SFD WEEK - April 2 to 5, 2019

The SFD week conducted from 2nd to 5th April 2019, was a three day conclave on sanitation that helped around 140 sector players, from across India and beyond, to not only learn from the deliberations that went by throughout the week, but also witness and enjoy the serene atmosphere that AAETI offers.

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SuSanA: An informal network of people and organisations who share a common vision on sustainable sanitation and who want to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular SDG6. SuSanA came into existence in early 2007. Since then, it has been providing a platform for coordination and collaborative work. SuSanA connects members to a community of people with diverse expertise and opinions. SuSanA also serves as sounding board for innovative ideas. Finally, SuSanA contributes to policy dialogue through joint publications, meetings and initiatives.

IWA: The International Water Association (IWA) is an organisation that brings together people from across the water profession to deliver equitable and sustainable water solutions for our world.With the renewed focus of India towards ensuring water for all and the unprecedented civilizational leap that is underway to ensure sanitation across the nation, IWA decided to expand its operations in India. IWA India Chapter that was organized in Chennai Adyar Park on 23rd of October, 2018 is aimed towards firmly establishing IWA in India, fully focused on serving our fast growing membership. As mentioned in the IWA Strategic Plan 2019-2024, our mission is to be a catalyst of innovation, knowledge, best water practices and a provider of leadership opportunities’ to our members. IWA has formulated a specialist group on non-sewered sanitation with a mission. The mission of this IWA Specialist Group is to bring together experts, scientists and practitioners with experience in faecal sludge management (FSM) and non-sewered sanitation (NSS) to generate, collate and disseminate knowledge in the area worldwide. This knowledge aims to guide sanitation service provision in a sustainable way therefore improving the quality of life for millions of people using on-site sanitation systems and therefore contributes towards achieving SDG target 6.2.  

NFSSM Alliance: It is a national working group, that was convened in January 2016.The alliance has a vision to create an enabling environment which amplifies scaling of safe, sustainable and inclusiveFSSM through knowledge, partnerships and innovative solutions by 2025. It currently comprises of more than 32 organizations across the country working towards solutions for Indian States and Cities. The Alliance members meet every month to track the progress and also to derive various actions towards main streaming of FSSM. The NFSSM Alliance works on all aspects from City Sanitation Plans to Regulatory and Institutional frameworks across the sanitation value chain. 




Bhitush Luthra
Programme Manager 
Mahreen Matto
Programme Manager  
Suresh Kumar Rohilla 
Senior Director Water & Academic Director
School of Water and Waste - AAETI 

Inaugural session
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List of speakers
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Inaugural session

Contributions of SuSanA and the SFDapproach to more sustainable Sanitation
By: Dr. Arne Panesar, GIZ Germany
Lessons from Cape Town Goggas and Unicorns
By: Dhesigen Naidoo, WRC
India's Urban FSM Journy
By: Madhu Krishna , BMGF
Global Perspectives on Urban Water & Sanitation
By: Kala Vairavamoorthy, IWA
Water-Sanitation-Sewage connections in cities at risk of climate change
By: Sunita Narain, CSE

Role of FSM in Citywide Sanitation

Role of FSM in Citywide Sanitation
By: Rahul Sharma, GIZ India
Role of FSM in city wide sanitation, Africa & South Asia
By: Stefan Reuter, BORDA Germany
ODF and Beyond: Faecal Sludge and Septage Management in India
By: Dinesh Mehta, CEPT University
It all Starts With. the call of nature
By: Dorai Narayana, Independent Consultant

How can SFDs provide tools for action in cities

What lessons can we learn from the global implementation of SFDs?
By: Andy Peal, Independent Consultant
Advocacy on Urban Sanitation and City Sanitation Planning
By: Dr. Arne Panesar, GIZ Germany
How can SFDs provide tool for action in cities: Andhra Pradesh
By: Prakash Katarapu, ASCI
Status of SFD Development in SA
By: Grant Mackintosh, Emanti Management
Mapping faecal waste and mainstreaming citywide sanitation in Ganga basin - Uttar Pradesh (U.P)
By: Dr Suresh Kumar Rohilla, CSE

Designing and implementing FSSM policies and strategies in cities

Designing and Implementing Affordable and Sustainable Sanitation for All
By: Anju Dwivedi & Ambarish Karunanith, Centre for Policy Research
Citywide inclusive sanitation
By: Jay Bhagwan, WRC
Septage Management in the Philippines A tale of two cities: Dumaguete and Baliwag
By: David Robbins, Global Development Services
Lessons from Dhaka and Dar es Salaam
By: Manoj Roy, Lancaster University
Designing and Implementing in small towns
State Investment Plan for scaling up of treatment facilities - TamilNadu
By: Srinithi Sudhakar, IIHS

Panel Discussion - Enforcement of FSSM policies at national/state/city level

Quality Assurance in Faecal Septage Management Systems(FSMS
Odisha’s Journey in FSSM
By: P. K. Mohapatra, Orissa Water Supply and Sewerage Board
Designing and Implementing Affordable and Sustainable Sanitation for All
By: Prof. G. Bala Subramanyam, Administrative Staff College of India

Onsite FSS Containment

DRDO Bio-Digester Technology affordable and safe onsite treatment system for urban and rural
By: Namita Banka, Banka BioLoo
On-Site Sanitation (Containment) System
By: Bhitush Luthra, CSE
Grosan Toilets – Sustainable sanitation solution with full resource recovery
By: Padmapriya T S, Sanitation First
eToilet: Eram Scientific Solutions (ESS)
By: Midhu SV, Eram Scientific Solutions
From research & Development to Commercialisation: Lession from the WRC & Pour Flush System
By: JN Bhagwan, Water Research Commission

FSSM BPs in Emptying and Transportation

MIS for mainstreaming schedule desludging in Maharashtra
By: Dhruv Bhavsar, CEPT University
Understanding Small Scale Businesses of Informal De-sludging Entrepreneurs
By: Shubhagato Dasgupta, Anindita Mukherjee and Prashant Arya, CPR
Management Information System for septage management - Tamil Nadu
By: Srinithi Sudhakar, IIHS
Call Centre for Desludging, Dakar Senegal
By: Dr. Amadou Gueye, DELVIC Sanitation Initiative

Existing Technologies for Treatment and Co-treatment of FSS

Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj’19
By: Rahul Mankotia, CSE
A Project under the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of Govt. of Germany
By: Rahul Sharma, GIZ India
Clean Environment and Green Energy for a sustainable future
By: Ing. (Mrs.) Florence Cobbold , Sewerage Systems Ghana Limited
Technology options and experiences of thermal FSSTP in Warangal
By: Rajkiran CA, Tide Technocrats

New technologies for FS and WW treatment

Black Soldier Fly: Agents for Transformation of Sanitation Crisis into Opportunity for Enterprise Development
By: SUDIPTA SARKAR, Centre of Nanotechnology
Phytorid technology and implemented projects across India
By: Dr. Raman Sharma, CSIR-NEERI
Biocontrol of infection & smell in wastewater for use in agriculture & aquaculture
By: Sanjay Pal, Amrita University

Resource recovery and business potential in FSSM

Farmers fields as part of sanitation systems
By: S.Vishwanath, Biome Environmental Trust
Wastewater and Fecal Sludge Reuse Business Model – Select Examples for India
By: Krishna C Rao, Independent Consultant
Quantifying the value of sanitation Improvement
By: David Robbins, Global Development Services
Toilet Technology for onsite human waste treatment and electricity recovery
By Prof. Makarand M. Ghangrekar, Indian Institute Of Technology Kharagpur
Route Map for AAETI, Neemli, Rajasthan
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Leading Voices (Keynote speakers)
Rajiv Ranjan Mishra 
Director General, National Mission for Clean Ganga,
Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and
Ganga Rejuvenation, India
Durga Shanker Mishra
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, India
Kala Vairavamoorthy
Executive Director
International Water Association (IWA)
Dhesigen Naidoo 
Chief Executive Officer
Water Research Commission
South Africa
Stefan Reuter
Arne Panesar
Head of Program
Sustainable Sanitation
GIZ, Bonn, Germany
Madhu Krishna
Country lead
Water Sanitation & Hygiene, BMGF India
Sunita Narain
Director General
Centre for Science and Environment, India
Thought Leaders
Suresh Kumar Rohilla, Senior Director,
(Academic Director, School of Water and Waste, Anil Agarwal Environment Training Institute, Nimili -Tijara, Rajasthan), CSE, India
Kartik Chandran, Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University, New York, USA
Jayant Narsee Bhagwan, Executive Manager
Water Research Commission, South Africa
Abdullah Al-Muyeed, Head of Policy and Advocacy, WaterAid, Bangladesh
Manoj Roy, Lecturer, Lancaster University
United Kingdom
Manoj Kumar Singh (TBC), Principal Secretary, Department of Urban Development, Uttar Pradesh, India
David Robbins, Independent consultant
Dorai Narayana, Independent consultant
Amadou Gueye, Delvic Sanitation Initiatives,
Dinesh Mehta, CEPT University, India
Florence Cobbold, General Manager, 
 Sewerage Systems Ghana Limited, Ghana
Grant Mackintosh, Managing Director,  Emanti Management, South Africa
Managing Septage in
Cities of Uttar Pradesh
Assessment of
Excreta Management
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