Md. Toriqul Islam

Md. Toriqul Islam

Md. Toriqul Islam

Speaker | NGO Forum for Public Health

Dhaka, Lalmatia | toriqul@ngof.org

Mr. Toriqul Islam is a Civil Engineer with 10+ years of professional experience on expert in WASH sector. He holds a master’s degree in environmental science and management focusing waste management with specialization in water supply and sanitation. He also holds postgraduate degree in disaster management and has been devoted himself in innovating new concepts and implementing new project planning, designing, risk assessment, techno-economic feasibility, implementation, operation, and maintenance WASH facilities along with waste management. His efforts are mostly highlighted in the fields of on different water supply, sanitation, environmental pollution and public health concerns, renewable energy projects focused of faecal sludge management, solid waste management, water resources management, remediation of contaminated groundwater wastewater treatment, promotion of water supply and sanitation technologies in different geophysical contexts and climate change adaptation/mitigation and disaster management in Bangladesh.

Session Code: 6C

Track: CREF Research

Session Name: Biochar, Sargassum; Cocomposting Biosolids

Session Time: Wednesday, January 26, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Presentation Title: Co-composting of Faecal Sludge with Solid Waste to Improve FSM Practice

Presentation Description: Mymensingh city with 83,682 inhabitants mostly comprise of onsite septic tank and pit toilet of different types. When the pit or septic tank is full, the usual practice is to engage professional sweepers are employed to manually empty them and deposit the wastes in mostly the nearby water bodies. A co-compost plant was designed and implemented by the Mymensingh Cirt Corporation and NGO Forum for Public Health, and it has been in operation since 2019 to tackle faecal sludge generated from pit toilets and septic tanks, and solid waste from households exploring sanitation service chain. This study provides a description of an innovative co-composting system which improves current FSM practice in city regime. The generated lessons against tackling the operational challenges of sanitation service chain will provide good learnings for replicating similar practice in another city.