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SOAS scholar joins IWRA webinar panel to discuss water, sanitation and hygiene as preventative medicine

22 May 2014

Peter Mollinga, Professor of Development Studies at SOAS, University of London recently participated in an International Water Resource Association (IWRA) webinar on water, sanitation and hygiene.

Based on an IWRA policy brief ‘Can Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene be a Preventive Medicine?’ the webinar discussed how international, national and regional actors should consider the international goals (as evidenced through the Millennium Development Goals) as super-norms’ and should strive to contextualize these goals by playing ‘politics with principle’ to innovate the socio-technical and institutional dimensions for integrated water, sanitation and hygiene to reduce the threat from infectious diseases.

Professor Mollinga’s talk provided insights into comparative research for better water supply and sanitation outcomes. Expert panellists also included Dr Saravanan Subramanian, University of Bonn, Germany; Dr Daphne Gondhalekar, Technical University Munich, Germany and Ms Bukirwa Faridah, Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Republic of Uganda.

To access the presentations visit the IWRA website – the videos will be available in early June.