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The 3rd International Dry Toilet Conference- 2009- 2nd announcement:
The conference will be held from12th to 15th of August 2009 in Tampere University of Technology, Finland . The Conference is organised by The Global Dry Toilet Association of Finland, in cooperation with Tampere University of Technology, TAMK University of Applied Sciences and University of Tampere.
The main theme of the DT 2009 conference will be the evaluation of the achievements in sanitation after the International Year of Sanitation in light of the Millennium Development Goals.
Main topics of the Conference:
1. Health and safety
2. Technical development of dry toilets
3. Prospects and challenges in the reuse of excreta
4. Social, cultural, economic and gender aspects related to dry sanitation
All experts are invited to submit their abstracts on any of the above mentioned topics or closely related ones.
The abstract format:
In Microsoft Word, A4 Page with Font 11pt Times New Roman, Margins 2.6 cm (1 inch) (left,right, top, bottom), Fully justified, Single spacing, 300-500 words fitted on one A4 format page.
Author designation: Place an (*) after the presenting author
Please include the following information with your submission:
Title, Author's name and affiliations, 3 keywords, Contact name, Postal Address, E-mail, Telephone.
The abstracts can be submitted via post to:
Global Dry Toilet Association of Finland,
Kauppakatu 11 C, 2nd floor,
or by E-mail to: email@example.com
Notification of abstract acceptance together with instructions concerning presentations will be sent in February, 2009. Participants who make an oral or poster presentation must pay the registration fee by 31st May 2009.
Accommodation will be provided by TAVI Congress Bureau on request by the participants at the time of registration.
Delegates: 380 EUR Early fee until 31 May 2009 480 EUR Late fee AFTER 31 May 2009.
Full-time students:190 EUR Early fee until 31 May 2009 240 EUR Late fee AFTER 31 May 2009.
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The Global Dry Toilet Association of Finland is a registered Finnish association founded in 2002 to promote the use of dry toilets.
Their vision is to make dry toilets an essential part of sustainable development, thus securing clean waters and a healthy environment for future generations. Our mission is to introduce functioning dry toilets together with controlled management of toilet waste and to make people aware of the benefits of dry sanitation.
A working toilet is one of the basic needs for humans. Poor toilets and inadequate waste water treatment can lead to pollution of surface and groundwater reservoirs. However, it is not necessary to use water to have modern and hygienic toilet facilities. Dry toilet technology offers variety of choices from summer cottages to stylish bathrooms.
Benefits of dry toilet:
• saves pure drinking water
• makes waste water management easier
• can be installed and maintained by your self
• works regardless of weather conditions through electricity block outs, droughts and frozen water pipes
• collects the nutrients protects water systems
• doesn't pollute ground water reservoirs.
A Dry toilet saves clean water. A normal water closet uses from 5 to 15 litres of water per flush. Dry toilet doesn't need water to function.
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