Dry Toilet 2012: 4th International Dry Toilet Conference (DT 2012)
|Event Date/Time: Aug 22, 2012||End Date/Time: Aug 25, 2012|
|Registration Date: Aug 23, 2012|
|Early Registration Date: May 15, 2012|
|Abstract Submission Date: Jan 15, 2012|
|Paper Submission Date: Mar 15, 2012|
Providing people with safe and sustainable sanitation has proven to be a challenge on both global and local scales. The issue of sanitation touches us all, no matter where we are, and thus the main theme of the Dry Toilet 2012 is Drivers for ecological dry toilets in urban and rural areas. We are looking forward to hearing of new ideas and success stories, but also the limitations of ecological sanitation, how to tackle difficulties and bring sustainable sanitation into everyoneâ€™s reach.
The objective of the conference is to analyze the motivation and incentives behind acquiring and using dry toilets. What motivates or prevents the promotion and the use of dry toilets? (In this forthcoming Conference, pit latrines are not classified as ecological toilets.)
In addition to dry toilets, per se, toilets that use only very little water, are also characterized as â€œdry toiletsâ€ in this conference and may be discussed. The main criterion is that the toilet waste can be used as fertilizer in agriculture, gardens or non-food production, such as forests. An alternative criterion is that the waste may be used in biogas production in anaerobic conditions, in other words, producing methane.
The official language of the conference is English.
1.Cultural, gender and social aspects of dry toilets
2.Economy, profitability and marketing
3.Productive sanitation (food security) and energy saving
4.Hygiene and health aspects, including hygiene education
5.Dry toilet systems, technological options and urban applications
6.Dry toilets' contribution to mitigating and adapting to global climate disruption
7.Sanitation in disasters and reconstruction
8.Operation and maintenance of dry toilets
9.Legislation: Tools for promoting and controlling dry toilets.
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We welcome companies and manufacturers to participate in the exhibition to be held at the Main Campus of the University of Tampere on the 23rd and 24th of August 2012. The exhibition is closely connected to the conference programme, providing exhibitors and delegates the possibility to connect with professionals from around the world. Entrance to the exhibition is free of charge to everyone.
We sell only space in square metres, not any decoration, walls, etc. Nor are we able to store exbitition materials before or after the exhibition dates. Each square meter costs 60 EUR and the minimum space to book is 4 square meters. The building day of the exhibition is Wednesday, August 22, and all the material and equipment must be removed on Friday, August 24, by 8 p.m. If you book at least 6 square metres (360 EUR), you will get the following things for one person: a free get-together party, entrance to all scientific sessions (including sessions in Finnish), conference material, lunches and refreshments for two days and Tampere City reception on Thursday.
The exhibition will be open from 9.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. The exhibition space must be booked (or cancelled) by June 1, 2012. To book exhibition space, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Exhibition locations will be confirmed on a â€œfirst come, first served basisâ€.