AASSA Regional Workshop on Sustainable Development Goals of Water and Sanitation after MDGs

The Workshop is jointly organized by The Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA) and The Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST); and supported by IAP, Scientists and Engineers Without Borders (SEWB), and Sharing Community of Science and Technology (SCOST).

At 2000 Summit Meeting in New York, UN set up the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It includes 50% reduction of the people who suffered from improper water and sanitation by the year of 2015. Fortunately the original goal of water connections by 2015 was achieved in 2010, but approximately 1.9 billion depends on unsafe water quality. UN prepares a new set of goals to water and sanitation by 2030. Without a proper sanitation, the quality of drinking water cannot be secured as well as the quality of life cannot be improved. Further, we may not have healthy food for our healthy life. Ultimately, we may need a holistic approach with green concept to reduce the risks in our society.

To discuss and find solutions to these problems, AASSA and KAST are planning to hold a regional workshop on Sustainable Development Goal of Water and Sanitation after MDGs, which will focus on the following topics:

  • A holistic approach with green concept /importance of media and others
  • Nature of sanitation problems; people’s mind and the role of government
  • Institutional and legal framework on water and sanitation
  • Feasible technologies to treat water and to improve sanitation 
  • Case study for rainwater harvesting, arsenic removal and dry toilet
  • Benefits from sanitation. Its cost effectiveness and measurement
  • Business opportunities in water and sanitation.
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