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Everything starts with WASH! From education to disease prevention to peace, water, sanitation, and hygiene are requirements. Join us to be inspired and learn about all things WASH!
 
UPDATED - NEW PRICING! Thanks to an amazing result with our sponsors we are able to offer greatly reduced pricing for WWS15.  (If you registered at an earlier higher rate we will be issuing a refund.)
 
  • Registration is now just $75 USD and includes a year's membership in WASH RAG.
  • Rotaractor registration is just $25 and includes a year's membership in WASH RAG.
  • Virtual Attendance - Plenary Sessions and Breakouts - $25

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For inquiries about your registration or the event, please email: info@wasrag.org
 

The theme, "It all starts with WASH" underlines the critical importance of water, sanitation, and hygiene to community health, economic growth, food security, and the alleviation of poverty. Join us in Melbourne!


Our keynote speaker is Mark Balla, the Toilet Warrior.

Mark has seen the lives of hundreds of thousands of school students, their families and their communities, changed for the better thanks to the provision of WASH infrastructure and education. 
 
In 2017 he was inducted into the World Toilet Organization Hall of Fame by his friend and mentor Mr. Toilet himself. Singaporean Jack Sim, founder of the World Toilet Organization. 
 
Mark is a passionate public speaker, especially when it comes to WASH in Schools and Behavior Change in the world of WASH. In his nine years as a Rotarian, he has spoken at seventeen District Conferences in Australia, the USA, and India, at Ravi Ravindran's Presidential Summit on WASH & Literacy, and at over 100 Rotary Clubs. He delivered a TED talk, and presented at World Water Summits in Sao Paulo, Toronto and Hamburg.
 
Mark, a member of the Rotary Club of Box Hill Central in District 9810 in Australia, was a member of the WASH-RAG board for six years and is a member of the Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisors. 
 
 

 

WWS15 Program Schedule

(Tentative as of 02/01/2023)
 
7:00 - 8:30
REGISTRATION / COFFEE / NETWORKING
 
8:30 - 8:40
WELCOME
 
8:40 - 9:40
PLENARY #1
Mark Balla, Rotarian and Author, A Journey to the Toilet
 
9:40 - 10:10
BREAK / NETWORKING
 
10:10 - 11:45
BREAKOUTS
  • Track #1 WASH & Hygiene
  • Track #2 WASH & Healthcare Facilities
  • Track #3 WASH in Schools
     
11:45 - 1:00
LUNCH
  • $2500 WASH Grant Winners
  • Other Rotary Action Groups
  • Authors
  • Cadre
  • Sponsors 
 
1:00 - 2:00
PLENARY #2
Barry Rassin, PRIP & TRF Chair-elect,  Rotary Overcomes All Challenges to Make Transformational Change
 
2:00 - 2:30
BREAK / NETWORKING
 
2:30 - 3:55
BREAKOUT SESSIONS
  • Track #4  WASH & Community Development
  • Track #5  WASH and Disease Prevention
  • Track #6  CADRES as a resource for Project and Global Grant Planning
     
4:05 - 4:45
CLOSING PLENARY
Speaker: TBA
 
5:00 - 6:00
RECEPTION / SPONSORS / NETWORKING
 
 
Where
Rendezvous Hotel
328 Flinders Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Australia