april, 2017

thu6apr - 7All DayWSSP and extreme weather6 - 7 April 2017(All Day) AmsterdamAmsterdam CentreEvent Organized By: International Water ConferencesEvent Type :Conferences

Event Details

Floods, droughts and heavy precipitation, together known as extreme weather events, are becoming more frequent as a result of climate change. Between 1998 and 2007, in Europe alone, these events caused approximately € 13.7 billion in terms of economic losses, which were largely uninsured. Over the same period the European Environment Agency reported that the average number of annual disastrous weather and climate-related events in Europe increased by approximately 65%. Floods and droughts are considered the most economically and socially destructive of all natural disasters accounting for about 90% of people affected by natural disasters. Globally, by 2030 the damage from floods and droughts may exceed € 410 billion, primarily from floods.

Extreme weather events can have major implications for the performance of water and waste water infrastructure and services and the availability of safe water for drinking water and domestic use). Related to sanitation, post-flood areas show a significant occurrence of water-related infectious diseases. Disease outbreaks following heavy precipitation or floods are often the result of contamination of the drinking-water supply systems due to increased run-off or inundation in the catchment area. During droughts drinking water availability and quality can be affected. Providing adequate services can be challenging.

In response to extreme events, adaptation strategies are being developed and implemented at policy level but also by drinking water and sanitation service providers. Water safety plans (WSPs) and sanitation safety plans (SSPs), as recommended by the World Health Organization, offer comprehensive risk-based management tools to enhance these efforts focusing on preventive measures and emergency response and preparedness planning. During the pan-European Symposium Water and Sanitation Safety Planning and Extreme Weather Events, cross-cutting topics will be addressed by climate, health and water researchers and practitioners. Presentations and panel discussions will be organized with water and sanitation professionals and regulators, with experience in addressing extreme weather events, with a special focus on speakers and cases from the pan-European region (EU & EECA region). This event therefore presents a unique opportunity to share knowledge and experiences from within the region and to advance the topic of resilient planning for water supply and sanitation services. Working languages of the symposium are English and Russian.


6 (Thursday) - 7 (Friday)


Amsterdam Centre



International Water Conferences


  1. Kumuduni Hatiyaideniya 14 October 2016 at 09:59 - Reply

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I would like to join your conference because I’m working drinking water supply section in National water Supply & Drainage Board , Sri Lanka.

    Please halp me to join this conference.

    Kumuduni Hatiyaldeniya ( Ms)
    Eng Asst ( Civil Eng)

  2. Dr. Kamel Esseghairi 8 December 2016 at 10:42 - Reply

    I am seeking support to attend WSSP and extreme weather, I would like to attend this event in the following capacities:

    1. Member, UN Task Force on the Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus: Plan and provide guidance to the implementation of the activities on the water-food-energy-ecosystems nexus under the program of work for 2016-2018 Water Convention.
    2. Expert, Resilient and Sustainable Systems for Health (RSSH). The Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
    3. Expert, International Energy Agency (IEA), for Middle East and North African/South Eastern Mediterranean region
    4. North Africa Region Representative, and Member, of World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies Nottingham U.K.
    5. Coordinator, Clean Energy TRAnsport Water Partnership (CETRAW-SDGs) Azerbaijan-Switzerland-Tunisia
    6. President, Arab Platform for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency (APFREEE),
    7. Chair, Tunisian Alliance for Sustainable Energies & Energy Economics (TALLFORE) member of APFREEE.
    8. Member, “Working Group on Renewable Energies” of the “Euro-Med Conf. Research & Innovation”.
    9. Member, Mediterranean Information Office for Environment, Culture and Sustainable Development Greece
    10. Fundraiser, Tunisian NGO Women For Sustainable Development January 2010–Present (6 years 8 months) (and Previously Executive Director and Founding Member: June 1994 with interruption during international assignments)

    Kamel with much gratitude for your able attention and kind consideration

    Kamel Esseghairi MD., MPH., MSc., MPhil.
    Medical Doctor, Epidemiologist, Population expert and Health Economist
    BP 377. (7 rue Remada) 2000 Bardo. Tunis Tunisia
    Mob +216 24 310455 – Dir/Fax +216 71 510714
    twitter.com/kamelionus @kamelionus
    Email Kamel.Esseghairi@gmail.com – SKYPE kamel-esseghairi

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