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T: Total number of participants; L: Local participants; I: International participants; P: Papers

No Year Location Title T L I P
40 2017 Loughborough, UK Local action with international cooperation to improve and sustain water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services  446  190  256  146
39 2016 Kumasi, Ghana Ensuring availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all 507 255 252 121
38 2015 Loughborough, UK Water, sanitation and hygiene services beyond 2015 313 122 191 127
37 2014 Hanoi, Vietnam Sustainable water and sanitation services in a fast changing world 463 202 261 124
36 2013 Nakuru, Kenya Delivering Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services in an Uncertain Environment 437 117 320 121
35 2011 Loughborough, UK The future of water, sanitation and hygiene in low-income countries: Innovation, adaptation and engagement in a changing world 266 0 266 108
34 2009 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: Sustainable Development and Multisectoral Approaches 645 373 272 135
33 2008 Accra, Ghana Access to Sanitation and Safe Water: Global Partnerships and Local Actions 310 172 138 92
32 2006 Colombo, Sri Lanka Sustainable Development of Water Resources, Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation 360 200 160 123
31 2005 Kampala, Uganda Maximizing the Benefits from Water and Environmental Sanitation 420 261 159 98
30 2004 Vientiane, Laos People-centred Approaches to Water and Environmental Sanitation 450 240 210 113
29 2003 Abuja, Nigeria Towards the Millennium Development Goals 367 283 84 107
28 2002 Kolkata (Calcutta), India Sustainable environmental sanitation and water services 513 358 155 160
27 2001 Lusaka, Zambia People and Systems for Water, Sanitation and Health 600 400 200 126
26 2000 Dhaka, Bangladesh Water, sanitation and hygiene 433 271 162 115
25 1999 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Integrated development for water supply and sanitation 462 282 180 118
24 1998 Islamabad, Pakistan Sanitation and water for all 297 206 91 96
23 1997 Durban, South Africa Water and sanitation for all: partnerships and innovations 386 233 153 118
22 1996 New Delhi, India Reaching the unreached; challenges for the 21st century 536 408 128 119
21 1995 Kampala, Uganda Sustainability of water and sanitation systems 406 260 146 85
20 1994 Colombo, Sri Lanka Affordable water supply and sanitation 240 113 127 86
19 1993 Accra, Ghana Water, sanitation, environment & development 254 147 107 91
18 1992 Kathmandu, Nepal Water, environment and management 503 389 114 60
17 1991 Nairobi, Kenya Infrastructure, environment, water and people 224 96 128 55
16 1990 Hyderabad, India Infrastructure for low-income countries 131 80 51 31
15 1989 Kano, Nigeria Water, engineering and development in Africa 135 81 54 27
14 1988 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Water and urban services in Asia and the Pacific 115 76 39 26
13 1987 Lilongwe, Malawi Rural water and engineering development in Africa 140 59 81 32
12 1986 Calcutta, India Water and sanitation at mid-decade 339 240 99 47
11 1985 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Water and sanitation in Africa 124 68 56 37
10 1984 Singapore, Water and sanitation in Asia and the Pacific 133 17 116 49
09 1983 Harare, Zimbabwe Sanitation and water for developing in Africa 117 67 50 24
08 1982 Madras, India Water and waste engineering in Asia 134 122 12 35
07 1981 Loughborough, UK Water, people and waste in developing countries 78 41 37 19
06 1980 Zaria, Nigeria Water and waste engineering in Africa 86 60 26 37
05 1979 Loughborough, UK Collaboration in water and waste engineering for developing countries 91 43 48 8
04 1977 Loughborough, UK Engineering for health in hot countries 64 48 16 9
03 1976 Loughborough, UK Planning for water and waste in hot countries 76 56 20 7
02 1975 Loughborough, UK Water, waste and health in hot countries 83 51 32 7
01 1973 Loughborough, UK Environmental health engineering in hot climates and developing countries 63 48 15 4