Join us at World Water Week at the following sessions:

Shared sanitation: when individual toilets aren’t enough

Sunday 26 August, 4pm

Join our Director of Research & Evaluation, Guy Norman, in a session convened by WSUP, the World Bank Group, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany, WaterAid, University of Leeds and World Health Organisation. Read more.

Read our policy brief on how we can define shared sanitaiton

An integrated approach to peri-urban sanitation and hygiene in Maputo

The ripple effect: empowering women through water

Tuesday 28 August, 2pm

Join our CEO Neil Jeffery, in a session convened by The Coca-Cola Company, United States Agency for International Development, Global Water Challenge, Water and Development Alliance. Read more.

Faecal waste and its mysterious movement through urban ecosystems

Tuesday 28 August, 4pm

WSUP’s Guy Norman discusses existing research on faecal pathogen pathways in an event co-convened with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, University of Technology Sydney, Emory University, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, The World Bank Group, Sanergy, SNV and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit. Read more.

Download our policy brief on faecal pathogen pathways in urban environments

Enabling environments for inclusive city wide sanitation: a conceptual framework

Wednesday 29 August, 9am

Join WSUP’s Head of Research & Learning, Sam Drabble; Sibongile Ndaba, WSUP Zambia Business Development Lead; Eden Mati, WSUP Kenya Programme Coordinator; and members from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Lusaka Water and Sewerage Company to discuss a new framework for conceptualising and evaluating urban WASH sector functionality. Read more.

Download our topic brief on city wide sanitation in Lusaka

Download a guide to strengthening the enabling environment for FSM

Innovative taxation models for urban ecosystem sanitation

Wednesday 29 August, 2pm

WSUP’s Guy Norman and Eden Mati explore factors affecting the willingness of  Kenyan water utility customers to pay a tax-like sanitation surcharge and related research from Ghana and Mozambique in this event co-convened with the World Bank Group, Overseas Development Institute, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Water Services Trust Fund, Kenya Water and Sanitation Civil Societies Network, Aquaya, African Population and Health Research Center, Water Services Regulatory Board Kenya. Read more.

Download our policy brief which evaluates the willingness of Kenyan water utility customers to pay a pro-poor sanitation surcharge

Beyond Toilets: Moving to ODF+ in Indian cities

Wednesday 29 August, 5pm

Join WSUP’s Neil Jeffery, CEPT University and Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation who will be presenting on cities that have moved from ODF to ODF+ and are becoming ODF++. Read more.

A ward-by-ward approach to eliminating open defecation: experience from Visakhapatnam

WASH4Work: Tools to accelerate business action on WASH

Thursday 30 August, 9am

WASH4Work members including UNICEF, Unilever and WaterAid will discuss business involvement in the delivery of WASH services. Read more.

The SDG debating game

Thursday 30 August, 2pm

Join WSUP’s Guy Norman and SNV, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, University of Technology Sydney, GIZ, Sustainable Sanitation Alliance, IHE Delft in this debate. Read more.

Visit our page on the World Water Week website

Could you run an urban sanitation business? Visit us at our stand at any point during the week and find out with our simulation.

The Bottom Line

WSUP team at World Water Week

Lord Paul Boateng, Chair

Neil Jeffery, CEO

Yaver Abidi, Managing Director of WSUP Advisory

Jeremy Horner, Director of Programmes

Guy Norman, Director of Research & Evaluation

Eden Mati, Programme Coordinator, Kenya

Sibongile Ndaba, Business Development Lead, Zambia

Sam Drabble, Head of Research & Learning

Emily Goulborn, Head of Partnerships

Steve Metcalfe, Head of Communications

If you would like to set up meetings with any of the WSUP team members, please contact