The Water Institute at UNC Invites You to Join Us, October 13th – 17th, 2014

Bringing together research with policy, practice and networking events

The 2014 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy, organized by The Water Institute at UNC, considers drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both the developing and developed worlds with a strong public health emphasis.

Conference News

Poster Presentation Schedule Now Available

The schedule for poster presentations for the 2014 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy is now available. Look under the Program heading above for a PDF version of the schedule. Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

Verbal Presentation Schedule Now Available

The schedule for verbal presentations for the 2014 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy is now available. Look under the Program heading above for a PDF version of the schedule. Please note that this schedule is subject to change.

2014 Water and Health Conference Scholarship Winners

We are pleased to announce the scholarship recipients for the 2014 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy. The top prize winner is Md. Mahbubur Rahman of icddr,b. He will give a verbal presentation of his work entitled Measuring Intervention Fidelity to Assess Implementation Gaps in a Sanitation Intervention Component of a Randomized Controlled Trial.

Additional scholarship recipients from low- and middle-income countries:

  • Carlos Pascual, Future University, Abstract: Impacts of WaSH Programme in Darfur: Assessment of Water Pumping Systems for IDPs
  • Mahesh Neupane, Government of Nepal, Abstract: Mainstreaming Water Safety Plans in Water Supply Systems in Developing countries; Experiences of Amarapuri as Best Practice from Nepal
  • Krushna Sahoo, Asian Institute of Public Health, Abstract: The Landscape of Sanitation-related Psychosocial Stress: A Grounded Theory Study of Women in Urban, Rural, and Indigenous Communities in Odisha, India
  • Ai Huynh, WaterSHED, Abstract: HappyTap: Aspirational Handwashing Device Commercialization in Vietnam
  • Bayan Athamneh, Royal Scientific Society, Abstract: A Social Marketing Program to Enhance Water Conservation in Jordan

US student author scholarship recipients:

  • Anna Murray, Tufts University,  Abstract: Fouling in Hollow Fiber Membrane Microfilters Used for Household Water Treatment in Honduras
  • Jennifer Orgill, Duke University, Abstract: Poor Neighborhood Hygiene and Low Water Quality Investment

Main Conference Themes

  • WaSH in Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals
  • Hygiene and Behavior Change
  • WaSH Emergency Response
  • Monitoring and Evaluation: Impact and Efficiencies for Projects and Programs
  • Water Supply and Quality: From Catchment to Consumer and Back
  • Sanitation: How Are We Doing on Defining the Future?
  • Addressing Disparities in WaSH: Rural, Peri-urban and Indigenous Populations

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