WASH Systems Symposium
The symposium will bring together systems thinkers and do-ers from within and beyond the water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) sector, to share an understanding of how systems approaches can help build sustainable and expanded WASH services around the world. The symposium seeks to stimulate more holistic thinking to help reveal opportunities for systemic change in the WASH sector. A primary objective is the identification of the current state-of-the-art thinking and experiences in WASH systems, the development of skills and tools for moving from theory to implementation of systems approaches, an elaboration of a shared agenda for taking the learning forward.
The symposium asks participants to share experiences of how they using systems thinking to address persistent challenges in WASH -- and how they measure systemic improvements. And through invited guests from other sectors, it will provide insight into how and with what tools systems thinking and systems strengthening are employed beyond WASH.