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Pre-conference workshop

Pre-conference workshop in 2012.

Pre-conference workshop in 2012.

The University of Jyväskylä together with the Tampere University of Applied Sciences hold the 4th pre-conference workshop on safe water supply and sanitation. The workshop was held at the Tampere University of Applied Sciences on 17th-19th of August 2015. The workshop was for all of those who were interested in learning more about sanitation related issues and networking with students and Dry Toilet Conference participants.

The three earlier Pre-Conference workshops have offered views to the latest sanitation research and covered wide range of topics from technical details to sanitation project case descriptions. The 4th Safe Water Supply and Sustainable Sanitation workshop had a new focus – sustainable use of resources and resilience of societies. The main emphasis was dedicated to the challenges of alternative and novel infrastructures that are more sustainable and less sensitive to physical, political, social and economic risks. The theme of the previous workshop in year 2012 was sanitation in emergencies. Due to the earthquake in Nepal the resilience of water supply system and sanitation  was a crosscutting issue in our workshop.

During the Pre-Conference Workshop new material were created for the next version of Interned based course Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation (SWSS). Please have a look the introduction lecture by Tuula Tuhkanen how the couse SWSS is related to the workshop.

The Pre-Conference Workshop offers participants of DT2015 conference, researchers and students an opportunity to spend good time together with expert lectures, participate in group works and seminar presentations related to the topic of sustainable water supply and sanitation. Networking was actively enhanced.  Participants were  invited to present their own experiences related to the topics of workshop.

Workshop lectures were recorded and will be used as material for the next version of online course Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation offered by University of Jyväskylä.

For more information please contact professor Tuula Tuhkanen from the University of Jyväskylä: tuula.a.tuhkanen@jyu.fi

NB! There was no course fee for the workshop. Training materials were free but accommodation, traveling costs and meals were paid by the participants.