Posts tagged ‘ecological sanitation’

4th International Dry Toilet Conference, Tampere, Finland, 22-25 August 2012

Conference logoTheme: Drivers for ecological dry toilets in urban and rural areas

Organised by: Global Dry Toilet Association of Finland , University of Tampere, Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Tampere University of Technology

Abstract deadline: 15 Jan 2012


  • Mon-Wed 20-22 Aug – Pre-conference workshop on safe and sustainable sanitation, organized by Prof. Tuula uhkanen, free-of-charge
  • Wed 22 Aug – Registration, social events
  • Wed-Thu 22-23 Aug –  Exhibition
  • Thu 23 Aug – Opening, key-notes, parallel sessions
  • Fri 24 Aug – Parallel sessions, closing, dinner
  • Sat 25 Aug – Excursion

Read the First Announcement


Tel: +358 45 875 3597 (mrs erja takala)
Skype: Dry_toilet_secretary
Facebook: Global Dry toilet Association of Finland

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July 31, 2011 at 3:39 pm Leave a comment

SSS 4 WATER: Small Sustainable Solutions for Water, Venice, Italy, 18-22 April 2011

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This International Water Association (IWA) specialised event is hosted and organised by the Venice Water Authority in collaboration with the School of Chemical Engineering for Wastewater Treatment and Renewable Resources.

It combines 3 conferences:

  • 10th Specialized Conference on Small Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems (SWWS)
  • 4th Specialized Conference on Decentralized Water and Wastewater International Network (DEWSIN)
  • 3th Specialized Conference on Resources Oriented Sanitation (EcoSan)

Paper submission deadline: 15 December 2010

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December 3, 2010 at 10:40 am 1 comment

National Conference on Cost Effective Sustainable Sanitation – an Indian Experience, New Delhi, India, 28-30 June 2010

Organised by: WAter, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Institute in collaboration with WES-Net India, SPHERE India, UNICEF, Water for People (WFP), Wherever the Needs (WTN) and Plan India


  • to share success stories and approaches in promoting sustainable sanitation in India
  • to define strategies to scale-up good practices


  • Rural Sanitation
  • Urban Sanitation
  • Ecological Sanitation
  • School Sanitation
  • Solid and Liquid Waste Management
  • Sanitation in Emergency Relief
  • Sanitation Demand Creation through Effective Hygiene Promotion
  • Knowledge Management in Sanitation

Registration fee: Rs. 500/-


  • WASH Institute, Email:, Phone: 91 4542 240881; Fax 91 4542 240882
  • R. K. Srinivasan, WES Advisor, Plan India,, Phone: 09717690704

For full details go to the conference web site

June 20, 2010 at 10:36 pm Leave a comment

Ecosan and Emergencies, RedR India, India, 02-05 March 2010

Course Objectives:

In this 4 days training, first 2 days focus on understanding ecosan from development projects and the second half of the course on identifying potential for emergency context should feature.

To understand the principles of ecosan philosophy and the benefits of technologies under ecosan concept from development projects and cast studies

To expose to the successful application of ecosan interventions in emergency context through case studies.

To identify appropriate technologies under ecosan concept and specific contexts and situations where they can be adopted in emergencies

Training methodology

RedR training emphasises on active learning through participatory group exercises, case studies, role-play, focused discussion, field visits and practicals. Training is planned and presented in collaboration with relief agencies and specialist organisations. Informal exchange of experience is a vital part of every course.

Venue: BAIF Development Research Foundation (BAIF), National Highway No. 4, Warje, Pune, Maharashtra, India – 411 029

Contact: RedR India, e-mail: training [at], tel.: +91 20 3291 2532, Tel/Fax:+91 20 25446659

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February 10, 2010 at 11:27 am

Philippine Symposium on Sustainable Sanitation, Makati City, Philippines, 15‐16 October 2009

Organised by: Philippine Ecosan Network (PEN) under the Stockholm Environmental Institute – EcoSanRes 2 Philippine Knowledge Node Project, and with support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Theme – “Sustainable Sanitation Capacity Development for Decision Makers”

The Symposium will open with a Global Handwashing Day Celebration.

The objectives of the Symposium are:

  • To promote Sustainable Sanitation and hygiene concepts, ideas and principles among major sanitation stakeholders and decision makers;
  • To sustain the momentum of Sanitation initiatives created by the 2008 International Year of Sanitation and the National Sanitation Summits of 2006 and 2008;
  • To gather and give recognition to leading institutions who have embarked on essential programs, innovative projects and good practices on sustainable sanitation and hygiene for everybody to learn from; and
  • To share and inform the participants on major policy reforms and programmatic efforts by key stakeholders and support institutions.

The organisers also expect that the outcomes symposium will feed into the East Asia Ministerial Conference on Sanitation 2 (EASAN-2) in January 2010 to be hosted by the Government of the Philippines.

Tentative Programme [PDF file]

Read more on  the PEN web site.

For further inquiries, please contact Ms. Majen Tong at telephone number +632 433-9042 or thru email at sussanphils [at]

September 4, 2009 at 12:12 pm

ACE09 – AWWA Annual Conference & Exposition, San Diego, California, USA, 14-18 June 2009

ACE09, the 128th Annual Conference & Exposition of the American Water Works Association (AWWA) (60,000 members) includes:

  • a professional program with more than 100 sessions comprising more than 550 presentations
  • 17 interactive workshops and two certificate programs
  • an exposition with 500 service providers

The conference has an International track with the following presentations:

  • International Funding of Water and Sanitation Projects
  • Water on the World Wide Political Agenda (Part 1 and 2)
  • Integrated Basin Management: Global Case Studies

Several other sessions focus on developing countries:

Volunteering in the International Field: The World Water Corps Bring Home the Data

  • Beyond the MDGs: What the Mapping Shows About Global Water and Sanitation Needs – Rebecca Parzen, Consultant, Water For People
  • Water for People Mapping Process and Data Analysis Research – Jose Porro, Malcolm Pirnie
  • Monitoring and Sustainability: Challenges for the World Water Corps – Gerard Dalziel, Principal Engineer, AECOM
  • Assessment of Arsenic in a Municipal Water Supply in Potrerillos, Honduras – Gretchen Cowman, Environmental Engineer Consultant, US Public Health Service and Christina Akly, Ph.D. Candidate, Environmental Engineering Sciences, University of Florida

International Case Studies in EcoSanitation: Water For People Programs in South America and Africa

  • Analyzing Value Chains to Enhance Ecological Sanitation Sustainability and Scalability in Malawi
    and Uganda – Sarah Bramley, Regional Manager for Africa, Water For People
  • Putting the Private Sector at the Heart of Sanitation in Rwanda – Helene Baribeau, Country Coordinator for Rwanda, Water For People
  • Building Capacity in the Professional Sanitation Sector in Bolivia – Kate Fogelberg, Regional Manager for South America, Water For People
  • Composting for Public Health and Productivity: The Implications of Altitude – Jim McKinley, PhD, Colorado School of Mines

For more information go to ACE09 web site

March 19, 2009 at 10:36 pm


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