Safely managed sanitation in small towns2: Key challenges under scrutiny
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.
The event follows the tandem session “Safely managed sanitation 1: lessons from recent experiences”, in which the experiences from several small towns will be presented.
This event will bring together thought leaders and practice experts for in-depth discussions around the key challenges and opportunities in providing universal access to safely managed sanitation in small towns, covering issues such as decentralisation, capacity building, service delivery models, policies, governance, partnerships, reuse and resource recovery.
The session will engage participants in group discussions on specific topics and a plenary conversation in a participatory setting, building on the key issues identified from field experiences in the first session.
Rémi Kaupp, WaterAid
Martin Gambrill, The World Bank Group
16:10 Short flash presentations of the discussion topics
16:15 World café debates - 3 rounds of 15 minutes, in a fishbowl setting
Facilitators/speakers: Christoph Lüthi, Eawag-Sandec, Christophe Le Jallé, pS-Eau, Marion Santi, GRET
Other world café speakers include:
- Ivan Biiza, MWE- Uganda
- Martin Gambrill, The World Bank Group
- Anna Kristina Kanathigoda, GIZ
- Rosemary Nakaggwa, GIZ Uganda
- Prit Salian, i-San Consulting
- Maria Angelica Sotomayor, The World Bank Group
17:10 Plenary sharing and final remarks
Moderators: Rémi Kaupp, WaterAid, and Martin Gambrill, The World Bank Group
17:30 Close of session
This second part of the tandem sessions on sanitation in small towns gave the opportunity to discuss three different topics:
- capacity building for sanitation services in small towns
- the financial viability of small towns
- what are the incentives for small towns to develop sanitation services?
You can download the minutes of the two sessions below. We invite you to also have a look at the presentation of the first session if you want to download the material of the presentations of the six case studies.
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