Spotlight Series

31 MAY – 4 JUNE 2021

Celebrating 10 Years: FSM Heroes- Past, Present and Future

FSMA Spotlight Series #1

Co treatment of FS / Septage in Sewage Treatment Facilities

Facilitated by Dorai Narayana Consultancy and CDD Society, India

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
FSMA Spotlight Series #2

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

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

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.

FSMA Spotlight Series #3

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

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

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?

FSMA Spotlight Series #4

Costing strategies for affordable faecal sludge management

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

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.

FSMA Spotlight Series #5

Climate Resilient Sanitation in LICs

Facilitated by University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

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.

FSMA Spotlight Series #6

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

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

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.

FSMA Spotlight Series #7

Scaling viable and sustainable FSM enterprises: A global perspective

Facilitated by Tetra Tech
FSMA Spotlight Series #8

Faecal Sludge Management Experiences in Latin America

Facilitated by SuSanA Latinoamérica and Aguatuya

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. 

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
FSMA Spotlight Series #10

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

Facilitated by Global Green Growth Institute
FSMA Spotlight Series #11

Facets of Financing in Sanitation

Facilitated by Faecal Sludge Management Alliance (FSMA)

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.

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.

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

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).