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Dry Toilet Conference 2003

The general concern for the state of the world’s waters, and the high death rate caused by inadequate disposal of human excreta gave the idea of organising a dry toilet conference.

The objectives of the conference were:
- To present dry toilet as an equal option to water closet
- To promote the use of human excreta as fertilizer
- To introduce modern dry toilet technology and processes
- To present alternative solutions
- To widen the understanding of the cultural aspects of sanitation
- To present dry toilet as a method of protecting both ground and surface waters

The DT2003 Conference made it evident that a broader approach is needed for dry sanitation. The term “DT-technology” was introduced to describe the multiple fields that proper dry sanitation includes.

More information about the conference and exhibition can be found from the links listed below.

Dry Toilet 2003 Exhibition

Following companies were present in Dry Toilet 2003 exhibition.

Organising Committee

  • Mrs Raini Kiukas, Global Sanitet Club of Finland
  • Mr Jukka Lindroos, Global Sanitet Club of Finland
  • Mr Juha Pulkkila, Global Sanitet Club of Finland
  • Mr Raimo Flink, Ecological Information Association
  • Mr Matti Lehtomäki, Ecological Information Association
  • Mr Antero Luonsi, Pirkanmaa Regional Environment Centre
  • Dr Tapio Katko, Tampere University of Technology
  • Mr Harri Mattila, Häme Polytechnic
  • Mrs Anja Hakkarainen, TAVI Congress Bureau (Practical Arrangements)
  • Secretary Ms Tittiina Repka

Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Tuula Tuhkanen, Tampere University of Technology
  • Prof. Yrjö Haila, University of Tampere
  • Prof. Enn Loigu, Tallinn Technical University
  • Dr. Tapio Katko, Tampere University of Technology
  • Principal Lecturer Marjukka Dyer, Tampere Polytechnic
  • Senior Consultant Mr Juhani Efraimsson, Plancenter Ltd
  • Mr Kalle Löövi, International Red Cross, Switzerland
  • Dr Ralf Otterpohl, Hamburg-Harburg Technical University, Germany
  • Dr Jan-Olof Drangert, University of Linköping, Sweden
  • Secretary: Mr Harri Mattila, Häme Polytechnic

Practical Arrangements

Practictical arrangements were done by

TAVI Congress Bureau
Papinkatu 21
33200 Tampere, Finland
Tel: +358 3 233 0400
Fax: +358 3 233 0444
E-mail: tavi@tavicon.fi