fecal sludge management

Conference

Transforming Sanitation in Africa: Accelerating progress towards the Ngor Commitments to achieve the SDGs

This year the organizers of the AfricaSan 5 conference are joining forces with and the organizers of FSM 5 in Cape Town, South Africa to deliver a unique synergistic program that will leverage the political might of the AfricaSan 5 Conference along with the practical and technical output of the FSM Conference. Attendees will have access to a wider array of practitioners working to implement new technology in the field as well as to ministers working to frame the policies that will facilitate development in this sector.

Manual

A Guide to Strengthening the Enabling Environment for Faecal Sludge Management: Experience from Bangladesh, Kenya and Zambia

This guide presents an introduction to conceptualising and strengthening the enabling environment for faecal sludge management (FSM) services in low-income urban areas.

It is based on WSUP’s experience working with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop market-based solutions for on-site sanitation services in the cities of Dhaka and Chittagong (Bangladesh), Kisumu (Kenya) and Lusaka (Zambia).

 

Conference

5th International Fecal Sludge Management Conference

This annual event provides the opportunity for professionals, governments, policy-makers, utilities, development partners, investors, industries and service providers to coordinate, develop, and share learning solutions for sustainably managing the whole non-sewered sanitation service chain. This year the FSM5 conference has joined forces with the AMCOW to co-convene with the AfricaSan 5 conference.

Article

Trying to Solve Sanitation and Energy Problems at the Same Time

Urban areas in the developing world face many challenges because of booming population growth. Infrastructure is often inadequate, resulting in such problems as the spread of disease from poor sanitation, and the loss of surrounding forests due to high demand for affordable cooking fuel.

Focus Area Topic

Sanitation and Hygiene

Sanitation is more than just toilets, it encompasses the facilities, behaviors, and services that prevent diseases caused by contact with human waste. Hygiene refers to behaviors that can improve cleanliness and lead to good health.

Why it Matters

Water Currents

Water Currents: Fecal Sludge Management

Water Currents is produced biweekly by USAID’s E3 Water Office. Each issue contains recent news and articles on water sector issues, partner and donor updates, latest sector research, and a special focus on one topic. Please provide your feedback and suggestions by contacting the waterteam@usaid.gov.

Learning Brief

Better Fecal Sludge Management in Côte d’Ivoire

The Sanitation Service Delivery (SSD) program is a United States Agency for International Development (USAID)/West Africa urban sanitation project being implemented in Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, and Ghana by Population Services International (PSI) in collaboration with PATH and Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP).

Website

EAWAG Department Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development (SANDEC)

SANDEC’s mandate is to develop and test methods and technologies that help the worlds’ poorest access sustainable water and sanitation services. SANDEC has published key reports on fecal sludge management, a compendium of sanitation systems and technologies and offers online courses on Municipal Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries, Introduction to Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage, and other topics.