Submission of an Abstract to the FSM Applied Research Track (3)

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.

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  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Eawag-Sandec
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
  • Inclusive Sanitation in Practice (IPS)
  • Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA)
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • Water Research Commission (WRC)