FSM4 Case Studies

Published in: 2017
Pages: 138

Ministry of Urban Development Goverment of India et al.

Various authors

Worldwide, 2.7 billion people rely on onsite sanitation.Yet, there is still typically no management system in place to deal with the resulting faecal sludge (e.g. septage and pit latrine sludge). The result is that the waste typically ends up being dumped directly into the urban environment, with significant health and environmental implications. Creating faecal sludge management (FSM) infrastructure and public services that work for everyone, and keeping faecal sludge out of the environment is a major challenge for achieving universal sanitation access as acknowledged by the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations at its General Assembly on
September 25th, 2015.

To address this challenge, a global platform for discussion on FSM was created in 2011 by leading global sector organizations. The aim was to share and brainstorm potential solutions, formulate policy recommendations that promote best practices, and to identify lessons learned in how to make FSM an integral part of sanitation service delivery. Building on the success of the first three International FSM Conferences in Hanoi (2015) and in Durban (2011& 2012), the FSM4 conference aims to bring together professionals working in the sector, including utilities, service providers, cities, governments, academics, scientists, consultants, donors and industries, to support the global initiative of disseminating sustainable solutions for FSM.

Bibliographic information

Various authors (2017). FSM4 Case Studies. Ministry of Urban Development Goverment of India et al.


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