International Women’s Day Interview with Fatou Diaw

Interview with Fatoumata Diaw International Women’s day Women in Sanitation This International Women’s Day, FSMA decided to join efforts with TNUSSP (Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme) campaign on women in sanitation. To quote TNUSSP . “We don’t know nearly know enough about women in sanitation – how many are there, what are the challenges […]

Newlands Mashu Research Site

In this video, Carley Truyens, PE, MPH takes us through a DEWATS system currently being used in a local municipality in Durban. Its great to see involvement with local municipalities in testing how we can manage and re-use faecal waste. hashtag#sustainability#fsma hashtag#faecalsludgemanagement hashtag#reuse hashtag#environment hashtag#waste Watch the video here:

Black Soldier Fly Treatment Plant

We are back with another video! In this episode, we spoke to Christopher Ramsamy, who is the plant manager at a the BioCycle Black Soldier Fly Treatment Plant in South Africa. Watch the video below to see how using larvae to process sludge can be an affective method to safely manage and re-use sludge! Watch here […]

The Heroes behind Sanitation – An insight into faecal sludge management workers in Zambia

“Sanitation workers are still invisible although they form the backbone of a very essential public service”. -An extract of SuSanA’s joint publication with FSMA, BORDA, GIZ and BMZ. Without sanitation workers, the sanitation service chain wouldn’t exist, and faecal sludge management in essence could not work. The social stigmas, lack of protection and training of […]

FSMA Video Series Launch

Last November, FSMA had the pleasure of visiting the Pollution Research Group (PRG) at the University of KwaZulu Natal. We interviewed several students and engineers who gave us an in-depth insight into new sanitation technologies which can help achieve sustainable faecal sludge management. We also explored the social aspect of sanitation development- how do these […]

AfWA 2020 Conference- Uganda

The African Water Association (AfWA), formerly known as Union of African Water Suppliers (UAWS), is a professional association of establishments, enterprises and utilities operating in the areas of drinking water, sanitation and environment in Africa. AfWA has over 100 utilities members from over 40 countries across Africa As part of the mechanisms to enhance the exchange of […]

EAWAG Aquatic Research

Eawag’s mandate is to develop and test methods and technologies that help the worlds’ poorest access sustainable water and sanitation services. We do this by: Working in close collaboration with international and local universities, NGOs, governmental bodies and development organizations, to ensure buy-in and future scale-up. Testing and piloting research applications in partner countries at the […]

Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA)

SuSanA is 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 […]

IWA Non-Sewered Sanitation Conference 2020

The 1st IWA Non-Sewered Sanitation (NSS) specialist group conference is being hosted in Pretoria, South Africa in partnership with the Water Research Commission and the University of Pretoria. The event responds to the challenges and needs of around 4 billion people requiring sanitation. The aim of the conference is to provide stimulus for research and […]

International Water Association Sri Lanka 2019

FSMA will be attending IWA Sri Lanka 2019! Will you make it? The flush toilet, which is taken for granted in some places in the world, is not a universal reality. Many within the community of sanitation professionals now question whether the traditional ‘flush and dispose’ treatment of excreta is a concept worth heralding or […]