Haiti's sanitation system leaves 19% of urban households without improved sanitation access. CBS systems can help expand access while also creating safer jobs in Haiti.
At SOIL, our strategic objectives are informed by careful research and data. We are also committed to understanding the human rights implications of the work we do. We are pleased to share a recent publication, in partnership with researchers at Oregon State University and the University of Oregon, and published in H2Open Journal, that explores the potential for container-based sanitation (CBS) as a ...
SOIL’s Executive Director, Dr. Sasha Kramer, attended the Global Water Summit Water-Positive Zero Carbon conference in Madrid in May, delivering a keynote address in the Opening Plenary session and joining a panel discussion on “Monetising Carbon for SDG6”. The Global Water Summit brings together industry experts from the public and private sector with the goal to map out a better future for water through global political commitment and climate action to create transformational change for our valuable water resources.
The conference offered interesting insight and ...
The SOIL team is pleased to announce the arrival of a new Waste Treatment Manager at our composting facility in Mouchinette. Sadouddly Michael Lambert is stepping into this position in the place of our long-time manager, Job Etienne, who is retiring from SOIL. Sadouddly joined SOIL a little over a month ago, and we recently had the opportunity to sit down and learn more about him and his responsibilities.
Tell us a little about yourself:
I was born in Ouanaminthe, and I grew up in Cap-Haitien. I moved to the Dominican Republic to study electromechanical engineering at ...
Avi Rekritman: Manadjè Senyò Vant
SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods) travay an Ayiti pou transfome deche an resous depi 2006. Misyon nou se kore diyite, lasante ak travay sosyal dirab nan transfomasyon dechè an resous enpòtan pu lanati. Sèvis EkoLakay se yon sevis twalet inovatif ke SOIL lanse depi 2011 nan Okap. EkoLakay genyen pliske 1800 kliyan nan zon Kap-Ayisyen anrejistre pou sèvis sa epi peye mansyelman pou yon koleksyon ki fasilite tout matyè a trete e transfòme nan yon konpòs. Konpòs sa, ki rele Konpos ...
Ground-breaking research on SOIL’s ecological sanitation service, published in the journal, Nature Climate Change, investigated the potential for container-based sanitation to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions when compared to other traditional waste treatment methods. The research revealed that SOIL’s service and method off off-site waste treatment effectively mitigates significant and measurable greenhouse gas emissions. The research is an exciting development for the sanitation sector and opens up the opportunity to explore carbon credits as a way to derive financ...
SOIL staff member with public toilet
In early 2020, with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, SOIL began collaborating with the Cap-Haitien Meri (Mayor’s office) to support emergency response efforts for the pandemic. At the request of the Meri, SOIL was asked to provide and manage a public toilet option at the central market in the city to help ensure access to much needed safe sanitation and handwashing. And, while public toilets may seem counterintuitive in warding off a pandemic, the alternative of having no access to sanitation and the possibility of potentially ...
Over the past year, the SOIL research team began experimenting with windrow composting, as a method for making our waste treatment and composting process faster. The goal of the research was to improve the efficiency of the composting process in order to be able to accommodate more waste at our site, as well as decrease operational costs. After months of trials, we are excited to share our latest update on the research!
What’s Windrow Composting?
Windrow composting involves emptying containers of waste (and bagasse) collected from households on SOIL’s service into ...
Froggi VanRiper alongside churn study research team
As a sustainable sanitation organization working in low-resource contexts, we rely on research and technological innovations to make our service as efficient as possible with the resources available. Providing sanitation in Cap-Haitien is incredibly challenging, and we respond to these challenges through research/innovation with the objective of making our service more inclusive and efficient. In addition to our incredible SOIL team, our Board of Directors and our newly founded Advisory Board, SOIL’s work has also been ...