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July 2012

Carbon Credits and HWTS: A Viable “Green” Funding Mechanism?

July 17, 2012 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Carbon credits and carbon markets are a component of international attempts to mitigate the growth in concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and thereby slow the climate change phenomenon. Household water treatment (HWT) and clean cook stove implementers have recently tapped into carbon markets to finance the delivery of their programs, on the basis that HWT and clean cook stove projects can reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

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October 2012

2012 Network Annual Meeting

October 29, 2012 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, 100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States

From October 29 to November 2, 2012, the Water and Health Conference was held in Chapel Hill, USA. During the week, the HWTS Network held its annual meeting and a number of side events related to HWTS took place. During the 2012 Annual Meeting HWTS Network, participants discussed critical issues on HWTS: the challenges of achieving scale in coverage, integration with other household environmental health interventions, monitoring & evaluation, successes and failures from the field, the recently released WHO performance evaluation guidelines, and the newly convened Network working groups.

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February 2013

Evaluating Household Water Treatment Performance and Scaling up Safe-Drinking Water Solutions in Ethiopia: A National Workshop

February 8, 2013 - February 9, 2013
Unnamed Venue Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

From 8-9 February, the Government of Ethiopia in collaboration with the World Health Organization, UNICEF and Population Services International organised a workshop to discuss and strategize on key issues identified in a draft action plan on household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS). The draft action plan was first created in 2011 at the International Network on Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage East Africa Region HWTS workshop held in Entebbe, Uganda. At this workshop, nationals were challenged to further develop their action plans upon return to their countries. A small amount of seed funding would be granted by WHO and UNICEF to assist countries in implementing these revised action plans. The Ethiopian team identified the need to strengthen evaluation of household water treatment performance using WHO’s risk-based approach and therefore organized this workshop, in part with the seed funding, to address this issue.

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April 2013

Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage in Malawi: Stakeholder’s Consultative Workshop on the Development of a National Action Plan

April 18, 2013
Pacific Hotel Lilongwe, Malawi
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On 18 April, 2013, in Lilongwe, the Ministry of Health hosted a Stakeholders’ Consultative Workshop on the Development of a National Action Plan on Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage in Malawi. Stakeholders in Malawi from organizations involved in health and development efforts discussed these strategic areas: enabling environment, public-private partnerships, inter-sector coordination, implementation, advocacy, integration, promotion, monitoring and evaluation and research.

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May 2013

Scaling-up household water treatment and safe storage through national policy environments and integration strategies

May 6, 2013 - May 8, 2013
Accra, Ghana

From 6-8 May, the Government of Ghana in collaboration with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the University of North Carolina organised a regional workshop for government officials from four West African countries (the Gambia, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone) to discuss and strategize on developing more supportive policy and effective national strategies for scaling up household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS). Over the course of three days, participants heard from presenters about challenges, solutions and tools to advance policy, practice and knowledge around HWTS. Participants were then divided into country teams and challenged to develop draft national action plans and present their ideas to the whole group. As an added incentive, WHO and UNICEF have offered post-workshop seed funding to government-led country teams to assist in moving forward with components of their national action plans.

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November 2013

Network Annual Meeting and Workshop on HWTS and WSPs, November 2013

November 14, 2013 - November 16, 2013
CSIR-NEERI Nagpur, India

From 14-16 November in Nagpur, India, the International Network on Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage held its annual meeting in conjunction with an action-oriented workshop on household water treatment, safe storage and water safety plans. Details here.

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February 2014

Webinar: An international scheme to evaluate HWT product performance

February 6, 2014
WHO Logo

This webinar provided an overview of the World Health Organization's newly-launched International Scheme to Evaluate Household Water Treatment Technologies. An example from Haiti illustrated the need for such a Scheme.

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October 2014

2014 Network Annual Meeting

October 13, 2014 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, 100 Friday Center Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States

The 2014 Annual Network meeting was held in Chapel Hill, USA on 13 October 2014 as part of the weeklong Water and Health Conference at the University of North Carolina. There were more than 40 individuals representing 30 different organizations in attendance. The meeting began with a series of presentations on global access to safe drinking water, followed by reports from Network members on their experiences in the field. The morning ended with a session on strengthening HWTS through an…

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November 2014

Reaching the Most Vulnerable with Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage

November 10, 2014 @ 8:00 am - November 13, 2014 @ 5:00 pm
Don Chan Palace Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic

The HWTS Network held its annual regional workshop in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The Southeast Asia regional workshop convened government representatives from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, and Viet Nam, along with a diversity of participants from other sectors. The goal was to support these four countries in addressing water quality and health by sharing national efforts and further developing strategies for HWTS and WSP, while linking these initiatives with interventions in maternal health, nutrition, neglected tropical diseases, emergencies, and vector-borne disease…

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March 2015

Monitoring and Evaluation Toolkit Webinar #3: Technology Design and the 3Cs

March 5, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This webinar focused on how technology design supports the "Three Cs": correct, consistent, and continued use. Presentation and notes from the webinar are available below. Webinar Summary: Technology Design and the Three Cs Presenters: Mimi Jenkins, University of California, Davis Water Environmental Engineer with a focus on public-health applications in developing countries. Presentation: WASH Product Design,Cambodia - Mimi Jenkins Daniele Lantagne, Tufts University Assistant Professor in Civil and Environmental Engineering with in-field experience in the evaluation of chlorination, filtration, and…

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