3rd International Conference on Faecal Sludge Management - Vietnam 19-21 January 2015
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FSM3 - International Faecal Sludge Management Conference 19-22 Jan 2015 in Hanoi, Vietnam 07 Apr 2014 09:55 #8130

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The Call for Papers, Workshops has been opened for the IWA FSM3 Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam. Abstracts are due by 31 May 2014. Please note in your diaries.

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Re: FSM3 - International Faecal Sludge Management Conference 19-22 Jan 2015 in Hanoi, Vietnam 08 Apr 2014 18:16 #8149

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Thanks Sudhir

I've only just seen your posting.

The call for abstracts and workshops has been delayed by a few days but we are working hard to get the call out for the end of this week.

So, no harm in starting to work on submissions for either a :

a) Technical session; or a
b) Workshop.

The former being the more traditional conference technical session with presentations based upon findings from applied research and development and the latter focusing on promoting discussion on key policy issues, exchange of experiences and develop of tools to support FSM programming.

Workshops proposals on training /capacity building activities will also be welcome.

Selection criteria to be advertised but for all three we are asking for 1 or 2 page abstracts/ summaries in line with the themes that you see on the website.

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Re: FSM3 - International Faecal Sludge Management Conference 19-22 Jan 2015 in Hanoi, Vietnam 22 Apr 2014 00:48 #8277

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Call for abstracts and proposal for workshops

www.fsm3.org/call-for-papers

3rd International Faecal Sludge Management Conference

18 – 22 January 2015 Hanoi, Vietnam

The conference organizers invite you to submit extended abstracts for presentations or workshops proposals for the 3rd International Conference on Faecal Sludge Management (FSM3). The conference organizers also welcome communication from potential sponsors and strategic partners who wish to contribute towards ensuring the success of the conference.

Closing date for submission: 31 May 2014

About the conference

The 3rd International Conference on Faecal Sludge Management (FSM3) aims to share research and experience and build upon practical developments since the last FSM2 Conference, which was held in Durban, South Africa in October 2012. FSM3 is organised by the World Smart Capital Initiative, a non-profit organisation that provides a platform for cities on social and sustainable urban innovation.

FSM3 will provide a forum for researchers, policy makers, practitioners and service providers with the aim to foster a productive dialogue on emerging technological and management solutions and promote effective approaches for the implementation of viable FSM solutions at scale.

The themes of the conference are:

• The enabling environment for FSM - Institutional framework, regulation and political advocacy, and public private partnerships

• Ensuring city-wide FSM service delivery - FSM as part of integrated city sanitation planning, decision-support systems

• FSM as an enterprise - Commercial viability, financing arrangements and cost recovery

• FS desludging and transportation - FS characterization, technologies and O&M of pit emptying, collection and FS transportation

• Sustaining FSM services - Logistics, management arrangements, performance-based contracting

• Innovation in FS treatment - Developments in treatment technologies, co-treatment with organic solid waste; operational performance and O&M

• Maximizing resource recovery - How to maximize beneficial use of FS treatment end-products (energy, nutrients and water)

• Health and environmental risks of FSM - Assessment and mitigation of health risks and environmental impacts

• Socio-cultural aspects of on-site sanitation - Societal factors, social marketing and advocacy for FSM

Call for abstracts of papers, workshops and case studies

Abstracts and workshop proposals are expected to fit within at least one of the conference themes shown above. If relevant to more than one of the themes, you should indicate which you consider to be the primary theme.

• Oral presentations for both the plenary and technical workshop sessions will be drawn from the best submissions to the call for abstracts

• Poster presentations will additionally stimulate learning and discussions

• Manuscripts submitted for presentations in the technical sessions will be considered by the Program Committee for recommendation for publishing in the IWAP’s journals Water Science and Technology, Water Practice and Technology and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development

Preference will be given to abstracts that demonstrate approaches which have been successfully implemented and sustained at scale with learning points that can be applied to similar situations elsewhere.

The Programme Committee welcomes submissions in the following categories:

1) Applied research and technological innovation: The abstract should contain adequate information to allow review, including a demonstration of the system implementation, its effectiveness and sustainability, supporting statistical figures and learning points for future applications.

2) City experiences: Proposals are invited from those involved the design and implementation of city level FSM programmes who would like to share their experiences as part of the conference.

3) Workshops: Proposals are encouraged from organisations who propose to convene workshops focusing on key aspects related to policy and practice OR workshops that focus on training on specific elements of FSM (e.g. planning tools, sanitation market assessment or design of systems for treatment and re-use of human excreta).

Please note that strategic partners will be requested to contribute towards the costs of the workshop programme. The conference organiser will contact you to discuss these costs upon submission of your proposal

Guidelines for the preparation of an abstract/workshop proposal
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All abstracts and proposals shall be in Word format and limited to a maximum of two A4 pages (including figures and tables). Guidelines for the preparation of an abstract including font sizes and other formatting details can be downloaded from www.fsm3.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/...-of-an-Abstract.docx

The abstract should contain details of background, locations, scale of application, time frames, and most importantly the conclusions/recommendations, key lessons and learnings to be shared.

Criteria that will be taken into consideration by the review panel in the section of abstracts / workshops are:

• Adequate field-based data, or clearly demonstrable applicability of non field-based work
• Preference for work delivering evidence that activities are scalable
• Relevance for practitioners and application of findings at scale
• Quality and completeness of abstract
• Clear support of conclusions by the data presented
• Adequacy and rigor of experimental techniques and/or analysis

Submission requirements
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Deadline for submission of abstracts and proposals is 31 May, 2014.

i. Abstracts and workshop proposals should be submitted via This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by sending an email with the abstract or workshop proposal attached to the email. For guidelines on formatting of abstracts or proposals and to find out more information about the conference, visit the website at www.fsm3.org.

ii. On the basis of the abstracts and proposals received, a review by the Programme Committee will be undertaken to select abstracts and to decide the appropriate format- either oral presentation or poster as part of the conference exhibition. If selected, presenters will have the option of submitting a full manuscript for technical papers by 30 November for inclusion in the conference proceedings.

iii. At least one author of each selected abstract, poster or workshop must register and attend the conference to present. Authors and presenters will meet their own expenses to attend the conference. This includes the conference registration fee, travel and accommodation.

iv. Please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you do not receive confirmation of submission of your abstract or workshop proposal number within two weeks after your submission.

Important dates:

12 April 2014 - Call for abstracts for presentations, posters and workshop proposals
31 May 2014 - Closing date for submission of abstracts and workshop proposals
31 August 2014 - Notification of acceptance
31 October 2014 - Submission of final details for workshops
30 November 2014 - Deadline for submission of digital presentations for review and quality control and full papers (if authors would like their papers to be considered for publication).

Contact information
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Conference Organisation Conference Programme

Tjibbe Veenstra Dr. Jonathan Parkinson
Director World Smart Capital Initiative Integrated Sanitation Solutions (i-San) Consulting

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Re: FSM3 - International Faecal Sludge Management Conference 19-22 Jan 2015 in Hanoi, Vietnam 13 May 2014 08:31 #8594

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Dear Jonathan,

Just a small question about the FSM3 Conference call for abstracts: the last FSM conference (FSM2 in Durban) also had quite a few presentations on urine diversion topics, e.g. from the VUNA project but also from some of the other BMGF-funded research projects (see: www.susana.org/lang-en/conference-and-tr...-africa-october-2012 for papers, presentations and videos from the FSM2 Conference).

In the call for abstracts for FSM3 I don't see that topic explicitly mentioned. I mean in particular when you speak about Ensuring city-wide FSM service delivery, FS desludging and transportation, and similar: what is the definition of faecal sludge (FS) for this conference? How much water content does something have to have to be called "faecal sludge"?

I am thinking in particular of faeces collection systems from UDDTs (urine-diverting dry toilets), such as the toilets from Sanergy (forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mob...ry-loo-user-and-kiva) - does that fall for you under "faecal sludge"? (i.e. the urine and faecal matter collected separately and without water addition)

Or should the abbreviation FSM perhaps also be read as "faecal solids management", not just "faecal sludge management"?

I think it would have been an opportunity to highlight this aspect in the conference brochure, unless you strictly want "wet faecal sludge" papers at the conference and no "dry faecal sludge" papers? Or would you say it falls anyway under this conference theme:
Maximizing resource recovery – how to maximize beneficial use of FS treatment end-products (energy, nutrients and water)

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Elisabeth
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Re: FSM3 - International Faecal Sludge Management Conference 19-22 Jan 2015 in Hanoi, Vietnam 14 May 2014 00:08 #8611

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Dear Elisabeth,

Thank you for your query.

I conferred with the programme committee and the we concluded that we welcome submissions related to management of sludge from UDDTs.

We will upload the following definition of faecal sludge to the website so that there is a clear understanding of the thematic scope.

"Faecal sludge (FS) comes from onsite sanitation technologies, and has not been transported through a sewer. It is raw or partially digested, a slurry or semisolid, and results from the collection, storage or treatment of combinations of excreta and blackwater, with or without greywater. Examples of onsite technologies include pit latrines, unsewered public ablution blocks, septic tanks, aqua privies, and dry toilets."

FS is therefore highly variable in terms of consistency, quantity, and concentration and FSM includes the storage, collection, transport, treatment and safe enduse or disposal of FS.

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Jonathan
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Re: FSM3 - International Faecal Sludge Management Conference 19-22 Jan 2015 in Hanoi, Vietnam 19 May 2014 09:44 #8653

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Dear Jonathan,

Unfortunately I could not find the cost of participation for the 3rd international faecal sludge management conference, could you please let me know how much it will cost?

Kind regards

Grover
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Re: FSM3 - International Faecal Sludge Management Conference 19-22 Jan 2015 in Hanoi, Vietnam 21 May 2014 09:52 #8686

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Dear Grover,

Thankyou for your email.

The cost of registration has now been uploaded to the FSM3 conference website by the conference organizers (World Smart Capital Initiative).

Please see: www.fsm3.org/conference-rates

Please note that the website omits to include the currency. The currency is euros.

Please also note that the dates for the registration have not yet been uploaded.

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Delegates from HIGHER-INCOME countries
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Includes both high and high-middle income countries
Please see data.worldbank.org/income-level

Early registration:

Non IWA 395
IWA member 295
Student 100

Late registration
Non IWA 495
IWA member 395
Student 125

Delegates from LOWER-INCOME countries
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Includes both low and low-middle income countries
Please see data.worldbank.org/income-level

Early registration

Non IWA 200
IWA member 170
Student 75

Late registration

Non IWA 275
IWA member 235
Student 75

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Please also note that there is a 2 week extension for submission of 2 page abstracts for presentations and workshop.

Review and selection will be based on abstracts and there is no obligation to submit a full paper - but we encourage those with interests to publish their papers to do so.

best regards,

Jonathan
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Re: FSM3 - International Faecal Sludge Management Conference 19-22 Jan 2015 in Hanoi, Vietnam 21 May 2014 16:08 #8691

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sorry - the link should be data.worldbank.org/country
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Re: FSM3 - International Faecal Sludge Management Conference 19-22 Jan 2015 in Hanoi, Vietnam 22 May 2014 08:02 #8696

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FSM3 Conference - Hanoi, January 2014 - Two week extended deadline for submission of 2 page abstracts and workshop proposals - 14 JUNE 2014
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Re: FSM3 - International Faecal Sludge Management Conference 19-22 Jan 2015 in Hanoi, Vietnam 13 Jun 2014 11:54 #8963

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Dear all,

Abstracts and proposals for workshops for FSM3 conference are coming in thick and fast now.

Due to the number of requests for a further extension, the organizers have extended the registration deadline (final this time!) until July 7th.

So, there is still time to work your submissions and submit on time. Don't miss out on the opportunity to participate at the 3rd international FSM conference.

The conference website is being update regularly so please check the information at www.fsm3.org to learn more.

Any queries, contact Julia Ackermans - Conference manager FSM3, World Smart Capital Initiative at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

best regards,

Jonathan
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Re: FSM3 - International Faecal Sludge Management Conference 19-22 Jan 2015 in Hanoi, Vietnam 05 Jul 2014 10:14 #9246

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7 July Deadline for Workshop proposals and paper / presentation abstracts is just 2 days away.

Please finish putting your abstracts together and submit them on time. See here for the guidelines: www.fsm3.org/call-for-abstracts-and-workshop-proposals/ If you require a few extra hours to finish then please contact the organisors and ask if you can submit a few hours late: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Abstracts are really needed for theme 5.
Theme 5: Sustaining FSM services
logistics, management arrangements, performance-based contracting

See here for an overview of all the themes: www.fsm3.org/conference-themes/
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Re: FSM3 - International Faecal Sludge Management Conference 19-22 Jan 2015 in Hanoi, Vietnam 02 Sep 2014 10:32 #9981

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just to say that the review and selection of abstracts and proposals for workshops at FSM3 conference is in final stages now.. those who submitted should be hearing from the conference organizers fairly soon. regards, Jonathan
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