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Thematic session A 


Gender and disability

Juliet Willets & Gabrielle Halcrow
From equity in WASH to equity through WASH? A framework for exploring wider gender equality outcomes resulting from WASH programs
Muhammad Asim Saleem
Promoting equitable access to inclusive WASH facilities in communities
Novi Mau
Engaging people with disabilities in community WASH programmes
Paras Thakuri
Gender and social inclusion approach for equitable and sustainable universal service

 Focus on nutrition

Almud Weitz
Latest evidence on WASH and nutrition
Nga Huy Nguyen
The correlation between household environmental sanitation, household water supply, and mothers’ hygiene behaviour for children under 5 and the status of child nutrition in Vietnam
Tari Bowling
WASH and nutrition in a resettled village in Laos: A household level approach

Urban WASH - Reflections from Africa

Olinda Sousa
The challenges of implementing the delegated management framework in secondary cities and towns in Mozambique
Glenn Pearce-Oroz
Poor-inclusive urban sanitation: From infrastructure provision to service delivery 
Carla Barros Costa
Programmatic approach to develop sustainable sanitation services in Maputo, Mozambique
Fadzai Mukonoweshuro
Achieving a financial turnaround in WASH delivery in Zimbabwean towns and cities

Right to water and sanitation (RTWS) and challenging environments

Therese Mahon
Putting children’s rights to WASH into practice in South Asia 
Md Khairul Islam
Making public toilets work 
Katie Ross
Investigating and emphasising equitable access in water safety planning process


Thematic session B


Pro-poor approaches

Petra Rautavuoma
Practical application of pro-poor support mechanisms to improve sanitation services
Catarina Fonseca
Household contributions to WASH and affordability: How much is enough?
Alex Grumbley
Enabling changes in institutional approaches to sanitation in Timor-Leste 

Focus on maternal mortality

Yael Velleman
Setting the scene – results from a systematic review of literature
Alison Macintyre
The roles of water, sanitation and hygiene in safe births in rural PNG
Giorgia Gon
The contribution of household level water and toilet facilities on pregnancy related mortality in Afghanistan: a population-based case-control study 

Planning WASH in an era of climate change

Alana George
WASH in resilient communities: Addressing water, food security and climate change at catchment scale in Timor-Leste
Wade Hadwen
Climate change, water resources and WASH in the Pacific 
Tracey Keatman
The silent partner: role of the environment in WASH partnerships

Achieving universal access

Rob Hughes
Reaching floating and flooded communities with productive sanitation 
Ruth Kennedy-Walker
Understanding social networks to increase capacity and access to knowledge 
Madeleine Jenkins
Bana Yarralji Aboriginal Corporation: Working in partnership to access WASH


Thematic session C


Menstrual hygiene management

Cara Person & Emmanuel Opong
Investigating the perceptions and barriers to menstrual hygiene management in Zambia
Therese Mahon
Piloting the ‘menstrual hygiene matters’ resource book in school settings
Jane Nyaketcho
Realising rights to effective menstrual hygiene management in Uganda

 Focus on neglected tropical diseases

Wondu Alemayehu
Mapping the way forward for controlling Trachoma: A partnership approach
Austin Beebe
Inclusive and integrated WASH programming for health: Morbidity management and disability prevention for blinding Trachoma and Lymphatic Filariasis, and Hydrocoele surgery
Suzy Campbell & Susana Vaz Nery
Impact of WASH and albendazole on worm infection in Timor-Leste
Franziska Bieri
Hygiene behaviour change and the prevention of worm infections in Chinese school children

Optimising public, private, civil society and donor roles

Juliet Willetts & Janina Murta
Optimising civil society, private enterprise and public sector role: Insights from a political economy analysis of three southeast Asian nations
Dr Richard Franceys
Community management of rural water supply systems
Paul Munro
Achieving sustainable access to safe drinking water through a social enterprise approach? A case study of SolaWata in Sierra Leone
Clare Battle
Effective development cooperation to achieve universal access

Sanitation beyond toilets

Sanjay Wijisekera
Economic efficiency of progressive improvement in sanitation interventions in SEA
Sharmin Farhat Ubaid
Making profit from faecal sludge: BRAC WASH Initiative
Isabel Blackett
Learning from a review of faecal sludge management in 12 cities
Cynthia Mitchell
Effective governance for the operation of decentralised sanitation systems  


Thematic session D


Measuring progress in reducing inequalities

Liz Pattison
Defining remote service levels to enable equitable service standards
Sanjay Wijesekera
Global water, sanitation and hygiene targets and monitoring in the post-MDG development period
Mark Elliott
Comparing MDG progress on drinking water and sanitation: Why benchmarks matter

Policy points for integration

Theonest Nkurunziza
Increasing access to sanitation and hygiene through the community hygiene clubs approach in Rwanda
Christine Moe
The SaniPath Study: Consequences of a broken sanitation chain and implications for policymakers in Accra, Ghana
Md Khairul Islam
Exploring an entry: WASH into the health system

Sanitation marketing

Ansye Sopacua
Towards marketing an affordable improved supply of sanitation products and services: A comprehensive sanitation market and business analyses in Timor-Leste
Regina Souter & Dani Barrington
Understanding and fostering sustainable WASH marketplaces in the Pacific
Mr Phav Daroath
Rural consumer sanitation adoption study: Understanding household consumers in the emerging sanitation market in Cambodia

Monitoring sustainability

Harold Lockwood
Sustainability check tools: Donor accountability and national sector monitoring
Erik Harvey
Experience with post implementation monitoring for sustainability in WaterAid
Trevor Nott
From service delivery assessment to action in PNG
Glenn Pearce-Oroz
Monitoring – Harnessing ICT to improve services to the poor in Africa 



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