By Trisa Thompson, Chief Responsibility Officer, Dell
Imagine this… You put on a pair of virtual-reality glasses. You see a school in a poor, rural Chinese village. You turn your head to see inside the door and you find a group of students gathered in a small classroom, learning with technology.
Amsterdam will soon host the 5th WASH Sustainability Forum, where over 160 water, sanitation and hygiene professionals will discuss how to tackle sustainability challenges.
Sustainability is a hot topic in the development sector at large. In the water and sanitation sector, there have been a range of events, partnerships and websites dedicated to collectively recognising, understanding and addressing sustainability challenges. In March this year, for example, the Australian WASH sector organised the 'WASH for everyone, everywhere' conference in Brisbane exploring the topic in light of the post-2015 development agenda.
Forum with over 150 Attendees from nearly 30 Countries Convened Around Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sustainability
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, July 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Last week, representatives from local and national governments, multilateral organizations such as the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program and UNICEF, corporations, foundations, NGOs, and academia descended on Amsterdam for the fifth WASH Sustainability Forum. For two days, participants from around the globe shared knowledge and expertise on national and project level sustainability tools for water, sanitation, and hygiene.