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Sector professionals meet for new WASH Dialogue in the Insights series on 23 August 2018.

Insights Climate Change, Water and Sanitation invitation card

A new WASH Dialogue in the Insights series organised by the India Sanitation Coalition (ISC), IRC and TARU Leading Edge will be held on 23 August 2018 in New Delhi, India. It will deal with the link between two of the most significant challenges of the 21st century: climate change along with adequate provision of water and sanitation services.

Since the global water cycle is directly affected by climate change, it will put pressures on resources and services. There are impacts on demand, service quality, equipment & facilities and social & health impacts. Climate change has a major impact on sanitation services as well. Both droughts and floods influence the ability of sanitation systems to adequately treat and dispose of wastewater. Water, sanitation and solid waste infrastructure also contribute to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, not only as a result of the energy needed to run their processes but also due to their natural generation of methane. Read more in the background note.

This edition of Insights will attempt to answer the following questions:

  1. Which key risks does climate change pose for water and sanitation?
  2. What is being done in India to address the key climate change risks and challenges for water and sanitation programmes?
  3. How can climate change mitigation and adaptation measures be integrated in water and sanitation policy?
  4. Which key steps can India take to make its urban and rural infrastructure and services more resilient to climate change? What potential mitigation and adaptation measures are there?

For more information and updates visit the IRC Events page.