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SOURCE Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group

The World Water Summit Draws Experts from Every Region Worldwide

TORONTO, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Disease from water and sanitation issues kill more people than all other forms of violence, including war. To date, Rotary Clubs have donated more than US$20 million to address water issues and the Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group is hosting its sixth annual World Water Summit on May 30, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Amongst other notable keynote speakers is Ms. Jenny Da Rin, Assistant Secretary, Health and Environmental Safeguards Branch, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Canberra, Australia..

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The breakout session topics will include collaboration with the private sector, non-government organizations, governments and other WASH organizations as well as getting a WASH program started and running it successfully. The seminars match industry experts with water project-dedicated Rotarians:

  • Greg Koch, Coca-Cola, Georgia, USA
  • Jacqueline Lundquist, Waterhealth International, Colorado, USA
  • Tom Dougherty, U.S. Embassy in Canberra, Australia
  • Juliet Willetts, University of Technology Sydney, Institute for Sustainable Futures, Australia
  • John Oldfield, WASH Advocates, Washington, D.C., USA

And notable Rotarians from Rotary Clubs around the globe:

  • Tom Thorfinnson, Past Rotary International Vice President from Minnesota, USA
  • Chris Mutalya from Kampala, Uganda
  • Bill Chapman from Victoria, Australia
  • Marga Hewko from Illinois, USA
  • Richard Lugg from Western Perth, Australia
  • Nancy Gilbert from Victoria, Canada
  • David Fox from Iowa, USA
  • Warwick Pleass from South Pacific and Fiji
  • Bill Boyd, chairman of Wasrag, from Manakau, New Zealand

The World Water Summit is held immediately prior to the Rotary International convention and is the key event for anyone passionate about safe water and sanitation.

About Wasrag and the World Water Summit:
The Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (Wasrag) has more than 1600 members in 90 countries and focuses on water, sanitation and hygiene. Rotarians have delivered sustainable solutions by working within the culture and values of the local communities. They are attuned to political situations while they take into consideration the complex realities of geography, geology and climate. Wasrag provides all Rotarians with the know-how, consistency and credibility essential to conduct sustainable successful WASH projects. For more information, please visit www.wasrag.org

Media Contact:
Kate Koziol
K Squared Communications on behalf of Wasrag
+1 773 774 7847
kkoziol@ksqrd.com

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