2020 Rich Earth Virtual Summit: Reclaiming Urine as a Resource (15-17 September, online)

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Urine Diversion Webinar: Tove Larsen's keynote address at the 3rd Annual Urine Diversion Summit (USA)

Drawing on decades of international experience, Dr. Tove Larsen's keynote address will address the past and future of urine diversion as a sustainable wastewater strategy. She will present on Thursday, August 17 at 10:00 EDT (14:00 UTC) at the 3rd Annual Urine Diversion Summit, hosted by the Rich Earth Institute in Vermont, USA.

Register here: attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/359814...163267?source=SuSanA

Dr. Tove Larsen is a chemical engineer with a PhD in process engineering from the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Technical University of Denmark. In 1999, she came to Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, to set up a cross-cutting project on urine source separation (Novaquatis). Novaquatis was successfully terminated in 2006 ( www.novaquatis.eawag.ch ) and won the swiss-academies award for transdisciplinary research in 2008 for its visionary, innovative and integrative approach to urban water management. At present Tove Larsen heads a group on ‘Concepts’ in the Department of Urban Water Management at Eawag. Tove Larsen led the Eawag project ‘Diversion for safe sanitation’, which won a special recognition price in the Reinvent The Toilet Challenge competition, launched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The webinar will last one hour and there will be time for responding to Tove's remarks. We hope you will be able to join us for this very informative presentation. You will be sent a link and reminder on August 15 in order to join this gathering.
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Re: Urine Diversion Webinar: Tove Larsen's keynote address at the 3rd Annual Urine Diversion Summit (USA)

Dear Abraham,

Could you please tell us a bit more about this "3rd Annual Urine Diversion Summit, hosted by the Rich Earth Institute in Vermont, USA"?
Is there a website where the program and the presentations (and videos?) could be accessed?
How many people, and what kind of people, attended this? I am very curious.

Are you seeing increased uptake or interest in urine diversion systems in Vermont or the U.S. in general?

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Re: Rich Earth Institute's 4th Annual Urine Diversion Summit

Please join us for Rich Earth Institute's
4th Annual Urine Diversion Summit

August 16th and 17th 2018
in Brattleboro, Vermont

Keynote address from Dr. Sasha Kramer

The Urine Diversion Summit is a convergence of passionate people working to transform human waste into a resource. Building upon the success of the past three summits, the conference will include lightning talks from participants, small group sessions focused on regulation, technical advances, cultural concerns, and research results.

This year Dr. Sasha Kramer, Co-founder and Executive Director of SOIL Haiti will be our keynote speaker. Dr. Kramer received her Ph.D. in Ecology from Stanford University in 2006 and co-founded SOIL that same year while also completing a postdoctoral research position with the Collaboratory for Research on Global Projects at Stanford. While Sasha spends the majority of her time living and working in Haiti, she is also a global advocate for the recycling of nutrients in human waste, helping others implement sustainable sanitation projects and inspiring people around the world to participate in the sanitation revolution.

To reserve your place at this one-of-a-kind conference and read our newly published Urine Diversion Summit Report, please visit richearthinstitute.org/RSVP ( richearthinstitute.org/rsvp ).

Please share with others who might like to attend!

2017 Summit reactions:

“We are better off due to the connections that we were able to make with other institutions/individuals who will help move our research forward.”

100% of 2017 Summit participant respondents said they would recommend this conference to others.
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Re: Summit & Webinar on Urine Diversion - Nov. 7th & 8th, Michigan, USA

You're invited to attend the Rich Earth Institute's 2019 Summit, co-hosted by the University of Michigan's Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering: “Policy, Regulation, and Moving to Implementation of New Technologies.”

Come learn about the latest breakthroughs in toilet innovations, treatment technology, pilot projects, and progress towards popularizing urine-diversion across North America and beyond!

For more information visit our website at richearthinstitute.org/our-work/ud-summit/
Register now at www.eventbrite.com/e/rich-earth-summit-2...stration-63576013568

Not in the area? Our keynote from Paula Kehoe, Director of Water Resources at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, will be live-streamed online at 9 am EST. Register for the free webinar by selecting the live-stream option in Eventbrite.

Paula is responsible for diversifying San Francisco’s local water supply portfolio through the development and implementation of conservation, groundwater, and recycled water programs. Paula spearheaded the landmark legislation allowing for the collection, treatment, and use of alternate water sources within San Francisco.
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Re: Summit & Webinar on Urine Diversion - Nov. 7th & 8th, Michigan, USA

Can anyone who attended this event provide some feedback please?
The detailed agenda is here: richearthinstitute.org/our-work/ud-summi...ailed-summit-agenda/
I bet it was a very interesting event to see where urine diversion is at, on the East Coast of the US.

The keynote presentation was streamed so I hope the recording will be made available soon.

Here is the recording from the year before:
"At our 2018 Urine Diversion Summit held in Brattleboro, VT we were joined by SOIL Haiti's Dr. Sasha Kramer as she shared her experiences with Container Based Sanitation in periurban areas in Haiti."



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Re: Summit & Webinar on Urine Diversion - Nov. 7th & 8th, Michigan, USA

The 2019 Rich Earth Summit was an inspiring gathering of international experts and practitioners of urine diversion! A brief summary of the event and a recording of the keynote lecture are now available on our website: richearthinstitute.org/our-work/ud-summit/

The keynote, delivered by Paula Kehoe, Director of Water Resources at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, was titled: “Bringing Stakeholders together to Transform Policies and Regulations of Onsite Water Systems.”

Stay tuned for a full report from the Summit, which will be available soon!

Warmly,
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Re: 2020 Rich Earth Virtual Summit: Reclaiming Urine as a Resource (15-17 September, online)

Join us to discuss the future of urine diversion and its re-use as a fertilizer!

For the past five years, the Rich Earth Institute’s annual urine diversion summit has brought together researchers, practitioners, policy makers, industry leaders, and students, catalyzing new collaborations and partnerships as we continue to grow the body of knowledge about this innovative practice.

This year, we’re bringing our conference online for the first time! We hope this will enable a much wider, global audience to participate in the discussion as we exchange ideas for the future of urine diversion. Recordings of each panel will be made available after the event to accommodate time zone differences and other scheduling conflicts.

RSVP now for updates about the conference, including registration information, panel themes, topic lunches, and more. Event registration will open July 1.

Call For Presenters!
Have research results, a project, or other experience you want to share? Submit an abstract for a 6-8 minute lightning talk through the RSVP form.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nancy G. Love
Dr. Nancy G. Love is the Borchardt and Glysson Collegiate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University Michigan, and an adjunct Professor at the Institute of Biotechnology at Addis Ababa University. In collaboration with her students, Dr. Love works at the interface of water, infrastructure and public health in both domestic and global settings. As Principal Investigator of the National Science Foundation’s INFEWS project: Advancing Technologies and Improving Communication of Urine­-Derived Fertilizers for Food Production within a Risk­ Based Framework, she will discuss this collaborative project and her vision for the future of urine diversion and reuse.

Admission By Donation

Members of the Container Based Sanitation Alliance (CBSA) provide access to dignified, safe, and affordable sanitation in dense urban areas otherwise lacking in options. This alliance includes Clean Team (Ghana), Loowatt (Madagascar), Sanivation and Sanergy (Kenya), SOIL (Haiti) and x-runner (Peru). During the COVID-19 pandemic, we recognize the significant challenges facing these providers, and therefore proceeds from this summit will go to support members of the CBSA.

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Re: 2020 Rich Earth Virtual Summit: Reclaiming Urine as a Resource (15-17 September, online)

Hi Julia,
I am posting in this thread to bring it back on top of the list as it seems an interesting event and it's open to everyone with an internet connection (and in a suitable time zone).

I found it interesting that you said: 

Admission By Donation
Proceeds will support members of the  Container Based Sanitation Allianc e  who provide access to dignified, safe, and affordable sanitation in dense urban areas otherwise lacking in options.

Is the idea here to reduce "drop off" rates of people who have registered but then don't come?
Also why did you choose CBSA as your referred charity and what exactly will happen with the money that is raised in this way? How much money are you hoping to raise?

(I am interested because we have tossed ideas around whether SuSanA members should at some point in the future be encouraged to pay a fee of sorts for SuSanA services, like the running of this discussion forum, or not. It can be administratively complicated dealing with many small donations of money but it could also be an interesting concept.)

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Re: 2020 Rich Earth Virtual Summit: Reclaiming Urine as a Resource (15-17 September, online)

Hi Elisabeth,

I posted the event in the sanitation calendar as well with more information about the CBSA (and updated the event here accordingly).

The donations will go to support the alliance of CBSA member organizations working on the front-line of sanitation justice--so that they can collaborate together and support each other's work. We feel that it is so important to support what they're doing on the ground especially in the midst of this pandemic.

We wanted to make to conference accessible to all, so donation is not required to attend. While we are inviting donations to cover the cover the cost of running the conference (a relatively small cost) we felt it was a great opportunity to encourage those who were interested in this topic to support organizations in need at this time. Does that answer your question?
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Re: 2020 Rich Earth Virtual Summit: Reclaiming Urine as a Resource (15-17 September, online)

Dear SusanA Members.

The Rich Earth Summit towards cause of reclaiming Urine as a Resource Event scheduled for 15 -17 Sept 2020, as a virtual meet is most welcome.

More awareness is needed to be made so that more SusanA Members attend and partake in the notings at the Meet especially on the "CBMs ie Community Business Mechanisms " - viz
1. Urine ( on buy- back from community persons) recycled and used for fertgation in agri farms.
2. Used bio sanitary pads ( buy back.....) for bio composting incl vermi.
Worms for fish farmng in ponds Etc.
3. Bio mass waste from certain agri produce path duly fortified with other bio matter as fish- food for fish farming and culture Etc.

Issued in the interest of needy communities on furthering sustainable CBMs.

Well wishes.

Prof Ajit Seshadri. The Vigyan Vijay Foundation. New Delhi. India. NGO.
Prof. Ajit Seshadri, Faculty in Marine Engg. Deptt. Vels University, and
Head-Environment , VigyanVijay Foundation, Consultant (Water shed Mngmnt, WWT, WASH, others)Located at present at Chennai, India
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Re: 2020 Rich Earth Virtual Summit: Reclaiming Urine as a Resource (15-17 September, online)

Dear Professor Ajit Seshadri,

Thank you for expressing interest in our summit! We hope that you will register to attend and share with your colleagues in India. Please let me know if you have any specific questions about the gathering.

All the best,
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Re: 2020 Rich Earth Virtual Summit: Reclaiming Urine as a Resource (15-17 September, online)

Here is the schedule for our three-day summit! You can also view the full, detailed summit schedule on our website. 

Register here to receive zoom links for each day!

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