Dhaka, Bangladesh
Workshop held at BUET

Workshop held at BUET

Experts at a dissemination workshop here Saturday presumed inadequate human sludge management system in Bangladesh would undermine the success of open defecation reduction, which was possible due to significant investment for improving sanitation during past two decades, says a press release. They said maximum human sludge is being plunged into water without safe emptying, transpor-tation, dumping, treatment and disposal mechanism in the country that might pose threat for national health security.WaterAid Bangladesh, Practical Action Bangladesh and ITN-BUET jointly organized the workshop and dialogue titled "Faecal Sludge Management" at ITN-BUET seminar room. Researchers, profess-ionals, City Corporations' and WASA officials and activists took part at the dialogue on three action research projects on Faecal Sludge Management. The experts opined human waste materials can easily be co-composted to form a safe and stable soil conditioner for use in agriculture, which has also potentiality to generate revenue from sale of compost and provision of a sludge removal service. Dr Md Khairul Islam, Country Representative of WaterAid Bangladesh, Dr. M. Feroze Ahmed, VC, Stamford University, Dr. Md. Mujibur rahman, Prof of BUET, were, among others were present in the workshop.

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