Pacific WASH Webinars

Series: Pacific WASH Webinars

Pacific WASH Webinars

26 November 2020 to 31 December 2023

The Pacific WASH Webinar Series is a collaboration between the ADB and the Pacific Water and Wastewater Association (PWWA) with its member utilities supported through WASH Regional TA-6551 Strengthening WASH Practices and Hygiene Behavioral Change in the Pacific

The webinar series serves as a regional platform to advance knowledge and learning in utility operations and the broader WASH sector practice. It draws on the knowledge of a wide range of subject matter experts as well as the Pacific utilities who share their expertise and experience in a dynamic format. The workshop uses interactive learning tools and encourages collaborative discussions to explore key issues, and disseminate good practices and experiences. TA-6551 provides more in-depth follow on support to participating utilities on specific webinar topics on a demand basis.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
01 Jan 2024 28 February 2024 Water Tariffs in the Pacific: A Current Snapshot of Issues
Water utilities provide services to most households in urban areas across the Pacific region (excluding Papua New Guinea). The regulation of water supply...
01 Jan 2024 17 April 2024 Operationalizing Water Tariffs to Ensure Equity and Affordability in the Pacific
Water utilities were tasked with the challenge of collecting sufficient income to deliver an agreed or expected level of service to their customers while...
01 Jan 2024 26 June 2024 Pacific WASH Webinar: Building Successful Utility-Landowner Partnerships for Reliable WASH Services
Providing safe and reliable water services to the public requires water utilities and natural resource management agencies to secure long-term access ...
01 Jan 2024 07 August 2024 Asset Condition Assessment
01 Jan 2024 02 October 2024 Tackling NRW with BCC Webinar
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
01 Jan 2023 29 November 2023 Harnessing Digital Technologies To Improve Water Utility Performance
Digital technology is revolutionizing how we manage water, offering opportunities to improve water security and resilience for water utilities worldwide...
01 Jan 2023 18 October 2023 Celebrating Global Handwashing Day with Water Utilities in the Pacific
Effective handwashing isn't possible without flowing water. While many water utilities do not consider being in the business of hand hygiene, they are...
01 Jan 2023 5 July 2023 Role of Water Utilities in Supporting Rural WASH
In the Pacific, rural WASH is often managed at a community level by Village Water Committees, local government or similar. Water utilities are supporting...
01 Jan 2023 17 May 2023 Groundwater Assessments to Support Planning and Resilience
Groundwater is increasingly seen as an alternative resource where surface water is becoming more vulnerable to droughts and other climate-related impacts...
01 Jan 2023 22 March 2023 Non-Revenue Water
Reducing water losses and improving the efficiency of the water supply is a top priority for water utilities around the world. A well-performing water...
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
23 Mar 2022 30 November 2022 On-Site Sanitary Behaviors
Achieving SDG target 6.2 of universal access to adequate and equitable sanitation requires faecal waste to be safely contained, transported, and treated...
23 Mar 2022 17 August 2022 Pacific Utilities Delivering WASH Services in Peri-Urban Areas
As Pacific Island countries continue to urbanize, the provision of safely managed water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services becomes increasingly ...
23 Mar 2022 8 June 2022 Inclusive WASH Workplaces in the Pacific
Access to water and sanitation services is vital for everyone, but some parts of our communities need special consideration. Although women and girls ...
23 Mar 2022 27 April 2022 Water Safety Plans: Pacific Case Studies
Thousands of people in the Pacific still lack access to safely managed household drinking water (JMP 2020), leaving them vulnerable to disease. Over the...
23 Mar 2022 23 February 2022 Citywide Inclusive Sanitation: Pacific Applications
Across the Pacific, 71% of Islanders have access to basic sanitation services (JMP 2020, excluding PNG). Lack of safe sanitation access is not only a ...
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
26 Nov 2020 17 November 2021 Building Water Resilience in a Changing Climate
This Pacific WASH Webinar wasabout building resilience to the impacts of climate change focusing on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM). Climate...
26 Nov 2020 1 October 2021 Wastewater Surveillance: Helpful in the Pacific for COVID-19 Response and Beyond?
Wastewater surveillance has been successfully used to monitor pathogen presence, persistence, and occurrence patterns within populations. Since the COVID...
26 Nov 2020 18 August 2021 Practical Tools and Tips on Mainstreaming Gender for Water Utilities
Access to clean water is vital for everyone, but some groups need special consideration. One such group is women and girls, who are often responsible ...
26 Nov 2020 30 June 2021 A Closer Look at Chlorination
Chlorination has been used as a method of disinfecting drinking water for over 100 years and remains one of the most widely used technologies throughout...
26 Nov 2020 26 May 2021 A Closer Look at Water Quality for Public Health
Water quality is closely linked to public health outcomes.The reduction in illness from improved water quality leads to improved social and economic outcomes...
26 Nov 2020 14 April 2021 Improving Services to Customers in the Pacific: Condition Assessments
The workshop was based on the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) manual Condition Assessment and Asset Performance Guidelines – ...
26 Nov 2020 12 March 2021 Water Safety Plans, Building Long Term Cultural Change and Resilience to Pandemics
Water Safety Plans provide the building blocks for creating safe water supply systems for our communities. If implemented using an engagement model it...
26 Nov 2020 23 February 2021 Financial Sustainability of Water Utilities and the Impacts of COVID-19
The team from Wedgewood White, PaulWebber, and Paul Whitesharedtheir experiences about the financial impacts of COVID-19 and some of the strategies that...
26 Nov 2020 3 February 2021 Strategies for Supplying Water to Informal Areas and Handwashing in Public Places
The workshop provided information on the range of designs that have been implemented around the world to support improved handwashing. While this has ...
26 Nov 2020 26 November 2020 Introduction to Pandemic Planning 
The Pandemic Response plan is one of many plans that a utility has to develop to ensure that services can be maintained during a disruptive event. The...
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
14 Apr 2023 Online Training Good Enough Guide to On-Site Sanitation in the Pacific
This is a recording of the Good Enough Guide to On-Site Sanitation in the Pacific training delivered by the Asian Development Bank at the Water and WASH...

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