Regional Policy Workshop of Stakeholders on Decentralized Waste Water Treatment Systems (DEWATS) in South East Asia (SEA)

19 Mar 2014 to 21 Mar 2014
Bangkok, Thailand

UN ESCAP and UN-Habitat are implementing a joint project on “Strengthening capacity of policymakers in South-East Asia to promote policies and developing plans for improved wastewater treatment and reuse in urban and peri-urban areas” to address the fast-growing problem of untreated wastewater through promotion of the Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems (DEWATS). The project is implemented in Lao PDR, Cambodia and Vietnam and is focusing on building the capacity of policy makers and planners for better wastewater management through regional and national level policy studies and workshops.

Scope of the Workshop and Objectives

1. To review and discuss challenges and barriers, as well as institutional, technical, financial policies and solutions on DEWATS in the SEA region;
2. To assess the situation and efforts on DEWATS and future programming in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam;
3. To discuss criteria for identification of the Regional Resource Centre on DEWATS, promotional materials, inputs to the Guidance Manual on DEWATS and the work plan.