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Hamish Skermer

Hamish Skermer, festival director and environmental chemist, innovated the original compost toilet for mass events 15 years ago in Australia. His design has been installed in permanent festival sites and is now used at some of the world’s largest festivals. This year in the UK he placed 1111 composting toilets into Glastonbury Festival and will have completed a 700 toilet installation at BoomTown Fair just days before DT2015. He will share his experiences in bringing dry toilet solutions to mass events, and discuss the engagement and behaviour change needed to get both organisers and customers enthusiastic about dignified and sustainable sanitation. He’ll also share his vision for his design to be deployed for emergency and humanitarian response.


Lakachew Yihunie Allemneh


Mr.Lakachew Yihunie Alemneh has born in Ethiopia by the year 1989. His higher academic background started on his study in BSc. Degree in Water supply and Environmental Engineering (2011) from Arba minch University, Ethiopia and later he has got his MSc Degree Municipal water and Infrastructures specialized in Sanitary Engineering from UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft the Netherlands (2014).

He is now a senior lecturer and Researcher under Chair of Water Supply and Sanitary Engineering under Bahir dar Institute of Technology (BiT), Bahir dar, Ethiopia. He is conducting researches related to urban/rural wastewater management systems in the country.

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Matias Andersson

Matias Andersson

The author is an MSc with a specialization in development geography from the University of Helsinki. During his time in the University he gained experience both from academic life and from development fieldwork with an internship in Kumasi, Ghana and research fieldwork in the Taita Hills of Kenya. He actively participates in development cooperation through modest volunteering work with Taksvärkki Ry and Plan Finland Ry and is a member of Huussi Ry. Currently he works as a GIS analyst at Bisnode Finland Oy.

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