Basic seminar: Sustainable Sanitation


Abstract: This two day seminar is designed to provide an introduction into the various aspects of sanitation. Some of the focal points covered by the seminar are social and cultural differences in dealing with sanitation issues as well as various technical solutions. Through the use of case studies, typical barriers and possible solutions for project implementation are highlighted and examined.



  • The case for sanitation provision
  • Unique challenges
  • Sustainable sanitation
  • Criterias of sustainable sanitation
  • Overview about technical solutions (UDDTs, Biogas, Dewats etc. )
  • Human waste as a resource
  • Online forums, networks, furhrt information


Following the seminar, participants should have

  • an overview of the various aspect of sanitation and its provision
  • basic knowledge of the methods in sustainable project implementation
  • an understanding of the impact of sanitation on the UN MDGs

Target audience: The ideal participants for this seminar are those already working in a development focused NGO and running projects in the field of sanitation in the developing world. The seminar can also benefit those interested in the topic and wanting to gain experience in the field of development and sanitation. Please note that the seminar will be conducted in German!


If you are interested in participating in one of our seminars or have any questions concerning its themes and topics, you can contact us at anmeldung[at]

or via telephone at +49 (0)30 419343 44 / 45.



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Seminar in Berlin

In Berlin, the Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Entwicklung und Zusammenarbeit (BMZ) provided their rooms and materials for the seminar on 27 - 28 November. Staff from various NGOs working in international development gained an insight into the potentials as well as the problematics in developing sustainable sanitation solutions. Together with a group of experts, they worked through possible strategies for project implementation.

Seminar in Eschborn

On 23 - 24 October, the debut for the seminar series 'Toiltes for schools & public facilities - How do I do everything right?' was held in Eschborn. Hosted at the premises of our partners in the GTZ section 'ecosan', participants were immersed in the specific topic of sustainable sanitation in developing countries. Group work and open discussion rounds facilitated knowledge exchange, networking and the discussion of specific project examples.