Featured story

Call for abstract(s): Climate Change and Sanitation6 Nov 2017

The SACOSAN-VII Secretariat invites professionals to submit technical papers on selected thematic priorities. As part of this process, Bangladesh is issuing a call for abstracts on the theme of ‘Climate Change and Sanitation’. Given Bangladesh’s unique vulnerability and experience of dealing with climate change, it is expected that submitted papers will contribute to supporting regional progress in the critical juncture of climate change and sanitation, and ultimately to the achievement of Global Goal 6.

SACOSAN-VII call for abstract(s): financing of sanitation16 Nov 2017

The South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN) is a government-led biennial convention to provide a regional platform for the South Asian countries – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka – to interact on sanitation.

SACOSAN-VII would provide an opportunity to reflect upon the existing sanitation issues in the South Asia region in light of the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). A critical aspect to make this shift happen is about financing.

Technical option for Faecal Sludge Management during emergency12 Nov 2017

Managing human excreta is important! Even during emergency. Improper and unsafe disposal of faecal sludge at environment is equivalent to open defecation and it can pose greater risk of public health hazard‚Äč and potential diseases outbreak.

WaterAid working in the Kutopalong camp and has brought the concept of 'Technical option for Faecal Sludge Management during emergency' through innovative mechanical emptying, collection and gravity fed transportation of faecal sludge and disposing it safely through constructed wetlands.

Using local and readily available resources and combining science and technologies together, our emergency FSM plant has started operation triggering faecal sludge management of thousands of pit toilets of the camp at Kutupalong, making a safer environment for the inhabitants in need.

Download our brief concept of FSM during emergency!

WaterAid SitRep: Emergency Response to Displaced Myanmar Nationals

Since 28 September 2017, WaterAid has been on the ground, responding to the emergency WASH needs of displaced Myanmar nationals in camps in Kutupalong, Cox’s Bazar.

This is a weekly situational report on our activities and engagement. As the crisis continues, we are working around the clock with other aid agencies and the government to ensure safe water, sanitation and hygiene for public health. 

Download: SitRep WaterAid 19 November 2017

FSMIRF thumbnail

Institutional and Regulatory Framework for Faecal Sludge Management launched by the Government5 Nov 2017

The Institutional and Regulatory Framework for Faecal Sludge Management (IRF for FSM) has officially been launched by the Government of Bangladesh on November 4, 2017. National Sanitation Secretariat, Department of Public Health Engineering and FSM Network Bangladesh jointly organised this Launching Event. Alongside other sector actors, WaterAid Bangladesh was very much instrumental in this process.
Download the Institutional and Regulatory Framework for Faecal Sludge Management here: 
City CorporationsPourashava
Rural Areas and Mega City Dhaka