Project Profile

Value at end of sanitation value-chain


Duration : May 1, 2013 - November 30, 2014
(Extended to February 28, 2015)
Overview:

The project aims to develop business models for the collection and processing of faecal sludge (FS) from pit latrines, wich are socieeconomically and institutionally conducive for Bangladesh . To this end we will work with stakeholders and partners on technological and socioeconomic issues. On the technological end we well: 1. Optimize the process of emptying pit latrines for improved technical efficiency and safety. 2. Optimize the composting process including the drying and co-composting processes for improved safety and nutrient quality. On the socioeconomic end we will: 3. Identify the demand, supply and institutional contraints in the production and use of faecal fertilizer in agriculture 4. Identify alternative markets for faecal sludge compost.

Location(s): Bangladesh
Project Contact: Balasubramanya, Soumya
Donor(s): International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC)
Research Collaborator(s) : Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Forum for Public Health (NGO Forum);, University of Leeds,
Project websites : http://vesv.iwmi.org/

Farmers cultivating lettuce, while another farmer digs a small canal (marwa) with a donkey, Egypt. Photo: cc: Hamish John Appleby/IWMI