Global South Academic Conclave on WASH and Climate Linkages

Global South Academic Conclave on WASH and Climate Linkages

Wed, February 07, 2024 Articles

The Global South Academic Conclave on WASH and Climate Linkages, held from 2nd to 4th February 2024 at CEPT University in Ahmedabad, was a success. The Center for Water and Sanitation (CWAS) organised the event in collaboration with the Faculty of Planning, CEPT University, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. It brought together more than 350 academics and professionals from 30 countries, with another 700 joining virtually on the live channel.

The sessions included keynote addresses, panel discussions, and paper and poster presentations with over 100 speakers. They explored themes in climate mitigation, adaptation, WASH-climate policies, climate finance and inclusivity in infrastructure services. The Faculty of Planning hosted academia roundtables for participating faculty members and students. Partner sessions were also hosted by IWA, ITN-BUET, ASCI, UMC and NFSSM Alliance. Technical sessions were accompanied by a poster exhibition which showcased student work at CEPT.

The event ended with a cultural programme and garba followed by field visits focusing on the built and water heritage in Ahmedabad and the impacts of the slum improvement programme in the city. CHC-CRDF, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and MHT guided and supported these visits.

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