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Zambian dry sanitation development project (ZASP), 2006-2013

The ZASP project began in the spring of 2006 and its main aim is to improve Kaloko’s poor sanitation and increase people’s awareness of well being through hygiene, building dry latrines and providing education about hygiene. The Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs is the projects main contributor. Read more

The Msunduza Dry Sanitation Project 2007-2013

The project addresses the slum area Msunduza, which is located in Mbabane, the capital of Swaziland. The objective of the project is to improve the sanitation hygiene of the area by building adequate toilets and by organising education. The Project is funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. Read more

Developing dry sanitation in Lusaka 2008-2013

A project in the Zambian capital’s suburb of Madimba to improve sanitation, water supply, latrines and water sources by establishing and organising training courses in the subject areas of hygiene, toilet waste and the use of fertiliser in home gardens. The project’s major contributor is the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Read more

Development of sanitation in Karelian villages, 2008-2011

The Karelian villages’ sanitation development project is focused on the development of water supply and waste water treatment of small villages and important tourist resorts in the Lake Onego and Lake Ladoga catchment areas. The three phase project began in April 2008 with the support of the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The project has received financial support for the third phase in 2011. Read more

The promotion of dry toilet use in the Karelian region 2009

A project funded by the Finnish Ministry of Environment promotes the use of dry toilets by exhibiting Finnish dry toilet equipment manufactures and implementing the use of two public dry toilets. The project sites are located in the Derevjannoe municipal childrens´centre and at the Vepsa ethnographic museum in Sholtozero village. Lassila & Tikanoja and Raita Environment provided the dry toilet equipment. Read more

Standardization of dry toilets and CE-guiding project

The standardization of dry toilets could be pointed out by testing. The dry toilets are not tested systematically in Finland or Europe, however the testing criteria were developed in Norway already in the 1970′s.

As a result of the project, one Finnish manufacturer applied for CE-guiding. The development of the extended testing methods are still ongoing and waiting for extra founding.

Drytoilets as part of European water and wastewater management

The aim of the project which started in the beginning of 2007 is to promote drytoilet technology in Europe. The target regions are Portugal, Baltian region and Finland. In practice the project is establishing relations to the target countries, to build drytoilets and educate people about the use of drytoilets. The material that is used in the project was gathered during a previous project “Drytoilets to Europe”. Now the experiences of the users of drytoilets can be utilized to adopt drytoilet culture to the target countries.

As a part of the project, The Global Dry toilet Club published a new Finnish dry toilets brochure. It presents the Finnish dry toilet manufacturers and their products. The brochure was published in the beginning of March 2007. You can find the brochure also in the internet. Finnish dry toilets brochure (pdf, size 1,7 Mb).

The immediate targets regarding the countries involved:

In Finland to produce experiences and literal information on functionality of in-house-drytoilets and especially to inform people of the gathered information

  1. In Estonia and Latvia to collect experiences on the functionality of Finnish drytoilets and to inform people about the Finnish drytoilet technology through demonstration sites.
  2. In Portugal and Lithuania to learn about the legislation concerning the use of drytoilets and the ways to start co-operating to increase the level of knowledge on drytoilet technology.

Dry Toilets to Europe – project

Kati Hinkkanen, Global Dry Toilet Club, 2005-2006
The project will clarify the legislation and instructions concerning the use of toilet waste and construction of dry toilets. Indoor dry toilet demonstration sites will be constructed in Finland and few European countries.

Materials from the project:

Drautzigas_Tualetes Drytoilet guide in Latvian (Pdf 1,2 Mb)
Kuivkäimläjuhend Drytoilet guide in Estonian (Pdf 1,3 Mb)
Guía de los baños secos Drytoilet guide in Spanish (Pdf 1,3 Mb)
Project Brocuhure (Pdf 0,2 Mb)
DT_Guide (Pdf 0,1 Mb)
Demonstration_sites_of_indoor_dry_toilets(Pdf 0,1 Mb)

Sanitation with development co-operation – training (SADE-training)

Sari Huuhtanen, Global Dry Toilet Club and Tampere Polytechnic, 2005.
The objective of the project is to raise awareness of the importance of sanitation and hygiene amond developing aid workers in Finland. A guide to sanitation and hygiene for those working in developing countries resulted from the project (in Finnish). Later on it was translated to English by Tampere Polytechnic University.

Classification of Commercial Waterless Toilets (abstract)
Sini Torsti, Tampere Polytechnic, 2004

Dry Toilets in Europe
Tittiina Repka, Global Dry Toilet Club of Finland, 2004

CE-marking for dry toilets (abstract)
Kati Hinkkanen, Global Dry Toilet Club of Finland, 2004

Report on solutions and experiences of dry toilets installed inside houses
Raini Kiukas and Taina Vikman, Global Dry Toilet Club, 2003