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FSM3 Workshop 2



Scaling-up sanitation businesses in low- and middle-income countries (Thursday 22 January, 09.00 – 17.00)

Organisations involved: re.source, Loowatt, WASAZA/BORDA, GOAL and Eawag

Lead organizer: Eawag

Names of workshop co-facilitators: Kory Russell (Re.Source), Virginia Gardiner (LOOWATT), Christopher Kellner (WASAZA/BORDA), Niall Boot (GOAL), Heiko Gebauer (Eawag)



The workshop considers sanitation as a business. In the workshop, we discuss various aspects for optimizing sanitation businesses. We discuss cartidge-based systems, transfer stations, and decentralized treatment options. We develop business scenarios for moving from a pilot study to a city scale implementation. The workshop will be interactive and we want participants to contribute actively to the discussion.

Specific learning objectives
  1. Understanding key challenges for cartridge-based sanitation systems
  2. Scaling process from the pilot study to a city-scale sanitation provision
  3. Optimizing the sanitation chain (e.g., collection, waste treatment, and resource recovery)
  4. Understanding the impact of decentralized faecal sludge management infrastructure and transfer stations on the sanitation chain
Expected outcomes

Solutions for managing cartridge-based sanitation systems on a city-scale Solutions for managing decentralized faecal sludge management infrastructure (transfer stations and treatment facilities)


*Lessons From Scaling Cartridge-Based Sanitation (CBS): Working Towards Viable Service Provision In Dense Urban Settings: re-source

*Freetown Transfer Station Experiences: Niall Boot, GOAL

*Fecal Sludge – De-sludgeing, Transportation, Biogas Producing Transfer Station: Christopher Kellner, BORDA

*Zambian Case Study FSM as of delegated management model: Steffen Blume / Trevor Surridge, GIZ

*Fecal Sludge Treatment Plant (Private Model): BORDA/ CDD Society, Kengeri Bangalore

*Emergency Transfer Stations - HIF: Niall Boot, GOAL

*Feedback from FSM3 Workshop 2: Scaling-up sanitation businesses in low- and middle-income countries


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