Published in: 2016
UKZN (University of KwaZulu-Natal)
This library entry contains background documents for a grant that Chris Buckley is leading and which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Further information is also available on the SuSanA discussion forum, see link below.
Short description of the project:
The grant was awarded to the Pollution Research Group (PRG) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in order to increase the capacity of the PRG to provide support to sanitation practitioners working in the faecal sludge management field. This included covering the cost of upgrading the laboratory to increase health and safety (improved extraction, storage etc.), provide more space for visiting researchers, and to purchase analytical equipment to increase the range of tests that can be undertaken.
- To augment the services provided to transformative technology grantees and sanitation practitioners wishing to demonstrate their technologies in Eastern Africa
- To provide laboratory and testing services to SteP (Sanitation Technology Evaluation Programme) in which prototypes developed by the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge and other initiatives are operated in a realistic environment (Senegal, Durban and Coimbatore)
- To provide laboratory, and field testing support services to faecal sludge researchers
- To have a laboratory, field testing and office facilities available for use by faecal sludge researchers
- Increase the chemical, physical and microbiological data available of relevance to faecal sludge researchers
Documents available for download below:
1 - Presentation: Development of standard operating procedures for faecal sludge laboratory analyses. (by Velkushanova, T., Reddy, M.), Hanoi FSM Workshop, January 2015
2 - Reddy M. (2013). Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Pollution Research Group
3 - Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for helminths (June 2015). Pollution Research Group
Various authors (2016). Equipment and health and safety modifications required for developing the capacity to support grantees field-testing in Durban, SA - Various documents on results from research grant. UKZN (University of KwaZulu-Natal)
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