Lars Schoebitz

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Reflections from East Africa – the challenge of FSM – The Stone Family Foundation

<i>Returning from a recent trip to East Africa we wanted to share some thoughts on the challenge of faecal sludge management in cities.</i><p>“Those? They’ve …

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Microwave treatment of faecal sludge from intensively used toilets in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya

In this study, we investigated the potential of a MW based technology for slum or emergency sanitation applications by treating fresh fecal sludge …

fecal sludge management | The Water Blog

To understand why innovation in fecal sludge management matters, ask yourself this: In 15 years, when almost 5 billion people are using on-site …

Equitable access is key to meeting water, sanitation and hygiene targets

The UN’s millennium development goal target of halving the amount of people with access to safe drinking water has been met. The same is sadly not …

Past Performance is No Guarantee of Future Results

Posted on 24/10/16 by Stef Smits (IRC)<p>This disclaimer – so common on investment packages – should have been added to the SDG for water and sanitation …

Uganda: Danida's Shs 380 Billion Project to Deliver Safe Tap Water

The Danish government, through its development agency Danida, has given Euro 100 million (approximately Shs 380 billion) to Uganda to avail clean …

Faecal Sludge Management in India

WaterAid India (WAI) in partnership with International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and supported by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates …

Recent thinking on urban sanitation – reporting from Stockholm World Water Week | WASH Matters

“It has a stench that engulfs you as soon as you enter.” Suleman is talking about the public toilet he regularly uses. “We clearly see maggots in the …

Live Stream

<b>Online and Stockholm, Sweden</b><p>On Friday 26, at 14:00 CEST, a <i>live stream of the SFD Exchange meeting in Stockholm</i> will be available. The meeting is …

Your Opinion

The Full Event<p>Healthy communities are the outcome of effective sanitation practices. Life and livelihood of people largely depends on their health …

UPDATED with report: Second faecal sludge webinar

Jan Spit lets you in on the opportunities for re-use<p>10 February 2016 23:00 UTC<p>Report on the webinar: read the questions that were asked before and …

Planning & Design of Sanitation Systems and Technologies

Sustainability in the pipeline: securing water and sanitation for the future

As the global population increases, ensuring a supply of water and sanitation for all becomes ever-more important<p>Can access to water and sanitation be secured now for future generations? We don’t have a choice; sustainability must be at the heart of all efforts to deliver these services.<p>This was …

Kole residents turn human waste into money

Osbert Atwijukye, a Sanihub Coordinator with Water for People- Uganda, says the initiative comes at a time when improved sanitation remains a …

Fecal Sludge Management: Turning Human Waste into Money

Human waste may be a business unpleasant distinctive smell, but to investors it smells like money. In Kole district, a group of youth is set to make …

Environmental Health

SDG 6 on water and sanitation is essential for sustainable development

​​​​​​<p>This is part of a series of blogs focused on the Sustainable Development Goals and data from the 2016 Edition of World Development …

Three challenges for urban sanitation: what I learned from housing professionals | WASH Matters

Before I joined WaterAid, I was working in housing organisations, mostly with architects and planners. Coming from the beautiful world of urban …

A tale of two cities: how cities can improve fecal sludge management

In previous blogs on Fecal Sludge Management (FSM), we outlined the lack of appropriate attention given to FSM as a formal urban sanitation solution …

Smaller is better when investing in faecal sludge management in Asia - IGC

Smaller-scale sanitation solutions for faecal sludge management are having a big impact in Asia. Amy Leung looks at the small sanitation innovation …

Smaller is better when investing in fecal sludge management in Asia -- by Amy Leung

While big infrastructure works for developed countries, countries in developing Asia would benefit from complementary small-scale sanitation …

CABBAGE AND MAIZE FROM FAECAL MATTER PRODUCTS - From pit to product, Kenya

5 lessons to manage fecal sludge better

Our last blog outlined the neglect of Fecal Sludge Management (FSM) and presented new tools for diagnosing FSM challenges and pointing the way to …

Maybe Trevor Noah Shouldn't Be So Comfortable With An Indoor Toilet

Trevor Noah started off his gig as the new host of <i>The Daily Show</i> with some bathroom humor.<p>"Growing up in the dusty streets of South Africa, I never dreamed that I'd one day have — well, two things really — an indoor toilet, and a job as host of <i>The Daily Show</i>. And now I have both, and I'm quite …

Feces-Clogged Shore Shows Africa Infrastructure Failings

Fredrik Sunesson had high hopes when the first tanker truck unloaded feces from some of Accra’s 4 million residents at his recycling plant in Ghana’s …

Can CLTS Work in Urban Areas?

This was the question being considered at a recent IDS CLTS Knowledge Hub event held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, organised with Plan International …

5 Reasons Why Just Building Toilets Won’t Improve Urban Sanitation

It’s widely reported that most of the world’s population lives in urban areas. UN-Habitat estimates that 40% of urban dwellers live in slums, and …