Workshop 2

Lunch and refreshments included
Thursday 22 January, 09.00 – 17.00 WORKSHOP 2          (45 EUR)
Scaling-up sanitation businesses in low- and middle-income countries
ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED
RE.SOURCE, LOOWATT, WASAZA/BORDA, GOAL and EAWAG
LEAD ORGANIZER
EAWAG
NAMES OF WORKSHOP CO-FACILITATORS
Key contacts responsible for developing and presenting the main components of the workshop are:

  • Re.Source: Kory Russell
  • LOOWATT: Virginia Gardiner
  • WASAZA/BORDA: Christopher Kellner
  • GOAL: Niall Boot
  • Eawag: Heiko Gebauer
DESCRIPTION
Context
The workshop considers sanitation as a business. In the workshop, we discuss various aspects for optimizing sanitation businesses. We discuss cartidge-based systems, transfer stations, and decentralized treatment options. We develop business scenarios for moving from a pilot study to a city scale implementation. The workshop will be interactive and we want participants to contribute actively to the discussion.Specific learning objectives
By the end of the workshop, it is intended that all participants will be familiar with:

  1. Understanding key challenges for cartridge-based sanitation systems
  2. Scaling process from the pilot study to a city-scale sanitation provision
  3. Optimizing the sanitation chain (e.g., collection, waste treatment, and resource recovery)
  4. Understanding the impact of decentralized faecal sludge management infrastructure and transfer stations on the sanitation chain

Target audience
Sanitation service providers, toilet designers, researchers, policy makers, funders, development agencies, donors, utilities, technology providers

Expected outcomes
Solutions for managing cartridge-based sanitation systems on a city-scale Solutions for managing decentralized faecal sludge management infrastructure (transfer stations and treatment facilities)

STRUCTURE OF THE WORKSHOP
  • Lessons From Scaling Cartridge-Based Sanitation: Working Towards Viable Service Provision In Dense Urban Settings (Kory Russel)
  • From Small Businesses to Big Utilities: Scaling New Sanitation Solutions (Virginia Gardiner)
  • Faecal Sludge – De-sludging and Transportation Biogas Producing Transfer Station (Christopher Kellner)
  • The Role of Decentralised Faecal Sludge Management Infrastructure in Securing the Sanitation Service Delivery Chain (Niall Boot)
  • Key challenges in scaling-up sanitation businesses (Heiko Gebauer)