Providing safe sanitation in the developing world is still a major hurdle to achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number six, with 61% of the global population lacking safely managed sanitation services.  Read more Read less

People’s sanitation needs are often served by onsite technologies in low income countries, with 5 billion people expected to be served by onsite sanitation by 2030. Circular economy business models use the nutrient or energy value of waste and are being implemented as a way of shifting the paradigm of waste management to resource production. This can help address other SDGs including two (Zero Hunger) and seven (Affordable and Clean Energy). Various models of circular economy sanitation have been introduced by businesses across the world, and in this masterclass we will explore what makes them work as well as how they have overcome barriers to their efficient operation.

At a glance

  • Dates
    • 11 Feb 2022
  • DurationHalf day (09:30 am - 12:30 pm) Registration at 9am
  • LocationOnline
  • Cost


Course structure

This is a live online masterclass, held over a morning session.

What you will learn

This masterclass is perfect for anyone who is curious about the opportunities of the circular economy for sanitation and wants to know more.  Whilst the circular economy for sanitation has clear benefits for human health and the environment, there are a number of challenges to overcome to realise an efficient business and this course will not shy away from discussing these.

Core content

  • The types of circular economy products that can be generated from human waste,
  • How to combine with other waste streams,
  • Potential markets for these CE products,
  • How circular economy sanitation can fit within a city’s existing sanitation services (or lack thereof),
  • The impacts of the regulatory environment on circular economy businesses.

Who should attend

Anyone who is looking to develop or support enterprises who are realising this circular economy for sanitation. This could include entrepreneurs, investors, NGO staff or donors.


Dr Alison Parker

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