D Berendes, D Beno, J Clennon, BC Ghale, A Gunasekaran, G Kang, A Kartikeyan, A Kirby, JS K, VR Mohan, S Raj, S Roy, H Yakubu, and C Moe

UNC Water and Health 2015 (October 2015)

David Berendes presented this poster at the 2015 UNC Water and Health Conference. The goal of the study was to quantify the contributions of the household- and neighborhood-level context to fecal contamination within urban households in two low-income neighborhoods in Vellore, India. The study examined the association between toilet locations and magnitude of fecal contamination of household surfaces and hands in the context of local sanitation coverage.

S Raj

3rd International Faecal Sludge Management Conference 2015 (January 2015)

During the FSM3 Conference, Suraja Raj gave a verbal presentation on the development and validation of the SaniPath Tool. Throughout the presentation, Suraja outlined the methods implemented during Phase 1 of the SaniPath Tool in Accra, Ghana, and then later spoke about the deployment of the tool in Vellore, India. Lastly, Suraja revealed upcoming plans to further develop The Tool. The purpose of the 3rd International Faecal Sludge Management Conference is to highlight pragmatic and “innovative solutions that can be applied at scale in the world’s rapidly growing cities.”

You can watch Suraja’s presentation below:

CL Moe, E Perez, S Raj, and D Berendes

3rd International Faecal Sludge Management Conference 2015 (January 2015)

As a side event during the 3rd International Faecal Sludge Management Conference, Dr. Christine Moe, Eddy Perez, Suraja Raj, and David Berendes presented within a session called Diagnostic Tools and Guidelines for FSM, with a focus on Faecal Waste and Tracking and Public Health. This session “presented the overarching framework of the WSP FSM study, and focused on key diagnostic tools being developed by GIZ, Emory University, and WSP.” This session used “presentations, case study-based group work, and open discussion” to familiarize participants with the SFD, SaniPath, and ESI tools. The session also gave participants the opportunity to engage with the tools and learn how to enhance the use and application of the tools to address FSM service delivery.