Water and Health Conference: Research, Policy and Practice

October 26-30, 2020


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The Water and Health Conference will explore drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both the developing and developed worlds with a strong public health/COVID-19 emphasis.

It will be held virtually, with opportunities to network from the comfort of your home or office!

Registration is now open. Register now to secure your spot! 

We are pleased to announce that we had an excellent group of abstracts and side event proposals submitted this year. Notifications of accepted presentations have been made.

Water Microbiology Conference

May 14-16, 2019
AMR Workshop, May 13


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

This year’s keynote speakers include Lance Price (Professor at George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health), Krista Wigginton (Assistant Professor at University of Michigan), and Elisenda Balleste (Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Barcelona).

Immediately preceding this year’s conference is a full-day workshop titled Antimicrobial Resistance in a One Health World, featuring keynote speakers Antoine Andremont (Emeritus Professor at the Paris Diderot University Medical School) and Laura Marin (Head of the Secretariat of JPIAMR). Learn more

Nexus: Water, Food, Energy and Climate


The “Nexus” approach focuses on overlaps across sectors while respecting sectoral expertise in order to make better plans by understanding interactions. (Stockholm Environment Institute, 2017)

There have been two Nexus Conferences 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. The second in 2018.

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