World Water Day on March 22nd is right around the corner and will be marked by several events in New York and Washington D.C. See details and registration information below.
Wednesday, March 21st (8AM – 5PM)
Get Schooled on WASH is a day-long series of learning sessions, ranging from WASH 101 panels for those new to the field to more advanced sessions focusing on sustainability, financing, and partnerships. Each session builds on the one before, but can also be attended as a standalone. Detailed information about each session and registration information can be found here.
Location: World Bank (19th and H Streets, NW)
Thursday, March 22nd (5PM – 7PM)
A Drink to the World: Celebrating Success in Water and Sanitation is an evening celebration in honor of the achievements in the WASH sector. Political and cultural leaders will share personal stories about their work. Speakers will include:
- Greg Allgood, Director of Children’s Safe Water Drinking Program, Proctor & Gamble
- Simon Laari, Catholic Relief Service Ghana
- Peter Lochery, Water Team Director, CARE
- Treana Peake, Fashion Designer, Obakki Foundation
For more information and to RSVP, click here.
Location: Russell Senate Office Building at the Kennedy Caucus Room (Constitution Ave and 1st St, NE)
Friday, March 23rd (9AM – 4:30PM)
Water: The Global Challenge of Our Future is a day-long series of panels featuring academics, members of the private sector, government, the United Nations, and civil society devoted to examining the implications of the WASH crisis in a global context. Keynote speakers will include Forest Whitaker and Alexandra Cousteau.
The event is sponsored by The Melody for Dialogue Among Civilizations Association, in conjunction with NYU’s Center for Global Affairs. For more event and registration information, click here.
Location: New York University’s Center for Global Affairs (15 Barclay Street, 4th Floor)
Planning to attend these or other events on World Water Day? Tweet us about it! Our handle is @WASHfunders and we’d love to hear how you plan to spend World Water Day.