6:00pm - 7:30pm


The Bridge Hotel, Castle Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 1RQ United Kingdom


Free to attend

Event Description

CIWEM Tyne and Humber Branch would like to invite you to an evening talk on water quality issues in the Ganges.

It is clear that in order to understand water quality issues in the Ganges, the catchment must be viewed in its entirety, rather than at isolated points. This also is true when seeking to address the issues. More specifically, it is recommended that urban areas are prioritised for implementing sanitation solutions and that a diverse array of solutions (centralised, onsite, off-grid and decentralised) should be utilised rather than depending on a single approach. This type of information is of great importance at a strategic or policy guidance level.

This lecture will show how this work provides crucial information for policy-makers and practitioners who work on water quality issues and WASH solutions.

The three key findings are:

  • Urban populations contribute around 100 times more microbial pollution per head to the river than their rural counterparts
  • Untreated sewage discharged from a sewer is worse for river water quality than having no sewers.
  • For 85% of the population of the Ganges catchment their nearest river fails faecal coliform standards for safe bathing.
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Booking Information

Please note there is limited capacity at this event. Bookings must be made through 'My CIWEM' using the above booking link and are only confirmed once you have clicked ‘proceed & submit’ in the cart and received a confirmation email.

If you wish to watch the event as a webinar please book through the event page as normal and select the webinar registration option when booking a place. Details of how to access the webinar will be sent out to delegates shortly prior to the event. Please contact Barbara Woods at barbara.woods@ciwem.org with any queries.

Doors will open to the function room at 5.30 pm to start at 6.00 pm. The talk and questions are expected to finish at 19:00, after which there will be an opportunity to network.

Please contact Mike Watson at mike.watson@nwl.co.uk with queries about the event programme or timings.

Please contact Barbara Woods at barbara.woods@ciwem.org with booking queries.

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