 2018 Water and Health Conference!

The Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy is organised annually by The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). It considers drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both the developing and developed worlds with a strong public health emphasis. In 2018 the main themes are: Measuring Progress Toward SDG Targets; Water Scarcity; Rural Water Supply; WaSH Equity and Inclusion; and WaSH in Emergencies.

IRC and its partners' side events and presentations

Monday, 29 October

08:30-10.00 hrs. Side event: "How Development Agencies Can Strengthen the WaSH Sector's Performance in Low Income Countries?". Convened by: WaterAid, IRC, USAID. Location: Dogwood

Tuesday, 30 October

16:00-17:00 hrs. Verbal presentation: "Living with Change: Water, Emotion and Wellbeing Among the Afar Pastoralists of Ethiopia" by Abinet Kebede, IRC Ethiopia (for the Water-Security in Ethiopia & Emotional Response of Pastoralists WEEP project led by Cranfield University). Location: Redbud

Wednesday, 31 October

08:30-10.00 hrs. Side event: "Sustaining Rural Water Supplies in the East African Lowlands: Risks, Innovation and Rewards". Organised by USAID Lowland WASH Activity and USAID Sustainable WASH Systems [SWS] Learning Partnership with AECOM, UNICEF, IRC WASH, UCB, Sweetsense, Millennium Water Alliance and mWater. Location: Mountain Laurel

90:00-10:30 hrs. Main plenary session: "The Opportunities Created by improved Development Effectiveness and the Collaborative Behaviours". This session is for an in-person audience at the conference, and a virtual audience via a web broadcast. Organised by Sanitation and Water for All and Patrick Moriarty is the moderator. Location: Grumman Auditorium (Main Plenary Hall), The Friday Centre

10:30-12.00 hrs. Side event. "Moving Beyond Community Towards Utilities – Management Models for Delivering Rural Water Services". Convened by: WaterAid, IRC, Water For People. Location: Mountain Laurel

11:55-12:45 hrs. Special Session: Launching the WASH in Schools Website. Convened by: WinS network, UNICEF and IRC. Location: Sunflower

14:30-15:30 hrs. Verbal presentation: "Factors That Influence Use of Monitoring Data for Informing Evidence-Based Decision Making" by Marieke Adank, IRC. WASH/USAID Sustainable WASH Systems Learning Partnership. Location: Bellflower

Thursday, 1 November

Poster presentation: "Assessment of Field Performance and Acceptance of the Sato Pan in Ethiopia" by Abinet Kebede, IRC Ethiopia and with PSI for USAID Transform WASH.