World Water Summit 2014 in Sydney Draws Experts and Dedicated Global Water Issues Volunteers

Toronto, Ontario – March 26, 2014 – The upcoming World Water Summit will bring hundreds of dedicated water project leaders to report on the latest advances.  The event will feature Ms. Vanessa Tobin, formerly head of the Water, Sanitation and Environment Programs for UNICEF and currently the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene program manager for Catholic Relief Services, talking about successfully working with multi-lateral organizations. Other keynote speakers include:

  • Mr. Braimah Apambire, the director of the Center for International Water & Sustainability at the Desert Research Institute,
  • Cathy Leslie, executive director of Engineers Without Borders,
  • Tim Prewitt, CEO of International Development Enterprises,
  • Edward Kairu, executive director of Maji na Ufanisi (Water and Development) in Nairobi, and
  • Dr. Bob Scott, chair of Rotary International’s Polio Eradication Committee.

Event Name:               World Water Summit 6

Date:                             Friday, May 30, 2014 from 8:00AM to 5:00 PM

Venue:                          SMC Conference and Function Centre, Sydney, Australia


Additional Details:

The Rotary Foundation has contributed US$20 million since 2010 alone to support water-related projects worldwide.  This work has included programs in virtually every country in need. These projects include safe drinking water projects, sanitation projects or projects that incorporated all aspects of WASH – safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene education.


About Wasrag and the World Water Summit:

The Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group (Wasrag) focuses on water and sanitation work.  Rotarians have been successful in delivering sustainable solutions because they work within the culture and values of the local communities and are attuned to the political situation. They also take into consideration complex realities of geography, geology and climate. Wasrag was created to provide the know-how, consistency and credibility essential to sustainable success. This has come together in a program called “Start with Water” and their annual World Water Summit.  For more information, please visit




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