Workshop on “Frontiers of urban sanitation solutions” at IWA Development Congress

With universal access to sanitation trailing far behind set targets, there is an urgent need to break new ground in the provision of sanitation solutions. A special three-part workshop at the forthcoming IWA Development Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, will examine technical, management and financial solutions for urban sanitation. A second dedicated sanitation session will deal with “Faecal Sludge Management, Biosolids, Waste as a Resource”. Ms. Jaehyang So, Manager of the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), will give a keynote presentation on titled “Meeting the Challenge of Urban Sanitation for Poor People: What will it take?”.

IWA, SANDEC, BORDA and IWK are co-convening the Workshop on “Frontiers of urban sanitation solutions”, which will include the following presentations:

Technology options

  • What will it take to reinvent the toilet and can we wait that long? Doulaye Kone, USA
  • Decentralized wastewater treatment options – an emerging market for emerging cities. Andreas Ulrich, Germany
  • Simplified sewerage: ‘top-down’ planning for a scaleable sanitation solution in high-density low-income urban areas. Duncan Mara, UK
  • A comparative assessment of sanitation options for low and middle-income countries in Asia. Markus Starkl, Austria
  • Sustainability assessment of sanitation options in Vietnam: planning with the future in mind. Juliet Willetts, Australia

Management models

  • Total urban sanitation – rethinking our approach to implementation in cities. Barbara Evans, UK
  • Sanitation Model for Urban Slum in Southeast Asia. Ken Ushijima, Japan
  • A planning framework for explaining success and failure in water supply and sanitation projects in low and middle income countries. Markus Starkl, Austria
  • Sustainable Sanitation in the Philippine Context. Danilo Lapid, The Philippines


  • Financing Slum Sanitation: Challenges and Solutions in slums of Kampala and Dar es Salaam. John Bosco Isunju, Uganda
  • Experience in financial planning and access financial flows for urban sanitation. Sam Parker, UK
  • Rethinking our approach to costing sanitation. Guy Hutton, Switzerland

The following papers will be presented at the session on “Faecal Sludge Management, Biosolids, Waste as a Resource”:

  • Managing Wastewater Sludge/Biosolids in a Developing Country – South African Case Study. Heidi Gertruida Snyman, South Africa
  • Solar Drying and Composting of Sewage Sludge. Robert Boyd, South Africa
  • Integrated faecal sludge management scheme for the cities of Burkina Faso. Magalie Bassan, Burkina Faso
  • Fertilizer from Wastewaters: Procedure and Detection of Micro-Organic Pollutants. Patiya Kemacheevakul, Japan
  • Design of Human Composting Latrines for Robust Solar Disinfection including Inactivation of Ascaris Lumbricoides. Craig Adams, USA

The 2nd IWA Development Congress & Exhibition is taking place from 21-24 November 2011. For more information and the full conference programme go to

2 responses to “Workshop on “Frontiers of urban sanitation solutions” at IWA Development Congress

  1. Sr. Catherine Oluyemo

    Can any interested person be part of this workshop and is there sponsorship. It is a ggod innovation.

  2. Pingback: Urban Water and Sanitation: Who cares about Poor? « Quest that Change….

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