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.

Programme:

17:45

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

17:55

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

18:05

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

18:15

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

18:25

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

18:35

Questions and answers Moderated by Robert Bos

18:45

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