MUS Symposium

"Multiple-use services: From practice to policy"

In November 2008, five years after a symposium in Johannesburg on ‘Poverty and Productive Uses of Water at the Household Level’, the Multiple Use water Services (MUS) Group that developed from that event will hold a follow up symposium on efforts to provide water supply services that better meet users needs and respond to poverty issues. The objective of the symposium, to be held in Ethiopia, is to share recent research and practice experiences on multiple use water services and to debate lessons learned and implications for policy. A total of around 60 participants are expected and about 25 papers will be presented on different aspects from academic research to local implementation experiences.

The symposium is co-organised by the MUS (Multiple Use water Services) Group community-of-practice of organisations working on this issue, and the RiPPLE (Research-inspired Policy and Practice Learning in Ethiopia and the Nile Region) research consortium that is currently providing evidence-based learning to support water and sanitation implementation programmes in Ethiopia and the Nile Region.

For more information, please visit the MUS Group symposium page.

Dates/Times: 4th - 6th November, 2008

Venue: ILRI Campus in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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