Past Events

2016

2016 HWTS Network Annual Meeting

On Monday, October 10th, the International Network on Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage (“the Network”) conducted their annual meeting at the 2016 Water and Health Conference in Chapel Hill, USA. There were approximately 30 individuals in attendance representing governments, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, business enterprises, and development organizations. Read more...

2015

2015 HWTS Network Annual Meeting

On Monday, October 26th, the International Network on Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage (“the Network”) conducted their annual meeting at the 2015 Water and Health Conference in Chapel Hill, USA. There were over 70 individuals in attendance representing governments, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, business enterprises, and development organizations. Read more...

M&E Toolkit Webinar #3: Technology Design and the Three Cs

This webinar focused on how technology design supports the Three Cs: Correct, Consistent, and Continued Use. Notes and presentations from the webinar are available below. Date: 5 March 2015 Presenters: Mimi Jenkins, University of California, Davis and Daniele Lantagne, Tufts University Presentation Files: Mimi Jenkins│ WaSH Product Design, Cambodia Daniele Lantagne │ Engineering Design Example Webinar Notes: Technology Design and the Three Cs Host: Megan Grzybowski, Triple Quest Read more...

2014

M&E Toolkit Webinar #1: Intro to the Toolkit

Date: 6 August 2014 Presenters: Ryan Rowe, The Water Institute at UNC and Daniele Lantagne, Tufts University Webinar Notes: HWTS M&E Toolkit Intro Host: Megan Grzybowski, Triple Quest Read more...

M&E Toolkit Webinar #2: The Three Cs

Date: 8 October 2014 Presenters: Ryan Rowe, The Water Institute at UNC and Michael Ritter, Deep Springs International Webinar Notes: The Three Cs Host: Megan Grzybowski, Triple Quest Read more...

Regional Workshop, Southeast Asia: Reaching the Most Vulnerable with HWTS

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 and strategies for reaching vulnerable groups. Read more...

2014 Network Annual Meeting

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. Read more...

Webinar: An international scheme to evaluate HWT product performance

WHO LogoFebruary 6, 2014 Online Convened by the World Health Organization 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. When used correctly and consistently, the practice of an effective method of household water treatment (HWT) can improve water quality and reduce diarrhoeal disease. However, in many countries, there is limited capacity to subject national and international manufacturers to rigorous and independent evaluations of effective product performance. The International Scheme to Evaluate HWT is a fee-based mechanism to promote and coordinate independent testing and evaluation ... Read more...

2013

 

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

November 14-16, 2013 Nagpur, India Convened by WHO, UNICEF, the Water Institute at UNC, and the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute of 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. Approximately 120 individuals from 27 countries attended the event, which included presentations, panel discussions, group break-out sessions, field visits, and cultural activities. The meeting/workshop was hosted by WHO, UNICEF, the Water Institute at UNC, and the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute of India. All ... Read more...

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

May 6-8, 2013 Ghana Convened by Government of Ghana, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the Water Institute at UNC Overview 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 ... Read more...

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

Group PhotoApril 18, 2013 Lilongwe, Malawi Convened by Malawi Ministry of Health 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. From the discussions, 16 recommendations for further action by MoH, MWDI, NGOs and private sector emerged. The Ministry of Health has committed to reviewing the feedback and recommendations outlined in this ... Read more...

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

February 2-3, 2013 Ethiopia Convened by the Government of Ethiopia, the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and Population Services International Overview 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 ... Read more...

2012

2012 Network Annual Meeting

November 2, 2012 Chapel Hill, NC, USA Convened by the World Health Organization, UNICEF, and the Water Institute at UNC Overview 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 ... Read more...

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

ChildJuly 17, 2012 Online Convened by the Water Institute at UNC Overview 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. In July 2012, the International Network on Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage hosted a webinar to provide an opportunity for Network members to learn more ... Read more...

National HWTS Strategies and Integrated Household Environmental Health Interventions in Southern Africa

Group PhotoJune 20-22, 2012 Mozambique Convened by the Government of Mozambique, WHO, and UNICEF Overview From June 20-22, the Government of Mozambique, in collaboration with the World Health Organization and UNICEF, hosted a workshop on the development and implementation of policies and strategies for the advancement of household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS) in three African countries: Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia. The workshop report details outcomes and outputs and can serve as a reference guide for attendees as they develop and implement action plans and strategies to support the scaling up of HWTS in their countries. The proceedings from the workshop are also available ... Read more...

The Sixth World Water Forum: Sessions on HWTS and Cholera

March 12-17, 2012 Marseilles, France Convened by the WHO, the Global Health Alliance Against Cholera, and Veolia Environment Foundation Overview The 6th World Water Forum established several thematic priorities and targets to guide discussion and promote solutions to the most pressing world water challenges. Sessions were held on on a variety of issues linking safe water, sanitation and health, including two concerning household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS) and cholera. The sessions resulted in a set of solutions, recommendations and stakeholders commitments to meet the global targets on national HWTS policies and primary prevention of cholera. These are outlined in a report prepared ... Read more...

2011

2011 Network Annual Meeting

October 3, 2011 Chapel Hill, NC, USA Convened by the WHO, UNICEF, and the Water Institute at UNC Overview The 2011 Annual Meeting of the International Network on Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage was held in Chapel Hill, USA on 3 October 2011. 80 individuals gathered for the meeting, representing 55 different organisations. Proceedings included presentations, panel discussions and break-out sessions. Major initiatives in HWTS were presented and participants discussed key challenges, successes, and new opportunities for scaling-up and sustaining HWTS. Key themes of discussion included the integration of household water treatment and safe storage into broader water and health programmes and the development ... Read more...

National HWTS Strategies and Integrated Household Environmental Health Interventions

June 27-29, 2011 Entebbe, Uganda The Government of Uganda Overview This three-day workshop was held for participants from several countries in East Africa with the aim of facilitating the development of national action plans on integrated approaches to HWTS and other household environmental health interventions. The workshop was hosted by the Government of Uganda with support from WHO, UNICEF and the University of North Carolina, and organised by a committee from the Government of Uganda (Ministry of State for Health, Ministry of Water and Environment), the Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network, WHO and UNICEF. Nearly 70 participants from eight countries attended representing 40 ... Read more...

2010

2010 Network Annual Meeting

October 24, 2010 Chapel Hill, NC, USA Convened by the WHO, UNICEF, and the Water Institute at UNC At the Water & Health 2010 conference in Chapel Hill, USA in October, a general meeting of the HWTS Network was held to present the Network strategy for the six-year period 2011-2016 and discuss key topics of concern to the HWTS community. The meeting was jointly organized and convened by the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund and the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina. Other contributing organizations included the 300-in-6 Initiative, Cambridge University, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, ... Read more...

2009

Istanbul, March 2009

March, 2009 Istanbul, Turkey Presentations CAWST – Household Water Treatment Introduction | Download DHAN Foundation – Water Expertise and Training Centre: DHAN’s HWT programme | Download EAWAG – Support for Implementers: From the International to National Perspective | Download HABITAT – Promotion of Household Water Treatment System (HWTS) in Nepal and Mekong… | Download Medentech – How to Scale up Household Water Treatment Programs: Supply Chain Development | Download PATH – The Safe Water Project: Minding the Gap, Market Based Solutions for HWTS | Download PSI – Household Water Treatment Technologies in Providing Safe Drinking Water | Download SWI – A path to scaling up? The Safe Water International ... Read more...

2008

Jakarta, August 2008

August, 2008 Jakarta, Indonesia Presentations Oleh: ASPEK KESEHATAN YANG TERKAIT DENGAN PENYAKIT YANG BERHUBUNGAN… | Download Figueroa: Understanding Behavior Change for Safe Water | Download Figueroa: Memahami Perubahan Perilaku untuk Air yang Aman | Download Magtibay: Efficiency and Cost Effectiveness of Household Water Management… | Download Magtibay: International Network to Promote Household Water Treatment | Download Sodha: Evaluation of HWTS: Health Impact Survey, Tangerang, 2008 | Download Sodha: Evaluasi PAM RT: Survey Dampak Kesehatan, Tangerang, 2008 | Download Ainslie: Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage: A solution for Indonesia | Download Ainslie: Pengolahan Air Rumah Tangga dan Penyimpanan yang Aman: Sebuah Solusi b | Download Alkadri: Rencana Akselerasi PAM RT ... Read more...

Accra, June 2008

June, 2008 Accra, Ghana Presentations from Day 1 Adagwine, A. Sale vs. Free Distribution of Ceramic Pot Filters | Download Allgood, G. Successful Programs to Increase Coverage of People | Download Clasen, T. – Microbiological Effectiveness and Cost of Boiling | Download Dusabe, A. Leveraging the private & public sectors to reach the poor | Download Graf, J. Effect of SODIS and Hygiene Behaviour | Download Kariuki. Kenya in the Global Village | Download Lantagne, D. Lessons Learned Implementing Household Water Treatment | Download Liang, Kaida. Independent Evaluation of Biosand Filter in Rural Cambodia | Download Magtibay, B. Objectives Overview | Download Nadakatti, S. Hindustan Unilever Pureit | Download Ngai, T. System ... Read more...

2007

Addis Ababa, October 2007

October, 2007 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Presentations Greg Allgood – Safe Drinking Water in Clinics and Emergency Situations | Download Greg Allgood – Scaling Up Household Water Treatment Technologies | Download CAWST – The Power of Knowledge in Motivating and Executing… | Download Tom Clasen – Household Water Treatment: effectiveness, cost effectiveness… | Download Karen Dyck – Ethiopian Kale Heywet Church/Samaritan Samaritan’s Purses Household Water Project | Download IRC – Diarrhoeal Disease Control through Improved Safe Water Use and Hygiene Behaviour… | Download Ethiopia HWTS Stakeholder Forum – Review of Day 1 | Download Jackson – HWTS in Ghana: A Look At NGO Support Through Pure Home Water Water’s… | ... Read more...

Nairobi, January 2007

January, 2007 Nairobi, Kenya Presentations Alkadrie – Air Rahmat and HWTS in Indonesia. | Download Arinita – Household Water Treatment Systems Promotion Initiatives: Experience from Nepal | Download Camille Dow-Baker – The Biosand Filter | Download CARE – HWTS in Kenyan Schools | Download Tom Clasen – Water Quality Interventions to Prevent Diarrhoeal Disease | Download Alie Eleveld – Safe Water and AIDS Project – Kenya | Download Bruce Gordon – Stakeholder Forum on Household Water Management | Download Peter Harvey – Pottery Water Filters for Kenya | Download Medentech – Aquatabs | Download Mugo – P&G/SHEF PuR Scale Up Use In Primary Schools, Kenya | Download Alex Mwaki – Integration of ... Read more...

2006

London, 2006

June, 2006 London, UK Presentations Ainslie – Marketing and Promotional Tools by Implementation Working Group | Download Tom Clasen – Interventions to Improve Water Quality for the Prevention of Diarrhoeal Disease | Download Sue Murcott – Mapping HWTS Implementation | Download Read more...

2005

2004

Nairobi, June 2004

June, 2004 Nairobi, Kenya Presentations Implementation Working Group – Draft Work Plan | Download Implementation Working Group – Summary of small group work | Download Sue Murcott – Comparing “Table Filters“ (Filtros de Mesa) to the Safe Water System… | Download Sue Murcott – MIT Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage Innovations | Download Read more...

2003