Safely managed sanitation in small towns1: lessons from recent experiences
Small towns, where most of the urban growth globally is taking place nowadays, will be at the heart of SDG 6 aspirations of safely managed sanitation for all. But they frequently face difficulties in delivering sustainable sanitation services to all their citizens, especially with regard to the full sanitation chain - collection, transport, treatment, reuse and safe disposal – which tends to present formidable institutional, financial and technical challenges.
This participatory event will highlight and discuss the importance of small towns for meeting the sanitation SDGs, bringing together experiences from several small towns in developing countries and drawing lessons from both the achievements and challenges faced.
Short flash presentations and a marketplace setting will be used to share experiences from Brazil, Ethiopia, Mauritania, Nepal, Madagascar, Morocco, Uganda and Zambia. Participants will be able to listen to accounts from two different towns they choose and engage in a discussion with the presenters.
The event feeds into the subsequent session “Safely managed sanitation in small towns 2: key challenges under scrutiny”, which will analyse the key challenges emerging from the experiences presented, with possible ways forward charted out by key sector experts.
14:00 Opening remarks
Colette Génevaux, pS-Eau
14:15 Short flash presentations of the case studies
14:25 Sanitation in small towns experiences marketplace - 3 rounds of 15 minutes
Sanitation planning for small towns in Nepal:
- Mingma and Anjali Sherpa, 500B Solutions Nepal
- Christoph Lûthi, Eawag-Sandec
Support of local actors in Senegal, Mauritania and Madagascar:
- Marion Santi, Gret
Utility-to-utility capacity support in Ethiopia:
- Bethlehem Mengistu, WaterAid
- Rémi Kaupp, WaterAid
Economies of scale for small town sanitation - the SISAR and COPANOR models from Brazil:
- Maria Angelica Sotomayor, The The World Bank Group
- Alceu Galvão, Ceara State, Brazil
Evaluation of treatment options using a decision-making tool in Morocco:
- Martin Gambrill, The World Bank Group
Small town sanitation management - the important role of local government:
- Rosemary Nakaggwa, GIZ Uganda Choma District Council
- Prit Salian, i-San Consulting
- Cecilia Rodrigues, GIZ
- Charles Shindaile, SWSC, Zambia
- Abraham Moobola, Choma Municipal Council, Zambia
- Daniel Bothma, GFA
15:10 Wrap-up and conclusion
Moderators: Anna Kristina Kanathigoda, GIZ, and Christophe Le Jallé, pS-Eau
15:30 Close of session
This first part of the tandem sessions on sanitation in small towns gave an overview of several current experience of developing sanitation services in small towns.
The minutes of the sessions are available to download below.
Insights for planning urban sanitationhttp://www.wateraid.org/ataleofcleancities
A Tale of Clean Cities is a research project commissioned by WaterAid to Partnerships in Practice, to learn from the experience of cities in developing countries that are making good progress in planning and providing city-wide sanitation services.
City-wide sanitation: the role of planninghttp://www.susana.org/en/knowledge-hub/resources-and-publications/library/details/2697
In 2016 the World Water Week (WWW) brought together leading experts from around the world to discuss and share the latest experiences on planning urban sanitation in two sessions convened by WaterAid, UNDP-SIWI Water Governance Facility, GIZ, SuSanA
Concerted municipal strategies for water and sanitation serviceshttp://www.pseau.org/en/cms
From 2007 to 2010,pS-Eau and MDP conducted the Concerted Municipal Strategies (CMS) Programme with financial support from EU and the French Development Agency.The CMS approach aimed to provide comprehensive and pragmatic vision of concerted decision
Sustainable waste management and urban sanitationhttps://www.pseau.org/en/sustainable-waste-management-and-urban-sanitation
The Sustainable Waste Management and Urban Sanitation Programme,research-action programme funded by the French Minister of Foreign Affairs and led by pS-Eau and MDP in 2000. It aimed to analyse several approaches to improve sustainable development