Published on: 12/01/2017
Successful Sludge Enterprises in Small Urban Centres in Zimbabwe selected as a poster presentation at WASH FUTURES 2016 in Brisbane, Australia.
The Research into Sludge Enterprise (RISE) initiative: trialing, researching and demonstrating a viable model for mobile desludging in urban centres in Zimbabwe will enable the following:
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Australian WASH Reference Group and the International Water Centre (IWC) partnered to deliver an international water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) conference in 2016. WASH Futures 2016 built on the successes of three earlier international WASH conferences in 2008, 2011 and 2014.
The conference comprised five days of activities with two days dedicated to conference-style sessions with parallel streams addressing specific themes, and three days of training workshops relating to the theme of the conference 'WASH Futures: Pathways to universal and sustained water, sanitation and hygiene'.
Some of the topics were:
The conference specifically drew out the issues of private sector participation in WASH, equity and WASH in the Pacific as cross-cutting themes.