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Client: 
Humanitarian Innovation Fund
Project start: 
January-2015
Project end: 
January-2015
Staff: 
Grover Mamani
Staff: 
Jan Spit
Staff: 
Kim Coates

Sanitation innovations for humanitarian disasters in urban areas

In addition to the Emergency Sanitation and S(P)EEDKITS projects, WASTE is working with a consortium to develop and test sanitation solutions for emergencies.

What we do

In addition to the Emergency Sanitation and S(P)EEDKITS projects, WASTE is working with a consortium to develop and test sanitation solutions for emergencies.

In emergency situations, whether it is in a refugee camp or in a demolished city, adequate sanitation systems have to be set up so that people can continue to live in their ‘own’ environment and do not need to (be) move (d) to alternative locations, or seek means to defecate which poses a public health risk, and without the necessary privacy and dignity.

How we do it

In this project, WASTE with the consortium will be working to develop and test sanitation solutions for emergencies to ensure:

  1. Speedy sanitization & stabilization with the aim to sanitize and stabilize faecal matter in a multiple use household containers system and/or communal tanks so that it is safe for disposal
  2. Speedy decomposition by developing a bio-additive that can promote rapid decomposition of faecal matter in order to reduce fill-­‐up rates.

The testing phase will take place in emergency areas.