The sanitation needs of approximately 2.7 billion people worldwide are served by onsite sanitation technologies, in both rural and urban areas. The use of onsite technologies results in the generation of signification quantities of faecal sludge (FS) that needs to be safely removed, transported and disposed of or treated. However, in most of these low or middle-income countries there is generally no management systems in place to deal with this FS. The sustainable management of FS from onsite sanitation systems is therefore a critical need that must be addressed, and one that will continue to play an essential role in the management of global sanitation into the future. The topics covered in this course include the fundamentals of FSM, collection and transport of FS, treatment technologies as well as the management and planning of a successful FSM system.
This course is run by the Pollution Research Group as one of the partners under the Global Sanitation Learning Alliance. The Pollution Research Group is a professional research centre based in the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s School of Engineering (Chemical Engineering) which conducts innovative research projects on water resources, waste water reclamation, the impact of effluents on local environments, sanitation systems, and other water related environmental issues. We are currently working on a number of projects funded by the WRC in South Africa and are the recipient of various grants funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We also have a Memorandum of Agreement with the eThekwini Water and Sanitation, to provide research support to their unit. For more information about what the PRG does please visit our website http://prg.ukzn.ac.za
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