"Water and Food Security for Latin America", Fortaleza

November 2007 | Brazil

The International Conference on Sustainable Sanitation "Water and Food Security for Latin America" was organized by Ecosanlac and the Federal University of Ceará with support of the IWA specialist group. It took place from 26-29 Nov 2007 in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil and became a very successful event and exceeded the expectations of the organizers.

During four days, more than 200 local and international participants had the chance to hear and learn in three languages about the existing experiences in ecological sanitation in Latin America and other parts of the world. The conference furthermore offered a poster exhibition, stands with information material on ecosan and demonstration models of urine diversion toilets. It is intended to organize every two years a similar event on sustainable sanitation in different countries of Latin America.

Full information is available at: http://www.ecosanlac.org/


Day 1 (Nov. 26th 2007)

Sesión de apertura / Openning session

Saneamiento Sustentable – Perspectivas presentes y futuras -  Sustainable Sanitation – present and future perspectives
Gatze Lettinga, WUR, Holanda. (english)

Cerrando el ciclo para alcanzar los MDM - Closing the loop for attaining the MDGs
Ron Sawyer, SARAR, México. (spanish)

La Casa Ecológica - Eco home for sustainable water management: a case study in Kathmandu, Nepal   
Roshan Raj Shrestha, UN HABITAT, Nepal. (english)

Saneamiento Sustentable y la importancia del desarrollo de capacidades - Sustainable Sanitation  and the importance of  Capacity Development
Madeleine Fogde, SEI, Suecia. (english)

Sesión 1 / Session 1

Actual política de Saneamiento & programas en Brasil – Current sanitation policy & programmes in Brazil
Ricardo Bernardes, Brasil. (portuguese)

Tratamiento y Reuso (agua residual domestica) Prosab Rede 2 - Treatment and reuse (domestic wastewater) Prosab Rede 2
Lourdinha Florêncio, UFPE, Brasil.(spanish)

Conservación de Agua y Energía -Prosab Rede 5 - Water and Energy conservation -Prosab Rede 5
Ricardo Franci, UFES Brasil. (english)

ECOSAN en Brasil y Perú: Experiencias y puntos de vistas de una Compañía - ECOSAN in Brazil and Peru: Experiences and point of view from private sanitation company
Christoph Platzer, Rotaria do Brasil (portuguese)

Sesión 2 / Session 2

Heces y Orina - Urine & faeces
Håkan Jonsson, SEI, Suecia. (english)

Aguas grises - Greywater
Holger Gulyas, TUHH, Alemania. (english)

Implementación de sanitarios secos en África - Implementation of dry toilets in Africa
Francisca Muluana, Mozambique. (english)

Aspectos de Salud de  Ecosan y WHO lineamientos - Health aspects of Ecosan and the WHO guidelines
Caroline Schönning, WHO, Suecia. (english)

Sesión 3 / Session 3

Agua y Seguridad Alimentaria: las contribuciones de la Permacultura - Food and water security: the contributions of permaculture
Sérgio Pamplona, ArquiNatura, Brasil. (portuguese)

La perspectiva de la escasez de fósforo - The perspective of phosphorus scarcity
Jan-Olof Drangert, Linköping University, Suecia. (english)

Uso de Orina en la Agricultura - Use of urine in agriculture   
Eduardo Cohim, UFBA, Brasil. (portuguese)

Saneamiento Sustentable – Compostaje - Sustainable  sanitation – Composting
Jenny Aragundi Ochoa, Ecosanlac, Ecuador (spanish)

Day 2 (Nov. 27th 2007)

Sesión Ameixa

Saneamiento Sustentable – Digestión Anaeróbica - Sustainable  sanitation - Anaerobic Digestion
Adrianus van Haandel, UFPB, Brasil. (portuguese)

Sesión Azul

Saneamiento Sustentable – Agua lluvia y Agua Salobre - Sustainable sanitation - Rain water and brackish water (download not available)
Mario Kato (UFPE-Brasil)

Sesión Laranja

Saneamiento Sustentable – wetlands (pantanos Artificiales) - Sustainable  sanitation – Constructed wetlands
Roshan Raj Shrestha, UN HABITAT, Nepal. (english)

Sesión Verde

Uso de lodos en agriculturas - Use of sludge in agriculture - (download not available)
Cleverson Andreoli (Sanepar-Brasil)

Day 3 (Nov. 28th 2007)

Sesión 4 /Session 4

Ecosan – ejemplos de aplicación en todo el mundo
Sören Rüd, GTZ, Alemania. (english)

Worldwide sustainable sanitation experience - lessons learnt from ISSUE program
Jeroen Ijgosse, WASTE, Holanda. (english)

Sesión 5 /Session 5

Research on source-control sanitation
Holger Gulyas, TUHH, Alemania. (english)

Programa de desenvolvimento científico e tecnológico
Filomena Kotaka, FUNASA, Brasil. (portuguese)

Towards optimal DESAR3
Gatze Lettinga, WUR, Holanda. (english)

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