FSM6 Master Program

Please Note: More details about the plenaries, Indonesia Track, and the FSMA Spotlight Series to be added as session details are confirmed. For FSM6 we are now also offering Sector Hosted Sessions! These sessions are open to anyone to organize and host (subject to availability, 12 available slots) and the cost is 2,500 EUR for 90 a minute live session. If you are interested in hosting a session, please contact Jan Heinecke.

Check out the daily program schedule:
DAY 1       DAY 2       DAY 3

The exact session times are in the process of being confirmed.

Monday - 31 May, 2021

Opening Ceremony (Pre-Recorded)

This year, the theme of FSM6 is: Celebrating 10 Years of FSM Heroes – Past, Present, and Future. In our opening ceremony and throughout the conference, we will spend time looking at our origins, the present state FSM, and how to evolve in the final 9 years before 2030. Executive Director, Jennifer Williams, will share the FSM Alliance’s perspective on how to move forward after the unprecedented change in our world that we have all experienced in the last 18 months. Earlier this year, we asked you and our FSMA community to nominate the individuals who have impacted you and your work. During the opening, we will get to see who you have chosen as your heroes, introduced by FSM6 Conference Chair, Dr. Konstantina Velkushanova. We will honour and celebrate the FSM Heroes who continue to inspire and catalyse change in the sector in their own way.

Seattle
4:00
New York
7:00
UTC
11:00
Rotterdam / Johannesburg
13:00
New Delhi
16:30
Jakarta
18:00
Sydney
21:00
  DAY 1   01 JUNE

Ongoing Activities

Programmatic Plenary (Pre-Recorded)

Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Past

This plenary session reflects on the origins of FSM, by speaking to key actors, who played a pivotal role in the creation and growth of FSM. We discuss with each of them how they contributed to the FSM conferences, which eventually led to the creation of the FSM Alliance. From the first FSM Conference in 2011 (Durban, South Africa) to 10 years later, we ask each panelist to reflect back on creating this sub-sector and the momentum that’s been built around FSM in the last 10 years.

Seattle
18:00
New York
21:00
UTC
01:00
Rotterdam / Johannesburg
03:00
New Delhi
06:30
Jakarta
08:00
Sydney
11:00

Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Track Sessions (Pre-recorded)

Seattle
19:30
New York
22:30
UTC
02:30
Rotterdam / Johannesburg
04:30
New Delhi
08:00
Jakarta
09:30
Sydney
12:30

Track 1

Gender, Equality and Inclusive Sanitation Service Level

1.A: Designing and planning framework and policy for sanitation

Track 2

Service Delivery for Low-Income Communities

2.A: Data for decisions on serving Low-Income Communities

Track 3

The Role of Sanitation and FSM Actors

3.A: Best Practices for Delivering Effective Partnerships (PPP) for viable FSM Business models that increase service delivery levels for different consumer segments

Indonesia Track 1


Indonesia Track 2


Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Discussion Forum / early (LIVE)

Seattle
23:00
New York
02:00
UTC
06:00
Rotterdam / Johannesburg
08:00
New Delhi
11:30
Jakarta
13:00
Sydney
16:00

Track 1

Gender, Equality and Inclusive Sanitation Service Level

Track 2

Service Delivery for Low-Income Communities

Track 3

The Role of Sanitation and FSM Actors

Indonesia Track 1


Indonesia Track 2


Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Spotlight & Sector Hosted Sessions #1 (LIVE)

Seattle
00:00
New York
03:00
UTC
07:00
Rotterdam / Johannesburg
09:00
New Delhi
12:30
Jakarta
14:00
Sydney
17:00

FSMA Spotlight Series #1

Co treatment of FS / septage in Sewage Treatment Facilities

A 90 minute session introducing co-treatment of FS / septage in sewage treatment facilities.  

 

Key Questions:

  • What are the differences between sewage and FS / septage?
  • What are the considerations for co treatment of FS / septage in STPs?
  • What are the potential risks and mitigation strategies in adopting co-treatment?
  • How should we consider and evaluate treatment options for FS in a city?

Brief Agenda:

  1.   Introduction to co-treatment, principles, evaluation  (lecture)
  2.   Use of worksheet tool for co treatment (hands on demo)
  3.   Workshop
  4.   Review and conclusion

Facilitated by
Dorai Narayana Consultancy and CDD Society, India

Sector Hosted Session #1

Inclusive, Sustainable FSM – Towards a Transformative Future

SDG6 targets safely managed sanitation leaving no one behind by 2030. With universal access and increasing frequency of ‘natural’ disasters, FSM is critical for a healthy, sustainable future. In resource constrained contexts, the current picture is far from this ideal, so how do we get there? This session will explore a transformed future and steps required to achieve effective and sustainable FSM from 3 perspectives:

(i) Inclusive FSM in terms of access to services and management,

(ii) Effectively operating FSM systems with governments and private sector working collaboratively,

(iii) FSM systems are adapted to/ resilient to climate change.

Facilitated by
Australian Government Water for Women Fund // Centre for Advocacy and Research // International Development Enterprise (iDE) // University of Technology Sydney (UTS) // International Rescue Committee (IRC) // Research Triangle Institute (RTI) Global India // SNV Netherlands Development Organisation // Thrive Networks – East Meets West

Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Spotlight & Sector Hosted Session #2 (LIVE)

Seattle
02:00
New York
05:00
UTC
09:00
Rotterdam / Johannesburg
11:00
New Delhi
14:30
Jakarta
16:00
Sydney
19:00

FSMA Spotlight Series #2

Spotlight on Citywide Inclusive Sanitation – Including case studies from Africa and Asia

Citywide Inclusive Sanitation (CWIS) is a new approach to delivering urban sanitation interventions in low- and middle-income countries. FSM6 provides a great opportunity to raise awareness geared towards action for the FSM community at large. The session “Spotlight on CWIS”  brings together interested participants to (i) sensitize them about the CWIS approach, (ii) expose them to various exemplary case studies in Africa and Asia and (iii) inform them about relevant tools that enable the planning, implementation and monitoring of CWIS interventions. The workshop will be an interactive session with breakout rooms and speakers from various implementing agencies.

Facilitated by
Eawag-Sandec and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Sector Hosted Session #2

Facilitated by

Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Discussion Forum / late (LIVE)

Seattle
08:00
New York
11:00
UTC
15:00
Rotterdam / Johannesburg
17:00
New Delhi
20:30
Jakarta
22:00
Sydney
00:00

Track 1

Gender, Equality and Inclusive Sanitation Service Level

Track 2

Service Delivery for Low-Income Communities

Track 3

The Role of Sanitation and FSM Actors

Indonesia Track 1


Indonesia Track 2


Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Spotlight & Sector Hosted Session #3 (LIVE)

Seattle
09:00
New York
12:00
UTC
16:00
Rotterdam / Johannesburg
18:00
New Delhi
21:30
Jakarta
23:00
Sydney
02:00

FSMA Spotlight Series #3

Connecting FSM general practices with FSM in emergencies – Discussing the gap in standards as a shared challenge

In addition to introducing the FSM Technical Working Group, as activated under the global WASH cluster to improve the quality of sanitation services in emergencies, this session highlights the gap in FSM quality standards. Through different perspectives the need for standards is reviewed and a set of proposed quality standards will be discussed. Key questions to be addressed include: Are the proposed ‘FSM in emergencies’ quality standards considered to be correct and feasible? Would these type of uniform FSM standards be beneficial for FSM outside of emergencies as well?

Facilitated by
Netherlands Red Cross and the FSM Technical Working Group (under the global WASH cluster; FSM TWiG)

Sector Hosted Session #3

Facilitated by

Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Spotlight & Sector Hosted Session #4 (LIVE)

Seattle
11:00
New York
14:00
UTC
18:00
Rotterdam / Johannesburg
20:00
New Delhi
23:30
Jakarta
01:00
Sydney
03:00

FSMA Spotlight Series #4

Costing strategies for affordable faecal sludge management

This session will introduce techniques to assess the economics of sanitation and fecal sludge management systems. Participants will learn the basics of costing systems using techno-economic analysis (TEA), choosing what to include in an analysis, collecting relevant unit costs, calculating user costs and rate of return on investment, and coping with data uncertainty. Key topics will be introduced followed by a TEA costing example comparing a conventional pit latrine against an advanced household toilet. All participants will receive a TEA costing tool in Excel and Python along with a handout to use as an example for future analyses.

Facilitated by
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Sector Hosted Session #4

Facilitated by

  DAY 2  02 JUNE

Ongoing Activities

Programmatic Plenary (Pre-Recorded)

Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Present

This plenary session will highlight some of the current approaches and paradigms of international development that fundamentally impact how we think about inclusive and sustainable service delivery. A shift from some of the more technically focused plenaries at past FSM conferences, this discussion gives special focus on key societal and cultural paradigms that have undermined our progress towards SDG 6.2 and will provide a new perspective on how to better adapt in our ever-changing world.

Seattle
18:00
New York
21:00
UTC
01:00
Rotterdam / Johannesburg
03:00
New Delhi
06:30
Jakarta
08:00
Sydney
11:00

Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Track Sessions (pre-recorded)

Seattle
19:30
New York
22:30
UTC
02:30
Rotterdam / Johannesburg
04:30
New Delhi
08:00
Jakarta
09:30
Sydney
12:30

Track 1

Gender, Equality and Inclusive Sanitation Service Level

1.B: Gender dynamics in service provision and value chain

Track 2

Service Delivery for Low-Income Communities

2.B: Costs and financing sanitation in Low-Income Communities

Track 3

The Role of Sanitation and FSM Actors

3.B: Practical experiences formalizing the informal in FSM and creating opportunities for improved service delivery

Indonesia Track 1


Indonesia Track 2


Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Discussion Forum / EARLY (LIVE)

Seattle
23:00
New York
02:00
UTC
06:00
Rotterdam / Johannesburg
08:00
New Delhi
11:30
Jakarta
13:00
Sydney
16:00

Track 1

Gender, Equality and Inclusive Sanitation Service Level

Track 2

Service Delivery for Low-Income Communities

Track 3

The Role of Sanitation and FSM Actors

Indonesia Track 1


Indonesia Track 2


Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Spotlight & Sector Hosted Session #5 (LIVE)

Seattle
00:00
New York
03:00
UTC
07:00
Rotterdam / Johannesburg
09:00
New Delhi
12:30
Jakarta
14:00
Sydney
17:00

FSMA Spotlight Series #5

Climate Resilient Sanitation in LICs

Climate change is with us. Flood, drought and rising sea levels is already creating risks for sanitation systems – from toilets to septic tanks to treatment plants. Low income communities are at the highest risk, often situated in low-lying areas or adjacent to waterways. Are our current technology choices the right ones, given this situation? Are our associated services like emptying resilient in times of extreme weather? Come and learn about how leading cities are addressing these challenges, and contribute to shaping the direction we all need to take to better address climate change in FSM and sanitation work.

Facilitated by
University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Sector Hosted Session #5

Facilitated by

Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Spotlight & Sector Hosted Session #6 #7 (LIVE)

Seattle
02:00
New York
05:00
UTC
09:00
Rotterdam / Johannesburg
11:00
New Delhi
14:30
Jakarta
16:00
Sydney
19:00

FSMA Spotlight Series #6

Formalizing India’s FSSM Sector: Policy, Implementation and Impact

India’s national FSSM policy was launched at FSSM4 with support from the NFSSM Alliance. Since its inception, the NFSSM Alliance and its members have influenced national policies, piloted innovative solutions for implementation on the ground, empowered communities through inclusion in FSSM intervention, and formalized the FSSM ecosystem in India by working with local governments, community platforms and private sector players.

This session is focused on sharing the India story for FSSM – a multi stakeholder approach in fostering and strengthening the FSSM ecosystem. The story will spotlight the various interventions and structures through which India has accelerated implementation to ensure inclusive service delivery to its citizens.

Facilitated by
National Faecal Sludge & Septage Management Alliance India (NFSSM Alliance)

Sector Hosted Session #6

Facilitated by

Seattle
06:00
New York
09:00
UTC
13:00
Rotterdam / Johannesburg
15:00
New Delhi
18:30
Jakarta
20:00
Sydney
23:00

FSMA Spotlight Series #7

Scaling viable and sustainable FSM enterprises: A global perspective

Facilitated by
Tetra Tech

Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Discussion Forum / LATE (LIVE)

Seattle
08:00
New York
11:00
UTC
15:00
Rotterdam / Johannesburg
17:00
New Delhi
20:30
Jakarta
22:00
Sydney
00:00

Track 1

Gender, Equality and Inclusive Sanitation Service Level

Track 2

Service Delivery for Low-Income Communities

Track 3

The Role of Sanitation and FSM Actors

Indonesia Track 1


Indonesia Track 2


Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Sector Hosted Session #7 (LIVE)

Seattle
09:00
New York
12:00
UTC
16:00
Rotterdam / Johannesburg
18:00
New Delhi
21:30
Jakarta
23:00
Sydney
02:00

Sector Hosted Session #7

Facilitated by

Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Spotlight & Sector Hosted Session #8 (LIVE)

Seattle
11:00
New York
14:00
UTC
18:00
Rotterdam / Johannesburg
20:00
New Delhi
23:30
Jakarta
01:00
Sydney
03:00

FSMA Spotlight Series #8

Faecal Sludge Management Experiences in Latin America

The management of fecal sludge is a subject full of challenges in the countries of the Latin American region. In the entire value chain of the service and in the links of generation, collection, transport and treatment as well as regulatory and normative issues that make possible and facilitate the monitoring of cleaning, transport and safe disposal services. By disseminating these Latin American experiences, we want to promote the replication of these successful experiences in the region and share existing examples in the management of fecal sludge. As well as sharing inputs that help to generate policies and strategies in countries that share similar characteristics and conditions.

Facilitated by
SuSanA Latinoamérica and Aguatuya

Sector Hosted Session #8

Facilitated by

  DAY 3   03 JUNE

Ongoing Activities

Programmatic Plenary (Pre-Recorded)

Thursday 3 June, 2021

Future

Presented in a documentary film, we interviewed 7 dynamic individuals working in FSM to share with us their vision for the sanitation sector and how we can evolve FSM to achieve inclusive service delivery. They range from PhD students to a manual emptier, two faecal sludge treatment plant employees, and a reuse expert providing technical assistance to utilities. The interviewees come from all around the globe – from Indonesia to the Indian subcontinent, East and West Africa, Europe, and North America.

Seattle
18:00
New York
21:00
UTC
01:00
Rotterdam / Johannesburg
03:00
New Delhi
06:30
Jakarta
08:00
Sydney
11:00

Thursday 3 June, 2021

Track Sessions (Pre-recorded)

Seattle
19:30
New York
22:30
UTC
02:30
Rotterdam / Johannesburg
04:30
New Delhi
08:00
Jakarta
09:30
Sydney
12:30

Track 1

Gender, Equality and Inclusive Sanitation Service Level

1.C: Gender-based violence and sanitation

Track 2

Service Delivery for Low-Income Communities

2.C: Service delivery in Low-Income Communities: Opportunities and Experiences

Track 3

The Role of Sanitation and FSM Actors

3.C: High Impact Case Studies and Promising Approaches from Africa and Asia

Indonesia Track 1


Indonesia Track 2


Thursday 3 June, 2021

Discussion Forum / EARLY (Live)

Seattle
23:00
New York
02:00
UTC
06:00
Rotterdam / Johannesburg
08:00
New Delhi
11:30
Jakarta
13:00
Sydney
16:00

Track 1

Gender, Equality and Inclusive Sanitation Service Level

Track 2

Service Delivery for Low-Income Communities

Track 3

The Role of Sanitation and FSM Actors

Indonesia Track 1


Indonesia Track 2


Thursday 3 June, 2021

Spotlight & Sector Hosted Session #9 (LIVE)

Seattle
00:00
New York
03:00
UTC
07:00
Rotterdam / Johannesburg
09:00
New Delhi
12:30
Jakarta
14:00
Sydney
17:00

FSMA Spotlight Series #9

Women in WASH

Facilitated by
Women in Water & Sanitation Network // Women for Water Partnership // African Women Sanitation Professionals Network // Australian Government Water for Women Fund

Sector Hosted Session #9

Facilitated by

Thursday 3 June, 2021

Spotlight Sector Hosted Session #10 (LIVE)

Seattle
02:00
New York
05:00
UTC
09:00
Rotterdam / Johannesburg
11:00
New Delhi
14:30
Jakarta
16:00
Sydney
19:00

FSMA Spotlight Series #10

Formalising FSM through regulations and standards: Containment standard examples from Senegal and Nepal

Facilitated by
Global Green Growth Institute

Sector Hosted Session #10

Facilitated by

Thursday 3 June, 2021

Discussion Forum / Late (LIVE)

Seattle
08:00
New York
11:00
UTC
15:00
Rotterdam / Johannesburg
17:00
New Delhi
20:30
Jakarta
22:00
Sydney
00:00

Track 1

Gender, Equality and Inclusive Sanitation Service Level

Track 2

Service Delivery for Low-Income Communities

Track 3

The Role of Sanitation and FSM Actors

Indonesia Track 1


Indonesia Track 2


Thursday 3 June, 2021

Spotlight & Sector Hosted Session #11 (LIVE)

Seattle
02:00
New York
05:00
UTC
09:00
Rotterdam / Johannesburg
11:00
New Delhi
14:30
Jakarta
16:00
Sydney
19:00

FSMA Spotlight Series #11

Facets of Financing in Sanitation

Exploring the models of financing in the WASH sector and understanding the key components that support them. Various case studies from Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Ghana, Bangladesh, and Rwanda will be presented on the different levels of financing in the sector with the aim to unpack the essentials for the sector to be financially sustainable.

Facilitated by
Faecal Sludge Management Alliance (FSMA)

Sector Hosted Session #11

Facilitated by

Seattle
09:00
New York
12:00
UTC
16:00
Rotterdam / Johannesburg
18:00
New Delhi
21:30
Jakarta
23:00
Sydney
02:00

Thursday 3 June, 2021

Spotlight & Sector Hosted Session #12 (LIVE)

Seattle
11:00
New York
14:00
UTC
18:00
Rotterdam / Johannesburg
20:00
New Delhi
23:30
Jakarta
01:00
Sydney
03:00

FSMA Spotlight Series #12

How to assess and plan my sanitation and FSM? - Implementing the FSM Toolbox in municipalities in South Africa. Experiences from a pilot exercise.

This session provides feedback on the approach used to introduce the FSM Toolbox to South Africa (SA). The national sanitation sector leader and the pilot municipality will be providing their experience regarding the FSM Toolbox introduction and pilot exercise. 

Structured multi-level engagements across the South African water sector were carried out such as to advocate, trial and profile the benefits and practical value offerings of the FSM Toolbox to the various levels of the South African sanitation services sector. Appropriate promotion, piloting and trainings were carried out across the user continuum. 

The FSM Toolbox was positively welcomed by the SA sanitation sector, from the national strategic level, to the planning and regulation components, and especially at the “on the ground” user level (e.g. municipal local government).

Facilitated by
Emanti Management // South African Department of Water and Sanitation // uThukela District Municipality

Sector Hosted Session #12

Facilitated by

  DAY 4   04 JUNE

Friday - 04 June, 2021

Closing Ceremony (Pre-recorded)

FSM6 concludes with the announcement of the winners of both the World Emptying Challenge and the FSM Mastermind Challenge. The closing ceremony will also pay special tribute to two FSM Legends, Professor Yves Kengne and Professor Chris Buckley, who have both made significant lifetime contributions to the FSM sector. We finish with a farewell address and a look forward to FSM7!

Seattle
21:00
New York
00:00
UTC
04:00
Rotterdam / Johannesburg
06:00
New Delhi
09:30
Jakarta
11:00
Sydney
14:00