FSM4 - Schedule
Sunday 19.02.17
Monday 20.02.17
Tuesday 21.02.17
Wednesday 22.02.17
Thursday 23.02.17
Field Trips     
Conference Day1
Conference Day2
Conference Day3
Training Workshops


The FSM4 Conference will cover 3 main tracks: Research, Case Studies and Exhibition & Industry


1    FSM Research Track

Implementation of effective FSM programs requires that decisions are made based on peer reviewed data rather than opinion and rules of thumb. For this reason, documented research into FSM is important. This stream will focus on new FSM research results that are applicable for low- and middle-income countries. This includes aspects such as:

  • Characterization and quantification of faecal sludge
  • Health, safety and hygiene
  • Technologies for the collection, transport, treatment, disposal and use of faecal sludge
  • The role of education
  • Economics and business


2    FSM Case Studies Track

This track will present case studies and lessons learned from practical experiences of providing and managing FSM services and infrastructure. It will provide examples of successful FSM at scale in low- and middle-income countries, along with lessons learned from successes and failures in places where city FSM operations are still developing. The case studies should be strongly evidence-based, including data on population served, and address.

  • At scale city-wide or nationwide FSM services
    Examples of existing systems tried and tested for several years, focusing on:
    • Policy and institutional models
    • Financing and tariff structure
    • Evolution of the services – and lessons learned along the way
    • Future plans and developments
  • Emerging FSM services
    Cities which have got beyond piloting to start scaling up – scale to date must be clearly stated:
    • Reflections on the model used and the challenges of scaling up.  What you have done differently from in the past? What are the challenges to scaling up fully?
    • Incentive structures for reuse and scaling up
    • Policy and institutional models – what are the challenges?
    • Financing and tariff structures in place and planned
    • Private sector service provider development
    • Regulatory and legislative development
  • Pilots showing promises
    Where a good start has been made at pilot scale, but not yet scaled up:
    • Practical pilots which show promise for future scaling up
    • What is new or innovative about the pilot? What is working well?
    • Costs and financing plans
    • Key challenges to date – and plans to overcome them


3    FSM Industry and Exhibition Track

This track will focus on providing an outreach platform for relevant products and services across the entire FSM chain. It will create a physical space for suppliers and customers of FSM solutions to interact, demonstrate practical evidence, disseminate information and build alliances. The product and services highlighted will be relevant to FSM specifically and not sanitation in general. This includes options/solutions for:

  • Safe capture and containment
  • Monitoring and evaluation of FSM
  • Emptying and transportation
  • FSM capacity development
  • Treatment and reuse
  • Programs, regulations and financing of FSM
  • Planning and communication tools for FSM
  • Business models for FSM



  • _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)
  • _University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • _Water Research Commission
  • _World Bank-WSP