Speaker: Christoph Lüthi
Affiliation: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology
Time: 16:00–17:30 (Tokyo time)
Substantial progress has been achieved to address the lack of proper sanitation in developing Asia and the Pacific, though it remains a persistent challenge in many places. While there are many feasible solutions from an engineering standpoint, it is often unclear which of these local policy makers should adopt. Notably, city-wide inclusive sanitation (CWIS) is gaining traction as an integrated approach that can help to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
This ADBI-Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation virtual session on CWIS featured Christoph Lüthi of the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science who discussed ways improve the delivery and sustainability of sanitation services. Lüthi focused on 'at scale' sanitation services funded by governments and/or international financing institutions and development partners. He also shared lessons learned based on his experience building city-wide inclusive urban sanitation services capacity in coordination with private sector consulting firms and individual consultants.
About the Speaker
Christoph Lüthi is head of the Department of Sanitation, Water, and Solid Waste for Development at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology in Zurich, Switzerland.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation