1st IWA Non-Sewered Sanitation Conference

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Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, 15-18 October 2023

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Emperors Palace,  Johannesburg
15-18 October 2023



All fully registered and paid delegates will have the opportunity to attend workshops during the conference. The workshop details, write ups and programmes are as follows:

Sunday, 15th October 2023

15h35 – 17h00: Workshop 2 – Concepts and Perspectives: Framework for water wise and sanitation secure resilient cities
Organiser: IWA

12h00 – 18h00: Workshop 3 – Capacity Development for NSS – moving beyond a normative capacity development approach, Lessons from scaling up in India and global south countries.
Organiser: Centre for Science and Environment

12h00 – 14h55: Workshop 4 – Inaugural urban sanitation masterclass: Synthesising best practices to support inclusive and effective uptake of innovative non-sewered sanitation solutions for municipalities
Organiser: WASH R&D Centre, University of KwaZulu Natal

15h05 – 18h00: Workshop 5: Non-Sewered Sanitation Planning Workshop – South Africa’s NSS Symphony: Striking the right chord with system selection for diverse contexts
Organiser: BORDA South Africa NPC, UKZN/Wash R&D Center , eThekwini Water and Sanitation

Monday, 16th October 2023

11h15 – 12h45: Workshop 12: Dewatering and drying workshop
Organisers: EAWAG-SANDEC and WaSH R&D Centre UKZN joint workshop

13h45 – 15h30: Workshop 8: Human rights implications of expanding container-based sanitation and achieving citywide inclusive sanitation
Organisers: Container Based Sanitation Alliance, Politics and Urban Governance Research Group, University of Western Cape

16h00 – 17h30: Workshop 11: Is it climate resilient? Designing for climate resilience: A tool for sanitation technology developers and implementers.
Organisers: University of Technology Sydney – Institute for Sustainable Futures (UTS-ISF), University of South Florida

Tuesday, 17th October 2023

09h00 – 10h30: Workshop 13: A Draft Regulatory Framework for Non-Sewered Sanitation Services in South Africa
Organiser: Department of Water and Sanitation

11h00 – 12h30: Workshop 10: Methods for Faecal Sludge Analysis – verification, validation and quality control
Organiser: IHE Delft Institute for Water Education

13h30 – 15h00: Workshop 9: The process of biological method optimisation, from conceptualisation, development, testing, standardisation and ISO 17025 accreditation – The WRDC Helminth Method as an example for successes, lessons learnt and the way forward.
Organisers: WASH R&D Centre (University of KwaZulu-Natal: Dr Danica Naidoo (DN), Ms. Merissa Naidoo (MN) & Dr. Colleen Archer (CEA)

13h30 – 17h30: Workshop 15: Establishing a national system of innovation to fast-track adoption of non-sewered sanitation systems in South Africa
Organizer: WRC & SASTEP

Wednesday, 18th October 2023

 09h00 – 10h30: Workshop 6: Strengthening private sector engagement and accountability in sanitation service provision
Organiser: Eastern and Southern Africa Water and Sanitation (ESAWAS) Regulators Association

11h00 – 12h45: Workshop 16: Innovative financing in unlocking the NSS pathway
Organiser: Water Research Commission

13h30 – 15h30: Workshop 7: African Urban Sanitation Investment Initiative- AUSII- The new wheel to sanitation for all in Africa
Organisers: African Development Bank Group, African Water Facility

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