When is there right time to start thinking about sustainability? Starting the sustainability conversation from the design and proposal phase will provide the platform needed for appropriate funding and execution of sustainable WASH programs. On December 15, 2011 Global Water Challenge, WASH Advocacy Initiative and the WASHplus Project brought together leading experts for an hour-long webinar entitled "Leading with Sustainability: Laying the Groundwork for Lasting Services".
Aligned with the WASH Sustainability Charter, the webinar presented several concrete and practical approaches that can be used in the planning process to lay the groundwork for lasting services from the donor, urban and rural perspectives.
The webinar was moderated by Elynn Walter of the WASH Advocacy Initiative and featured:
- Braimah Apambire - The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
- Andy Narracott - Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor
- Harold Lockwood - Aguaconsult