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The fourth conference on developments in Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) took place in Chennai, India where the State Government recently initiated measures to address FSM with regard to policy, regulatory changes, innovative solutions, and pilots.

The conference aimed at bringing together professionals working in the sector, including utilities, service providers, cities, governments, …

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On Tuesday the 17th of January 2017, the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) celebrated its 10th anniversary in Eschborn, Germany where SuSanA was founded in 2007 by a range of actors who were actively involved in the sanitation sector. This year’s anniversary celebration took place under the theme "10 years SuSanA: How the changed sanitation paradigm contributes to the Sustainable …

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In the fictional African city of Bafini, 80% of residents have no access to a sewer connection, relying instead on toilets with pits or septic tanks. This creates a need for better faecal waste collection services, and a market opportunity for a smart entrepreneur.

You run a waste management business in Bafini, and have just decided to expand into faecal sludge management. You have a positive …

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Emergency Market Mapping and Analysis (EMMA) is a set of tools (this toolkit) and guidance notes (the reference manual on CD-ROM). It encourages and assists front-line humanitarian staff in sudden-onset emergencies to better understand, accommodate, and make use of market systems. It does not offer a simplistic blue-print for action. However, EMMA does provide accessible, relevant guidance to …

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These guidelines were developed for use by all UNHCR staff and implementing partners (IP) working at field level with persons of concern to UNHCR. They are particularly aimed at those working in the WASH sector and those who need more detailed information on hygiene promotion than is currently given in the HP Chapter of the UNHCR WASH Manual. The guidelines may also be of use to those working in …

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The toolkit was designed to support a range of humanitarian actors involved in the planning and delivery of emergency responses. The guidance is therefore aimed to support 1) program staff directly delivering services; 2) program supervisors and country-level staff responsible for designing, coordinating and monitoring field activities, and 3) technical staff, focused on providing technical …

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During an outbreak of cholera, most patients can be treated in existing health facilities. However, health officials may decide to set up a temporary Cholera Treatment Center (CTC) either in part of the existing facility or as a separate areas. This publication provides guidelines for water, sanitation and hygiene in CTC.

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UNICEF currently provides strategic technical support and guidance, surge capacity, training, supplies and logistical support for cholera and diarrhoeal disease outbreak prevention, preparedness and response worldwide. Its multi-sector approach – health, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), nutrition, education, protection and other sectors as well as services for emergency operations and …

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This manual is used in selected schools in the Division of Batangas in the context of researching the conditions to improve O&M of sanitation facilities in public elementary schools in the Philippines. Users of this manual are highly encouraged to provide feedback on their experience using this tool to improve the next edition. The learnings of this research project are supporting the further …

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Madison is the capital of the state of Wisconsin and the county seat of Dane County, and is home to 252,551 people. Sometimes described as the City of Four Lakes, it comprises the four successive lakes of the Yahara River: Lake Mendota, Lake Monona, Lake Waubesa and Lake Kegonsa. According to the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District, 100% of the population in Madison relies on separate sanitary …

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The City of St. Louis is located within the state of Missouri, USA. Built along the Mississippi River, it borders St. Louis County but is not a part of it. The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) serves the City of St. Louis and 90% of St. Louis County, equivalent to a total of 1.3 million people. It is estimated that 90% of fecal sludge and wastewater is treated and safely managed, while …

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Cape Cod is a geographic cape extending into the Atlantic Ocean from mainland Massachusetts, USA. It has a population of 215,888 people, nearly doubling in the summer. The sanitation infrastructure in Cape Cod consists of both centralized wastewater systems leading to a publicly-owned wastewater treatment plant with effluent disposal, as well as decentralized wastewater systems.
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The report summarizes the proceedings of the ILE in Indonesia, provides technical details and input of invited resource experts as well as participants, and expands on the key discussions that made the event such a lively, useful and practical experience for all participants. It is hoped that the report will be an important element in joint global knowledge management for WinS and that it will be …

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Treatment wetlands are natural treatment technologies that efficiently treat many different types of polluted water. Treatment wetlands are engineered systems designed to optimise processes found in natural environments and are therefore considered environmentally friendly and sustainable options for wastewater treatment. Compared to other wastewater treatment technologies, treatment wetlands …

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The world is witnessing the highest levels of forced human displacement on record, leading to people being housed in urban centres and camps. Generally the sanitation needs of these people are initially met by external agencies. The long-term costs of operating and maintaining traditional sanitation systems can be unviable when communities or local authorities take over their management. …

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Patna, the state capital of Bihar, is situated on the southern bank of Ganga River. The city is surrounded by two other rivers on two other sides: Sone River and Pun-Pun River.
Patna is the second largest city in eastern India after Kolkata. For the preparation of the SFD, the territory of Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) is selected.
The total population of the city is 1.68 million with …

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If ground has rock or groundwater close to the surface, it may not be possible to dig a hole deep enough even for a twin-pit latrine. In such cases pits can be raised above the ground. This short note illustrates ways of doing this.

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Recognising city-level capacity limitations for decentralised sanitation planning and implementation in India, the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) appointed the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) as the anchor organisation for a Sanitation Capacity Building Platform (SCBP) to support cities in their sanitation planning and implementation. NIUA partnered with CAWST,2 a capacity …

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In 2015, Container-Based Sanitation provider Sanergy was awarded a GSMA Mobile for Development (M4D) Utilities grant with SweetSense to install GSM and RFID enabled infrared sensors to record Fresh Life Toilet activity and estimate fill levels. Waste collectors and Fresh-Life Toilet Operators used the sensors to record servicing events and request assistance by swiping RFID tags. A mobile app was …

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