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Published on: 12/03/2012

IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre will be an active participant in the World Water Forum 6 from 12 to 17 March 2012 in Marseilles, France.  Activities of The Netherlands-based NGO and think-tank will include:

  1. Financing rural water and sanitation and sustainable cost recovery – IRC will present its work in a number of related sessions
  2. Rural water and sanitation – IRC will continue its collection of stories with Sensemaker
  3. Effective Water Communications & awareness-raising – IRC will present its related work in Ghana
  4. Sessions on self supply and the Community Managed Project approach.

The IRC delegation at the WWF 6 will be composed of experts and staff members from various countries including Ghana, Uganda, India and The Netherlands.

IRC strongly involved in WWF6 sessions on Finance, Monitoring and Communications

IRC experts will present their work in several WWF6 sessions including:

  • Catarina Fonseca will present on the Life Cycle Cost Approach LCCA in the session “Sustainable cost recovery: Who pays for sustainable and inclusive WASH services? How to achieve sustainable cost recovery that is financially sustainable, reliable and socially equitable” on 13 March, 11:00 – 13:00 hrs
  • Catarina Fonseca and Guy Norman (Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor WSUP) will facilitate the session “Pro-poor finance solutions for water and sanitation that last” on 13 March, 14:30 – 16:30 hrs, in which Snehalatha Mekala from IRC India will present on LCCA
  • Patrick Moriarty will provide introductory comments to the session “Monitoring of water services delivery: a key of success for sustainability and water for all” on Wednesday, 14  March, 11 – 13 hrs, Location: PEu 2 - Europa 2 / Hall : Palais de l’Europe
  • Janet Lamisi Dabire will present the communications & knowledge management work of IRC Ghana in the session “Effective Water Communications & awareness-raising through global and integrated networks” on 14 March, 14.30 to 16.30 hrs
  • John Butterworth will contribute to the session on self-supply on 15 March at 9.00 hrs in the village and to the session on the community managed project approach at lunchtime in the Finnish pavilion

IRC experts will also actively participate in various other sessions including “Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) rural session”, Africa day, various Monitoring sessions, Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) meetings and the Working Group on the Water targets of the Millennium Development Goals post 2015.

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