4th INTERNATIONAL FAECAL SLUDGE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

Location: ITC Grand Chola, Exhibition Area

Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) Skills Competition is being launched at FSM4 2017. The aim of the Competition is to inspire professionals to demonstrate their skills and show the limitations and requirements of their daily work life to sector stakeholders. The FSM Skills Competition also provides an innovation exchange avenue on skills development and good practices including safety procedures from experienced players to the new sector entrants.

Two to three skill competitions will take place every day during the conference at the venue. Participants must sign up to participate in the competition at the Conference.

The purpose of the FSM Skills Competition is to promote the FSM Industry to inspire young professionals to join the sector and also to emphasize that trained skilled professionals are instrumental to assure efficient and effective operations of the FSM sector.

Winner of the competitions will be awarded participation opportunities for global level championships.

Specifications have been defined for each of the competitions and will be made available on the FSM4 Conference website soon. Registration for the Competition will open one month in advance. Competitors can sign up for the selection process and to get their equipment and tools ready for the competition.  

University Challenge

Encouraging new blood in the sanitation sector especially for FSM where practical innovations are the need of the hour is the motivation behind the University Challenge, a new feature added to the FSM Conference series. The fast developing FSM industry can tap this talent pool as both companies and tomorrow’s professionals get the opportunity to meet and explore possibilities of working together.

The purpose of the university challenge is to develop new and innovative solutions to some problems in faecal sludge management. Here, students, from the engineering, planning, information technology and management backgrounds will get an opportunity to demonstrate their skills in the development of ideas and strategies for sustainable FSM practices during the Conference.

Winner of the competitions will be awarded participation opportunities for global level championships.

Specifications have been defined for each of the competitions and will be made available on the FSM4 Conference website soon. Registration for the Competition will open one month in advance. Competitors can sign up for the selection process and sharpen their skills to get ready for the competition.

 

Convenors

  • _Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  • _Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • _BORDA
  • _Consortium for DEWATS Dissemination Society
  • _Eawag-Sandec
  • _GIZ
  • _Indian Institute for Human Settlement
  • _Indian Institute of Technology Madras
  • _Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India
  • _Municipal Administration & Water Supply, Government of Tamil Nadu
  • _National Insitute of Urban Affairs
  • _Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA)
  • _UNESCO-IHE
  • _University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • _Water Research Commission
  • _World Bank-WSP