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Conference was organised by


Scientific Committee

Chair: Pekka E. Pietilä (Mr), DScTech (CivEng), Senior Researcher,
Tampere University of Technology

Finnish members:
  • Tom Frisk (Mr), Research Professor
  • Helvi Heinonen-Tanski, (Ms) Ph.D.
  • Sari Huuhtanen, (Ms) Project manager, Global Dry Toilet Association of Finland
  • Petri Juuti, Dr. Adjunct Professor, (Mr) Senior Researcher
  • Tapio Katko, (Mr) DTech (Civ.Eng), Adjunct Professor
  • Mari Maasilta, (Ms) Dr., Researcher
  • Harri Mattila, (Mr) DTech, Principal Lecturer
  • Harri Mäki, (Mr) PhD, researcher
  • Sanna-Leena Rautanen, (Ms) MSc CivEng
  • Tuula Tuhkanen, (Ms) Dr. Prof.
  • Eeva-Liisa Viskari, (Ms) Dr., Head of the Degree Programme of Environmental Engineering
Foreign members:
  • Joachim Behrendt, Dr.-Ing., Germany
  • Benjamin Berne, France
  • Chris Canaday, Conservation biologist, Ecuador
  • Naoyuki Funamizu, Prof. , Japan
  • Robert Gensch (Mr) Director, Philippines
  • Blanca Jiménez Cisneros, Director, Researcher, Mexico
  • Kamal Kar, Dr., India
  • Andreas G. Koestler, Dr., Norway
  • Zifu LI, Prof. Dr., China
  • Elisabeth von Münch, Dr., Germany
  • Srikantaiah Vishwanath, India

Organising Committee

Chair: Mia O’Neill (Ms)

  • Anja Hakkarainen (Ms)
  • Suvi Holm (Ms)
  • Petri Juuti (Mr)
  • Saila Kallioinen (Ms)
  • Antero Luonsi (Mr)
  • Riikka Rajala (Ms)
  • Maarit Särkilahti (Ms)
  • Erja Takala (Ms)
  • Tuula Tuhkanen (Ms)

Global Dry Toilet Association of Finland

Global Dry Toilet Association of Finland
The Global Dry Toilet Association of Finland is a registered Finnish association founded in 2002 to promote the use of dry toilets. Our 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.

Tampere University of Technology

Tampere University of Technology
Tampere University of Technology (TUT) conducts scientific research in technology and architecture and provides the highest education within these fields. The University operates in close collaboration with business life and other facets of society and produces high-standard services within its range of tasks. TUT is the second largest university of technology in Finland, with a lively campus of 12 000 engineering and architecture students.

TAMK - Tampere University of Applied Sciences

TAMK - Tampere University of Applied Sciences
TAMK - Tampere University of Applied Sciences is a multidisciplinary university with a strong industrial and trade focus. It offers Bachelor level degrees in Art and Media, Business Economics and Technology. Two Bachelor degree programmes are taught completely in English. There are 5000 students. In the annual ranking of the Centre of Economic Research Tampere Polytechnic each year ranks among the top polytechnics in Finland. The continually developing international co-operation supports maintaining the high standard of education and R&D activities.

University of Tampere

University of Tampere
The University of Tampere is multidisciplinary and committed to scientific research and to advanced teaching. The hallmark of the university is sound, diverse research and teaching focussed on society, its economy, administration and culture and on the health and welfare of individuals. Over 15 000 degree students study at the university.

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