The conference was deliberately aimed to create a dialogue between civil, process, agricultural and environmental engineers; urban planners, sociologists, economists, and political scientists who are involved in international sanitation research and implementation. It took place in Wageningen, the Netherlands from 19. to 21. May 2008.
Furthermore, this conference tried to bridge the gap between sanitation research and demonstration in the ‘North’ and in the ‘South’. Among others, the conference wanted to be a platform to present the findings of the ‘Decentralized Sanitation and Reuse’ (DESAR) project performed in the Netherlands from 2001-2007, financed by EET and STOWA and those of a sanitation and urban infrastructure research project in East Africa (PROVIDE).
Plenary opening session - Monday May 19, 2008
Science for Impact - the sanitation challenge.
Prof. Martin Kropff, Wageningen University
‘New sanitation’ a challenge for developing and developed countries.
Zeeman, Grietje and Kujawa, Katarzyna, Wageningen University, Environmental Technology
Plenary session - Tuesday May 20, 2008
The dream of a clean environment for all.
Pathways for future development in sanitation.
Ralf Otterpohl, Institute of Wastewater Management and Water Protection, TUHH
Plenary closing session - Tuesday May 20, 2008
Spaargaren en Van Lier
Theme 1 Innovation management in sanitation
Session 1 - analytical tools (Monday, May 19, 2008)
Transitions towards developing sustainable urban environmental infrastructures in East Africa.
Peter Oosterveer and James Sano, University of Wageningen, Environmental Policy Group
Multidimensional gap analysis to diagnose innovation adoption in the sanitation sector of LDCs.
Elisa Roma and Paul Jeffrey, Centre for Water Science, Cranfield University
Evaluating various sanitation system alternatives for urban areas by multi criteria analysis-case study of Accra, Ghana.
Elisabeth v. Münch and Adriaan Mels, UNESCO-IHE and Wageningen University
Session 2 - concepts (Monday, May 19, 2008)
A tool to support the planning of closed-loop environmental sanitation systems.
Agnès Montangero et al., skat/eawag
Implementation of new sanitation concepts in a city scale - finding long-term strategies by mathematical optimisation.
Kaufmann Alves et al., University of Kaiserslautern Urban Water Management, Germany
A flowstream approach for sustainable sanitation systems.
Elizabeth Tilley and Christian Zurbrugg, EAWAG/ Sandec
Session 4 - cases (Tuesday May 20, 2008)
Design of a district water and wastewater system under the concepts of DESAR and water metabolism.
Xiaochang C Wang, Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, China
Modern sanitation for the developed world: an example for new areas.
Roorda et al., Grontmij, LeAF and Water-net
Interactions of urban form and source-separating sanitation technologies.
Franziska Meinzinger et al., aww/TUHH, Germany
Social marketing for sanitation improvement in Kampala, Uganda.
Charlles B. Niwagaba et al., SSWARS, WaterAid and France Cooperation
Session 5 (Tuesday May 20, 2008)
Financing sanitation in sub-saharan Africa … is a local challenge.
Jérémie Toubkiss, Hydroconseil
Sanitation provision in urban centres of Uganda.
James Okot-Okumu, Makerere University Institute of Environment and Natural Resources
Reconsidering urban sewer and treatment facilities in east Africa as interplay of Material Flows, Sanitary Networks and Space Demands.
S.C. Letema et al., Wageningen University
Session 6 (Tuesday May 20, 2008)
Decentralised sanitation and reuse - assessment of the viability of decentralised sanitation and waste water reuse in existing cities.
de Graaf et al., Delft University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture
A learning and decision methodology for drainage and sanitation improvement in unplanned areas in developing cities.
Joost van Buuren and Astrid Hendriksen, Wageningen University, Environmental Technology
Faecal sludge management in Accra, Ghana: problems facing urban provision.
Rebecca Scott and Niall Boot, WEDC
Three Pillars of Sustainability: a framework for provision of water and sanitation in rural Africa.
Maggie Montgomery and Menachem Elimelech, Yale University, USA
Perceptions of sustainability: planning sanitation projects in West Africa.
J.R. McConville et al., KTH/Chamlers/SEI
Theme 3 - Perspectives from the Extreme Ends of the chain
Session 3 - (Monday, May 19, 2008)
Role of farmers in improving the sustainability of sanitation systems.
Jönsson et al., EcoSanRes, SEI
Sense and sanitation.
Bas van Vliet and Gert Spaargaren, Environmental Policy Group, Wageningen University
Wastewater Governance: A Challenge for Environmental Engineers.
Reginald Grendelman and Frans Huibers, Irrigation and Water Engineering Group Wageningen University – the Netherlands
User acceptance of vacuum toilets and grey water systems in The Netherlands, Norway and Germany.
Telkamp et al., Wageningen University, Tauw
The sustainable transformation of sanitary systems: an end-user perspective.
D.L.T. Hegger and B.J.M. Van Vliet, Environmental Policy Group, Wageningen University
Perception of water, saniitatiion and heallth – a case study from the Mekong Dellta, Viietnam.
Herbst et al., Universität Bonn, Sansed
Theme 4 - Sanitation Concepts and knowledge gaps
Session 1 - concepts (Monday, May 19, 2008)
Separated grey- and blackwater treatment by the Komplett water recycling system. A possibility to close domestic water cycle.
Henning Knerr, University of Kaiserslautern, Institute of Urban Water Management
Sanitation now - what is good practice and what is poor practice?
Duncan Mara, University of Leeds
Characteristics of source-separated household wastewater flows – a statistical assessment.
Franziska Meinzinger and Martin Oldenburg, aww/TUHH
Session 2 - case studies (Monday, May 19, 2008)
Vacuum sewerage and grey water treatment: experience of 8 years of operation.
Oldenburg et al., Infranova GmbH&Co KG, OtterWasser, TUHH
Decentralized waste water reclamation systems in Beijing: adoption and performance under field conditions.
Mels et al., Wageningen University/ SWITCH
Ecosan demonstration project: GTZ headquarter, Germany.
Christian Olt, GTZ, Ecosan
Session 4 - black water and urine treatment (Tuesday, May 20, 2008)
Sanitation concepts and knowledge gaps, Key-note presentation.
Tove Larsen, Eawag
Nutrient recovery from black water from a Dutch perspective.
Ellen van Voorthuizen, University of Twente
Source Separation, Treatment and composting of human excreta for soil enrichment, pesticides, economic and social empowerment: Experience and practice.
Twayaga Faustino Karakuzi, Kabale Farmers Networking Association, Uganda.
The challenge to treat concentrated black water.
Marthe de Graaff, Wageningen University, Environmental Technology
Nitrification of faecal sludge liquor using pilot scale intermittent sand filters in Dakar, Senegal.
Tounkara and Elisabeth von Muench, UNESCO-IHE
Peepoo bag - self-sanitising, single use, biodegradable toilet.
Annika Nordin, Björn Vinnerås, Mikael Hedenkvist, Anders Wilhelmson, SLU, KTH
Session 5 - Grey water and domestic water treatment (Tuesday, May 20, 2008)
Biological treatment of grey water: comparison of three systems.
Hernández et al., Waginingen University, Environmental Technology
Anaerobic-aerobic treatment of grey water; continuous and batch operations
Lina Abu Ghunmi et al., Wageningen University
Decentralised treatment of high strength sewage in UASB and Anaerobic-Hybrid septic tanks.
Nidal Mahmoud, Institute of Environmental and Water Studies, Birzeit University (BZU)
Session 6 - Pathogens and micropollutants (Tuesday, May 20, 2008)
Challenging conventional sanitation options for health care units.
Jelle Roorda, Anja Derksen and Nico Wortel, Grontmij
Biodegradability of pharmaceuticals in biological systems treating source separated wastewater streams.
K. Kujawa-Roeleveld et al., Wageningen University, Environmental Technology
Fate of Pathogens in tomato plants and soil irrigated with secondary treated wastewater Maha. Halalsheh et al., WERS, JU.
Control of Enteric Bacteria in Source-Separated Human Urine.
Norbel A. Tabo, De La Salle University-Dasmariñas, Philippines
Business session (Monday, May 19, 2008)
Brendo Meulman, Landustrie
Sanitation in developing countries: a bussiness opportunity?
Mels et al., Lettinga Associates Foundation/ Landustrie BV
Other presentations (unknown date & session)
Sustainability of sanitation programmes in Uganda.
James Okot-Okumu, Makerere University, Institute of Environment and Natural Resources
Social and spatial challenges facing sanitation.
Rose Osinde, UN-HABITAT, Urban Environment Section