City-wide sanitation services: recent thinking and experiences

Sunday 28 August | 09.00-10.30 | Room: FH 202
A view of the Safeda Basti slum, New Delhi, India Credit: WaterAid/ Adam Ferguson

Urban sanitation is a key challenge in the pathway towards the Sustainable Development Goal’s ambition of Universal Access by 2030, due to both the rapid informal urbanisation processes and the lack of clarity on how to deliver sustainable sanitation services city-wide, with inclusion of the poor.

Across the WASH sector, there is increased engagement in urban sanitation, with new actors entering the arena. Stakeholders are keen to increase dialogue and coordination to ensure that lessons are shared and learnt widely, addressing some gaps that are currently affecting outcomes and harmonisation at the implementation level.

An initial presentation will set the scene of the urban sanitation sector, based on recent research from WaterAid. A marketplace will follow, where the space will be divided in several areas, where different organisations will present city sanitation experiences:

World Bank WGP - Vitoria, Brazil 

Emory University - Maputo, Mozambique

Kampala Capital City Authority - Kampala, Uganda

WSUP - Kumasi, Ghana

Borda - Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

SNV - Khulna, Bangladesh

UTS-ISF - Sawahlunto, Indonesia

WaterAid – Visakhapatnam, India

B&M Gates Foundation – Dakar, Senegal

There will be 4 rounds of 12 minutes, so participants will learn about several experiences.


9.00  Opening remarks
Daniela Krahl, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

9.10  Research presentation: ‘A tale of clean cities: insights for planning urban sanitation from Ghana, India and the Philippines’ Andrés Hueso, WaterAid

9.25  City sanitation experiences marketplace  - four rounds of 12 minutes

  • Vitoria, Brazil                 
    Martin Gambrill, World Bank WGP
  • Dakar, Senegal            
    Jan-Willem Rosenboom, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Maputo, Mozambique            
    Suraja Raj, Emory University
  • Kumasi, Ghana                  
    Guy Norman, WSUP
  • Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 
    Bernd Gutterer, Borda
  • Khulna, Bangladesh              
    Rajeev Munankami, SNV
  • Visakhapatnam, India
    Andrés Hueso, WaterAid
  • Sawahlunto, Indonesia      
    Melita Grant, Institute of Sustainable Futures - UTS
  • Kampala, Uganda               
    Najib Lukooya Bateganya, Kampala Capital City Authority

10.15  Plenary sharing and discussion