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The theme, "SUSTAINABLE SANITATION - We Can't Wait" underlines the critical importance of sanitation in community health, economic growth, food security, and the alleviation of poverty. Join us in Singapore!


Our keynote speaker: Jack Sim Founder and Director, World Toilet Organization

Jack Sim is globally renowned as Mr Toilet. Jack Sim grew up in a slum in Singapore and although he did not have a university degree, this did not stop him from starting a series of profitable businesses. He retired from his businesses at the age of forty to dedicate himself to humanitarian causes. When he saw 2.6 billions people without proper sanitation, he founded the World Toilet Organization in 2001 and transformed the taboo of Toilets and Sanitation into a media darling mobilizing politicians, governments, celebrities and funds to give Sanitation its own agenda on the global stage. Jack graduated at the age of fifty-six with a Master in Public Policy in Singapore and later from Singularity University in the United States of America. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and Fellow at Singapore University of Social Science.
 
 

 

Sanitation and Polio Eradication

 

Plenary Presenter Aziz Memon, Rotary Club of Karachi, knows first-hand how sustainable sanitation and clean water reduce the Polio virus in the community, specifically in Orangi Town, one of the most underprivileged urban slums.

 
 
 
 

Ann Thomas - Senior WASH Advisor

As an environmental engineer with over two decades of experience in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, Ann focuses on urban sanitation and innovative financing approaches. Ann Thomas, Senior WASH Advisor for UNICEF, will provide her unique perspective on sustainable sanitation at the World Water Summit.

 

 

 

 


Michael Fernando, General Chair, WWS16

 
Michael Fernando was District Governor in D1200 (in South West England) when the war in Ukraine broke out, during 2022. As a Paediatrician (Pediatrician), he helped a club in his District obtain medical supplies to fill a lorry driving to Ukraine, through the International Rotary Fellowship of Healthcare Professionals.
 
Borys Bodnar from RC Ukraine Unity was helping with logistics for Rotary in Ukraine and asked Michael if knew of anyone who could help Rotary in Ukraine with water. Through the ‘Magic of Rotary’ Michael was able to put Borys in touch with key players in HANWASH (the Rotary project to provide clean water to Haiti), as well as WASH RAG. Through this process, Michael ended up chairing the Ukraine International Rotary Water group, which has worked on water projects in Ukraine, including mobile water filtration units, water filter provision and a multi country Disaster Response Grant to provide a Reverse Osmosis Unit in Mykolaiv. The group includes leaders of the Ukraine District WASH team, Mark Gitelman and Borys Bodnar, as well as Past RI Director Katerina Kotsali-Papadomitriou.
 
Michael is the chair of the World Water Summit for WASH RAG. On a different note, Michael has also worked with projects to train trainers in Neonatal Resuscitation (Helping Babies Breathe) in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
 

 

Erica Gwynn, Area of Focus Manager in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Rotary International

 
Erica earned her Bachelors in Biology, and Masters in Toxicology & Environmental Health from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and has focused her career on water and its connection to public health and ecology.
 
As a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar, she conducted independent research on the ecological and socio-economic links between heavy metals in Lake Chapala, Mexico, and the dietary habits of local populations.
 
Most recently, she has concentrated her efforts on a multi-village Biosand Filter and WASH initiative throughout Ecuador. She now works for Rotary International as the Area of Focus Manager in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and Manager of the RI/USAID Alliance.
 

 

WWS16 SCHEDULE

Friday, May 24, 2024 Singapore

TIMES SHOWN BELOW ARE SIGNAPORE, (UTC+08:00)
REFER TO INTERNATIONAL TIME CHART BELOW FOR OTHER TIMES

 
7:15a - 8:00a
REGISTRATION / COFFEE / NETWORKING
 
8:00a
WELCOME
Michael Fernando, Chair World Water Summit
 
8:20a
PLENARY #1
Inspirational Introduction to Sanitation
Keynote Speaker; Jack Sim, Founder and Director, World Toilet Organization
 
8:40a
Message from UNICEF
Ann Thomas
, Senior WASH Advisor UNICEF via Video
 
9:00a
Sanitation Flow Diagram
Presented by, Kettie Harawa, Water for People, Malawi
Understanding the “system”, the environment and business opportunities. —improved sanitation-3 different kinds of toilets.
 
9:18a
Stories/Cases - Actual Business Opportunities in Sanitation Flow
  • 9:18a - Containment, presented by Stew Martin, David Alexander, Dinesh, Valentin Post
  • 9:40a - Emptying & Transport, presented by Stew and team
  • 10:00a - Treatmentpresented by Stew and team
10:30a
BREAK / NETWORKING
 
11:00a
Stories/Cases Continued
  • 11:00a - Refuse-Disposal-Salepresented by Stew and team
11:40a
The Case for Sustained Behavior Change-Cultural Shift
presented by Srikanth and Ajay Sinha
 
12:10a
LUNCH / MEET OUR SPONSORS / NETWORKING
 
1:05p
PLENARY #2
Sanitation and Polio Eradication
Keynote Speaker; Aziz Memon, Trustee 2020-24; The Rotary Foundation, Member; Rotary Club of Karachi Pakistan
 
1:15p
Business Models & Opportunities 
Example of how Rotarians can use these ideas
  • Round table discussion and audience Q&A
    • moderated by Patrick Coleman and Abdul Alhassan
    • Panelist: Jack Sim, Valentin Post
 
1:55p
Advocacy: A Role for Rotarians?
presented by; John Oldfield
 
2:15p
Breakouts - How can Rotary members engage or help to develop multi-stakeholder partnerships to address sanitation issues, particularly partnerships that engage the private sector in more meaningful ways?
  • Room 1 
    • CED leaders attend (Carl Treleavan and Peter Ver?) – discuss how to blend of CED & WASH – promote this to CED members; ask how it can work in regions.
  • ROOM 2  
    • Dinesh lead discussion Sanitation & Business, starting with his region; group discuss how can it work in other locations.
2:55p
Return
 
3:00p
Resources and Opportunities
Presented by; Stew Martin
 
3:10p
Innovation and Looking to the Future
Presented by; Erin McCusker, SATO
 
3:20p
Integrating Sanitation into Development Programs
Presented by; Faiz Kidwai, Director, Rotary International
 
3:35p
BREAK / NETWORKING
 
4:00p
Rotarians in Ukraine Addressing WASH in a Conflict Zone
Presented by; Dr. Olha Paliychuk, MD, Phd, DMSc
 
 
4:10p
Rotary’s WASH STRATEGIC PLAN with Q&A
Presented by; Erica Gwynn, WASH Area of Focus Manager, Rotary International
 
4:40p
CLOSING PLENARY
Keynote Speaker: Mário César Martins de Camargo, President Nominee, Rotary International
 
4:50p
Closing Remarks
Michael Fernando, Chair, World Water Summit 16
 
 
updated 5-10-24
 
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