The Water Institute at UNC Invites You to Join Us, October 14th – 18th, 2013

Bringing together research with policy, practice and networking events

The 2013 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy, organized by The Water Institute at UNC, considered drinking water supply, sanitation, hygiene and water resources in both the developing and developed worlds with a strong public health emphasis.

The conference was accompanied by several exciting events before and afterwards. Don’t miss the opportunity to network with and learn from the unique array of national and international professionals!

Main Conference Themes

  • Hygiene and behavioral change
  • M&E: local, global, and human right perspectives
  • Institutions, finance, and sustainability
  • Sanitation and health
  • Water supply and quality: from catchment to consumer and back

Plenary Sessions and Presentations

Materials from the conference’s plenary sessions, verbal presentations, and poster presentations are available.

Participant List

The list of conference participants is available for download.

2013 Scholarship Winners

We are pleased to announce the scholarship recipients for the 2013 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy. The top prize winner is Patrick Apoya of Water and Sanitation for Africa. He will give a verbal presentation of his work entitled Issues in the Sustainability of Demand Led Sanitation in Africa.

Additional scholarship recipients include:

  • Mahesh Neupane, Government of Nepal, Abstract: Potentials of Sealing Technology for Sustainable Arsenic Mitigation in South-Asia: A Case Study of Nawalparasi District of Nepal
  • Almoayied Assayed, Royal Scientific Society Jordan, Abstract: Drawer Compacted Sand Filter: A New and Innovative Method for On-site Greywater Treatment
  • Probir Ghosh, icddr,b, Abstract: Factors Mediating the Relationship Between Poverty and Diarrhea Among Children Less Than 5 years in Rural Bangladesh
  • Waltaji Terfa Kutane, WHO Ethiopia, Abstract: The Result of Both Sanitary Survey and Bacteriological Quality Analysis Shows Potential Risks and Contamination of the Water Supply System Both at Source (Site) and Home
  • Kenan Okurut, Makerere University, Abstract: Improved Sanitation in Low-income Informal Settlements – A Case of Eastern African Cities: Is It a Myth?
  • Enoch Oti Agyekum, Dodowa Health Research Center, Abstract: Re-use Potential of Faecal Waste for Agricultural Production in Southern Ghana: Towards Sustainable Waste Management and Increased Agricultural Productivity
  • Samuel Fosu Gyasi, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Abstract: Toxicity in ICR Mice Using Arsenic Levels in Drinking Water Synonymous to Buruli Ulcer Endemic Communities in the Amansie West District of Ghana
  • Ayo Olajuyigbe, Federal University of Technology, Abstract: Post Intervention Assessment if Sanitation in the Millennium Village Project: A Focus in Ikaram, Nigeria
  • Tina Khanna, International Center for Research on Women, Abstract: Exploring Structural Drivers of Behavior Change Towards Safe Sanitation and Hygiene in Rural Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Ravinder Nath Batta, Abstract: Empowering Leadership for Water and Sanitation Management: A Success Story from Himachal Pradesh (India)

Our goal is to be able to expand scholarship opportunities; if your organization would like to help support attendance from low- and middle-income countries by funding scholarships, please contact Marissa Streyle.