Who is doing toilet and FSM product and technology design / R&D and what are you working on?

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Dear John and other SuSanA members

MARI has conducted research study on Faecal Sludge Management in 25 Slums in Warangal Municipal Corporation. I was associated as a technical consultant in the study. We have devised survey formats for collection of primary data from the slums and conducted FGDs with all stakeholders. With the help of these tools, we analysed the existing sanitation status and recommended slumwise potential initiatives for improving sanitation (FSM and DEWATS) initiatives and a consolidated city potential initiatives for improving slum sanitation.

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Hi All,

Attached is a first draft of a Sanitation Technology Landscape. A few things to note:
  1. I don't have a lot of time to dedicate to the upkeep of the document so it will be a bit erradict. I will try to release revisions every two weeks or so but that will depend somewhat on feedback provided and interest.
  2. Feel free to suggest changes, point out errors and ommisions, etc.
  3. I will display other parts of the table after I have a chance to review the content.
  4. I lost my references when I converted the file. My apologies for uncited sources.
  5. The yellow cells indicate that data is missing.
  6. I've removed some information from the original table. If you would like your contact information listed, please let me know.
  7. Feel free to email me about any tech you would like to see added to the table.
  8. I'll update the file name to include the current date, each time I post a revision. I'll indicate new information and revisions with text color.

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Hi All, here is the latest version of the tech landscape. There is a new section (section 2) and a few modifications to section 1. Feel free to suggest changes and additions.

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Dear Rao,
The potential initiatives (FSM and DEWATS) that you proposed, did you mean FSTPs for FS and DEWATS for WW or?... I am interested, currently conducting a similar study here in Tanzania.
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Here is the latest Sanitation Tech Landscape version. I've included Extraction and Transportation tech.

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Re: Who is doing toilet and FSM product and technology design / R&D and what are you working on?

Thanks a lot for sharing your Sanitation Tech Landscapes with us! Sharing is caring - so thank you!
Your idea reminds me a bit of the "Sanitation Yellow Pages Online" which is something that pops up from time to time...

I put "Yellow pages" into the search field of the forum and found some previous threads on this:
- By IRC: forum.susana.org/161-sanitation-as-a-bus...w-publication-by-irc
- For India: forum.susana.org/279-knowledge-managemen...tners-in-india-dasra

I have never seen an initiative that really succeeded though. Usually maintenance of such a database is after a while no longer funded...

I wonder if the SuSanA project database fulfills some of the objectives that your sanitation tech landscape is trying to meet as well. It can be filtered by country, technology, sanitation chain element, reuse and so forth. It contains nearly 500 projects by now:
www.susana.org/en/knowledge-hub/projects/database

Do you see any overlap or is your compilation something completely different?

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Hi Elisabeth,

There is certainly some overlap between my table and the SuSanA project database and the IRC Sanitation Business Catalog (the DASRA database links did not take me to something comparable). I think the difference is my format which provides less information and is more easily perused. The idea is that if something looks interesting the user can dig deeper themselves.

Within the next couple months I'll go through both of them and revise my table to include the interesting technologies I find.

Regarding the initiative succeeding...I'm currently updating the table on my own time and will continue to do so if there appears to be sufficient interest from the SuSanA members and people submit information to me about their projects or projects they know of. To date, interest seems rather minimal.

That said, I plan to release another revision this week.

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Andrew

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Here is the latest revision of the Sanitation Technology Landscape.

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Hi Andrew,

I just found this thread, and I'm excited to see you've already developed such a long list of sanitation technology and service providers. I think you might be familiar with the Sanitation Technology Platform (STeP) website already, but I wanted to flag a few of our resources and one from the Toilet Board Coalition that might be interesting for you if you continue to expand this document.

The Transformative Technology Directory contains regularly updated information, including system specifications, contact information, demonstration videos, etc. related to BMGF-funded sanitation technologies. Access here: techdirectory.stepsforsanitation.org/

STeP has also done a number of technology landscapes over the years covering other (non BMGF-funded) technologies as well, including in:
  • Sludge Thickening, Dewatering, and Drying Technologies --> stepsforsanitation.org/2018/01/sludge-th...drying-technologies/
  • Wastewater Treatment Technologies: The Landscape in India --> stepsforsanitation.org/2015/12/wastewate...-landscape-in-india/
  • Bio-based Sanitation Technologies: The Landscape in India --> stepsforsanitation.org/2015/12/bio-based...-landscape-in-india/
  • Incineration and Combustion Toilets: A Product and Patent Landscape --> stepsforsanitation.org/2017/04/incinerat...nd-patent-landscape/

  • We have also captured business models used by sanitation enterprises, including in:
  • Sanitation Solutions: Business Models for Access --> stepsforsanitation.org/2016/03/the-sanit...s-models-for-access/
  • Business Model Assessment of Sewage Treatment Plants --> stepsforsanitation.org/2016/04/business-...ge-treatment-plants/

  • Outside of STeP resources, I recently saw the Toilet Board Coalition named a number of sanitation enterprises, often deploying proprietary technologies, in a recent report. Technology details are not provided, but they could be chased down with this document as a starting point. --> www.toiletboard.org/media/52-Scaling_the_Sanitation_Economy.pdf

    I hope you are able to continue this work. I think resources like yours and others on the SuSana, STeP, TBC, and other sites can help organizations work work more efficiently in the sanitation space.

    Best,
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    Hi Tyler,

    Thanks for writing. I'll go through the resources you provided and include relevant tech and services in the next revision of my table.

    Cheers,

    Andrew

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