Workshop 1A

Lunch and refreshments included
Thursday 22 January, 09.00 – 12.30 (lunch starts at 12.30) WORKSHOP 1A (45 EUR)
Diagnostic Tools and Guidelines for FSM, with a focus on Faecal Waste Tracking and Public Health
WSP, WEDC, OPM, GIZ and Emory University
WEDC, Loughborough University
Key contacts responsible for developing and presenting the main components of the workshop are:

  • Emory University: Suraja Raj
  • GIZ: Trevor Surridge
  • WSP: Peter Hawkins
The WSP study (Diagnostic Tools and Guidelines for FSM) is developing a range of diagnostic tools to enable assessment of current FSM services at a city-wide scale. These tools offer in-depth analysis of: faecal waste flows and characteristics of faecal sludge, status of service delivery elements, service provider capacity, customer demand, public health risk and political economy. Together, they form the basis for appraising appropriate intervention options, financial models and economic outcomes – which can support the use of existing tools designed to identify and plan solutions.
Rational / Purpose
This workshop will present the overarching framework of the WSP FSM study, as well as focus-in on key diagnostic tools being developed by GIZ and Emory University.. These tools are designed to: track faecal waste flows (SFDs), assess public health risks (SaniPATH) and assess economic outcomes of interventions (ESI).Using a mix of presentations, case study-based group work and open discussion, it will allow participants to become familiar with the range of tools through short presentations, as well as provide an opportunity to engage ‘hands-on’ with the tools in more depth and offer ideas and experiences for enhancing the use and application of the tools to address FSM service delivery.
Specific learning objectives
By the end of the workshop, it is intended that all participants will be familiar with:

  1. The WSP framework: range of diagnostic tools enabling city-wide analysis of FSM services, leading to intervention planning
  2. Shit Flow Diagrams: a tool for presenting the tracking of faecal waste flows at city-wide scale being ‘rolled out’ by GIZ/SuSanA
  3. The Emory University SaniPATH tool: a tool for analysing and mapping public health risk at city-wide scale
  4. Economics of Sanitation Initiative (WSP): a tool for analysing the economic benefits gained from improving FSM services through appropriate interventions
The methods should indicate how these will achieve the learning objectives listed above
WSP Diagnostic Tools and Guidelines study: Learning Objective 1 (30 mins)

  • Introduction to the WSP study framework / tools (ppt): 15 mins
  • Application of the WSP study in the case of Dhaka (ppt): 10-15 mins
    • Question and answer session (facilitated): 5 mins

Faecal Waste Tracking: Learning Objective 2 (1 hour)

  • Introduction to SFDs and how to put an SFD together (ppt): 15 mins
  • Group work Drafting an SFD and identifying challenges in putting SFDs together 30 mins
  • Displaying SFDs: SFD portal world map (ppt): 5 mins
  • How SFDs could be used in cities by city authorities (open discussion): 10 mins

Public Health Risk Analysis: Learning Objective 3 (1 hour)

  • Introduction to the SaniPath Tool and the role of public health risk assessment in FSM (ppt): 15 minutes
  • Group work: A look at a case study and example data within the SaniPath Tool : 30 minutes
  • Plenary: Group findings from discussion and its implications for FSM 15 minutes

In-depth discussion on Tools and Guidelines: Learning Objective 1,2,3, and 4 (30 mins)

  • Parallel discussion groups to go into more depth on the Tools: 20 mins
    • Presentation of the ESI toolkit (prepared video with Possible SKYPE discussion with Guy Hutton)
    • Discussions and inputs around SFDs (facilitated group discussion)
    • Discussions and inputs around SaniPATH (facilitated group discussion
  • Capturing key points and recommendations from group discussions: 10 mins