Road to commercialising sanitation technologies: Engineering Field Testing platform in Durban, South Africa

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Road to commercialising sanitation technologies: Engineering Field Testing platform in Durban, South Africa

I spotted an interesting presentation at the last FSM 5 conference . It was called:

Road to commercialising sanitation technologies: Engineering Field Testing platform in Durban, South Africa
by Ruth Cottingham, N Alcock, C Buckley, T Gounden, S Mercer, L Ngubane, R Sindall, C Sutherland
eThekwini Water and Sanitation, Khanyisa Projects,
Pollution Research Group - University of KwaZulu-Natal
Engineering Field Testing platform in Durban, South Africa

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More information about this project (funded by the Gates Foundation) is available here in our project database: www.susana.org/en/knowledge-hub/projects/database/details/487

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Support for ongoing prototype testing platform
2017 - 2020 • University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)

Objectives
To support field testing of sanitation system prototypes being developed for deployment in developing countries and the increased production of peer-reviewed publications supporting the sanitation sector

Activities
During 2017, four reinvented toilet prototypes will undergo engineering testing in Durban, South Africa. The prototype Engineering Field Testing (EFT) program aims to conduct engineering testing of a number of toilet systems in the field in order to assess feasibility, durability and robustness in an actual community rather than in laboratory conditions. These prototypes were developed by selected grantees as part of the Re-invent the Toilet Challenge (RTTC) put forward by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).

EThekwini Municipality was selected as a suitable testing ground for four of the prototypes due to its track record of testing and implementing new sanitation technologies as well as the existence of strong relationships with communities and political leadership. In addition, the ongoing relationship between the Water and Sanitation Unit (EWS) within the Municipality and Khanyisa Projects allows for ongoing evaluation and research into the application of the prototypes in the field.

International research partners involved are from Cranfield University in the UK, the Research Triangle Institute (RTI), the University of South Florida, and Janicki Industries, all in the USA.

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