Sanitation and Water Conference 2008
Meeting the Challenge in East Asia and the Pacific
An international conference hosted by World Vision Australia and supported by the Australian Government, AusAID
Please Visit: http://www.worldvision.com.au/learn/conferences/watsan For more information.
World Vision Australia is pleased to present the Sanitation and Water Conference 2008. Produced with the support of the Australian Government through AusAID and with the assistance of the Watsan Reference Group, the Sanitation and Water Conference 2008 will be a significant event in the International Year of Sanitation. It will focus attention on the challenge of sanitation and water development in East Asia and the Pacific.
Speakers for the conference include:
(please note speakers may change)
Bob McMullan MP, Parliamentary Secretary for International Development Assistance – keynote address
Piers Cross, formerly the Global Manager and Regional Leader in Asia and Africa of the World Bank's Water and Sanitation Program – Master of CeremoniesTim Costello, CEO of World Vision Australia – keynote address
Clarissa Brocklehurst, Chief Water, Environment and Sanitation, UNICEF
Jaehyang So, Global Program Manager, Water and Sanitation Program, World Bank
Almud Weitz, Regional Team Leader, Water and Sanitation Program – East Asia and the Pacific, World Bank
Jocelyn Loughman, World Vision Vanuatu
Carolien van der Voorden, Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council
Bert Diphoorn, Director (Ag), Human Settlements Financing Division, UN-HABITAT
Dr Juliet Willetts, Research Principal, Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology, Sydney
Bronwyn Powell. International Water Centre
Alison Baker, GHD
Conference ObjectivesThe conference will seek to review the status of sanitation and water in East Asia and the Pacific region, review best practice and key entry points and devise actions and approaches that can best provide large scale sustainable solutions with a view to achieving the Millennium Development Goals. The conference will also provide a forum for AusAID to discuss its increased focus on sanitation and water. The conference will provide an opportunity for world-class speakers to inform participants about best practice and encourage dialogue about sanitation and water. The conference will develop a stakeholder action plan to provide a record and guidance from conference conclusions.Please note that the registration for the Sanitation and Water Conference 2008 is now open. To book tickets, go to
Places are limited. Book early for cheaper tickets! See website for details.
Dates: 27 – 29 October 2008
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Venue: The Langham, Southbank
Cost: AUD$250 per person (for early bookings. $280 for bookings made after 30 September)
Price includes morning and afternoon tea and lunch for each day of the conference. The registration fee has been kept as low as possible to encourage attendance from around the region.
Program: Please see attachment.
Registration: Are now open. Please register via the conference website.
Language: Please note this conference will be conducted in English.