Networking/Workshop Events 2011 Water and Health: Where Science Meets Policy Conference

Workshops and meetings for 2011 are already being organized. Our first sessions to announce are:

•    “The United Nations, Global Health Policy, and Evolving Frameworks for Accountability under the Human Right to Water”
•    “The new age of rapid methods for water quality applications: blending scientific advancement with routine monitoring needs”
•    Annual Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage (HWTS) Network Meeting

Don't miss this opportunity to network with and learn from the unique array of national and international experts to build and sustain a capable and proficient knowledge base in a new topic, and to expand upon existing knowledge and skills. http://whconference.unc.edu/networking.cfm


Call for Organizations Interested in Hosting 2011 Network/Workshop Sessions

Groups interested in hosting a networking and workshop event during the 2011 Networking and Workshop sessions are encouraged to submit requests now. Meeting space is limited. Event formats include learning sessions, teaching opportunities, open or closed organizational meetings and panel discussions. http://whconference.unc.edu/networking.cfm


World Water Day 2011: “Making Progress” Learning Forum

You are invited to a learning forum associated with World Water Day activities in Washington DC. The March 21 event is designed to share expertise related to important issues relevant to WaSH initiatives. The Water Institute will be presenting “Climate Change Adaptation and WaSH”. Other presentations include:

•    Private Sector Participation in Water Supply (The World Bank Group)
•    Achieving Operational Sustainability  (Safe Water Network)
•    Revisiting the Silent Tsunami (The Nicholas Institute)
•    Accountability and Transparency (Water For People)

View complete agenda and RSVP details: http://waterinstitute.unc.edu/media/2011wwd.pdf


UNC’s WaterSHED Innovative Approach featured by the Economist

In its special issue entitled “Healthcare in Asia - The Innovation Imperative”, The Economist spotlighted the simple, yet game-changing, innovations in water and sanitation made by WaterSHED over the past 2 years. The complete issue is available on-line: http://businessresearch.eiu.com/sites/businessresearch.eiu.com/files/downloads/Healthcare.pdf. WaterSHED website: http://www.watershedasia.org/


Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage Network March Newsletter Released

Read the March HWTS newsletter currently hosted on the Water Institute site is now available: http://waterinstitute.unc.edu/hwts/newsletter/mar2011


AWRA Conference Announcements

The Water Institute thanks AWRA for sharing our conference news with their members. AWRA conferences that may be of interest to recipients of this newsletter include:

Spring Specialty Conference: Managing Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources:  Adaptation Issues, Options & Strategies, April 18-20, 2011, Baltimore, MD
http://www.awra.org/meetings/Baltimore2011/index.html

Summer Specialty Conference: Integrated Water Resources Management:  The Emperor's New Clothes or Indispensible Process, June 27-29, 2011, Snowbird, UT
http://www.awra.org/meetings/Summer2011/

Annual Water Resources Conference, November 7-10, 2011, Albuquerque, NM
Submit Abstracts by May 13, 2011
http://www.awra.org/meetings/ABQ2011/


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