From the May 2016 issue of The Rotarian
In 2014-15, The Rotary Foundation provided $20 million in global grants supporting water and sanitation, more than any other area of focus. If your club or district was involved, or if you would like to become involved, check out the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group’s World Water Summit, which will be held 27 May before the Rotary International Convention in Korea from 28 May to 1 June.
This year’s theme is “Sustainable Strategies – Sustainable Solutions: Bringing Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene to a Changing World.” Six major speakers will address attendees about topics such as the history of sustainability (Vanessa Tobin, director of WASH, Catholic Relief Services); what Rotary should do to ensure sustainability (Harold Lockwood, director of Aguaconsult); and the sustainability of WASH financing (Gary White, co-founder of Water.org). Between keynotes, attendees can attend smaller breakout sessions with panels discussing different facets of sustainability.
RI President K.R. Ravindran also will speak, and staff from The Rotary Foundation will provide an update.
This is the eighth summit held by the group. Previous themes have included WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) in Schools and effective collaboration.
Register at wasrag.org/wws8-seoul-korea.
Register for the Rotary Convention at www.riconvention.org.