While significant progress has been made over the past five years through the sustainability-forum-series WASH Sustainability Fora events, many organizations still have difficulties translating broad discussions into programming. Additionally, these fora have seen a focus placed on sustainability for water services, with limited attention to sanitation and hygiene. Building off of the previous events, the 2014 WASH Sustainability Forum provided a platform for introducing practical approaches and tools for applying sanitation, hygiene, and water sustainability principles. Overview of the 2014 WASH Forum. The 2014 WASH Sustainability Forum, held in Amsterdam, continued discussions about WASH sector sustainability by focusing on practical tools and approaches useful to sector stakeholders in their daily operations.The Forum was organized by SustainableWASH.org, a consortium of organisations including Aguaconsult, Global Water Challenge, IRC and WASH Advocates. Additional support in organizing this Forum has been provided by a wide array of experts, as well as advisors including UNICEF, the Netherlands government Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS), the World Banks Water and Sanitation Program, and Helveta.
2014 WASH Sustainability Forum