IWA announces advisory board and task force for sanitation
The International Water Association (IWA) has announced the establishment of an advisory board and task force for its Inclusive Urban Sanitation initiative, to provide guidance, feedback and direction on the initiative’s priorities, activities and performance.
IWA’s Inclusive Urban Sanitation initiative aims to reshape the global agenda on urban sanitation over the coming years, especially in low- and middle-income countries. It forms part of IWA’s work to promote inclusive, resilient, water-wise and sanitation-secure cities.
The advisory board and task force consist of sanitation experts, regulators, strategic partners and members from various global regions in order to secure a balanced geographical representation and address a wide variety of sanitation challenges.
The advisory board is made up of 11 high-profile individuals who will act as advocates for inclusive urban sanitation and provide strategic support and guidance for the initiative. The board will focus on expanding the initiative’s outreach and engagement with the broader water and sanitation sector, and in particular with public sector agencies. It will also oversee the work of the task force.
The task force comprises 22 individuals who will provide support to the initiative by discussing and proposing a common framework and guidelines for achieving inclusive urban sanitation, and contributing to the dissemination activities related to the project, including through concept notes, case studies, position papers, blog posts and more.
Meet the Advisory Board
|Patrick Ty||Manilla Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System||Philippines|
|Mathi Vathanan||Housing and Urban Development Department, State of Odisha||India|
|Jennifer Molwantwa||Water Research Commission||South Africa|
|Margaret Maina||Limuru Water and Sewerage Company||Kenya|
|Sylvain Usher||African Water and Sanitation Association||Côte d’Ivoire|
|Yvonne Magawa||Eastern and Southern Africa Water and Sanitation Regulators Association||Zambia|
|Kate Medlicott||World Health Organization||Switzerland|
|Neeta Pokhrel||Asian Development Bank||Philippines|
|Osward Mulenga Chanda||African Development Bank||Côte d’Ivoire|
|Thammarat Koottatep||Asian Institute of Technology||Thailand|
|Damir Brdjanovic||IHE Delft Institute for Water Education||Netherlands|
Meet the Task Force
|Diego Polania||Colombia Regulatory Agency||Colombia|
|Hitesh Vaidya||National Institute of Urban Affairs||India|
|Sharmistha Debnath||Department of Public Health Engineering||Bangladesh|
|Recca Tharmarajah||National Water Services Commission||Malaysia|
|Allan Nkurunziza||Kampala Capital City Authority||Uganda|
|Beatrice Chiwala Chibwe||Lusaka Water and Sanitation Company||Zambia|
|Priscillah Oluoch||Malindi Water and Sewerage Company||Kenya|
|Funke Adepoju||Lagos State Water Regulatory Commission||Nigeria|
|Charlotte Adjei||Ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources||Ghana|
|Jay Bhagwan||Water Research Commission||South Africa|
|Ibra Sow||Pan Africa Association of Sanitation Stakeholders||Senegal|
|Aditi Dwivedi||CEPT University Center for Water and Sanitation||India|
|Najib Lukooya Bateganya||Cabinet EDE International||Senegal|
|Hasin Jahan||WaterAid Bangladesh||Bangladesh|
|Annabell Waititu||Big Five Africa||Kenya|
|Srinivas Chary||Administrative Staﬀ College of India||India|
|Abishek Sankara Narayan||Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG)||Switzerland|
|Kirsty Carden||University of Cape Town||South Africa|
|Charles Niwagaba||Makerere University||Uganda|
|Juliet Willetts||University of Technology Sydney||Australia|
|Srikanth Mutnuri||Birla Institute of Technology and Science – Pilani||India|
How to get involved
This initiative consists of a project team led by the IWA Secretariat as well as an Advisory Board and Task Force.
In addition, there are opportunities for IWA members to get involved and help shape the outcomes of this imitative and contribute to its mission of achieving inclusive sanitation. IWA members can:
- Attend upcoming webinars from this initiative, more information will be posted in due course on the IWA Learn section of the website.
- Engage with the initiative on IWA Connect Plus where you can share knowledge, lessons learnt and insights on regulating for inclusive sanitation from different contexts
- Get in touch with one of the project team members based within the IWA Secretariat (Suresh Rohilla) if you are working on any similar projects or initiatives that have synergies with this initiative or likewise if you have any relevant case studies you wish to share with us.
- Submit your inclusive sanitation story! iwa-network.org/sanitation-stories
- Join the discussion online using #SanitAction to promote inclusivity for resilient, water-wise, and sanitation-secure cities!