Urban WASH

Safe Water for South Asia, urban WASHWith the rapid pace of urbanization in South Asia, there is a critical need to improve not only the current inadequate water supply and sanitation services but also plan and meet future demand. As this demand increases at an accelerated pace, the issues to connect the supply and demand are being mired in various questions related to water availability, water quality, public health and hygiene, and cost-effective water provision and management.  urbanWASH is a recently launched initiative by ISAS designed to showcase various events and speakers focused on addressing the urgent need of urban water and sanitation issues in South Asia. UC Berkeley water specialist Prof. Isha Ray, is the lead faculty of this initiative. 

Award

ISAS won the prestigious Obama-Singh Award for Sustainable Indian Water Infrastructure Project: A Systems Approach (2014-2017): A collaboration between UC Berkeley water experts Isha Ray and Kara Nelson and Centre for Technology Alternatives for Rural Areas (IIT-Bombay). Papers & Articles published/accepted under this collaboration are:

Media

  • Gender Equality: A View from the Loo. TEDxBerkeley talk by Isha Ray on Feb 16, 2016. Too often, we think of gender equality in terms of associated “hot button” words—education, pay, civil rights. But we neglect an essential part of the female experience—dignity in access to toilets, which has profound implications for achieving gender equality. In this talk, Isha Ray, Co-Director of the Berkeley Water Center, shares the experiences of women worldwide and why we need to revolutionize our understanding of women’s issues.
  • An ISAS Report on safe water related cutting edge research work and projects going on at UC Berkeley.

Key Talks:

Conferences

Professors at UC Berkeley working in Urban WASH

Lisa Alvarez-Cohen

Lisa Alvarez-Cohen

John M. Colford

John M. Colford

Jason Corburn

Jason Corburn

Ashok Gadgil

Ashok Gadgil

Slawomir Hermanowicz

Slawomir Hermanowicz

Arpad Horvath

Arpad Horvath

Matt Kondolf

Matt Kondolf

Kara Nelson

Kara Nelson

Alison Post

Alison Post

John Radke

John Radke

Isha Ray

Isha Ray

David Sedlak

David Sedlak

David Sunding

David Sunding

Sally Thompson

Sally Thompson

David Zilberman

David Zilberman


UC Berkeley Safe Water, Sanitation, & Urbanization Projects


Information Centers on Water and India

India waterportal

India Water Portal

India Environmental Portal

India Environmental Portal


Independent Research and Project

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California Water Environment Association

Pacific Institute logo

The Pacific Institute: Water and Sustainability

Water Environment Federation logo

Water Environment Federation

Sanitation and Water for All

Sanitation and Water for All

American Water Works Association logo

American Water Works Association

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IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre

 


International Banks and their Water Initiatives

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The World Bank & Water
The World Bank & Urban Development

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The Asian Development Bank & Water
The Asian Development Bank & Urban Development


Water Related Events' Calendar

Water Conferences

Water Conferences

IRC

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