Sustainable Sanitation Conference 2012: Summary and Overview

Sustainable Sanitation Conference 2012: Summary and Overview

SOIL, in partnership with UNICEF, hosted the first Sustainable Sanitation Conference in Haiti on June 12-13, 2012. Over 150 people from over 50 groups, organizations and government ministries attended.

This review summarizes the key lessons presented and discussed at the Sustainable Sanitation Conference held at the Ritz – Kinam II Hotel in Pétion-ville, Haiti. Numerous organizations, as well as several independent consultants contributed to the conference, presenting sanitation projects, participating in panel discussions, and actively engaging in dialogue.

The outcomes were a number of ideas and initiatives discussed between the organizations present. The hope is that the conference will result in future opportunities for organizations to collaborate further, and to continue sharing information about providing more effective, efficient and sustainable sanitation for people in Haiti.

Opening the Conference

The conference began with Sasha Kramer from SOIL welcoming participants and outlining the rationale for the conference. The objective was to share knowledge and experience about current approaches to toilet design and excreta management in Haiti, and to discuss ways to try to increase access to sustainable sanitation services.

Kreyòl Ayisyen

Revizyon saa fè yon rezime sou leson kle, ki te nan prezantasyon ak diskisyon “nan Konferans Sanitasyon Dirab” ki te fèt nan otèl Ritz – Kinam II nan Pétion-ville, Haiti, nan dat 12-13 Jen 2012. SOIL te òganize epi koòdone konferans lan, gras ak sipò UNICEF Ayiti. Anpil òganizasyon ak tout konsiltan indepan dan te kontribye nan konferans lan ak prezantasyon sou projè sanitasyon, patisipasyon nan gwoup diskisyon epi angajman yo nan dialòg yo. Plis pase 150 moun, kite reprezante 55 òganizasyon te partisipe aktivman nan konferans lan. Rezilta? òganizasyonkite prezan yo te diskite sou anpil ide ak inisyativ. Nou espereke gras a konferans lan òganizasyon kite la yo ap gen opòtinite pou kolabore plis epi kontinye pataje enfòmasyonpou yon sanitasyon ki mache byen, ki efikas, ki dirab pou moun kap viv nan peyi d’Ayiti.

Ouvèti konferans lan

Konferans lan kòmanse ak Sasha Kramer ki soti nan SOIL, li te akeyi patisipan yo epi bay eksplikasyon sou rezon ki fè konferans la fèt. Objektif la se te pataje konesans ak eksperyans, sou metòd yo sèvi kounya yo sou modèl twalèt yo jesyon kaka an Ayiti, epi diskite sou fason nou ka eseye ogmante aksè a sèvis sanitasyon dirab.

Français

Cette revue fait un résumé des points clés discutés au cours de la conférence sur “l’Assainissement Durable” à l’hôtelRitz – Kinam II à Pétion-ville, Haïti, du 12-13 Juin 2012. La conférence a été organisée et coordonnée par SOIL, avec le support de l’UNICEF Haïti. Plusieurs autres organisations, ainsi que des consultants indépendants ont apporté des contributions, ont présenté des projets sur l’assainissement, ont pris part à des groupes de discussions, et ont participé pleinement dans les échanges. Plus de 150 participants, représentant 55 organisations ont pris part activement dans la conférence. En conséquence, de nombreuses idées et initiatives ont animé les discussions entre les organisations présentes. Espérant que la conférence apportera comme future résultat des opportunités pour les organisations de collaborer davantage, et de continuer le partage d’information sur la façon de fournir des services d’assainissement, efficients, efficaces et durables pour le peuple haïtien.

Ouverture de la Conférence

La conférence a débuté avec Sasha Kramer de SOIL souhaitant la bienvenue aux participants et expliquant l’importance de la conférence. L’objectif était de partager les connaissances et expériences sur les méthodologies les modèles de toilettes, la gestion des excrétas en Haïti, et d’engager des discussions sur les façons d’augmenter l’accès à des services d’assainissement durable.


Presentations


Introduction
Tim Forster, Independent Consultant

“National Sanitation Strategy”
Edwige Petit, DINEPA

“Global Overview of Sustainable Sanitation Experiences”
Anthony Kilbride, Independent Consultant

“Experiences with Double Vault Composting Toilets in Croix-des-Bouquets”
Vakenson Sanon, French Red Cross

“Arborloos in Rural Areas of Haiti”
Gigi Pomerantz, Youthaiti

“Experiences with Ecological Sanitation at Resettlement Sites”
Patrick Clervil and Joseph Pierre-Juste, Concern Worldwide

“SOIL’s Experiences in Ecological Sanitation: Adapting a Sanitation Model to Address Past Failures”
Baudeler Magloire and Erinold Frederic, SOIL

“Social Aspects of Community Latrines in Cite-Soleil”
Junior Mercier, IOM

“Sustainable Sanitation in Schools”
Lucho Jean, Independent Consultant

“Community Managed Bio-Digestor Units”
Valmir Fachini, Viva Rio

“Kaka Kapab! SOIL’s Experiences with Ecological Waste Treatment and Compost Reuse”
Jean Marie Noel and Romel Toussaint, SOIL

“Existing Research on Pathogen Die-Off in Ecological Sanitation Systems”
Sasha Kramer and Nick Preneta, SOIL, with Joaneson Lacour, University of Quisquaya

Moving Forward

Summary of key takeaways.


Multimedia

Check out the conference photos on SOIL’s Flickr page and below.

The SOIL Team at Kokoye

SOIL's Corinne Coe doublechecks the registration list at the packed conference

Break time! SOIL's Jimmy Louis

English-speaking panel discussion

Lunch

English-speaking panel discussion

EcoSan expert Lucho Jean gave a presentation on sustainable sanitation in schools.

Vakenson Sanon of the French Red Cross gave a great presentation on experiences with double vault composting in Croix-de-Bouquet

Pouchon documented the event with video and photos.

English-speaking panel discussion

Presentation

SOIL's Sasha Kramer and DINEPA's Edwige Petit

SOIL's Sasha Kramer poses with Tim Forster who came in from Brazil to help organize the conference.

Break time! SOIL's Bobo Magloire

Hello to our friends at the Silent Grace Foundation!

SOIL's Nick, Sasha, Johaneson

The lovely Ingrid Henrys - EcoSan genius!

Now the French panel

Tim Forster, conference organizer

SOIL agronomists Jean-Marie and Romel plot what to do with all the compost.

Check out Sanitasyon Ekolojik, a film by Raphael Lubin.

SANITASYON EKOLOJIK a film by Raphael Lubin from SOIL’s Vimeo page.


Sponsors


SOIL would like to thank the following partners and sponsors for supporting sustainable sanitation solutions in Haiti:

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