With the new release of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), there is a global mandate to improve and transform the world by 2030. Amongst these 17 major goals, SDG 6 aims to “ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.” With this goal, the organizers of the AWW have designed the program and approved presentations that would serve as an informative guide for Africa, as a continent, to achieve the goals specific to water and sanitation.
During the week, there is an expectation of approximately 1000 participants from more than 100 countries around the world. The expertise and background of the participants range from Ministries, Non-Governmental Organization, Academia, and the Private Sector.
The Global Water Pathogen Project (GWPP) will participate by hosting a workshop titled “Contributing to Productive Wastewater and Excreta Management in Africa.” The aim of the workshop is to “raise the awareness of communities…and to support member States to achieve water and sanitation targets of the Ngor Declaration and within Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development Agenda 2063.” Additionally, the GWPP will hold a technical session on “Water-related Disease Risks, Intervention measures and the Global Water Pathogen Project,” to provide an “overview of the road ahead for reaching the Sustainable Goal 6 through the operationalization of the Ngor Declaration, while using GWPP as a tool for the countries to achieve the goals.”
The 6th Africa Water Week will be held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on July 18 – 22, 2016.