In close cooperation with UNESCO-IHE, Royal Has Koning DHV, Systec and Generous Minds we are working on sanitation solutions for disaster areas. Today there are no proper solutions for lavatories and waste management that can be used in disaster areas.
The emergency Sanitation Operation System (eSOS) concept provides a sustainable, holistic and affordable sanitation solution during the aftermath of a disaster. The eSOS reinvents (emergency) toilet and treatment facilities, and uses ICT to bring cost savings to the entire sanitation management chain. The toilet will improve the quality of life of people in need during emergency situations - from natural to anthropological disasters - and minimizes the threat to public health of the most vulnerable members of society.
In the summer of 2014 we build an experimental prototype of the eSOS toilet. This prototype will be tested in a refugee camp in the Philippines in September 2014 with support of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Asian Development Bank.