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Water and Sanitation Symposium: Some for All?

22nd March 2011 - 23rd March 2011

Liquid Dynamics II -STEPS Centre Water and Sanitation Symposium
Some for All? Pathways and Politics in Water and Sanitation since New Delhi, 1990

YouTube playlists

  • Mini-interviews with Mansoor Ali, Louisa Gosling, Kathy Eales, Jon Lane and Gourisankar Ghosh

Keynote and plenary presentations

Final panel discussion


In 1990 the General Assembly endorsed the ‘New Delhi Statement’ entitled Some for all rather than more for some. This symposium looks back at the New Delhi Statement. It seeks to understand more fully the pathways that have – or could have – emerged and the political economy and politics of water and sanitation policy processes in the intervening 21 years.

For more on the background, please see the attached document: Some for All – Pathways and Politics in Water and Sanitation (pdf, 90kb).

The conference includes a mixture of invited keynote talks, perspectives and provocations which respond to the overall conference questions and themes, with a series of panel sessions. We have invited key actors who drafted and pioneered the New Delhi statement to reflect critically on the politics and processes of the past 21 years.

Organisers: Lyla Mehta, Alan Nicol and Jeremy Allouche, STEPS Centre and IDS


22nd March 2011
23rd March 2011


United Kingdom