Global Partnership of Laboratories for Faecal Sludge Analysis

Unlike for wastewater, specialized laboratories for faecal sludge analysis are scarce. In addition, due to the lack of standard methods for sampling and analysis of faecal sludge, standard methods from other fields, such as water, wastewater and soil science, are usually applied.

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That is why the experts on faecal sludge analysis recently established a Global Partnership of Laboratories for Faecal Sludge Analysis to address these challenges and to work towards standardized methods for the characterization and quantification of faecal sludge from onsite sanitation technologies, including sampling techniques and health and safety procedures for faecal sludge handling. The Partnership also delivers on-campus courses and training and aims to improve communication between sanitation practitioners, provide a comparative faecal sludge database, and improve confidence in the methods and obtained results.

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    Methods for Faecal Sludge Analysis

    This book provides a basis for standardised methods for characterisation and quantification of faecal sludge from onsite sanitation technologies, including sampling techniques and health and safety procedures for faecal sludge handling. It also aims at improved communication between sanitation practitioners, a comparative faecal sludge database, and improved confidence in the methods and obtained results. The book is beneficial for researchers, laboratory technicians, academics, students and sanitation practitioners.

    • The textbook was developed and made available under the project Methods for Characterization of Faecal Sludge (OPP1164136) funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). The content is subject to free unlimited access and use, consistent with BMGF’s commitment to ensuring open access to information and knowledge.
    • K. Velkushanova, L. Strande, M. Ronteltap, T. Koottatep, D. Brdjanovic, C. Buckley. Ed. (2018) Methods for Faecal Sludge Analysis. IWA Publishing, pg. 350, ISBN 9781780409115 (Hardback) 9781780409122 (eBook)

    Want to know more about the Partnership?

    Claire Furlong, PhD

    Coordinator │Global Partnership of Laboratories of Faecal Sludge Analysis

    If you want to learn more about the Global Partnership of Laboratories of Faecal Sludge Analysis, you know a laboratory which would like to join the Partnership, or you need assistance in setting up a faecal sludge lab, feel free to contact me.