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Quiz/Debate: Water and Waste Services – Who Knows Best?

Environment Themed Buildings in Accra with poor drainage and lots of litter

What’s on offer?

A mixture of a live debate and quiz questions that will cover the different ways data can be collected about service providers (such as water utilities or waste collection agencies). The audience will have the opportunity to vote for the most compelling and trustworthy form of data, either direct from the service provider or from consumers through household surveys.

What’s it about?

It is important to show the value of social science research in holding service providers around the world to account, and why the investment in household surveys has value. The event will begin with a short live debate where two speakers present their cases; one for the robustness of data on service quality and coverage from service providers; the other being data received from consumers via household surveys.

The quiz will focus on water and waste service from around the world, with a focus on low and middle income countries. The questions will be thought-provoking, informative and will be drawn from both data gathered from consumers via household surveys as well as via service providers.

Who’s leading the event?

Jim Wright, Professor of GIS and International Development, Simon Damkjaer, Research Fellow and Mair Thomas, Geography and Environmental Science Postgraduate Researcher

Open to

Adults & Young People