IWA webinar on urban regulation challenges, holds February 18

International Water Association

Low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) face significant challenges that hinder adequate water & sanitation service delivery.

These challenges make it difficult to promote inclusive urban sanitation, particularly in LMICs. For these countries, inclusive urban sanitation is a distant target.

The International Water Association (IWA), in partnership with Waterlinks, is organizing a webinar on the 18th of February, 2023, as a part of a series under the IWA’s Inclusive Urban Sanitation Initiative for a better understanding of urban sanitation and regulation challenges.

Also, to promote effective and practical actions, such as effective institutions, regulatory mechanisms, and sustainable financing needed to ensure adequate, equitable, and safely managed sanitation in urban settings.

Therefore, the webinar will present cases from the Philippines and Bangladesh where:

  • Regulation exists, and the regulator has streamlined service provision by reaching the most vulnerable.
  • No regulatory framework exists, but the service provider has gone beyond their mandate to ensure inclusive urban sanitation.
  • The two experiences will build on current efforts to progress a widely applicable framework to advance inclusive urban sanitation to achieve SDG 6.2, especially in LMICs.

At the end of the session, participants should be able to:

  • Learn about the Citywide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS) framework and barriers utilities / municipal local bodies face in diverse regulatory contexts.
  • Understand successful regulatory reforms for improved urban sanitation service delivery providers in the Philippines and Bangladesh.
  • Map key enablers for amplifying inclusive urban sanitation – policies, financing and regulatory mechanisms.

The webinar is open to water and sanitation practitioners, policymakers, government, utilities, and regulators, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.

Register today: http://ow.ly/rxgk50M4Ia8

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