|A Native American traditional dance opens the Conference in 2011.|
Just a few of the highlights of this year's Conference are listed here. These highlights include:
- poster and concurrent paper sessions devoted to both technical and non-technical topics and sectors - e.g., groundwater and well-drilling challenges, WASH innovation, capacity-building, climate change impacts, gender and social equity, fluoride effects and mitigation, ecological engineering, socioeconomic context, behavior change and culture
- five keynote speakers who are leaders in their fields
- an outstanding Water Prize award banquet in the elegant hall of the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History
- optional half-day workshop on social entrepreneurship - using the business model canvas to build sustainable WASH solutions
- optional half-day workshop on field methods in water and sanitation - manual and hydraulic well-drilling, biosand filter construction, household water treatment systems, and ecolatrine construction
- the chance to network in small-group settings with practitioners from a dozen developing nations and many other places across the globe.
|Participants in the 2011 Conference learn the manual drilling technique used by Water4 Foundation.|
Click here for a schedule of events.