Optional Post-Meeting Workshops - Thursday February 23, 2016

Time: 9:00am-5:00pm at ITC Grand Chola - Rajendra Rooms, Conference Floor Level
Cost: $70 per person - includes workshop materials, lunch, and refreshment breaks.
Day delegates are welcome to attend these post-meeting workshops.
Note: These are the current confirmed workshops. Other workshops will be added as details become available. Delegates are permitted to move freely between workshops. Duration of workshops is TBD.
1) The Key Role of FSM in Modern Urban Sanitation Systems: Examples from India and Africa (full day)

This participatory workshop will look at the role of FSM in modern urban sanitation systems in India and will share best practices for use in FSM planning and implementation within a whole systems approach. The focus will be on India, however two different approaches in India and Kenya will be presented to reflect on identifiable legal, institutional and enabling framework conditions for up scaling urban sanitation with a special focus on FSM as an integral component within the sanitation sector.

2) Faecal Sludge Characterization and Quantification, University of Kwa-zulu Natal (full day)

A workshop with leading international research teams undertaking FS characterisation and quantification at community and city wide scale is required to consolidate past and current research outputs and findings, to support the global FSM community by the provision of standard methods for FS and deliver a common platform for data set exchange, and to serve engineers in design activities of FS treatment technologies.

3) Faecal Sludge Management in Emergencies, German WASH Network (half day)
This workshop introduces participants to the main factors to consider when managing faecal sludge in an emergency context. Participants will gain a better understanding of viable FSM options for a number of geographical situations through case studies and group discussions.

4) Resource Recovery: Scaling up faecal sludge recycling, IWMI (half day)

The session seeks to address the different dimensions of ‘Scaling-up faecal sludge (FS) reuse’ in an interdisciplinary dialogue. It will touch on; a) technological innovations related to FS processing, b) guidelines on the use of FS-based products; c) Innovative business models and cross-sectorial partnerships prerequisite to financial viability; d) enabling policy environment.
The session brings together practitioners, policy advisors and researchers with experience in the impact factor areas which determine scalability of FS-based recycling.

5) SFD Workshop
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), University of Leeds and GIZ on behalf of the SFD Promotion Initiative (SFD PI) (full day)
SFD (Excreta or Shit Flow Diagram), an advocacy tool that visualizes city-wide excreta flows, are increasingly being used to evaluate the extent or otherwise of ‘safely-managed excreta’ in urban areas. In India and in many other countries SFDs are now being used as a preliminary diagnostic tool by local and national governments and development partners, to support planning processes. The participants will learn the methodology and understand the tools used to make standardised SFDs.

6) City-wide sanitation, advocacy and planning: Tools for FSM Diagnostics and Project planning (full day)

Based on work recently published by the World Bank and SANDEC, the workshop will enable learning and ‘hands on’ participation in using FSM diagnostic tools for advocacy; technical option selection, designing improvements to the institutional and regulatory environment for developing the ‘first cut’ of an FSM program design.

7) FS Characterization and Quantification: Design Criteria & Options for different geographic typologies (or other factors like local practices), BORDA (half day)

While there are a number of FS treatment solutions available, it is often a challenge for local governmental bodies and implementing agencies to understand which capacity and technical solutions are suitable for their specific context. The training module shall enable the participants to learn about determining factors on the quantity and quality of faecal sludge in consideration of diverse geographic conditions and accessibility, and its importance on selecting and defining the capacity of technology options and logistics to the specific context.

8) FSM Education: Interactive session on Sanitation Safety Planning (SSP) for faecal sludge management (FSM), WHO & IWA (half day)
The session will engage audience members in a fun and interactive session to demonstrate the concepts and application of the Sanitation Safety Planning for faecal sludge management and reuse.  The interactive exercise will be followed by an example of SSP application in India and open discussion. A brief video and SSP materials is available here (http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/sanitation-waste/wastewater/sanitation-safety-planning/en/ )

9) FSM Education/FS Characterization: Developing a uniform Soil Transmitted Helminth (STH) analysis consortium for analyzing faecal waste samples (full day - am session at IIT Madras Campus, transportation provided)
Laboratory-based interactive workshop on the PRG helminth methodology.
The method will be demonstrated by Parasitologist, Colleen Archer, from the PRG, University of KwaZulu-Natal Durban. It will be conducted at Prof Ligy Philips’ laboratory, IIT, Madras. Participants will get an opportunity to perform the method and microscopically examine the samples.

10) FSM Toolbox

The fact that Fecal Sludge Management has been high on agenda recently is a wellknown fact. What’s unknown, however is, what the FSM Toolbox project has been developing to enhance the suite of sustainable FSM solutions to benefit key players and communities alike. We have jumpstarted this initiative by synthesizing fragmented information and modifying them to best suit the needs of key FSM players - donors, consultant and city planners. Thanks to our matchless network of clients and partners, we have successfully developed a one-stop database and a standardized framework for ‘effective implementation’ of FSM projects. Established in 2013, we, the team comprise of diverse group of enthusiastic experts from AIT, CEPT and CSTEP, and that adheres to building tools for consulting and planning, and execution of sustainable sanitation project. As a part of our commitment, our web-based interface, now accessible with undemanding navigation can easily be relied on. Our ambition is to employ comprehensive approach to provide you with FSM tools and solutions to best of our capabilities. We’re excited to be at the forefront of latest developments in FSM! Visit www.fsmtoolbox.com for more information.


  • _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