20th AfWA ICE Conference

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The AfWA ICE2020 is organized by the National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) on behalf of the Government of Uganda in association with local partners and the AfWA Executive Office. The Managing Director of NWSC, Dr Eng. Silver Mugisha, who is also is the current Vice President of AfWA for the Eastern Region is the Congress President and an alumnus of IHE Delft. The overall theme is “Breaking new grounds to accelerate access to safe water and sanitation for all in Africa”. This theme is particularly relevant to the water and sanitation sector in Africa, as most of the African countries are now faced with immense water and sanitation challenges and the need to share ideas and resources and collaborate to find solutions has never been more urgent. 

A number of staff members from IHE Delft will contribute to different parts of the Congress:

Dr Klaas Schwartz, Associate Professor of Urban Water Governance will give two presentations:
Pre-paid Meters (with VEI, a long term partner):
Time: 10.30 - 12.00 hrs. Date: 25 February. Venue: Room 7.

Water operator partnerships (with VEI and GWOPA):
Date: 25 February.

Dr Jan Willem Foppen, Associate Professor of Hydrology, is involved in a number of activities:
Pre-congress: Study Tour to the slums of Kampala as part of T-GroUP project:
20 - 21 February

Insights and experiences of the adaptation and application of transition management approach to support change towards sustainable water and sanitation management in informal settlements, organized by T-GroUP (PI Jan Willem Foppen):
Time: 15.30 - 17.00 hrs. Date: 25 February. Venue: Groundwater room

Presentation called ‘Groundwater quality in urban areas – findings and recommendations from Kampala, Accra and Arusha’:
Date: 26 February. Time: between 10.30 - 12.00 hrs. Venue: Groundwater Room (within side event UPGRO AFWA, Session: Off Grid: the opportunities and challenges of safe and sustainable water points).

Dr Giuliana Ferrero – Senior Lecturer in Water Supply Engineering
Evaluation of integrative solutions for water supply and sanitation in small towns (SMALL research project):
Date: 25 February. Time: 13.30 - 15.00 hrs. Venue: Room 7.

Dr Uta Wehn – Associate Professor of Water Innovation Studies
Bridging needs & solutions: the AfriAlliance approach:
Date: Time: 10.30 - 12.00 hrs. Venue: Room 8.

How communities of practice foster innovation: Examples from across Africa through the AfriAlliance Action Groups. (WENDBE-EWASH):
ate: 25 February. Time: 13.30 - 15.00 hrs. Venue: Room 8.

AfriAlliance Innovation Bridge Event: Innovations for Climate Challenges in Accelerating Universal Access to Water and Sanitation in Africa:
Date: 26 February. Time: 10.30 - 13.30 hrs.

IHE Delft Rector, Eddy Moors will give a keynote speech at the Congress on Wednesday 26 February 17.00 – 18.00 hrs in Room 0 (plenary). Prof Damir Brdanovic and Rector Eddy Moors will attend the signing of an MoU with NWSC covering the sponsorship of 10 scholarships to match the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) scholarships for the MSc in Sanitation at IHE Delft. Time/date TBC.

For more information about the conference please visit their website or the IHE Delft events page. 

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