Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy

October 29–November 2, 2018


The 2018 Water and Health Conference explores drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both the developing and developed worlds with a strong public health emphasis.

The 2018 Water and Health Conference Themes include:

  • Measuring Progress Toward SDG Targets,
  • Water Scarcity,
  • Rural Water Supply,
  • WaSH Equity and Inclusion, and
  • WaSH in Emergencies.

Please join us! To register, see the schedule of events, learn about hotel options and more, please click here.

Water Microbiology Conference

May 22-24, 2018


The Water Microbiology Conference created a forum for researchers and practitioners focused on microbiology and public health issues to come together around the intersection of the two.

The Conference was a blend of interactive workshops with scientific symposia and poster socials. The focus was on water microbiology from watershed to human exposure, including current concerns in recreational waters, shellfish harvesting waters, emerging technologies and quantitative tools.

Coming Soon! Updates for the 2019 Water Microbiology Conference.

Nexus: Water, Food, Energy and Climate

April 16-18, 2018


The “Nexus” approach is the one that focuses on overlaps across sectors while respecting sectoral expertise in order to make better plans by understanding interactions.

(Stockholm Environment Institute, 2017)

This was the second Nexus Conference that The Water Institute has organized. The first in 2014 made a significant input to the negotiations for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), through the Chapel Hill Declaration.

Past Conference Archives






Water and Health 2013


Water and Health 2012