Pacific WASH Webinars
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 webinars cover a range of topics selected on-demand and aligned with the WASH Regional TA-6551 objectives of (i) supporting utilities to improve WASH conditions and services in their communities and (ii) strengthening utilities’ resilience to the future pandemics and natural disasters.
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.
|Date||Session / Activity||Presentation Material||Speaker(s)|
|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...
|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||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||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||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||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||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||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||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...