FSMA Spotlights:Caribbean Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies

In this webinar, FSMA Spotlights the learnings from the new "Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies for the Wider Caribbean Region" for the FSM community. It is presented by the Compendium's co-author Stefan Reuter along with Dr. Dorothee Spuhler from the co-publisher EAWAG and Mona Mijthab, founder of the Mosan sanitation solution.

For the first time, Container-based Systems (CBS), as introduced during FSMA Spotlights in February 2022, are featured in the Compendium. Through the Mosan case study (a CBS) you will learn about the potential of this solution for densely populated urban settings (no pit required) and its strategic advantages when it comes to climate adaptation (no flush water needed). Recent research also shows its potential for climate change mitigation when it is combined with carbonisation and biochar storage in agricultural soils (even net-positive).

This Compendium brings a number of other new features such as case studies, and a specific section dedicated to relevant planning principles in line with the "Regional Strategic Action Plan for the Water Sector in the Caribbean to Develop Resilience to the Impacts of Climate Change".

The session equally highlights how the Compendium integrates the role of the new ISO standards for decision-making on FSM products and services.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A discussion.

*The banner image shows a picture from a mosan toilet in Guatemala


The FSMA Spotlights webinar series aims to highlight key aspects and discussions around FSM and the sanitation service chain.

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  • Mona Mijthab (Mosan- Founder)

    Mona Mijthab

    Mosan- Founder

    Mona is a social entrepreneur, speaker and designer with a focus on circular product and service design and social innovation. In her work she applies participatory approaches to involve local populations in the design process. Mona founded Mosan, a social enterprise improving the living conditions in low-income communities with access to safe sanitation. Mosan currently offers its services in Mayan communities in Guatemala.

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  • Stefan Reuter (Senior Consultant)

    Stefan Reuter

    Senior Consultant

    Stefan currently works for the Germany based engineering firm aqua & waste International and serves on the supervisory board of the FSM Alliance. Over the past 30 years, the focus of his work included the introduction and dissemination of decentralised, circular solutions for basic water, sanitation and solid waste services for fast-growing, peri-urban areas in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

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  • Dorothee Spuhler (EAWAG)

    Dorothee Spuhler


    Dorothee currently works at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) at the research to practice interface. She develops knowledge, methods, and tools for sanitation solutions that are appropriate for challenging conditions and help keeping the planetary boundaries through enhanced resource recovery and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

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