Finished projects and research
Drytoilets as part of European water and
The aim of the project which started in the beginning of 2007 is
to promote drytoilet technology in Europe. The target regions are
Portugal, Baltian region and Finland. In practice the project is
establishing relations to the target countries, to build drytoilets
and educate people about the use of drytoilets. The material that
is used in the project was gathered during a previous project “Drytoilets
to Europe”. Now the experiences of the users of drytoilets
can be utilized to adopt drytoilet culture to the target countries.
As a part of the project, The Global Dry toilet Club published
a new Finnish dry toilets brochure. It presents the Finnish dry
toilet manufacturers and their products. The brochure was published
in the beginning of March 2007. You can find the brochure also in
the internet. Finnish
dry toilets brochure (pdf, size 1,7 Mb).
The immediate targets regarding the countries involved:
- In Finland to produce experiences and literal information on
functionality of in-house-drytoilets and especially to inform people
of the gathered information
- In Estonia and Latvia to collect experiences on the functionality
of Finnish drytoilets and to inform people about the Finnish drytoilet
technology through demonstration sites.
- In Portugal and Lithuania to learn about the legislation concerning
the use of drytoilets and the ways to start co-operating to increase
the level of knowledge on drytoilet technology.
Dry Toilets to Europe - project
Kati Hinkkanen, Global Dry Toilet Club, 2005-2006
The project will clarify the legislation and instructions concerning
the use of toilet waste and construction of dry toilets. Indoor
dry toilet demonstration sites will be constructed in Finland and
few European countries.
The material from the project:
Drautzigas tualetes Drytoilet
guide in Latvian (Pdf 1,2 Mb)
Drytoilet guide in Estonian (Pdf 1,3 Mb)
Guía de los baños secos
Drytoilet guide in Spanish (Pdf 1,3 Mb)
Project brochure (Pdf 0,2 Mb)
drytoilets (Pdf 0,1 Mb)
DT Guide (Pdf 0,1 Mb)
Sanitation with development co-operation
- training (SADE-training)
Sari Huuhtanen, Global Dry Toilet Club and Tampere Polytechnic,
The objective of the project is to raise awareness of the importance
of sanitation and hygiene amond developing aid workers in Finland.
A guide to sanitation and
hygiene for those working in developing countries resulted from
the project (in Finnish). Later on it was translated to English
by Tampere Polytechnic University.
Classification of Commercial Waterless Toilets
Sini Torsti, Tampere Polytechnic, 2004
Dry Toilets in Europe
Tittiina Repka, Global Dry Toilet Club of Finland, 2004
CE-marking for dry toilets (abstract)
Kati Hinkkanen, Global Dry Toilet Club of Finland, 2004
Report on solutions and experiences of dry toilets installed
Raini Kiukas and Taina Vikman, Global Dry Toilet Club, 2003