DSS water, in collaboration with IHE Delft, is organizing a 2-day training on Faecal Sludge Management in Emergencies on the 1st and 2nd of October, 2019.

The training is a basic introduction into faecal sludge management (FSM), to provide guidance to prepare for deployment to emergency responses in a WASH role. In order to provide safe sanitation services, we need to consider the full sanitation chain instead of just focusing on the construction of latrines. With the full sanitation chain, we refer to excreta containment, transport, treatment and disposal.

The course is meant for water, sanitation and hygiene professionals who are interested in international humanitarian responses and would like to be deployed through DSS water or other standby partners. After the course, participants will be familiar with the terminology and have a basic understanding of FSM and available treatment technologies.

The course will present an overview of containment, transport, treatment and disposal practices. As reference material the Compendium of Sanitation Technologies in Emergencies is used. The obtained knowledge will be directly applied in a short design simulation, based on practical experiences. Furthermore, current knowledge gaps and the lack of minimum standards and/or guidelines will be discussed.

The training is free of charge and will take place at IHE Delft, from 9.00 to 17.00 on the 1st and 2nd of October, 2019. For more information, please click here

Are you interested in broadening your knowledge and would you like to attend? Kindly send your CV and a short motivation to dsswater@rvo.nl before the 10th of September, 2019.