This track will focus on applied research results that include practice-based evidence of solutions to the multiple dimensions of FSM service provisions across the entire FSM service chain. The research should be applicable for low- and middle-income countries, assess scalability and how it addresses knowledge and data gaps in FSM. Abstracts must have a clear statement of the practical research application; purely theoretical research will not be considered.
The following research themes will be considered in this track:
- Technology aspects (innovative technologies - front-end and back-end, emptying, dewatering, transportation, treatment and resource recovery)
- Financial aspects (innovative financing and business models)
- Institutional arrangements (regulation, enforcement and accountability, local stakeholder coordination and collaboration, planning and/or implementing FSM services, including in the context of citywide sanitation)
- Social aspects (user demand, promotion, behavior change and engagement, user demand, promotion, willingness to pay, gender dimensions)
- Characterization and quantification at scale (standardized approaches at community and city-wide scale)
- Health, safety and hygiene (safely managed FSM services that limit health risk exposure to users, service providers and in resource recovery)
Submissions are accepted until 30 June 2018 11:59 pm CET.