The world is facing immerse challenges arising from rapid population growth and intense urbanisation. In Asia, more than half of the population now lives in towns and cities, and by 2030 it is estimated that this will reach 70%.
With rapid urbanisation, improving sanitation becomes a huge challenge in Asia. The lack of appropriate wastewater management leads to environmental damage, high rates of waterbourne diseases and high child mortality, the economic loss due to unimproved sanitation is rapidly increasing.
The Conference on Decentralized Wastewater Management in Asia will examine, discuss and distill the learning points from successful examples of decentralized waste water treatment solutions being implemented in Asia and worldwide. The focus will be on practical solutions and real-life examples of systems that work, and include community, institutional, financial and technical aspects.
A conference is organized by the International Water Association (IWA) with the Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association (BORDA), the Consortium for Dewats Dissemination Society (CDD), the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), and the Indian Water Works Association (IWWA).
Registration will be open from 15 August 2012.