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Cape Town, South Africa 18 - 22 February 2019

5th INTERNATIONAL FAECAL SLUDGE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

International Conference

Titre : 5th INTERNATIONAL FAECAL SLUDGE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE

Lieu et date : Cape Town, South Africa 18 - 22 February 2019

Organisation  : Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation ; BORDA ; Eawag ; GIZ ; Inclusive Sanitation in Practice ; Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) ; University of KwaZulu-Natal ; University of Technology Sydney ; Water Research Commission

Présentation
Worldwide, 2.7 billion people rely on onsite sanitation. Yet, there is still typically no management system in place to deal with the resulting faecal sludge (e.g. septage and pit latrine sludge). The result is that the waste typically ends up being dumped directly into the urban environment, with significant health and environmental implications. Creating faecal sludge management (FSM) infrastructure and public services that work for everyone, and keep faecal sludge out of the environment is a major challenge for achieving universal sanitation access. To address this challenge, a global platform for discussion of FSM was created in 2011 by leading global sector organizations. The aim was to share and brainstorm potential solutions, to formulate policy recommendations that promote best practices, and to identify lessons learned in how to make FSM an integral part of sanitation service delivery. Building on the success of the first four International FSM Conferences in Hanoi (2015) and in Durban (2011& 2012), Chennai (2017) aims to bring together professionals working in the sector, including utilities, service providers, cities, governments, academics, scientists, consultants, donors and industries, to support the global initiative of disseminating sustainable solutions for FSM. FSM5 will be held in Cape Town, South Africa , a city fighting water scarcity through the last years. FSM5 will focus on innovative and practical solutions that can be scaled up, including three tracks : applied research, case studies, and industry & exhibition.

The fifth FSM conference will continue its mission of advocating and sharing good practice and innovation to improve how faecal sludge is managed and contributes to meeting the sanitation needs of 4.5 billion people lacking access to sustainable sanitation services. This platform creates additional impetus to address the demands and challenges of the sanitation sector Africa, whilst also continuing to maintain the independent identity and global focus of the FSM conferences, including Asia. It will, once again provide the opportunity for sector professionals, governments, policy-makers, utilities, development partners, investors, industries and service providers to coordinate, develop and share learning to provide affordable and workable solutions at scale. This conference will focus on practical solutions to sustainably manage the whole non-sewered sanitation service chain, covering the toilet, containment, emptying, transport, treatment and reuse, as an essential component of city-wide urban sanitation services.

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