Call for Abstracts: The 10th Annual Global Water Alliance Conference

Role of Locals in Implementing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sustainable Development Goals, 2015-2030

Lincoln Hall, American Center |Kolkata, India | January 4-6, 2017 (Site visits 5-6)

Abstracts are sought for oral presentations dealing with technical, sociological, institutional, financial, educational, and local aspects of WASH implementation to achieve UN SDG 2030 goals. Selected authors will present through a brief presentation followed by an open discussion. Abstract topics should fit with any one of the following panels of the conference:
Panel A: Roles of Locals, Governments, NGOs, Industries & Beneficiaries for Sustainable WASH
Panel B: WASH Case Studies (Urban, Rural, Community-based, Schools)
Panel C: Innovative Institutions and Financings for Sustainable WASH Programs
Panel D: Role of Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women for Successful WASH Projects
Panel E: Beneficiaries Speak, Experts Listen
Panel F: Monitoring for Sustainability and Impacts on Community

All abstract submissions are due by September 30, 2016.
Selected presenters will be informed of acceptance by October 31, 2016.

Presentations will be limited to 15 minutes. A panel moderator will facilitate an open discussion
with the presenters on the panel after the final presentation. Presenters will be required to develop and supply their own PowerPoint slides for their presentations. Presenters will supply slides in electronic form (USB flash drives preferred) at least one week before the conference. Presenters are encouraged to bring handouts or information sheets about their work for interested attendees. Presenters will finance their travel, transportation and hotel cost at their own expense.

Abstracts of no more than 500 words in docx/word format should be sent via e-mail to the selection committee at:,, and

The abstract should include a succinct but descriptive title of the presentations, and name, affiliation, and contact information (including e-mail and telephone numbers) of the authors. The abstract should include a brief description of the actual project, research, intervention, program or innovation. The abstract should also discuss significant results of the efforts, conclusions, or recommendations drawn.