Demonstration of decentralised wastewater systems in Dar es Salaam
June 15, 2017

Trinity College Students attended workshop on BORDA’s sanitation projects and DEWATS technology

Technical, Business and Social Aspects of FSM

40 Trinity College students attended a workshop at BORDA Africa Training Center on the 4th of September, 2017.

The workshop was an introduction to BORDA activities, projects and DEWATS technology. It was divided into two working modules. The first was a theoretical exposition on Sanitation and FSM Business Experience. All expositions were supported by training materials. The following topics were stressed: FSM business services, land acquisition, socio-economic aspects and community impact.

The participants were divided into two groups:

  • Technical Team - Topics on decentralised wastewater treatments process; BORDA FSM implementation procedure; FSTP capacity building and coverage; service chain; extraction technologies; and collection & transportation.
  • Social Team - Presentation on FSM land acquisition and business approaches, including technical criteria for land selection; institutional frameworks; socio-economic factors; community participation and stakeholders.

Visit to Mlalakua FSTP

Both groups visited Mlalakua Wastwater Treatment Plant (FSTP). Topics included a review on the historical background of the FSTP; the set-up process; stages of the faecal sludge treatment plant; and operation and maintenance. The service provider, Mr. Millinga, shared his business experience.

The workshop at BORDA Africa Training Center in Tanzania exposed university students to the technical, business and social aspects of FSM

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