Conducted by the FSM TWiG under the global WASH cluster

Dear WASH in emergencies practitioner, 
 
Last year, the global WASH cluster activated the FSM Technical Working Group (TWiG). The objective of the FSM TWiG is to contribute to improved sanitation services for people affected by emergencies. To ensure that the work of the FSM TWiG is relevant for practitioners at field level, we are conducting this FSM gap survey. 
 
Building on more general gap surveys, the FSM TWiG would like to invite you to answer the following 9 open questions on specific needs in the field of FSM in emergencies. This is a qualitative survey (with open questions), targeting a selected group of practical experts. As you have been identified by the FSM TWiG as a practical expert, your contribution to this survey is highly appreciated. 
 
The general question that we would like to answer through this survey is: 
 
What are the priority WASH gaps that are most limiting the humanitarian sector’s potential regarding faecal sludge management (FSM)?
 
We are interested in your personal opinion. In case of any doubts or uncertainties, please reach out to marij.zwart@gmail.com

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* 1. What do you think are the biggest knowledge gaps related to faecal sludge management?

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* 2. Which areas need priority attention along the entire sanitation service chain?

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* 3. Which gaps exist in guidance or capacity development? What are the specific skills and knowledge sets that WASH experts in the field are missing?

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* 4. Which kinds of guidelines, manuals, tools and checklists are missing?

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* 5. Where do existing guidelines and tools need adaptation or further improvement to fit to your needs?

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* 6. In which areas do you or your organization need particular expertise or expert advice (e.g. strategy development, planning and technology selection, design & construction, Operation & Management, assessment, monitoring, capacity development, etc.) ? 

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* 7. Which areas of faecal sludge management need more applied research?

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* 8. Which contexts are the most challenging and need particular attention (e.g. refugee camps, urban refugee contexts, fragile or protracted contexts)?

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* 9. Do you think that a one-stop shop knowledge platform, linking to existing online WASH libraries and tools, facilitating access to guidelines and tools specifically useful for emergency FSM, would be helpful?

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