Water Institute Research Conference 2022

Monday, September 26, 2022 7:00 am - Wednesday, September 28, 2022 10:00 am EDT (GMT -04:00)

Water Institute Conference

Water as a foundation for healthy communities and sustainable livelihoods

This online three-day international conference will explore progress against the UN’s SDGs at the intersection of water, health, food and gender through the work of international experts and early career scholars from Canada, Africa and Asia who will share research experiences and lessons learned from a variety of multi-sectoral projects led by academic and local partners.

Register for each day below.


Day One: Monday, September 26, 7:00 to 10:00 AM ET

Time (ET)

Speaker

7:00 to 7:05

Roy Brouwer
Day One – Conference opening
Roy Brouwer
Executive Director, Water Institute, University of Waterloo, Canada

7:05 to 7:10

Katie
Conference opening remarks
Katie Bryant 
Program Officer, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

7:10 to 7:15

J_Gallagher
Brief overview of the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship program
Jeanne Gallagher
Program Manager, Universities Canada

7:15 to 8:00

Bhutta
Keynote presentation:
Global child health and development: Does improving water safety and sanitation matter?

Zulfiqar A. Bhutta
Inaugural Robert Harding Chair in Global Child Health at the Hospital for Sick Children and Director of Research at the SickKids Centre for Global Child Health, Toronto, Canada

8:00 to 8:05

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Break

8:05 to 8:55

Panel discussion:
Lessons learned in achieving SDG6 – Clean water and sanitation for all


Diana
Moderator:
Diana Karanja
Director, Community Health Support Programme COHESU, Kenya
Biography

Panel 1 panelists
Panelists:   
Elijah Bisung
Assistant Professor, School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen’s University, Canada

Inonge Milupi
Head of the Department Language and Social Sciences Education, University of Zambia, Zambia

Thelma Zulfawu Abu
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, University of Connecticut, USA

8:55 to 9:05

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Break

9:05 to 9:55

Panel discussion:
Lessons learned in achieving SDG3 – Good health and wellbeing for all

Tom
Moderator:
Tom Wanyama
Assistant Professor, School of Engineering Practice and Technology, McMaster, Canada
Biography

Panel 2 panelists
Panelists: 
Elizabeth Onyango
Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Canada

Buba Manjang
Director of Public Health Services, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Gambia

Andrea Rishworth
Postdoctoral Fellow, Geography, Geomatics and Environment, University of Toronto Mississauga, Canada     

9:55 to 10:00

Craig Janes
Day One – Closing remarks
Craig Janes
Director, School of Public Health Sciences, University of Waterloo, Canada


Day Two: Tuesday, September 27, 7:00 to 10:00 AM ET

7:00 to 7:05

Roy Brouwer
Day Two – Welcome
Roy Brouwer
Executive Director, Water Institute, University of Waterloo, Canada

7:05 to 7:50

Inga extended
Keynote presentation: 
Community-based approaches to achieving water and food security in Africa: Linking policy to practice

Inga Jacobs-Mata
Country Representative Southern Africa, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Pretoria, South Africa 
Biography

7:50 to 8:00

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Break
8:00 to 8:50

Panel discussion:
Lessons learned in achieving SDG10 – Reduce inequality


Soumya
Moderator:
Soumya Balasubramanya
Senior Economist, The World Bank, Washington, USA
Biography

Panel 3 panelists
Panelists:         
Douglas Singini
District Medical Officer, Limulunga District Health Office, Zambia

Jullian Sone
PhD student, Department of Hydraulic Engineering and Sanitation, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Archisman Mitra
Researcher, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), New Delhi, India

8:50 to 9:00

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Break

9:00 to 9:45

Dawit
Keynote presentation: 
Irrigation nutrition linkages with implications on the role of water in transforming food systems

Dawit Mekonnen
Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington, USA
Biography

9:45 to 9:50

Sarah Dixon Anderson
Day Two – Closing remarks
Sarah Dickson-Anderson
Professor, Department of Engineering, McMaster, Canada


Day Three: Wednesday, September 28, 7:00 to 10:00 AM ET

7:00 to 7:05

Roy Brouwer
Day Three – Welcome
Roy Brouwer
Executive Director, Water Institute, University of Waterloo, Canada

7:05 to 7:50

Deepa
Keynote presentation: 
Water, Gender and Social Inclusion: A long way to go
Deepa Joshi
Gender, Youth and Inclusion Lead in the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Colombo, Sri Lanka
Biography

7:50 to 7:55

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Break

7:55 to 8:50

Panel discussion:
Lessons learned in achieving SDG5 – Gender equality and empowering all women and girls

Lina
Moderator:
Lina Taing
Director, Water Without Borders Graduate Diploma Program, Senior Researcher Water & Health, UNU-INWEH, McMaster, Canada
 
Biography
Panel 4
Panelists:         
Rodgers Tayebwa 
Head of the Department Civil Engineering, Uganda Christian University, Uganda
 

Mwimanenwa Njungu
Lecturer, School of Medicine, Copperbelt University, Zambia   
 

Gervin Apatinga
PhD candidate, University of Saskatchewan, Canada
 

Sajida Aswan
Academic Manager, Niagara College, Canada

8:50 to 9:00

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Break
9:00 to 9:50

Panel discussion:
How has QES contributed to the SDG’s and how do we keep the network alive?



 
Susan
Moderator:
Susan Elliott
Professor, University Research Chair in Medical Geography, University of Waterloo, Canada
 
Biography
Ann
Panelists:         
Ann Weston
Senior Program specialist, International Development Research Centre (IDRC)
 
Biography
Diana
Diana Karanja
Director, Community Health Support Programme COHESU, Kenya
 
Biography
Masood
Masood Lohar
Founder and CEO Clifton Urban Forest, Karachi, Pakistan
Biography
Lina
Lina Taing
Director, Water Without Borders Graduate Diploma Program, Senior Researcher Water & Health, UNU-INWEH, McMaster, Canada
Biography

9:50 to 9:55

Roy Brouwer
Day Three – Closing remarks
Roy Brouwer
Executive Director, Water Institute, University of Waterloo, Canada