Title: Launch of the 2nd Edition of the Information Kit on the Guidelines for the Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture
Event type: Side Event
Date: 2010-09-05
Time: 17:45 - 18:45
Convenor: World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and International Development Research Centre (IDRC Canada)
Room: K16/17

Event Description
This 2nd edition of the information kit highlights new technical, methodological and procedural issues related to the Guidelines, responding to questions frequently received from WHO Member States: health-based targets, tolerable infection levels, on-farm risk reduction and sanitation safety plans.  Contributors to this kit will present their views with lots of opportunity for discussion.



Welcome and introduction and lessons learned from the field, Mark Redwood, IDRC


Towards more appropriate tolerable additional disease burdens. Prof. Duncan Mara, Leeds University


Applying the guidelines along the sanitation ladder. Dr Pay Drechsel, International Water Management Institute, Colombo, Sri Lanka


The economic value of wastewater irrigationDr Javier Mateo-Sagasta, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome


Sanitation Safety Plans: the concept Professor Thor-Axel Stenström, SEI, Stockholm, Sweden


Questions and answers Moderated by Robert Bos



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