New FSM book available now! Free PDF download, or hardcover textbook - IWA Publishing (in English and Spanish)

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New FSM book available now! Free PDF download, or hardcover textbook - IWA Publishing (in English and Spanish)

Dear All,

The first book dedicated entirely to faecal sludge management (FSM) in low- and middle-income countries is now available. The book is published by IWA, co-edited by Sandec/Eawag and UNESCO-IHE, and co-funded by the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).

The book is available FREE OF CHARGE as a PDF DOWNLOAD on the Sandec/Eawag and UNESCO-IHE websites:
www.sandec.ch
www.sandec.ch/fsm_book
www.unesco-ihe.org

It is also available for purchase as a hardcover textbook from IWA, and soon as a free e-book download:
www.iwapublishing.com/template.cfm?name=isbn9781780404721

Cover text:
Over a billion people in urban and peri-urban areas of Africa, Asia, and Latin America are served by onsite sanitation technologies. Until now, the management of faecal sludge resulting from these onsite technologies has been grossly neglected. Financial resources are often lacking, and onsite sanitation systems tend to be regarded as temporary solutions until sewer-based systems can be implemented. However, the reality is that onsite sanitation is here to stay, either as an intermediate or permanent standalone solution, or in combination with sewer-based systems. The appropriate and adequate management of faecal sludge deriving from onsite technologies is imperative for the protection of human and environmental health.

This is the first book dedicated to faecal sludge management. It compiles the current state of knowledge of this rapidly evolving field, and presents an integrated approach that includes technology, management and planning. It addresses the planning and organization of the entire faecal sludge management service chain, from the collection and transport of sludge and treatment options, to the final en d use or disposal of treated sludge. In addition to providing fundamentals and an overview of technologies, the book goes into details of operational, institutional and financial aspects, and provides guidance on how to plan a city-level faecal sludge management project with the involvement of all the stakeholders.

Best regards, and hope you enjoy!

Linda Strande

Linda Strande, PhD
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Eawag - Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science & Technology
Sandec - Department of Water & Sanitation in Developing Countries
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Dear Linda,

I have downloaded the book - 36 MB - took quite a while in downloading, due to slow internet speed here. I haven't yet gone through it, but from the Table of Contents, I find that it is a very useful book.

Just 2 minor queries: One, have you discussed the policy options? I may add here that, in most cases in the rural areas (here in Pakistan) fecal sludge become a part and parcel of solid waste management. So, policy options would be in order.

Second: Could you kindly request IWA to make hard copies free to users in developing countries?

Thank you for producing such a valuable book.

Kind regards,

F H Mughal

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Dear F H Mugal,

I am happy to hear that you have successfully downloaded the book! We are currently researching options to make the file lower resolution, but still high enough quality. Also, each individual chapter can be downloaded as a separate file.

Unfortunately IWA is not able to make the hardcover book available for free.

Best regards and good reading,
Linda

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Dear Linda and other FSM colleagues

other than this major publication on FSM, what other well received publications on FSM have come out in 2013 and 2014?

I am trying to put an quick overview together.

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Trevor

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Hi Trevor,

In addition to the book, Sandec has had a number of FSM publications in 2013 and 2014. Here are a list of journal papers, let me know if you are also interested in fact sheets, sandec news, videos, cardgames, etc, etc.

1. Seck, A., Gold, M., Niang, S., Mbeéguéré, M., Diop, C., Strande, L. In Press. Technology development of unplanted drying beds for resource recovery from faecal sludge: fuel production in Sub-Sahara Africa. Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development.
2. El hadji Mamadou, S., Mbéguéré M., Diop, C., Niang, S., Strande, L. In Press. Effect of hydraulic loading frequency on performance of planted drying beds for the treatment of faecal sludge. Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development.
3. Bassan, M., Mbéguéré, M., Koné, D., Holliger, C., Strande, L. In Press. Success and failure assessment methodology for wastewater and faecal sludge treatment projects in low-income countries. Environmental Planning Management.
4. Tilley, E., Strande, L., Lüthi, C., Mosler, H.-J., Udert, K., Gebauer, H., Hering, J.G. 2014. Looking beyond technology to provide adequate and sustainable sanitation in low income countries. Environmental Science & Technology 48(17) 9965–9970.
5. Gold, M., Niang, S., Niwagaba, C.B., Eder, G., Murray Muspratt, A., Diop, P.S., Strande, L. 2014. Results from FaME (Faecal Management Enterprises) – can dried faecal sludge fuel the sanitation service chain? Accepted to 37th WEDC International Conference, Hanoi Vietnam.
6. Bassan, M., Dao, N., Nguyen, V.A., Holliger, C., Strande, L. 2014. Technologies for sanitation: how to determine appropriate sludge treatment strategies in Vietnam. Submitted to 37th WEDC International Conference, Hanoi Vietnam.
7. Schoebitz, L., Bassan,M., Ferré, A., Vu, T.H.A., Nguyen, V.A., Strande, L. 2014. FAQ: Faecal Sludge Quantification and Characterization – field trial of methodology in Hanoi, Vietnam. Submitted to 37th WEDC International Conference, Hanoi Vietnam.
8. Kengne, E.S., Kengne, I.M., Arsenea, L.N.W., Akoa, A., Nguyeng –Viet, H., Strande, L. 2014. Performance of Vertical Flow Constructed Wetlands for Faecal Sludge Drying Bed Leachate: Effect of Hydraulic Loading. Ecological Engineering 71 384–393.
9. Diener, S., Semiyaga, S., Niwagaba, C., Murray, A., Gning, J.B., Mbéguéré, M., Ennin, J.E., Zurbrugg, C., L. Strande. 2014. A value proposition: resource recovery from faecal sludge – can it be the driver for improved sanitation? Resources Conservation & Recycling 88 32-38.
10. Murray Muspratt, A., Nakato, T., Niwagaba, C., Dione, H., Baawuah, N., Kang, J., Stupin, L., Regulinski, J., Mbéguéré, M., Strande, L. 2014. Fuel Potential of Faecal Sludge: Calorific Value Results from Uganda, Ghana, and Senegal. Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development 4:2 223-230.
11. Bassan, M.,Mbéguéré, M., Zabsonre, F., Strande, L. 2013. Integrated faecal sludge management scheme for the cities of Burkina Faso. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development 3 216-221.
12. Bassan, M., Tchonda, A., Mahamane, I., Zöllig, H.P., Strande, L. 2013. Characterization of Faecal Sludge in Dry and Rainy Seasons, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. 36th WEDC International Conference, Nakuru Kenya.


See also: www.eawag.ch/forschung/sandec/publikationen/ewm/index_EN

Linda Strande, PhD
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Sandec - Department of Water & Sanitation in Developing Countries
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Dear All,

The Spanish translation of the FSM book is now available online as a free PDF download:
www.sandec.ch/fsm_book

Más de 1.000 millones de personas en las áreas urbanas y peri-urbanas de África, Asia y América utilizan tecnologías descentralizadas de saneamiento. Hasta ahora se ha descuidado tremendamente el manejo de los lodos fecales producidos por estas tecnologías. Los recursos financieros son frecuentemente insuficientes y estos sistemas descentralizados suelen ser vistos como soluciones temporales, hasta poder implementar sistemas con alcantarillado. Sin embargo, la verdad es que el saneamiento descentralizado está aquí para quedarse, sea como soluciones independientes temporales o permanentes, o en combinación con sistemas basados en el alcantarillado. El manejo adecuado y apropiado de los lodos fecales es primordial para la protección de la salud humana y ambiental.

Este es el primer libro dedicado netamente al manejo de lodos fecales. Compila el estado actual de conocimiento en este campo que está evolucionando rápidamente y presenta un enfoque integrado que incluye la tecnología, el manejo y la planificación. Aborda la planificación y organización de toda la cadena de servicios de manejo de lodos fecales, desde su recolección y transporte hasta su tratamiento y uso o disposición final. Además de resumir los fundamentos y tecnologías, el libro también expone los detalles de los aspectos operativos, institucionales y financieros y las pautas para planificar un proyecto para el manejo de lodos fecales con la participación de todos los actores.Editado.

Linda Strande, PhD
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Me complace avisarles que la versión corregida del libro de Manejo de Lodos Fecales está disponible en está página web:
www.eawag.ch/en/department/sandec/public...management-fsm-book/

Se le puede bajar en alta o baja resolución, entero o capítulo por capítulo.

Sería conveniente que UNESCO-IHE suba esta versión corregida también. (Al menos, el nombre del gran archivo único sigue igual.) Asimismo, se podría considerar la posibilidad de subirlo a la Biblioteca de SuSanA.

¿Quisieran tener acceso al libro en otros formatos, además de PDF?

Por favor, avísennos si el libro les resulta útil y si tienen preguntas sobre su contenido.

Atentamente,
Chris Canaday
Traductor del libro

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Dear Spanish-speaking members of this Forum,

It is a pleasure to announce that the corrected version of the Spanish translation of the Faecal Sludge Management book is available to be downloaded from this webpage:
www.eawag.ch/en/department/sandec/public...management-fsm-book/

It can be downloaded in high or low resolution, in one single file or chapter by chapter.

It would be convenient for UNESCO-IHE to also upload this corrected version. (At least, the name of this large single file has not changed.) Similarly, uploading it to the SuSanA Library may also be considered.

Would you like to have access to the book in other formats, in addition to PDF?

Please let us know if the book is useful to you and if you have any questions on its content.

Sincerely,
Chris Canaday
Translator of the book

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