Faecal Sludge Management Conference, Durban South Africa, 29 - 31 October 2012 (with feedback)
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Faecal Sludge Management Conference, Durban South Africa, 29 - 31 October 2012 (with feedback) 05 Sep 2012 16:37 #2201

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The Second Faecal Sludge Management Conference is taking place in Durban, South Africa from the 29th to the 31st of October 2012. Registration is now open and there are discounts for early bookings and for IWA members.

FSM 2 will pick up where FSM 1 (Durban, March 2011) left off – with a commitment to capturing and sharing developments in the management and beneficiation of faecal sludges (including urine). This year the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) has committed to showcase and present developments in up to 40 of their Sanitation Grand Challenge Projects. For more information on FSM 1 see “What happens when the pit is full?” at www.afrisan.org

FSM2 is structured around the following themes:
• On-site Sanitation as a Business
• Socio-political Aspects of On-site Sanitation
• Understanding On-site Sanitation
• Toilet Design for FSM Optimisation
• Pit Emptying – What are the Options?
• The How of Faecal Sludge Treatment
• Waste Not Want Not - Beneficial Use of Faecal Sludges
• Technology and Innovation
• Health Aspects of Faecal Sludges

Field visits will be arranged for Thursday 1 November, including the following:
• LaDePa (Latrine Dehydration and Pasteurisation plant) – pelletising of pit sludge
• The eThekwini Pit emptying programme
• Struvite generation from urine plant at the University of KwaZulu Natal
• The Newlands/kwaMashu permaculture centre and ABR research facility
• eThekwini’s informal settlement sanitation provision programme

Programme
Please find the programme attached to this post.

Registration
Register online at www.pid.co.za or download and complete the conference booking form. Registration will be confirmed once we have received your full payment.

Presenters
Presenters at FSM 2 will share experiences from countries around the world including Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Chile, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Malawi, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nepal, Sweden, South Africa, the USA, the United Kingdom, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The line-up of keynote speakers includes:

Dr Doulaye Koné – Senior Programme Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
The BMGF has committed over $200Million over the next few years to research and advocacy in this field which it has identified as a major area for impacting health in the developing world.

Dr Linda Strande-Gaulke – Research Manager, EAWAG
EAWAG (The Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology) is a leader in the FSM field, and manages research projects around the world. The organisation is currently compiling a book on the subject of Faecal Sludge Management.

Steve Sugden – Research Manager, Water for People and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
will look at Sanitation as a Business, drawing on his experiences with the development and transfer of the Gulper technology into commercial businesses – giving valuable insight into the process of taking a technology from concept into the marketplace.

Pam Elardo, Director of the Wastewater Treatment Division in the Department of Natural Resources and Parks, King County, Washington
will present a case study entitled Reimagining Sanitation in Seattle



Conference Fees
Take advantage of the early bird special and if you are an IWA member be sure to claim your IWA membership discount. Registration fees are available at www.pid.co.za


Accommodation
Online at www.pid.co.za you can find a list of accommodation options close to the conference venue.

Contact
For more information contact the FSM2 secretariat
Bobbie Louton on Tel +27 33 342 3012 or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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Re: Faecal Sludge Management Conference, Durban South Africa, 29 - 31 October 2012 11 Sep 2012 14:02 #2232

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Hi there,

Does anyone know of any groups or foundations that can help support travel costs to FSM2? We're keen to send someone from SOIL Haiti, but we do not have a budget for international travel. Any suggestions, leads or monies will be most appreciated!

Best from Port-au-Prince
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Re: Faecal Sludge Management Conference, Durban South Africa, 29 - 31 October 2012 25 Sep 2012 20:50 #2310

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(Dear SOIL people (Sascha?), good luck with your quest, would be great to meet you in Durban!)

Dear all,

I would like to find out who from this group is planning to attend the Durban Faecal Sludge Management conference in the end of October? From the SuSanA secretariat it will be Trevor Surridge and myself going.

We would like to organise a little informal meeting of members of SuSanA working groups 4 (FSM is part of WG 4 on sanitation systems), and also WG 9 (business) and WG 5 (productive sanitation) as they also touch on FSM.
(for details on these working groups see here: www.susana.org/working-groups)

It makes a big difference to have the luxury to meet face-to-face once.
For Working Group 4 there was talk about developing a new factsheet on FSM.
See posting about this idea here:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/57-wg-...a-new-ideas-for-wg-4

Hence, if you are reading this and you are going to be in Durban, please let us know. Either by writing here or by e-mailing us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Vishwanath and Steffen, I already saw you both in the program). Then we will find a suitable time to meet up and sit together either at lunch or dinner time.

Regards,
Elisabeth
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Re: Faecal Sludge Management Conference, Durban South Africa, 29 - 31 October 2012 26 Sep 2012 15:08 #2329

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For those just seeing this - please find out more about FSM2 at www.pid.co.za

FSM2 is bringing together an incredible team from around the world. Don't miss this opportunity to catch up on developments in all aspects of Faecal Sludge Management and on-site sanitation.

The latest programme can be found attached to this post
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Re: Faecal Sludge Management Conference, Durban South Africa, 29 - 31 October 2012 02 Oct 2012 22:54 #2373

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Their website about this conference is really very informative. See for example here the list of abstracts for the presentations which will be made:
www.pid.co.za/index.php/fsm2-conference/abstracts

I am very glad that I will be able to attend. Now we just need options for those who can't attend like streaming video or audio of the sessions, filmed presentations for afterwards, asking questions to presenters live via twitter, ...
My question to the organisers: is any of this planned? Would it be feasible? With the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as a co-organiser/sponsor, there should be no limit to what modern IT and communication technology can do for this conference.

Regards,
Elisabeth
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Re: Faecal Sludge Management Conference, Durban South Africa, 29 - 31 October 2012 08 Oct 2012 10:30 #2418

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Hello All and thanks SuSanA for highlighting this event,

I'll be attending the FSM2 forum and I'd be interested to attend a WG meeting. Also more generally I am keen to learn and share with colleagues any interesting recent developments / technologies in urban FSM around the world - be it regarding collection, emptying, transport, treatment and / or re-use.

If you have any experiences / thoughts / developments to share, I am interested to hear from you. Please share via the forum or contact me via email pippa.scott {at} gmail.com

Looking forward to seeing some of you at FSM2
Cheers,
Pippa

Re: Gates Foundation launches several rounds of reinvent the toilet challenge (RTTC) 10 Oct 2012 02:15 #2433

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Thanks Carl,
very nice to know and also to have a "face"/name to speak to...
As Elisabeth mentioned before... It would be great to video the presentations for the people who are not able to go to Durban.

Cheers
Christoph

Re: Gates Foundation launches several rounds of reinvent the toilet challenge (RTTC) 10 Oct 2012 18:04 #2440

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christoph wrote:
Thanks Carl,
very nice to know and also to have a "face"/name to speak to...
As Elisabeth mentioned before... It would be great to video the presentations for the people who are not able to go to Durban.

Cheers
Christoph


I will ask my coordinator on the BMGF side about the ability to not only video these presentations, but also how we would disseminate all the footage. I can't promise anything as we are not the conference leads.

Carl
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Re: Faecal Sludge Management Conference, Durban South Africa, 29 - 31 October 2012 20 Oct 2012 15:59 #2497

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Dear FSM2 delegates

FSM2 is nearly here!

Registration is almost at capacity. If you have colleagues who still intend to register please have them do so without delay. Note that available spaces are given to delegates as they pay and if we reach capacity before a delegate’s registration is paid for their registration will be cancelled.

Please note the following important information:


1) BIOGRAPHIES, PROFILES AND PHOTOS

You are invited to send us a brief biography and photo of yourself and an organisational profile for us to post on the website to aid networking between delegates. You can view what others have posted under Delegates and Presenters at www.pid.co.za.

2) PROGRAMME

The current programme can be found at www.pid.co.za/images/stories/docs/programme_for_fsm2.pdf. You can click on each presentation title to view the abstract and click on the name and organisation name to view profiles. Abstracts and presenter profiles can also be viewed on their separate pages.


3) TECHNICAL TOURS

Detailed information on the technical tour scheduled for Thursday, November 1, is available at www.pid.co.za/images/stories/docs/techni...ription_v12_rev.pdf. The buses will
depart from the ICC Conference Centre on Thursday morning at 08:30 and will return to the Centre at 17:00. If you plan to attend the technical tour on the final day of the conference, please let me know by email. Your last opportunity to sign up will be at the start of the conference, but space is limited and the list is filling quickly.

4) OTHER INFORMATION

• ACCOMMODATION: We have negotiated rates at the hotels identified on the website. If you book, please reference the group booking code provided at www.pid.co.za/index.php/fsm2-conference/accommodation.

• TRANSPORTATION: We are not organising transportation for delegates from the airport or from your hotel to the conference centre. Information on transport services from the airport to hotels can be found at www.pid.co.za/images/stories/docs/fsm2_transfer_options.pdf so that you can make your own arrangements.

• DRESS: Spring can be rainy or sunny, cool or hot, in Durban. Ordinary clothing is suitable for the fieldtrip; shoes appropriate for muddy conditions are advisable.

• CONTACT: A cell phone number will be made available shortly before the conference which you will be able to use to contact conference organisers if needed during the period of the conference.


We are looking forward to your participation at FSM2!


Bobbie Louton
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FSM2 Conference Team
+27 33 342 3012

Re: Faecal Sludge Management Conference, Durban South Africa, 29 - 31 October 2012 22 Oct 2012 21:58 #2509

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Dear SuSanA members taking part in the FSM 2

In 1 week we will all be sitting in Durban, that is really exciting. The SuSanA secretariat has taken the initiative to organise a casual working group meeting, here are the details:

Date: 29 October 2012 (Monday)
Time: 17h30 to 19h00
Venue: ICC (same as FSM2)
Room: one of the breakaway rooms used for the FSM2
Catering: light refreshments will be provided

Proposed Agenda for the casual meeting (there will be no powerpoint presentations!)
  1. Opening / welcoming word
  2. Quick introduction of each person attending (this facilitates networking and mingling and helps start some great conversations)
  3. Brainstorm on how the SuSanA Working Groups (in particular 4, 5 and 9) can be used to help upscale FSM activities
  4. Networking and mingling
  5. Move to a restaurant for dinner (pay yourself basis)

We would like to capture some ideas to take forward and start some great conversations during this meeting. Further suggestions for the agenda are welcome.
The precise room name will be communicated in due course. Please note that this meeting is open to all interested FSM2 participants, even if they are not SuSanA members yet, so feel free to share with others that you know will be at the FSM2.

We look forward to seeing you in Durban.

Kind regards
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Video at FSM2 24 Oct 2012 21:18 #2526

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With regard to the request for videoing the presentations from the 2012 Fecal Sludge Management conference in Durban, SA next week. I've been told that Jay Bhagwan of WRC is arranging this.

The video will not be live, but will be uploaded to a public site after the event.

I'll keep you informed when I know more.

Carl
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Re: Gates Foundation launches several rounds of reinvent the toilet challenge (RTTC) 05 Nov 2012 23:09 #2591

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CarlHensman wrote:
christoph wrote:
Thanks Carl,
very nice to know and also to have a "face"/name to speak to...
As Elisabeth mentioned before... It would be great to video the presentations for the people who are not able to go to Durban.

Cheers
Christoph


I will ask my coordinator on the BMGF side about the ability to not only video these presentations, but also how we would disseminate all the footage. I can't promise anything as we are not the conference leads.

Carl


Thanks to the organizers of the FSM2 conference in Durban last week, all presentations were recorded (key notes and 3 trains). It was also agreed that SuSanA.org would be hosting the videos once edited.

It is my understanding that, once the videos are recieved:

They will upload to SuSanA’s Youtube channel here: www.youtube.com/user/susanavideos

Then they will also be linked from the SuSanA website’s video library here:
susana.org/lang-en/videos-and-photos/resource-material-video
(this is just a different way of displaying them, but they are the same Youtube videos).

In addition, depending on decisions to still be made by SuSanA staff, a page for FSM-2 under conferences may be made on SuSanA.org and all the ppts and papers would be in the SuSanA library, as well: www.susana.org/library

I would just like to thank all the SuSanA staff and Jay Bhagwan (WRC) for making this happen.

Carl
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