Pakistan floods: innovations and guidance for the response.

We are Elrha, a force for change in the humanitarian community. The research and innovation we support equips the humanitarian community with the knowledge of what works, so people affected by crises get the right help when they need it most.
Our purpose is clear: to empower the humanitarian community to improve humanitarian response. We make this happen by supporting and championing the outcomes of robust research and proven innovations.
We empower the humanitarian community. Find out how we can support you...

What humanitarian need is being addressed?

This innovation addresses the current lack of options by which to safely dispose of human waste from emergency sanitation systems.

What is the innovative solution?

This innovation is at the invention stage of a product/process. The overall objective of this project is the proof-of-concept of a waste treatment process that can be potentially scaled-up and applied to emergency contexts.

How does the innovation build on and improve existing humanitarian practice?

There are currently very few “packaged” options for human waste treatment that can be rapidly deployed in humanitarian crises. Thus, this project seeks to contribute to humanitarian practice by pioneering solutions for the sector.


By the end of this small grant project the hope was that the potential for scale-up of the proposed system would be evaluated alongside a blueprint of a pilot-scale system to be assessed in the near future.

Related Resources

Report Water, sanitation & hygiene

Final Report: Treatment and safe disposal of excreta in emergencies

Subscribe to our newsletters....

Elrha © 2018 - 2023 Elrha is a registered charity in England and Wales (1177110). KEEP IN TOUCH Want to stay up to date with our latest updates? Sign up to our newsletters
Elrha Please upgrade your browser

You are seeing this because you are using a browser that is not supported. The Elrha website is built using modern technology and standards. We recommend upgrading your browser with one of the following to properly view our website:

Windows Mac

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of browsers. We also do not intend to recommend a particular manufacturer's browser over another's; only to suggest upgrading to a browser version that is compliant with current standards to give you the best and most secure browsing experience.