Recruiting Abstract Reviewers

We are recruiting abstract reviewers! The abstract review period will be during the month of September and will be done online in our abstract submission portal.  If you are interested in signing up to be an abstract reviewer, please complete this sign-up form. For more information about each of the track themes, please visit: A […]

Business Skills Training for Rural Sanitation Publication IWA

We are pleased to have funded the latest Open Access publication by IWA, titled ‘Business Skills Training for Rural Sanitation Entrepreneurs’ written by Joshua Kibetand and Diana Mulatya. The ebook contains a trainers guide and an entrepreneurs workbook that takes you through business principles and best business practices , in relation to the sanitation sector. […]

FSMA joins Netherlands Water Partnership and NGO Platform

We are pleased to announce that Faecal Sludge Management Alliance (FSMA) is the newest addition to the NWP network and the NWP #NGOPlatform. “A wide variety of Dutch NGOs focus on different aspects of water ranging from access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), enhancing sustainable water use and ecosystems management. Parallel to […]

Faecal Sludge Drying

In this video we speak to Samuel Getahun from the Pollution Research Group at the University of KwaZulu Natal who is researching the benefits of drying faecal sludge. Samuel discusses how his research can help reduce costs in the sanitation service chain e.g. reducing the volume of sludge through thermal drying, and recovering vital resources […]


As we are all aware, COVID-19 has become a serious public health threat across the globe. In the WASH sector, initial research has been undertaken to find out if the virus remains active in faecal sludge and waste water, but nothing is conclusive yet. We are doing our best to keep current on any emerging […]

Co-treatment of Septage and Faecal Sludge in Sewage Treatment Facilities

Interview with Author: Dorai Narayana FSMA and IWA bring you an interview with the author of “Co-treatment of Septage and Faecal Sludge in Sewage Treatment Facilities”, Dorai Narayana. The book was published in March 2020. It includes valuable insights into how hybrid solutions to faecal sludge management can benefit cities, and cause them to be […]

Happy World Water Day

Happy WORLD WATER DAY! In this video we visited Siphesitle who is managing an EcoSan testing facility which recycles toilet waste-water onsite! This is a great example of how to we can re-use and essentially save water as a precious resource. What other ways can we better manage waste water? #water hashtag#sanitation hashtag#sustainability hashtag#climate hashtag#worldwaterday […]

Social Aspects of Sanitation Projects

In the previous video’s we’ve seen some groundbreaking research into faecal sludge resource recovery. In this video, we had the pleasure of speaking to Anthony Chiejina Odili about considering the social aspect of these projects. How can we engage people without pushing unwanted agenda’s? How can we include community input into projects? Watch the video […]

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: