The NSS Conference, organized jointly by IWA and WRC in Johannesburg, is just around the corner (15th to 18th October). This conference is dedicated to expediting the implementation of non-sewered sanitation solutions in the Global South to help achieve the SDG sanitation targets.
The SuSanA secretariat won't be able to attend in person, but many members and partners of SuSanA will be present and actively participating and making significant contributions throughout the event.
Here you can find our curated list of key sessions and side-events, designed to carry the SuSanA spirit all the way to Johannesburg.
Workshop 2: Framework for Water Wise and Sanitation Secure Resilient Cities
Sunday 15th October, 15:30 – 17:00 GMT+2 (Johannesburg, South Africa)
This session, organized by IWA in collaboration with the NSS Specialist Group, targets policymakers, practitioners, regulators, utilities, researchers, and academics. It aims to reshape the global urban sanitation agenda, emphasizing inclusivity, resilience, and water-wise practices, with a focus on addressing sanitation disparities and climate-related challenges. The objective is to bring together global actors to deliberate on expanding IWA's Water-Wise principles to include sanitation and align them with broader goals for resilient cities and environmental conservation.
Workshop 3: Knowledge café for practitioners – Scaling-up lessons for successful non-sewered sanitation (NSS) Solutions
Sunday 15th October, 12:00 – 18:00 GMT+2 (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), India, is organizing a Knowledge Cafe with an aim to bring together state-of-art lessons of policy, planning and implementation of NSS in the Global South. The Knowledge Cafe sessions will cover topics such as NSS experiences in India and Bangladesh, addressing affordability and sustainability in desludging, performance assessment of Faecal Sludge Treatment Plants (FSTPs), design considerations of FSTPs including capacity, cost, and climate factors, national strategies for capacity building in NSS, and understanding institutional Domestic Wastewater Treatment systems through successful case examples from India and Bangladesh.
Various sessions from CBSA and members
From Monday 16th October until Wednesday 18th October, see flyer for detailed time slots
Most of the Container Based Sanitation Alliance membership will be in attendance in Johannesburg. They will offer a total of 9 sessions and 3 poster presentations, featuring contributions from alliance members like Sanergy, Loowatt, The Cycle, and SOIL. Don't miss these captivating presentations, which will explore a range of container-based sanitation topics, including climate-smart sanitation, circular economy models, innovative revenue sources and financing approaches, mechanized waste collection, and emergency mitigation strategies.