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Bartram Gives Keynote at WASH for Everyone, Everywhere

WASH for Everyone, Everywhere Conference Poster

Director of the Water Institute at UNC, Jamie Bartram, was a featured speaker at the 2014 WASH for Everyone, Everywhere Conference, Australia’s leading water, sanitation and hygiene conference, held in association with World Water Day. Dr. Bartram has over 25 years experience in international policy, research and advisory work in public health and disease prevention, especially in relation to water supply and sanitation.

Water Safety Plans Distance Learning Course

The Water Institute will be offering another round of our distance learning course on Water Safety Planning, the process of identifying and addressing threats to the acceptability and safety of water supplies. The course is designed for those with management, engineering or operational responsibilities in the water supply industry. The course will last for 10 weeks, beginning in May. Registration will open in April.

Water Institute Three Year Review

Our Three Year Review is now available online. This document summarizes The Water Institute’s work to address WaSH, health and development challenges through our research, networking and partnership development, knowledge and information management, and teaching efforts, during the 2010-11 to 2012-13 academic years.


2014 Water Microbiology Conference Side Events

The side event schedule for the 2014 Water Microbiology Conference, to be held May 5-7 in Chapel Hill, NC, USA, is now available. Side events, such as meetings, workshops, networking sessions, training courses or open forums, are an opportunity for individuals or groups to bring together a range of stakeholders to focus on a specific area of interest.

The early bird registration deadline for the Conference is March 31; registration prices have been reduced to $295 for the full conference until this deadline.

2014 Water and Health Conference Call for Abstracts

We are now accepting abstracts for verbal and poster presentations at the 2014 Water and Health Conference. The Conference will be held October 13-17 in Chapel Hill, NC, USA. This year’s themes are:

  • WaSH in Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals
  • Hygiene and Behavior Change
  • WaSH Emergency Response
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Impact and Efficiencies for Projects and Programs
  • Water Supply and Quality: From Catchment to Consumer and Back
  • Sanitation: How Are We Doing on Defining the Future?
  • Addressing Disparities in WaSH: Rural, Peri-urban and Indigenous Populations

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