Sustainable sanitation services for all: how to involve the different political levels to implement an integrated sanitation chain approach

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1.2 MSP - Sustainable Sanitation Services for All: How to Involve the Different Political Levels to Implement an Integrated Sanitation Chain Approach

Sanitation is vital for the betterment of public health and social development. But in low and middle income countries, billions of people still lack access to improved sanitation and sustainable sanitation service delivery. Evacuation and treatment are also rarely taken into consideration. And in developed countries, a great deal of efforts still needs to be made in order to prevent poor wastewater treatment’s impacts on ecosystems. That’s why to reach the Millennium Development Goals, and to bring about widespread social and environmental benefits, an integrated approach towards sanitation and wastewater management is needed.

But how can national and local stakeholders facilitate the effective implementation of the whole sanitation chain approach on their territory?

How can they construct their own strategic vision in order to plan their actions for developing the service to the users-citizen and how shall we strengthen up their capacities?


10’ Introduction on the PFA’s framework and on the debate

• Uschi EID - Vice Chair (United Nations Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB))

• Bruno VALFREY-VISSER - Managing Director (Hydroconseil)

50’ Improving access to integrated sanitation services: each stakeholder has a role to play!

• Sanitation challenge at national level: from Millennium Development Goals to National sanitations plans and policies, Arba Jules OUEDRAOGO - Technical adviser (Office National de l’Eau et de l’Assainissement)

• What is the role and the involvement of local authorities from Africa in developing an integrated sanitation chain in their territory with all stakeholders?, Jean Pierre ELONG M’BASSI - Executive Secretary (United Cities and Local Government Africa)

• What messages do we have that mobilise people to take action and work together?, Sarantuyaa ZANDARYAA - Programme Specialist (UNESCO IHP)


• Boubacar MACINA - Director (Assistance aux Adductions d’Eau Potable (2AEP))

• Jacques OLIVIER - Director General (Syndicat Interdépartemental pour l’Assainissement de l’Agglomération Parisienne (SIAAP))

• Sonia KNAUER - . (Prefeitura de Belo Horizonte)

50’ Going to commitments

• Proposals of commitments for sanitation from the Core Group, Christophe LE JALLE - Coordinator (pS-Eau) Plenary

• Emmanuel NGIKAM - Coordinator (ENSP Yaoundé) • Abdou Ouhou DODO - Mayor (City of Tahoua) • Jonathan PARKINSON - Programmes Manager Sanitation, Water Quality and Health (IWA)

Facilitated by: David SCHAUB-JONES (BPDW)

Improved Access to Integrated Sanitation for All
6th World Water Forum
"What do I do when my toilet pit is full?" - Sanitation in developing countries should not be restricted to latrines
Comprehensive Monitoring of Appropriate Wastewater Treatment at National and Global Level
Integrated Sanitation for All - a call for concerted action
National Sanitation Planning
How can Local authorities lead local sanitation planning strategies, by involving all stakeholders?

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