List of Side Meetings

February 16 - 27th Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) meeting  (Open to all)

9:00 am - 5:00pm Venue: Southern Sun Cullinan;  Please register here

February 19 - Side meeting on Sanitation in Small Towns

4:00pm -  6:00pm  Venue: Southern Sun the Cullinan Hotel, Cape Town

GIZ Uganda and pS-Eau will share reflections from their current projects in Uganda and Senegal and from recent research programmes. → in Northern Uganda, GIZ has initiated the development of town sanitation plans (TSPs) in six small towns, with the aim to coordinate, integrate and improve various sanitation-related measures at the local level including sanitation marketing and behaviour change communication, involvement of the local private sector, stakeholder participation and law enforcement. → in Senegal, pS-Eau is leading a research-action programme, which has carried out a mapping and diagnosis of the situation of sanitation in small towns, capitalized on experiences from 5 localities and is now currently developing monitoring tools. → In partnership with Cranfield University, pS-Eau identified and mapped sanitation initiatives in small towns from the literature, and analysed key issues regarding their viability.

Please register to the event here: https://bit.ly/2SE9Mv5 or RSVP to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

February 20 - Resource Recovery and Safe Reuse (RRR) Side Event @ FSM5

10:30 am -  12:30pm Venue: Seal Island/Robben Island room on the Mezzanine Level of Westin Hotel (adjacent to CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa

For more details, click here

February 20 - SuSanA Working Group meeting - Cities (Open to all)

4:00pm -  6:00pm Southern Sun the Cullinan Hotel, Cape Town

Friday February 22 - What Happens Next: Steps to take after recognizing international non-sewered sanitation standards 

9:00am-12:00pm; Venue: The Westin Cape Town

This half-day workshop will: 

  • Provide a brief, non-technical background on ISO 30500 and ISO 24521
  • Outline a national standards body review process, lab & testing capacity
  • Describe ISO 30500 testing, conformity assessment & certification
  • Share insights from a national sanitation implementer

Presenting Organizations:

  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
  • South African Bureau of Standards (SABS)
  • National Sanitation Office of Senegal (ONAS)

You should attend if you:

  • Have questions about nationally adopting non-sewered sanitation (NSS) standards in your country
  • Want to understand challenges and ways forward with NSS implementation
  • Want to learn how to certify a product
  • Want to learn how ANSI and partners can assist with your sanitation needs
  • Are interested in being an ANSI partner

Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information

Digital host of FSM5


  • 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)