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Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) book

Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) book

Systems Approach for Implementation and Operation

Editors: Linda Strande, Mariska Ronteltap, Damir Brdjanovic

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FSM Planning A to Z

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Table of Contents

1.  The Global Situation
2.  Faecal Sludge Quantification,
     Characterisation and
     Treatment Objectives
3.  Treatment Mechanisms
4.  Methods and Means for Collection
     and Transport of Faecal Sludge
5.  Overview of Treatment
6.  Settling-Thickening Tanks
7.  Unplanted Drying Beds
8.  Planted Drying Beds
9.  Co-treatment of Faecal Sludge in
     Municipal Wastewater Treatment


10.  Enduse of Treatment Products
11.  Operation, Maintenance and
       Monitoring of Faecal Sludge
       Treatment Plant
12.  Institutional Frameworks for Faecal 
       Sludge Management
13.  Financial Transfers and
       Responsibility in Faecal Sludge
       Management Chains
14.  Assessment of the Initial Situation
15.  Stakeholder Analysis
16.  Stakeholder Engagement
17.  Planning Integrated Faecal Sludge
       Management Systems
18.  The Way Forward

What this book is about

Over a billion people in urban and peri-urban areas of Africa, Asia, and Latin America are served by onsite sanitation technologies. Until now, the management of faecal sludge resulting from these onsite technologies has been grossly neglected. Financial resources are often lacking, and onsite sanitation systems tend to be regarded as temporary solutions until sewer-based systems can be implemented. However, the reality is that onsite sanitation is here to stay, either as an intermediate or permanent standalone solution, or in combination with sewer-based systems. The appropriate and adequate management of faecal sludge deriving from onsite technologies is imperative for the protection of human and environmental health.

This is the first book dedicated to faecal sludge management. It compiles the current state of knowledge of this rapidly evolving field, and presents an integrated approach that includes technology, management and planning. It addresses the planning and organization of the entire faecal sludge management service chain, from the collection and transport of sludge and treatment options, to the final en d use or disposal of treated sludge. In addition to providing fundamentals and an overview of technologies, the book goes into details of operational, institutional and financial aspects, and provides guidance on how to plan a city-level faecal sludge management project with the involvement of all the stakeholders.

The Faecal Sludge Management book can also be ordered as a hardcopy at: http://www.iwapublishing.com



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