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Published on: 25/08/2014

World Water Week is one of the largest annual water events in the world and attracts over 2,500 participants and 200 organisations from around 130 countries. This year the theme is 'Energy and Water'. Representatives from IRC offices in Ghana, Uganda and The Netherlands will be engaging in a number of activities. 

New book launch – Priceless! 

Tuesday 2 September, 5 pm - IRC-WFP Stand, Exhibition Hall, Booth B01:63 
The WASHCost book Priceless! describes the journey we took with partners worldwide in our first multi-million dollar and multi-country initiative called WASHCost. The book will be launched by Patrick Moriarty, CEO of IRC; Piers Cross, Advisor and formerly Global and Regional Manager of WSP-WB; Vida Duti, IRC Ghana Director; and Arumugam Kalimuthu, WFP's India Country Director. Until supplies last, free copies of the book's paperback edition will be distributed after the opening ceremony.

Find the press release on the launch below. 

IRC as co-convenor in sessions

Innovations in Sustainability for Water and Sanitation Services, Monday 17:45-18:45, Room T2 
As the world is poised to establish sustainable development goals, this side event showcases innovations in sustainability in water and sanitation. A very high proportion of water and sanitation services are dependent on aid: lack of service sustainability and high breakdown rates are a debilitating and perennial characteristic of services supported by aid. The event will present key ideas and innovations on what needs to change to build services that reach the poor and that last. It will feature global speakers, who, whilst sharing the outcomes of the April 2014 Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) High Level Meeting with the broader water community, will also present leading new approaches to improve service sustainability.

Bridging Water & Energy Service Delivery with Mobiles and Information Technology, Wednesday 14:00-17:30, Room K21
Mobile and ICT are fundamentally changing service sectors and how sustainable water and energy are delivered. For water, smartphone-based monitoring of services has been embraced by local government & NGOs and automated monitoring of water supplies and customer support services are changing the way water is governed. This session builds on the rapidly growing body of experiences and invites water and energy leaders to share lessons on how these technologies are changing the way services are delivered, paid for, and how success is measured using data.

Find our programme flyer below. 

Visit our Booth

This year, Water For People and IRC will showcase our collective Everyone Forever approach. Visit our booth at the exhibition hall B01:63! 

In 2013, IRC and Water For People agreed to collaborate by aligning each organization's current and future programming to achieve Everyone Forever (EF). Everyone Forever is an envisioned end state in water and sanitation, where water continuously flows and sanitation services remain viable at scale. EF is designed to model successful and universal water and sanitation service delivery across rural districts and cities, reaching the poorest and hardest to reach, and doing so in a way that uses philanthropic and donor support catalytically, declining over time, as other sources of funds are allocated to establishing and sustaining these service increases.

Find more informaiton on Everyone Forever below. 

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