5th INTERNATIONAL FAECAL SLUDGE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

Workshops

Cape Town International Convention Centre
Friday, February 22, 2019 

Morning, afternoon, and full day workshops will be available. Morning and afternoon sessions are $50 each, while the full day session is $100. Lunch and tea breaks are included in the price. Please select your workshop on the registration site. 

Achieving Urban Equality: The Potential for Container-Based Sanitation for Realizing the Human Right to Sanitation in Urban Settings (Full Day)

Convening Organizations: Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and Partners

Time: 9:00 AM 

This will be a training on reorienting sanitation interventions to reach the unreached and monitor and assess the outcomes of the interventions.

Building FSM Capacity for City-Wide Inclusive Sanitation (Morning Session)

Convening Organizations: Eawag, IHE Delft , Centre for Science and Environment,  Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Time: 9:00 AM

Lack of expertise on inclusive urban sanitation is a major bottleneck for scaling up urban sanitation services in low- and middle-income countries. This event will review developments in the quality and availability of courses and resources for the planning, design and supervision of city-wide inclusive urban sanitation (CWIS) services projects.

The topics in this morning session are: (a)  Identifying CWIS learning needs and resources; and (b) Contextualizing global learning products

Characterisation and Quantification of Faecal Sludge (Morning Session)

Convening Organizations: University of Kwazulu Natal , Eawag, IHE Delft , Asian Institute of Technology, Water Research Commission, eThekwini Municipality

Time: 9:00 AM

This workshop is hosted by a team of international researchers with extensive research experience in characterisation and quantification of FS at different scales. It seeks to consolidate past and current research outputs and findings, to highlight the challenges and lessons learned, and support the global FSM community with guidance on currently developed and verified methods for FS analysis, characterisation and quantification thorough the upcoming book publication “Methods for Faecal Sludge analysis”. The workshop aims to support researchers and practitioners in the adoption of a standardised approach of FS characterisation and quantification, and to support the development of a common platform for data exchange and support of experts, decision makers and design engineers in the FSM field.

Effective National Sanitation Policies: Learnings from Seven Countries (Morning Session)

Convening Organizations: World Health Organization 

Time: 9:00 AM

Effective legal frameworks, including national policies and plans, are fundamental for improving access to WASH, which is part of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6. Since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, there has been increasing demand to assess and monitor how countries are taking on-board the aspirational targets for WASH under SDG 6 in their national WASH policies and plans. Additionally, national governments are re-examining their laws and policies and are often revising and adopting more effective WASH laws and policies that align with the SDGs. In response to this demand, WHO, through the UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS), has developed case studies focused on national legal frameworks for sanitation in Bangladesh, Kenya, Mali, Nepal, Senegal, Uganda and Zambia to see how countries are addressing governance for sanitation and elements of the SDGs. Findings from the case studies include learnings from the countries themselves as well as identifying common themes across the countries. These case studies also feed into the GLAAS 2018/2019 cycle and 2019 report with a focus on national WASH policies, plans and targets. The event will focus on the importance of policies and plans and give the audience an understanding of how countries are incorporating SDG 6 within their national policy- and law-making processes, based on findings from the case studies. Discussions will shed light on common features of national policies and plans for sanitation and key aspects of successful policies and plans. The discussions will contribute towards establishing a standard for global monitoring of national WASH policies and plans going forward.

Emergency FSM: Experiences from Cox Bazaar in Bangladesh (Morning Session)

Convening Organizations: Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association , Oxfam , German Toilet Organisation , Solidarité International

Time: 9:00 AM

In the response to the huge influx of Rohingya refugees into Bangladesh there has been an unprecedented number of FSM technologies implemented across the refugee camps. The results can be used to inform future humanitarian FSM approaches as well as responses to smaller shocks. The first half of the workshop will focus on the situation in Cox Bazar. The second half of discussions will be broader around appropriate FSM technologies for rapid scale up that utilise non-permanent construction.

FSM Toolbox 2.0 (Morning Session)

Convening Organizations: Athena Infonomics, Asian Institute of Technology , Consortium  for the Dissemination of DEWATS Society, Emanti  Management Consultants, Cabinet EDE

Time: 9:00 AM

Most of us are familiar with the FSM toolbox, a web platform offering a suite of tools to plan, design, operate and monitor interventions in the fecal sludge management space.The toolbox has been constantly evolving to accomodate user preferences and contraints and it gives us pleasure to present its latest version, which now hosts several new functions and has been customized to cater to the local realities of 5 countries namely India, Bangaldesh, Senegal, South Africa and Lao.

Planning, Guiding & Monitoring Transition to Citywide Sanitation Service Systems (Morning Session)

Convening Organizations: Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Centre for Science and Environment, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Time: 9:00 AM

What does it take to make decisions on sanitation investments that leave no one behind? Through a series of hands-on activities and concrete examples, this workshop will provide a platform for city stakeholders to exchange experience with informed decision-making, alongside application of tools e.g. SFD (Feacal Waste Flow Diagrams), Equity Dashboard and City Sanitation Plans toward inclusive service delivery.

Public Health Data in Sanitation Planning (Morning Session)

Convening Organizations: Emory University, Trend Ghana, ICDDR, World Bank, Kampala Capital  City Authority, Lusaka City Council, Accra Metropolitan Assembly, Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly

Time: 9:00 AM

Governmental and non-governmental organizations will share experiences on how public health data informs urban sanitation investments and decision-making in their organizations and cities. Organizations will highlight approaches, including the SaniPath Tool, and lessons learned and work with participants to understand opportunities for evidence-based decision-making that includes a public health perspective.

Building FSM Capacity for City-Wide Inclusive Sanitation (Afternoon Session)

Convening Organizations: Eawag, IHE Delft , Centre for Science and Environment, Centre for Affordable Sanitation Technologies, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Time: 1:30 PM

Lack of expertise on inclusive urban sanitation is a major bottleneck for scaling up urban sanitation services in low- and middle-income countries. This event will review developments in the quality and availability of courses and resources for the planning, design and supervision of city-wide inclusive urban sanitation services projects.

The second workshop will build on the morning session but also stand-alone. The topics in this afternoon session are: (a) Expresso overviews of new capacity-building initiatives; and (b) Adult learning: Being more effective in our sanitation training and workshops.

Field Testing New Technologies (Afternoon Session)

Convening Organizations: University of Kwazulu Natal, eThekwini water and Sanitation, Khanyisa Projects, Water Research Commission of South Africa

Time: 1:30 PM

The engineering field testing platform in Durban, South Africa allows early engineering concepts for non-sewered sanitation to be tested in real world environments. This provides technology developers with valuable data early in the design process. This workshop is aimed at organisations who would like to set up similar sanitation testing platforms in their own environment.

Introduction to the WHO Sanitation and Health Guidelines (Afternoon Session)

Convening Organizations: World Health Organisation

Time: 1:30 PM

Access the new WHO Guidelines on Sanitation and Health! In this interactive workshop you will learn about key policy and programme recommendations derived from a comprehensive evidence review. Participants will also gain critical information on definitions for safe sanitation systems, pathogens and risk management to maximize health impact of sanitation through whole sanitation chain. Copies of the Guidelines will be made available to participants.

Moisture Content: Solving the Achilles Heel of Faecal Sludge Treatment Options (Afternoon Session)

Convening Organizations: 

Time: 1:30 PM

Water is a major component of faecal sludge; sludge moisture content therefore is one of the most important parameters that determines the volume of sludge treated at a point-of-use system (such as a Re-Invented Toilet) or treatment facility (Faecal Sludge Treatment Processor) designed to treat collected faecal sludge. This workshop will disseminate the state-of-the-art with regards to removing moisture content for sanitation treatment technologies.

Planning, Guiding & Monitoring Transition to Citywide Sanitation Service Systems (Afternoon Session)

Convening Organizations: Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Centre for Science and Environment, Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Time: 1:30 PM

What does it take to make decisions on sanitation investments that leave no one behind? Through a series of hands-on activities and concrete examples, this workshop will provide a platform for city stakeholders to exchange experience with informed decision-making, alongside application of tools e.g. SFD (Feacal Waste Flow Diagrams), Equity Dashboard and City Sanitation Plans toward inclusive service delivery.

The Missing Link in the Sanitation Chain: Improving the Conditions of Sanitation Workers (Afternoon Session)

Convening Organizations: WaterAid, Netherlands Development Organisation, World Health Organization,  World Bank, International Labour Organization, Water Research Commission, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 

Time: 1:30 PM

Without occupational health and safety, safely managed services cannot be achieved, and public health remains at risk. Yet, sanitation workers, involved in pit emptying, treatment plant operation, sewer maintenance for example, suffer deplorable working conditions and health problems. The workshop discusses new data and shares experiences of potential improvements.

Digital host of FSM5

Convenors

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • BORDA
  • 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)