IRC WASH Symposium 2019

A practitioner-focused discussion of how to deliver strong and resilient WASH systems and of how to apply systems approaches to improving WASH service delivery.
Fokker Terminal, The Hague
Binckhorstlaan 249
The Hague, Netherlands
12. to 14. March 2019
08:00 to 18:00 o'clock

What is the symposium about?

The symposium will bring together systems thinkers and do-ers, from within and beyond the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector, to share our understanding of how systems approaches can help build sustainable and expanded WASH services around the world. We seek to stimulate more holistic thinking to help reveal opportunities for systemic change in the WASH sector. A primary objective is the identification of the current state-of-the-art thinking and experiences in WASH systems, the development of skills and tools for moving from theory to implementation of systems approaches, an elaboration of a shared agenda for taking the learning forward.

The symposium asks participants to share experiences of how they using systems thinking to address persistent challenges in WASH - and how they measure systemic improvements.  And through invited guests from other sectors, it will provide insight into how and with what tools systems thinking and systems strengthening are employed beyond WASH. 

For whom?

The symposium is open to practitioners and theoreticians of WASH systems or the application of systems approaches to WASH.


More information on the event website.

More information about the Helvetas attendees:

Senior Advisor WASH & Behavior Change
Regional Coordinator West Africa / Senior Advisor Water & Infrastructure