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Monitoring & Evaluation Presentations at 2012 UNC Water & Health Conference

By Susan Davis, Executive Director, Improve International

One of the themes of this year’s Water and Health Conference is monitoring and evaluation. Below I’ve listed side events and presentations that are related to monitoring, evaluation, indicators, and learning (at least what I can tell from the titles). Improve International is proud to be collaborating with several organizations at this conference (see events in blue). I look forward to seeing you there!

For the overall conference program click here.

Monday October 29

8:30 am – 10:15 am – Planning & Monitoring for Greater Sustainability: Rural and Urban Perspectives on Sustainable Solutions for Improved WASH Services. Convened by Rotary International, Aguaconsult, Building Partnerships for Development, Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor, USAID WASHplus Project, and

10:45 am – 12:15 pm – Establishing Common Indicators for WASH. Convened by Improve International, Water For People, A Child’s Right, Blue Planet Network, Water 1st and IRC

1:15 pm – 5:00 pm – Building Blocks for WASH: How Well are We Addressing Sustainability? Convened by WASH Advocates, GWC, Aguaconsult, IRC, and Improve International

1:15 pm – 3:00 pm – Monitoring Equity and Pro-Poor Performance – Inputs, Outputs, and Outcomes. Convened by SHARE, UNICEF, WHO, WSSCC and UNC Water Institute

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Indicators for the Human Right to Water. Convened by UNC Water Institute

Tuesday October 30

8:30 am – 10:15 am – Evidence Based Decision Making for WASH Investments. Convened by Clarissa Brocklehurst

10:45 am – 12:15 pm – After the MDGs: Post-2015 Indicators and Monitoring for Urban WASH. Convened by UNC Water Institute and UNICEF

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm [WASH in Schools track] Impact of a School-Base Water Supply and Treatment, Hygiene, and Sanitation Program on Pupil Diarrhea: A Cluster Randomized Trial. Matthew Freeman, Emory University ; Impact of a School-Base Hygiene Promotion and Sanitation Intervention on Pupil Hand Contamination in Western Kenya: A Cluster Randomized Trial. Leslie Green, Emory University

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm [Ecosystem Protection & Drinking Water Safety] Examples of Cross-Program Approaches for Sharing Drinking Water Indicators, Danette Boezio, RTI International

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm [WASH and Child Health] Impact of a Combined Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Intervention on Environmental Fecal Contamination and Child Parasite Infections in Western Kenya, Amy Pickering, Stanford University

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm [Poster presentation] Collective Impact: Do WASH partnerships create more impact than organizations working independently? And how do you measure that? Susan Dundon, Millennium Water Alliance and Susan Davis, Improve International

Wednesday October 31

9:45 am – 10:45 am [WASH and Child Health] Randomized, Controlled Intervention Trial of a Village Level Intervention to Promote Handwashing with Soap in Rural Indian Households, Adam Biran, LSHTM ; Assessing Water Filtration and Safe Storage in Households with Young Children of HIV-Positive Mothers: a Randomized, Controlled Trial in Zambia, Rachel Peletz, LSHTM

11:15 am – 12:15 pm [Beyond 2015: Realizing Universal Access and Human Rights] – Best Practice in Hygiene Promotion Programmes: an Evaluation Template to Determine the Cost-Effectiveness of Different Strategies, Dr. Juliet Waterkeyn, Africa AHEAD; A Global Review of Capacity Building Organizations in Water and Sanitation for Developing Countries, Melinda Foran, CAWST

11:15 am – 12:15 pm [Sanitation Achievable and Sustainable to All] Special Challenges in Designing a Health Impact Evaluation of Rural Sanitation: A Cluster-Randomized Trial in Orissa, India, Thomas Clasen, JD, PhD, LSHTM; Sustainability of a School Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Intervention Two Years Following Implementation in Nyanza Province, Kenya, Richard Rheinghans, Emory University

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm [Southeastern US Water Challenges] Assessing Contaminant Intrusion in the City of Atlanta Distribution System Using and Automated Monitoring and Sampling Device, Dr. Ethell Vereen, Jr., Emory University

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm [M&E for Sustainability] Lessons Learned Using a Mobile Data Application for Monitoring in a Household Water Program Employing Biosand Filters, Ray Cantwell, Samaritans Purse; Sustainability Check: A Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Programme Monitoring Tool, Kristen Downs, UNC Chapel Hill

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm [Governance] Governance as a Predictive Indicator for Water Point Sustainability: Results from Ethiopia and Mozambique, Peter Lochery, CARE

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm [Household Centered WASH] Sustainability and Scalability of Ceramic Water Filters in Households with Inadequate Piped Water: Evidence from Honduras, Dr. Georgia Kayser, UNC Chapel Hill

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm [Water Supply & Water Quality] Development and Evaluation of Behavior Change Campaigns to Increase Fluoride-free Water Consumption: 3 Field Studies in Rural Ethiopia, Alexandra Huber, EAWAG; Resilient Infrastructure for Water Treatment: A Comparative Evaluation of AguaClara Plants and Package Plants in Honduras, Victoria King, Cornell University

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm [Poster presentation] A novel way to promote accountability in WASH: the first Water & Sanitation Accountability Forum and plans for the future, Marla Smith-Nilson, Water 1st and Susan Davis, Improve International

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm [Poster presentation] Mapping the way: testing methods to map water points in developing countries, Lily Ponitz, Allie George, Emma Bones, Georgia Institute of Technology [my summer interns]

Thursday November 1

9:45 am – 10:45 am [Making Sanitation Benefits Achievable and Sustainable for All] An ME& System for Measuring Compliance of Rural Water and Sanitation Projects in South Africa with National Policy, Design Standards, and Norms, L.C. Duncker, CSIR; Evaluation of Strengthening the Enabling Environment for Large Scale Sustainable Rural Sanitation Programs, Eduardo Perez, WSP

9:45 am – 10:45 am [M&E for Sustainability] Monitoring & Evaluation for Sustainable Scale-up: the Case of Dispensers for Safe Water, Jeremy Hand, Innovations for Poverty Action; Sustainability of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Interventions in Communities in Central America, Rick Gelting, CDC

11:15 am – 12:15 pm [Making Sanitation Benefits Achievable and Sustainable for All] Community Led Total Sanitation: A Comprehensive Review of the Approach, Its Effectiveness and the Role of Key Internal Actors, Marissa Streyle, UNC-Chapel Hill; Factors Associated with Achieving and Sustaining Open Defecation Free Communities: Learning from East Java, Nilanjana Mukherjee, WSP

11:15 am – 12:15 pm [[M&E for Sustainability] Remotely Accessible In-Situ Instrumentation to Improve Accountability in Public Health Interventions, Evan Thomas, Portland State University

Friday November 2

8:30 am -12:15 pm – Measuring Hygiene Behavior Change – A Decade of Community Health Club Case Studies. Convened by Africa AHEAD

8:30 am – 10:15 am – Water Quality and Emerging Contaminants: How to Assess, Improve, and Inform through Measurements. Convened by National Institute of Standards and Technology

10:45 am – 12:15 pm – Networking Session and Forum for mWASH Implementers. Convened by Pacific Institute

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