Resource Archive – 2019

Costs Associated with Shared Toilets in India and China

Author: STeP
Country of focus: India and China
Published: October 2019

Brief description:

This resource provides an overview of lifecycle costs of existing shared toilets in India and China. STeP, with local partners, collected data on the costs to install and operate shared toilets to understand what prices buyers face in these markets in which a MURT may compete. Cost data for school, toilet, and community and public use cases are summarized in aggregate and presented in detail via a full dataset that is publicly available.

Costs Associated with Shared Toilets in India and China – Dataset

Brief description:

This document contains the cost data for school, toilet, and community and public use cases that are summarized in the resource Costs Associated with Shared Toilets in India and China.

Creating the Path to Profitability for the Reinvented Toilet

Author: STeP and Eram Scientific
Country of focus: India
Published: September 2019

Brief description:

This report presents seven potential business model ideas for companies to consider as they plan their Reinvented Toilet (RT) commercialization strategies in emerging sanitation markets. This report also aims to help donors and governments understand how they might support RT market creation efforts. In 2019, STeP and Eram Scientific, a leading sanitation technology enterprise in India, partnered to design and test new RT business model ideas. This report presents hypotheses and insights generated through this collaborative effort.

OP Market Sizing Model

Published: October 2019

Brief description:

This omni processor (OP) market sizing model uses a bottom-up (city-level) approach to allow users to approximate the potential market opportunity – by number of units – for the OP in urban India from 2020 to 2030. The model considers two OP use-cases: deployment as a component of a fecal sludge treatment plant (FSTP) and co-location with a sewage treatment plant (STP) for the treatment of biosolids. Model users can modify key inputs and assumptions, such as the OP treatment capacity and policies influencing OP adoption rates, to project the potential market potential for up to two different OP units. Model outputs can help inform users’ go-to-market strategies and other initiatives related to OP technology in India.

Market Segments in India for the MURT

Author: STeP
Country of focus: India
Published: September 2019

Brief description:

This two-page overview of the >$500M annual revenue opportunity for Multi-Unit Reinvented Toilets (MURTs) in India summarizes key points from seven of STeP’s detailed market intelligence reports. Intended for new, executive-level readers on the topic, the report highlights major market segments for MURTs in India and describes high-level trends and procurement drivers in each segment. The report will provide readers with an initial understanding of the MURT opportunity in India.

Regional Briefing on Sanitation: Latin American and the Caribbean

Author: STeP
Country of focus: Latin America and the Carribean
Published: September 2019

Brief description:

This report highlights regionwide trends in onsite sanitation, fecal sludge management and wastewater treatment. These trends illustrate a service delivery gap and opportunity for non-sewered sanitation technologies. It is estimated that the total potential market for the construction of improved household toilets is between US $1-15 billion, while the potential market for fecal sludge management services is US $3 billion.

South Africa: Municipal Sanitation

Author: SP Investment Holdings
Country of focus: South Africa
Published: April 2019

Brief description:

This study focuses on the Reinvented Toilet (RT) sanitation landscape for South African municipalities. The report provides nine key recommendations for sanitation technology innovators considering the South African market and highlights eight key factors municipalities consider when procuring new sanitation technologies. Insights are driven by qualitative interviews and data at both national and municipal levels. Readers can apply these insights to tailor design and go-to-market strategy for your sanitation technology to the South African context. A data-rich annex provides readers with a deeper understanding of the demographics and sanitation technology experiences of 23 South African municipalities.

China Sanitation Market Brief

Author: STeP
Country of focus: China
Published: March 2019

Brief description:

China is home to 1.4 billion people and about 67% of China’s population is expected to reside in urban areas by 2030. Nearly 100% of China’s population is reliant, in some manner, on onsite sanitation (OSS) requiring a blend of fecal sludge management (FSM) and sewage treatment. China is undergoing a Toilet Revolution, in which the National Tourist Administration pledged to build or renovate 100,000 public toilets in tourist sites around the country by 2020. Total investment in the program has exceeded $3B. This brief provides readers with an update on the sanitation market with a focus on the Reinvented Toilet (RT) in China.

Gender in Sanitation: A Resource for Commercial Partners

Author: BMGF
Country of focus: Global
Published: March 2019

Brief description:

This resource aims to provide readers with a guide to integrating a gender lens into sanitation solutions, including technology, policy, and others. Readers should expect to come away with: An understanding of how gender influences sanitation and the resulting impacts of sanitation on gender-related outcomes; working knowledge of the language and terminology used in gender and sanitation; gender-related elements to keep in mind when designing sanitation solutions and go-to-market strategies; examples of what can go wrong when gender is not considered in sanitation solutions; and a path forward to integrating a gender lens into sanitation solutions.

Feedstock Adequacy for a 2-Engine J-OP in One Indian City: Findings from a Multifunctional Study in Tiruppur, India

Author: STeP and Athena Infonomics
Country of focus: India
Published: March 2019

Brief description:

Prior to designing and installing a fecal sludge treatment system (whether an Omni Processor [OP] or a fecal sludge treatment plant [FSTP]), it is important to gain an understanding of your fecal sludge management (FSM) reliant population, including the volumes of FS and mass of dry solids they generate. STeP, along with local partner Athena Infonomics, conducted a 3-part study between November 2017 and March 2018 to better understand the FSM reliant population residing within a 20 km radius of a potential OP site in Tiruppur, Tamil Nadu. The study aimed to (a) understand household characteristics and FSM behaviors; (b) quantify the volume of FS generated in the 20-km catchment area; and (c) evaluate the energetic properties and total solids content of the FS collected in Tiruppur. Based on measured FS accumulation, total solids and energetic value, there is close to sufficient feedstock to supply a 2-engine J-OP within a 20 km radius of the proposed site in Tiruppur, equating to a fecal sludge management (FSM) population of approximately 1 million people.