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The FSM Alliance is a member-based network to support organisations and individuals working in
faecal sludge management (FSM). Our goal is to create a collaborative, responsive, and collective
platform to advocate for the adoption and implementation of FSM as a utility service. We also aim to
support our members in their work in helping to achieve SDG 6.2 and improve access to safely
We set the agenda, champion and promote the development of inclusive sanitation approaches, particularly faecal sludge management (FSM) and non-sewered sanitation (NSS), to ensure human health and dignity, and the health of urban ecosystems.
Introducing our monthly Member Spotlight –
Where we will highlight our members and the exciting work they do in the sector!
Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Research & Development (WASH R&D) Centre
The Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Research & Development (WASH R&D) Centre, based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa, is a transdisciplinary research and development hub with international reach that produces next-generation solutions for global water and sanitation challenges.
The WASH R&D Centre was established as the Pollution Research Group (PRG) in the early 1970s at the then University of Natal to develop sustainable solutions to environmental challenges in water and sanitation. Over the years, the PRG grew into an organisation with exceptional experience in scientific and applied research, forging partnerships with local government, industry, universities, and development partners, in Africa and globally.
In 2020, the PRG was officially approved to become the WASH R&D Centre at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Operating on an entirely self-funded basis, the Centre has undertaken innovative research projects on water resources, wastewater reclamation, the impact of effluents on local environments, sanitation systems, and more recently the connection between sanitation and agriculture. These projects have established the Centre as a renowned research partner and grantee for important funders nationally and internationally, including the South African Water Research Commission, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Our FSM ToolBox contains a wealth of information about sanitation planning, stakeholder engagement and business models. Watch this introductory video to see if the ToolBox can be useful for your needs.
We strive to achieve safely managed faecal sludge to areas with poor management. Our goals are also linked with other streams of sustainability such as sustainable cities, access to clean water and the power of partnerships.