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March 7, 2011

GWC Proudly Supports World Water Day 2011

Happy World Water Day! GWC was excited to support the activities that the World Water Day Coalition organized. This coalition is a group of diverse organizations from the water, sanitation, hygiene and health sectors that came together to raise awareness and call for commitments and robust action to ensure universal access to safe water and sanitation.

Throughout the week of World Water Day 2011, advocates for solutions to the water crisis were able to "donate their voice" to the cause on Facebook and Twitter. Each day a story or fact about the water crisis was posted on every donor's wall or feed with a link back to the Water Day site. Visit WaterDay.org to learn more!

For more information on the coalition, events and ways to get involved, visit WaterDay.org.

Sunday, March 20

Seminar on Values-Based Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Education - Capetown, South Africa
This seminar will focus on successful Human Values-based implementations; case studies; didactic teaching methods for hygiene, water and sanitation education and engaging participants in breakout group dialogues in order to share questions, ideas and experiences to better manage the challenges and to learn best practices around human values-based WASH education.
When: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Where: Room 2.43, Cape Town International Conference Center, Cape Town, South Africa
For more information: Contact John Etgen, Project WET Foundation at john.etgen@projectwet.org

Monday, March 21

“Making Progress” Learning Forum - Washington, D.C. Supported by Global Water Challenge and Tetra Tech.
A series of sessions to share successes and failures in water, sanitation and hygiene programming. Learning themes are:

  • Private Sector Participation in Water Supply
  • WASH Sustainability and Climate Change
  • Achieving Operational Sustainability
  • Accountability and Transparency

When: 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Where: Center for Strategic and International Studies 1800 K Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20006

Conversations with America: Global Water Issues
Join us on Monday, March 21 for a live webcast of the U.S. State Department’s “Conversations with America” video series. In this episode, Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs Maria Otero will join the co-chair of the Global Water Challenge Board of Directors Harriet Babbitt for a conversation on Global Water Issues in recognition of World Water Day on March 22.
When: 4:00 pm
Where: The event will be streamed live on the GWC website and on www.state.gov.
For more information: Visit our blog.

The 19th Annual Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital - Washington, D.C.
To mark World Water Day and bring attention to the global water crisis, the Pulitzer Center presents films on water and population. A discussion with Katherine Bliss, Director of the Global Water Policy Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and filmmakers Stephen Sapienza, Rhett Turner, Jonathan Wickham and Fred de Sam Lazaro will follow the screening. Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer moderates. Free and open to the public. Please RSVP here.
When: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Where: Carnegie Institution for Science Elihu Root Auditorium. 1530 P Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Tuesday March 22 – World Water Day

World Water Day Cross-Sectoral Working Groups - Washington, D.C.

  • Integrating Advocacy to Improve Access to Nutrition, Safe Water and Health - Contact: Hope Randall at hrandall@path.org
  • Breaking the Silos: Aligning the WASH and Education Agendas - Contact: Susan Dundon at susan.dundon@mwawater.org
  • WASH and Healthy Ecosystems: Advancing Freshwater Management Through Integrated WASH Programming - Contact: Sarah Davidson at sdavidson@tnc.org

When: 9:00am to 10:30am
Where: World Bank, 1818 H Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20433
Note: the Working Groups are by invitation only. If you would like further information please email the appropriate contact listed above.

World Water Day High Level Event - Washington, D.C.
This event will feature remarks by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Robert Zoellick, President of the World Bank, as well as representatives from the philanthropic sector and The Coca-Cola Company. The event will include the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. Government and the World Bank and commitments to the WASH sector from the philanthropic and corporate sectors.
When: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where: World Bank Atrium, 1818 H Street Northwest, Washington, D.C. 20433
For more information: Click here.

Wednesday, March 23

Advocacy Day - Washington, D.C.Supported by Procter & Gamble.
Learn how to educate members of Congress and be a voice for those who lack the basic necessities of clean water and sanitation. This event will include a congressional briefing, advocacy training, and meetings with Congressional Staff.
When: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: Capitol Visitor's Center, First Street and East Capitol Street, NE, Washington, D.C.
For more information: Visit waterday.org.

Thursday, March 24

Global Water Day: Challenges & Opportunities - Global
Join U.S. Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs Maria Otero, for a live Q&A webchat in follow up to World Water Day.
When:
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Where: Live on Facebook 
For more information: Visit the event's Facebook page.

Updated 24 March 2011.