Stockholm World Water Week, TNI Seminar on Pro-Poor Urban Water and Sanitation Provision

22 August 2011
22 August 2011

This event is co-organised by TNI and the Reclaiming Public Water Network, and will take place as part of Stockholm World Water Week, from 21 - 27 August 2011. For more information about this event please visit their website.

Key issues to address:

  • What is pro-poor service delivery?
  • How do we assess it?
  • How can networks and WOPs help scale it up?


15:30 Introduction and workshop overview. Tom Williams, IWA

PART I: What is pro-poor provision?

15:40   Pro-poor service unit for Nairobi Water. Philip Gichuki, Nairobi Water, Kenya

15:55   Why Transparency, Accountability and Participation is essential to service delivery to the poor. Luis Babiano, Asociación Estatal de Operadores Públicos de Agua y Saneamiento (AEOPAS)

16:10   Questions and answers

PART II: How do we assess pro-poor provision?

16:25   PROBE: An emerging benchmarking system for assessing and promoting sustainable water supply and sanitation services to the urban poor. Maarten Blokland, UNESCO-IHE, The Netherlands

16:40   Measuring and Improving Access to WATSAN services for the Poor in India. Meera Mehta, CEPT University, India

16:55   Questions and answers

17:10   Break

PART III: WOPs and Networking for pro-poor provision?

17:30   Networking for pro-poor service delivery Samir Bensaid, ONEP of Institut International de l'Eau et de l'Assainissement (ONEP) Morroco

17:45   Catalysing expansion of water services to Indonesia's urban poor. Risse Jose Maynilad, Water Services, Philippines

18:00   How WOPs support pro-poor service delivery in practice. Faraj Al-Awar, GWOPA, Kenya

18:15   Panel discussion

Suggested panelists:

  • Khaldon Khashman, ACWUA, Jordan
  • Teun Bastemeijer, Water Integrity Network, Germany
  • David Boys, Public Services International, Switzerland
  • Jan Janssens, JJC Consulting, Switzerland
  • Paul Reiter, IWA, The Netherlands
  • Bert Diphoorn, UNHABITAT, Kenya

18:45   Close of seminar