Samvaad 6: IRC Faecal Sludge Management Tool

Speakers: Ms. Ingeborg Krukkert, Sanitation and Hygiene Specialist, Lead Asia Program, IRC, Ms. Ruchika Shiva, Country Coordinator, IRC and Mohd. Shehfar, Technical Expert, Water and Sanitation, India Country Program, IRC

IRC is an institute that works with governments and organizations on water and sanitation. IRC has developed an international tool for supporting municipal authorities in urban sanitation planning. For this purpose, IRC has come up with a Faecal Sludge Management Tool for urban sanitation. It analyses the sanitation chain and delivers a score card that helps to recognize the weakest link of the entire chain. This gives a direction for wise investment of the government funds. The presenters demonstrated the tool and its application in developing nations like India and Indonesia. The talk explored the sanitation service chain and discussed in detail the process of capture, containment, emptying, transport, treatment and disposal. The talk also discussed in detail the nuances of using this tool by picking up examples for Agra.