Aftab Opel - Faecal sludge management presentation
Faecal sludge management in Bangladeshan issue that needs urgent attentionAftab Opel, M Khairul Bashar, M Feroze AhmedAsia regional sanitation and hygiene practitioners workshop31 January – 2 February 2012Dhaka, Bangladesh
The magnitude of the problemSanitation challenges Open defecation» Open defecation 50 reduced to 4.4 % in 40 2010 which is a significant achievement 30 20» Does it mean that the 10 magnitude of the 0 problem is also 2003 2011 reduced?
The magnitude of the problemSanitation challenges» About 80,000 tons of sludge Sludge generation/treatment generated per day in the country 4» About 24,000 tons of sludge 26 generated per day in the urban areas of the country 70» About 960 tons of sludge go to treatment plant in Dhaka» What happens to the remaining Rural Urban Treatment volume?
MethodologySanitation challenges» 1220 household interviewed in 3 cities» Samples in Khulna and Faridpur were statistically representative for the cities» Samples in Dhaka were not representative for the city
Toilet type Access type100% 100% 90% 80% 80% 70% 60% 60% 50% 40% 40% 30% 20% 20% 10% 0% 0% Dhaka Khulna Faridpur Dhaka Khulna Faridpur VIP Pit Septic Tank OD Community Shared Personal
Follow up activities» An action research to find out possible ways forward (with funding from Simavi)» We shall try out different models to make sludge into product over the next 2 years.» We welcome your thoughts and ideas.
AcknowledgementThe research was funded and guided by We acknowledge their support.