Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) practitioners and professionals from around the world convened in Brisbane, Australia for the WASH Futures Conference 2018 hosted by the International Water Centre in partnership with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australian WASH Reference Group. Themed “WASH Futures: Collaboration for Universal WASH”, the conference brought together WASH professionals from around the world to share innovations and evidence about ways to achieve a WASH future in which the water, sanitation and hygiene needs for all are sustained.
The five-day event took place 5 – 9 March 2018 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, and featured over 120 informative presentations across 24 thematic sessions, and 18 training workshops, along with networking opportunities, a trade exhibition and Keynote addresses.
Laura Bright-Davies from BORDA Tanzania presented two sessions at the conference titled WASH FUTURES: (1) "Pioneering faecal sludge management for low-income, informal settlements in Tanzania”, and (2) "Standardising and mainstreaming decentralised wastewater treatment solutions for African cities”.
The WASH Futures 2018 Conference looked to answer how we as WASH actors can work together to ensure WASH, whether at community- or institutional-scales, achieves not only sustained access for everyone, but also improves the health, well-being, environmental and economic outcomes for societies.
We don't need to reinvent the wheel nor be held back by challenges inherent to the WASH sector, when there is a wealth of experiences to learn from and a huge network of global experts to reach out to
Laura Bright-Davies presented two sessions at the WASH FUTURES conference 2018: “Pioneering faecal sludge management for low-income, informal settlements in Tanzania” and “Standardising and mainstreaming decentralised wastewater treatment solutions for African cities”