Eawag

Sustainable City Sanitation - from planning to implementation

Wednesday 26 August | 16.00-17.30 | Room: NL Pillar Hall

This “open-fishbowl” conversation around cutting-edge city sanitation themes will feature three simultaneous audience-interactive conversations exploring exciting recent developments in urban sanitation.
Table 1 will examine what has been accomplished with city sanitation plans in India and Indonesia in the past 5 years. Are they ‘cornerstones for upgrading city sanitation services’, or just another failed attempt at top-down, expert-driven master planning? How can sanitation planning initiatives ensure dynamic involvement of the private sector?
Table 2 will debate Shit Flow Diagrams (SFD) as state-of-the-art visualization tools. An SFD is an advocacy, decision-making and monitoring tool that can be easily understood by non-technical  municipal stakeholders and by civil society. It therefore has the potential to shift the focus of attention, money and activities towards more inclusive urban sanitation and more efficient investments.
Table 3 will discuss the “excreta management ladder” concept which is based on two basic observations. First, urban sanitation improvements in the short to medium terms necessarily require city authorities to invest in support for non-networked sanitation (i.e. faecal sludge management). But second, most cities aspire in the longer term to city-wide sewerage. This table will consider how to integrate faecal sludge management with sewerage planning or alternative options.
 

Programme

16:00 Welcome by moderator, Introduction to the fishbowl conversation. All three fishbowl conversations will start simultaneously.


16:10 Table 1: City Sanitation Plans (CSPs) Round  table discussion on city sanitation plans, drawing on experiences from India and Indonesia. Table moderator: Dr. Christoph Lüthi, Eawag-Sandec


16:10 Table 2: Shit Flow Diagrams (SFDs)   Round table discussion on the potential of SFDs as an advocacy and decision-support tool for integrated urban excreta management. Table moderator: Dr. Arne Panesar, GIZ

16:10 Table 3: Climbing the Excreta Management Ladder  Round table discussion on sewered and non-sewered sanitation options and how to transform city sanitation. Table moderator: Guy Norman, WSUP

17:20 Summary and closing words:  A. Panesar & G. Norman
 

Conclusion

This “open-fishbowl” conversation around cutting-edge city sanitation themes will feature three simultaneous audience-interactive conversations exploring exciting recent developments in urban sanitation, including city sanitation planning and shit-flow diagrams. Will your opinion change as a result of this event? Will you radically jump from one fishbowl to another?