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On this page you can find all the practical information related to the IRC symposium 2019.

The symposium will bring together systems thinkers and do-ers, from within and beyond the water, sanitation, and hygiene(WASH) sector, to share our understanding of how systems approaches can help build sustainable and expanded WASH services around the world. We seek to stimulate more holistic thinking to help reveal opportunities for systemic change in the WASH sector. A primary objective is the identification of the current state-of-the-art thinking and experiences in WASH systems, the development of skills and tools for moving from theory to implementation of systems approaches, an elaboration of a shared agenda for taking the learning forward.

What?

A practitioner-focused discussion of how to deliver strong and resilient WASH systems and of how to apply systems approaches to improving WASH service delivery.

The symposium asks participants to share experiences of how they using systems thinking to address persistent challenges in WASH -- and how they measure systemic improvements.  And through invited guests from other sectors, it will provide insight into how and with what tools systems thinking and systems strengthening are employed beyond WASH. 

For whom?

The symposium is open to practitioners and theoreticians of WASH systems or the application of systems approaches to WASH.

When/ Where?

The symposium will be held on March 12 - 14, 2019 at the Fokker Terminal in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Binckhorstlaan 249
2516 BB The Hague
The Netherlands
www.fokkerterminal.nl

Links to various useful documents

Registration – early bird registration ends 21 November 2018

Practical information – registration options, visa application, venue, public transport and the city of The Hague

Call for contributions – ideas and contributions for the symposium, also in French and Spanish

Partnership and sponsor packages – information on how to become a sponsor

Selected symposium hotels – book your hotel on time!

Concept note: introducing the symposium topic

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