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This page features current news relating to the Water Institute and the WaSH community. Use the menu on the left to access our newsletter archive and other features of interest.


Global Photography Contest Calendars Available With Donation

The Water Institute’s global photography contest, "Reflections," yielded beautiful, uplifting and thought-provoking photos focused on water, human health and development. The best images including this year's winners are in our 2012 calendar. To preview the images included in our calendar as well as the art contest winners, please click here. Receive the calendar and help to sustain the work of the Water Institute with your gift of $25 or more. Click here to find out how to donate.


HRH the Prince of Orange Recognized UNC's Research at Bonn2011 Conference

At the opening ceremonies of the Bonn2011 Nexus Conference, remarks given by His Royal Highness Prince of Orange in his capacity as Chair of the United Nations Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB), noted UNC research addressing sanitation insecurity. Excerpt of his remarks


UNC Professor DiGiano Presented AEESP Founders’ Award

Francis A. DiGiano, UNC professor of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, was awarded the Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors Founders’ Award. This award recognizes a member of AEESP who has made a lasting and extraordinary impact on environmental engineering education and practice. AEESP Newsletter article


Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage Network March Newsletter Released

Read the March HWTS newsletter currently hosted on the Water Institute site is now available.


AWRA Conference Announcements

The Water Institute thanks AWRA for sharing our conference news with their members. AWRA conferences that may be of interest to recipients of this newsletter include:

Spring Specialty Conference: Managing Climate Change Impacts on Water Resources: Adaptation Issues, Options & Strategies, April 18-20, 2011, Baltimore, MD

Summer Specialty Conference: Integrated Water Resources Management: The Emperor's New Clothes or Indispensible Process, June 27-29, 2011, Snowbird, UT

Annual Water Resources Conference, November 7-10, 2011, Albuquerque, NM
Submit Abstracts by May 13, 2011


Prize for emerging author from a lower income country published in the Journal of WaSH for Development includes sponsorship to 2011 Water and Health Conference

The Water Institute at UNC is pleased to offer a prize to the best paper published by IWA's new Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development. The prize will fund up to $1500 of the costs of the author's participation in the 2011 UNC Water and Health Conference.


Save the Date - 2011 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy

Mark your calendars for the 2011 Water and Health: Where Science Meets Policy Conference from October 3-7, 2011 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA. The 2010 conference brought together over 400 people from over 50 countries to address critical concerns facing drinking water, sanitation, hygiene and water resources. In 2011, we'll address these issues from an inter-disciplinary perspective spanning science, policy, human rights, practice, financing and economics. Join individuals and experts from academia, industry, NGOs, government and foundations to deal with critical concerns relevant to both the developing and developed worlds.