The FSM4 Conference will be held in Chennai, India, in the State of Tamil Nadu, where the State Government has recently initiated measures to address Faecal Sludge Management.

Chennai General Information

India is the second most populated country in the world and has 23 officially recognised languages. Chennai, formerly known as Madras, is India’s fourth largest city and is regarded for its performing arts and temple architecture, both historical and modern. It is a cosmopolitan city with people belonging to different religious groups living together. Chennai is located on India’s southeastern coast and is marked by scenic, bustling beaches. Historically, the area was popular with seafarers, spice traders and cloth merchants. Today, it is known as the automobile capital of India, and one of South India’s tech, commercial and cultural capitals. Chennai is a mix of the old and newstately colonial structures are juxtaposed with modern high rises.


  • _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