Mainstream practices and technologies in sanitation have virtually gone through no innovation for well over a century. Transformative technologies, that revolutionize this paradigm, can form the backbone for large scale implementation of FSM in India, therefore enabling access to safe sanitation for millions. This conversation aimed at exploring transformative technologies from across the globe, and assessing their viability given limited resources of space, water and energy.
READY, TECH, GO!
The panel explored transformative technologies available in the market, assessed their viability, and set expectations with partners on the support needed from them to roll-out these technologies.
- No silver bullets: There is no one fixed technological solution, but a range of models that need to be contextually implemented on different geographies.
- Be responsive: Create mechanisms to quickly identify what works in real environments
- Disrupt: Continue to innovate and develop technologies that are disruptive.
- Be objective: Different technologies have their pros and cons. Grantees should choose based on live situations. Progress has been made to set an international standard for effluent that benchmarks technology, safety and odour, which will give governing bodies a standard to map themselves against and aspire for.
READY, TECH, GO! FIRESIDE CHAT
The fireside chat provided attendees the opportunity to network, discuss, clear misconceptions that hamper willingness to adopt, and learn from key technology providers about technologies that might be relevant for their individual contexts.