Chief Executive, WaterAid
Today, more than ever before, there is a need for collaborative efforts to reset and reimagine inclusive and climate resilient water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities in our urban settlements, with a particular emphasis on low-income families.
Global Director – Water, WRI
The global pandemic makes it clearer than ever that we must do better to help all city residents meet their basic water and sanitation needs. We can accelerate WASH approaches that work, and we can ensure they are resilient to future challenges from climate change.
Global Director, Urban Development , WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities
A place-based approach makes it possible to bring together partners and integrate water access, rainwater harvesting, communal water points, public space and nature-based solutions that build resilience along with creating a better quality of life for disenfranchised communities.
Managing Director, India, Water.org
Access to affordable capital is one of the harbingers to ensure that households and enterprises in water and sanitation ecosystem are able to realize their true potential. Collaboration with aaco partners will provide joint efforts to catalyse commercial capital into the WASH sector, especially for those products that support environment conservation
India Country Coordinator, IRC
Providing sustainable WASH services can be complex and goes beyond creation of infrastructure. It is about engaging with various duty-bearers, stakeholders and most importantly communities, it is about maintenance, monitoring, making the service providers and authorities accountable to the policies and financial commitments. It is about learning and adapting. In short, it is about the complex network of actors and factors in the WASH universe, or WASH systems. Civil society has important contributions to make in building strong WASH systems, to ensure that everyone receives sustainable WASH services
Business and Finance Adviser, Take-a-Stake Fund
Entrepreneurs play a large role in bridging the huge gap that exists in access to WASH and waste management and we should enable these entrepreneurs to employ innovative ideas and implement sustainable, replicable and scalable solutions by providing funding and other resources
COO, FINISH Society
Sanitation has multiple impacts and can be a game-changer. Through improved sanitation one can not only have better health but also improve productivity, WASH business opportunities, etc. leading to improved quality of life. Through innovative approaches in faecal sludge management and waste management, one can close the loop leading to positive climate impacts. FINISH along with other stakeholders hopes to lead the way in creating scalable models in the above areas.