About Fountain Water
Fountain W ater specializes in providing innovative, affordable and sustainable water and wastewater related services in sub-‐ Saharan Africa to address the perennial problem of inadequate access to clean water and basic sanitation. Fountain Water is a one-‐stop shop for all water and wastewater related services including technical, research and capacity building.
Key Contributors: Fountain W ater Ltd. has identified some key contributors that can help make this epoch-‐making seminar a success. These organisations and individuals can contribute by delivering a paper or presentation at the event or by formally inviting key stakeholders to participate in this unique private sector led event. These organisations include: •
World Bank, African Development Bank, Water Aid, Centre for Sustainable Water and Sanitation Technology, Women Farmers Advancement Network, U niversity of Cambridge / Oxford, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, International and Local Development Partners, Private Sector Companies and Service Providers;
Ministry of Water, Health, Environment and Agriculture
What Next? Kindly confirm your availability to speak/participate at the seminar, what date th nd th in May 2014 (15 , 22 , or 29 ) is suitable, and if proposed topic is adequate. We look forward to your contributions and we hope that our collective efforts will bring about much needed improvements in the water sector in Africa.
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2014 Fountain Water Presents:
Water, Food, Sanitation & Climate Change Seminar Hilton Hotel, Abuja (Nigeria) May 2014
The Current Situation
Stakeholders from across business, government and civil society must be made aware of the significant challenge facing us today -‐ that of ensuring water security for all. Without concerted effort by all, the gap between water demand and supply will continue to widen drastically, with serious social, political and economic repercussions. As such, the Fountain Water seminar will bring together leading international experts from academia, industry and key development agencies to help Nigerian practitioners and decision makers consider a wide range of solutions that can help secure rural and urban water resilience in an uncertain future.
Climate change, population growth, increasing water demand and environmental degradation have significantly depleted freshwater resources in Africa. Today, many countries in sub-‐Saharan Africa experience either water stress, water scarcity or both. As a result, food insecurity remains endemic throughout much of Africa, and millions of people still lack safe, sufficient and sustainable access to clean water -‐ resulting in many deaths each year especially amongst young children.
Senior government officials, including officials at rural, state and federal levels from the Ministries of: Water, Environment, Agriculture and Health;
Local and international development agencies;
International funding organisations;
Private sector companies and service providers;
Academia and practitioners;
Members of civil society and organisations whose work cut across water, sanitation and environmental protection
The seminar will consist of presentations and papers by expert speakers in academia and industry from Europe, North America and Africa. Private sector companies and service providers will also exhibit some of the latest technologies available for water supply, treatment and distribution. Fountain Water and other key development partners will discuss some strategies and solutions to address specific water problems such as in schools, rural communities and in urban areas.
The Way Forward New science and technology must lead the way. Decision makers, policy leaders and development partners must also understand and adopt strategies that address climate change-‐induced water stress. Hence, integrated water resource management strategies that utilize modern technologies are pivotal to securing rural and urban water resilience in sub-‐Saharan Africa in an uncertain future.
The 2014 Fountain Water Seminar The seminar will focus on how to achieve improved access to clean water and adequate sanitation in sub-‐Saharan Africa by leveraging modern technologies, international funding opportunities and by adopting integrated water resource management strategies.
2013 Fountain Water Seminar In June 2013, Fountain Water held a 2 -‐day seminar on the theme: “Rethinking Water – A Critical Resource”. Delegates from academia, government, international community and federal, state & rural water ministries discussed and learned about some of the immediate challenges facing the water sector.