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Managing Sources of Faecal contamination of Water Supply Systems through Sanitation Safety Planning

Event

Water Safety Conference, Kampala Uganda – 13-15 November 2012

Authors and Affiliations

Water Safety Conference, Kampala Uganda – 13-15 November 2012

Pre-Conference Workshop - Tuesday 13th November

Managing Sources of Faecal contamination of Water Supply Systems through Sanitation Safety Planning

Organised by : International Water Association

In collaboration with : University of Brighton, UK and University of Surrey, UK  

It is widely recognised that a primary cause of water supply contamination is poor sanitation. However, there are multiple exposure pathways that provide routes for disease transmission. These include the fecal-oral pathway of infection through direct hands-to-mouth contact, via insect vectors, or exposure to contaminated foods. Sanitation safety planning complements water safety planning, but has a broader scope which promotes safe sanitation and hygiene behaviours at the household level, combined with improved services for collection, transportation and safe disposal and/or reuse of residual wastes. The approach aims to improve management of sanitation systems and services and to prioritize the need for interventions and investment in a systematic manner.

The workshop will introduce the concept of sanitation safety planning and provide an opportunity for participants to develop a broader understanding of environmental health risks associated with sanitation systems and approaches to quantify and mitigate these risks. Participants will learn about a methodology that is being developed and piloted in Maputo, Mozambique which is being used to identify and map hazards and assess the relative level of risk to the local residents. This approach aims to improve the management of sanitation systems and services and to prioritize the need for interventions and investment in a systematic manner in relation to different institutions

Participants will have the opportunity to learn how these ideas are being developed by the World Health Organisation and the International Water Association who are working together to prepare a manual to enable governments at different political levels to design and implement sanitation safety plan which is appropriate to their setting.

The workshop will consist of two 90 minute sessions

1)         Session 1: Introduction to environmental health risks in sanitation and sanitary risk assessment

2)         Session 2: Development and application of sanitation safety planning methodology

Abstract

First session 11.00 - 12.30

Introduction to environmental health risks in sanitation and sanitary risk assessment

11:00 – 11:10      Welcome, introduction to the workshop and participants   - Katharine Cross, IWA

11:00 – 11:30      Epidemiology of sanitation systems and sanitary risk assessment Presentation by Dr. Katrina Charles, Centre for Environmental and Health Engineering (CEHE), University of Surrey

11:30 – 12:00      Groupwork:  Interactive session for participants to highlight perceptions of sanitary risks - Facilitated by Katharine Cross, IWA

12:00 – 12:20      Risk - based approach to wastewater treatment Presentation by Lucy Njambi Macharia - Informal Settlements Manager, Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company

 12:25 – 12:30      Close of Session 1 - Katharine Cross, IWA

 12:30 – 14:00      Lunch

Second session    14.00 - 15.30

Development and application of sanitation safety planning methodology

14:00 – 14:05     Introduction to Session 2 - Katharine Cross, IWA

14:05 – 14:20      Microbial Surveillance of Sanitation Systems and Approaches Towards Sanitation Safety Planning Presentation by Professor Huw Taylor, School of Environment and Technology, University of Brighton, UK

 14:20 – 14:30     Introduction to Groupwork  - Methodology for Participatory Rapid Sanitation Systems Risk Assessment Katharine Cross, IWA

 14:30 – 15:10      Groupwork:    Interactive session with workshop participants applying framework  for risk assessment as part of a group exercise in sanitation safety planning

 15:10 – 15:25      Plenary and discussion

15:25 – 15:30      Close

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