Thursday, February 25, 2010

Rotary / Water / Summit / Montreal / June 19, 2010

For those of you who can swing by Montreal on June 19, 2010, the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (WASRAG)'s World Water Summit is shaping up very nicely, keynoted by WSSCC's Jon Lane, one of the global water sector's rockstars.  See below - hope you can all make it, Rotarians and non-Rotarians alike.

More details from an update I received this morning:

Wasrag and WRG are pleased to announce that Jon Lane, Executive Director of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), will be one of the keynote speakers and also lead a workshop at the World Water Summit in Montreal, June 19, 2010.

The workshop: Rotary's Role in Bringing Stakeholders Together - is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the perspective of large governmental and non-governmental organizations: how are we progressing, what large-scale initiatives are being undertaken, what works and doesn't work, and where do smaller scale initiatives fit in?

Jon's experience in the field serves him well as leader of the WSSCC (or Collaborative Council), a group that is "putting people at the centre".

The focus of the Collaborative Council is to facilitate:

• Networking and collaboration between sector professionals
• Applied research and knowledge management
• Advocacy and communications, notably through the concept of WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene for all).

The Collaborative Council is an independent entity hosted within the UN system and mandated by a UN General Assembly resolution in 1990 - it has one foot inside the UN and one foot out. It has 3,000 members in 90 countries. Most are senior professionals concerned with water and sanitation in developing countries.

Click on "To Register" to learn more.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

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