The first EarthWatch Conference on Water and Sanitation was held in the city of Port Harcourt in 2002 with the theme 'Financing Rural Water Supply and Sanitation in Nigeria'. In 2003, Port Harcourt again hosted the conference with its focus on 'Bacteria in Drinking Water: The Public Health Implication”. 2004 took the EarthWatch crew to the city of Ibadan to tackle issues on 'Treatment & Testing Methods in Water Management' with the best of the hothead's in the ancient city. In 2005, the Lagos Airport Hotel opened its doors to the EarthWatch Conference on Water and Sanitation which had been renamed the Nigeria Water and Sanitation Forum after the Ibadan Conference.
Lagos played host to professionals who gathered to address the theme 'Water Supply and Urban Sanitation'. And in 2006, there was a powerful gathering of experts from all over the country, UK and Germany and the Nigerian Navy and industry to discuss issues on 'Managing Water and Waste in Nigeria: The Urban Challenge'. The city of Calabar was stirred up with the opportunity to show off its very successful Water Board and other beauties Cross River State has to offer. With well over 103 attendees and in 2008 the City of Abuja opened its door to the 6th EarthWatch Conference on Water and Sanitation on the theme ‘The Challenges of Financing Sanitation in Nigeria & West Africa towards Achieving the MDGs’, the conference had its best outing so far with the then First Lady, Her Excellency, HajiaTuraiYar’Adua as the Special Guest of Honour.
The proceedings of all the five EarthWatch Conferences on Water and Sanitation are available in one CD. The CD contains at least 100 papers on water and sanitation best practices in the country and in the world. To order, call: +2348155373791