Global South Academic Conclave on WASH and Climate linkages
2nd - 4th February, 2024
Center for Water and Sanitation, CRDF in collaboration with Faculty of Planning, CEPT University and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
In recent years, there is an emerging recognition of linkages between climate change and WASH. A better understanding of these links is critical for making WASH services climate resilient.
Many countries in the Global South have achieved significant progress towards sustainable water and sanitation services, while mitigating and adapting to climate change. Climate response will also require a renewed focus on improved access to services at home. With varied approaches being used across countries, knowledge in the Global South can be an effective catalyst for accelerating development towards SDGs and climate resilience. Peer-to-peer learning will help provide practical insights about approaches that work, and pitfalls to avoid.
In this context, a South-to-South Conclave amongst academic institutions is being organised to focus on cross learning across countries and regions.
The Conclave will be held between 2nd to 4th February, 2024 in Ahmedabad, India.
The conclave will bring together academia and research institutions to discuss WASH and related issues around climate change, equity, financing, monitoring. Focus will be on both academia programmes as well as experience emerging from field based action research experiences.
Registrations are now open for the Conclave. Travel scholarships are available for a limited number of participants.
The conclave will feature a comprehensive program offering numerous technical sessions and panel discussions showcasing relevant research and applications. For this, we invite abstracts under the thematic areas described below.
Notification of selected abstracts: 8th December 2023
During the conclave, there will be a poster exhibition to showcase student research and studio work on climate and WASH. A special session, where poster presenters can make a short pitch, will also be organised. The event will provide an opportunity to share experiences with academic bodies of other universities as well as interact with industry professionals. We welcome abstracts from PhD scholars / graduate students / undergraduate students involved in relevant research.
Please indicate your interest in submitting a poster for along with a few details by 15th December, 2023. Post the shortlisting process, we will reach out to you with more details and a poster template.
Field visits - Ahmedabad, 4th Feb,2024