1st Specialist Conference on Municipal Water Management and Sanitation in Developing Countries


The Japan Sanitation Consortium (JSC) is very pleased to announce the 1st Specialist Conference on Municipal Water Management and Sanitation in Developing Countries, which will be held from 2 to 4 December 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand. This event is an IWA conference organized by and at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), and co-organized by JSC as well as the Wastewater Management Authority (Thailand), the Faculty of Engineering (Prince of Songkhla University, Thailand), and the Environmental Engineering Association of Thailand.

In addition, the conference is supported by GIZ and ADB as knowledge partners and three IWA specialist groups; namely, the Specialist Group on Water Management and Sanitation in Developing Countries, the Specialist Group on Sludge Management and the Specialist Group on Urban Drainage.

The conference aims at discussing the wastewater and sanitation challenge from an integrated perspective and different angles, following the “from toilet to source” concept.

Submissions for oral or poster presentations can be made under the 5 following themes:

  • New conceptual approaches and technologies to wastewater management
  • New approaches to planning, financing and implementation
  • Integrated solutions considering sludge, storm-water and solid waste management aspects
  • Independent evaluation and assessment of wastewater solutions
  • Case & pilot studies

  • This 3-day conference will include presentations from keynote speakers as well as a workshop organized by JSC as a side event focusing on “Wastewater Management for Sustainable Cities”, and more specifically about the appropriate wastewater management needed for the sustainable development of growing cities in Asia and the world. This workshop will be a preparatory event of the session that JSC volunteered to organize at the 7th World Water Forum, which will be held in Korea in 2015. It will include speakers from Thailand, Viet Nam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea and Japan, as well as representatives from local governments and ADB. Together, speakers will share their experience, knowledge and issues on policies and reflect on the support measures needed for appropriate wastewater management (including septage/sludge and stormwater management).

    For more information about the conference, you can download the brochure below or consult the conference website here.

    We look forward to seeing you in Bangkok!

    Below: Conference Brochure

    Knowledge Partners & Co-organizers

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