TU20: General Session Happy Hour: How Operators Without Borders is Helping Ukrainian Water & Wastewater Utilities During the War
In the Ukraine our counterparts are fighting the battle for their country and at the same time fighting the battle to keep water and wastewater services running. Water utility employees can be operators by day and soldiers by night. Operators Without Borders is part of the Ukrainian WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) Group as well as being an integral member of a Consortium of Water Utilities and other interested parties working on assisting their counterparts in Ukraine. OWB Chair, Valerie Jenkinson, who traveled to Poland and has been one of the initial team members on this in initiative, will be joined virtually by colleagues from water utilities in Poland and Ukraine. We will give an overview of the current situation of water and wastewater utilities in Ukraine, what the Consortium is doing and has planned, and what help is needed both in terms of equipment and expertise. Join us for this fascinating talk and learn first hand what is happening and how we can help.
1. Have a general understanding of the current situation of water and wastewater utilities in Ukraine
2. Be conversant with help that is taking place and planned
3. Know how you can personally assist
60-Minute Education Session