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WECF and AWHHE host side event at Ministerial Conference

WECF and it's Armenian member AWHHE host side-event at the Ministerial Conference on Financing Water and Sanitation in the EECCA region, 18 November 2005, Yerevan, Armenia

15.11.2005 |Sascha Gabizon

WECF and it's Armenian member AWHHE host side-event at the Ministerial
Conference on Financing Water and Sanitation in the EECCA region which
takes place from 17 to 18 November 2005 in Yerevan, Armenia.
Delegations from some 40 countries in Western and Eastern Europe will
look at ways to improve and increase investments in water supply and
sanitation, in view of reaching the Millenium Development Goal nr. 7.
WECF's and AWHHE's side-event takes place at 12:30 in the Marriot
Hotel, room: "Levon of Kilikia"

The programme for the side-event is as follows:

Round table

Financing rural water supply and santitation – lessons learned in Armenia and Ukraine

The challenge of achieving the MDGs in the EECCA region

Participants: Armenian and EECCA NGOs & officials from the Yerevan Water Conference                                                

Yerevan 18.11.05
Hotel Mariott , room Levon of Kilikia

12.30-14.15   AGENDA

12.15-12.30  Lunch offered -  Registration of participants

Facilitator and Intro - Sascha Gabizon - Director of WECF European women network “Women in Europe for a Common Future” – Netherlands / Germany

Financing MDG-7: Lack of Funds for rural Water Supply and Sanitation

Presentation of case studies  (5 – 7 minutes)

Elena Manvelyan - Water supply improvement in Fonton village, Armenia – why a small part of funds to finalize the water system were missing – a case study Director of AWHHE Armenia NGO

Anna Tsvietkova - Reducing the cost of access to drinking water and sanitation in rural areas of Ukraine – lessons learned Water Programme Coordinator “Mama -86 Ukraine - NGO”

Diana Iskreva - Waste-water as a source of poverty – benefits of low-cost treatment; the example of Bulgaria NGO “Earth Forever” Bulgaria

Statements on case studies  (3 - 5 minutes)

Representative (t.b.c.) World Bank office, Armenia, comments on the Fonton village case

Inessa Gabayan - Women's Participation in Water Resources Management Program Coordinator, "All Armenian Union of Women" NGO

Haykanush Parsamyan - Major water sector problems in communities; approach of
participatory management; private sector participation presentation of legislative overview, lawyer

Aram Grigoryan - Water resources management in Armenia executive Director of NGO Union of Public

Qnarik Oganesyan - Waste water treatment association for sustainable development
Susanna Hakobyan - Impact of Wastewater and Municipal Solid Waste Disposal Practices on Surface/Groundwater Quality in Armenia "Ecological survival

Ali_e Savadyan - Standing  Commission Initiatives in the area of drinking water supply National Assembly of RA- Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Health Care and Nature Proptection Iissue - . environmental expert

Kamo Agababyan - Lessons learnt in frame of realization of program  on rural water supply Technical director of “Haidzhermuh”

Artavazd Torosyan - Sharing experience on rehabilitation water supply and sewage in some villages of Armavir marz  commercial director of water company “Nor-Akunk Armavir 

13.30 – 14.15  Discussion and Summary