February 12, 2023 AfricaSanitation

IWA’s Inclusive Urban Sanitation Initiative at the 21st AfWA Congress & Exhibition

For the first time, the Faecal Sludge Management Alliance (FSMA) will partner with the African Water Association (AfWA) to co-host the 21st AfWA Congress & Exhibition and the 7th International Faecal Sludge Management Conference, to bring together water and sanitation in this joint event, including faecal sludge management. The event takes place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on 19-23 February 2023. The event will gather experts around the theme of sustainable resources management and access to water and sanitation for all in Africa. This flagship event presents a key opportunity to address the many water and sanitation challenges with a focus on the African region. 

IWA and AfWA are engaged in a strategic and cooperative relationship with a shared goal of promoting positive change through research, education, innovation and knowledge development. In support of this, IWA will actively participate at the AfWA Congress & Exhibition showcasing its Inclusive Urban Sanitation initiative. Check the details below and join our activities to learn more about IWA’s Inclusive Urban Sanitation initiative!  

22 February  

10:30-12:00, Room 4

Workshop in collaboration with the Centre for Water and Sanitation (CWAS), CRDF, CEPT University, India, on ‘Scaling up Inclusive Sanitation’. 

13:30-15:00, Room 2 

Technical Session on Citywide Inclusive Sanitation. Paper Presentation ‘Regulating Inclusive Urban Sanitation – Lessons Learnt’ 

15:30-17:00, Room 1

Technical Session on Rethinking Resource. IWA will deliver a presentation on ‘Sanitation – an integrated element of urban water management’. 

23 February  

10:00-10:30 – Exhibition Area, FSMA/AfWA Booth 

We will launch a series of Inclusive Urban Sanitation Stories in partnership with the National Faecal Sludge and Septage Management (NFSSM) Alliance. These stories aim to inspire urban stakeholders to discuss ways for advancing inclusive urban sanitation, especially in low- and middle-income countries. 

More information on the Abidjan 2023 event is available here.