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Colorado WASH Symposium

Tuesday, March 01, 2016 at 12:00AM - Wednesday, March 02, 2016 at 12:00PM


SEEC Auditorium

4001 Discovery Drive, Boulder

Enter a conversation with experts on ensuring water, sanitation, and health (WASH) services for everyone.

The 4th annual student-run and organized Colorado WASH Symposium will return to CU-Boulder on March 1-2 at the Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Complex (SEEC) on CU-Boulder's East Campus.

For the fourth year in a row, University of Colorado Boulder engineering students passionate about providing better services to the poor have come together to plan and host a symposium dedicated to discussing and presenting innovative approaches to water and sanitation challenges. The Colorado WASH Symposium provides a platform for internationally prominent development practitioners, policy makers and water experts -- including CU and other university faculty and researchers, leaders from social enterprises, NGOs and governmental development agencies -- to share and expand knowledge in the WASH sector.
The magnitude of challenges in global water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) is significant: the most recent data from the World Health Organization estimates that 663 million people live without access to an improved drinking water source, while more than 2.4 billion people lack access to improved sanitation.

Specific topics to be discussed this year include:
    WASH in conflict zones and disasters
    Urban challenges to WASH
    WASH in schools and healthcare facilities
    Innovative WASH financing
    Sustainability of WASH projects
    Improving equity of WASH projects and interventions

This year’s symposium will feature presentations by Darren Saywell, senior director of water, sanitation and health for PLAN International; Christine Moe, director of the Center for Global Safe WASH at Emory University; Mimi Jenkins, professional research engineer at the University of California Davis; and Jenna Davis, professor at Stanford University. The symposium also will host a number of expert panelists from World Vision, USAID, Del Agua Group, Population Services International, Power of Hope Kibera and Freshwater Project International.

The student-organized Colorado WASH Symposium will be held March 1-2, 2016 at the new Sustainability, Energy and Environment Complex on CU Boulder's East Campus. In addition to informative and engaging sessions speakers and panels, the symposium will provide opportunities for networking with students and other professionals. Registration is free, but space is limited, so sign up today!


Free and open to all interested in water, sanitation, and hygiene issues.