Water and WASH Futures 2021: Achieving SDG 6 in a Changing Climate

22 – 26 February 2021 | Brisbane, Australia

Global development professionals and communities are working hard towards Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, but climate change is highlighting the critical need for water, sanitation and hygiene and water resource management professionals to work together. Join us to forge integrated approaches to achieving SDG6 in a changing climate, to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Key dates

April 2020

Call for abstracts opens

June 2020

Call for abstracts closes

July 2020

Conference registration opens

The event

The event

Water and WASH Futures 2021 builds on the successes of five earlier international WASH conferences that have been held in Australia since 2008.

The 5 day program will provide a mix of conference seminars and training workshops.

Key themes

Key themes

  • Sustainable management of water, sanitation and hygiene
  • Moving from inclusion to transformation
  • Adapting policy and practice for climate preparedness, disaster response, mitigation and resilience
  • Tackling WASH and WRM in Pacific Small Island Developing States
  • Linking data to decision-making and impact
  • Strengthening governance, collaboration and resourcing to improve sector performance
Date and location

Date and location

The Water and WASH Futures 2021 conference will take place from 22 to 26 February 2021 in Brisbane, Australia. The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, located in the heart of Brisbane’s South Bank cultural precinct will host the conference.


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