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UN HABITAT and partners promote Water Safety Plans in Bolivia (16-17, Nov/2010)
In partnership with FEDECAS (Water and Sanitation Small operators in Santa Cruz), the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Water and Environment and other agencies such as PAHO, GTZ, JICA, UN Habitat is sponsoring a workshop on Water Safety Plans (WSP) in November 16 and 17 in the city of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, aimed primarily to technicians of water service cooperatives, municipalities, NGOs and other related institutions.

This workshop aims to generate commitment and strategies in different national and regional levels to promote the implementation of WSP in the country and it is expected to gather institutional efforts that will contribute to improve water quality in the city of Santa Cruz

XXXII Interamerican Congress of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering
From 7 to 11 November 2010 was held on 32nd Interamerican Congress of Sanitary and Environmental Engineering in Bavaro, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Under the theme "Meeting the Millennium Development Goals in the pursuit of universal services", the Congress expects from the specialists attending the congress to bring new initiatives and technological advances to be applied in a context of rapid modernization of the Latin American countries and at the same time with unpredictable climate changes.

For information visit:
http://www.congresoaidis.org/html/ing/the_congress.html

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Managing Drinking-Water quality for Public Health
From November 2 to 4, in Kuching, Malaysia, took place the Water Safety Conference sponsor by WHO and organized jointly by IWA and the Malaysian Water Association with the support of the Malaysian Government. The program intended to tackle knowledge gaps on water safety relating to policy, practice and research and the launch of a Water Safety Plan Quality Assurance Tool and the Asia-Pacific Water Safety Plan Network. At the same time, WHO organized pre- and post-conference workshops on International Small Community Water Supply Management and Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage.

More information on:
http://www.iwa-watersafety2010.org/

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2011 Singapore International Water Week
The 2011 Singapore International Water Week, the global platform for policymakers, industry leaders, experts and practitioners to exchange information on challenges, discover opportunities and celebrate achievements in the world of water, will take place from 4 to 8 July, with the theme Sustainable Water Solutions for a Changing Urban Environment. WHO will use the occasion to launch the 4th edition of its Drinking-water Quality Guidelines.

Visit our website at: http://www.siww.com.sg/water-convention

 

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