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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.

WHAT ARE THE EXPECTED OUTCOMES?

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

Related Resources

Water, sanitation & hygiene

Final Report: Treatment and safe disposal of excreta in emergencies

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