Bhubaneswar: The International Water Association (IWA) has announced the establishment of an advisory board and task force for its Inclusive Urban Sanitation initiative, to provide guidance, feedback and direction on the initiative’s priorities, activities and performance.
G Mathi Vathanan, principal secretary, Housing & Urban Development has been included as one of the Advisors of the 11-member advisory board announced by the IWA.
The other members are from Philippines, South Africa, Kenya, Zambia, Switzerland, Philippines, Thailand and Netherlands.
IWA’s Inclusive Urban Sanitation initiative aims to reshape the global agenda on urban sanitation over the coming years, especially in low-and middle-income countries. It forms part of IWA’s work to promote inclusive, resilient, water-wise and sanitation-secure cities.
The advisory board and task force consist of sanitation experts, regulators, strategic partners and members from various global regions in order to secure a balanced geographical representation and address a wide variety of sanitation challenges.
The board will focus on expanding the initiative’s outreach and engagement with the broader water and sanitation sector, and in particular with public sector agencies. It will also oversee the work of the task force.