Monday, December 19, 2022

International Society for Sanitation Studies

Annual Conference 2022


  • Extend Abstract Submission Deadline: December 2 (Fri)
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Sanitation refers to a system that hygienically separates humans from harmful excreta and promotes its safe treatment and disposal. The significance of addressing sanitation is articulated in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal 6 which states that we should “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.” We have less than 10 years to reach this 2030 goal, and it seems quite doubtful that we will.

With this in mind, the International Society for Sanitation Studies (ISSS) was launched in April 2022. ISSS aims to bring a broad range of stakeholders together to tackle global sanitation through a truly inter- and trans-disciplinary approach recognizing that sanitation must be viewed through the nexus of Health, Materials and Socio-culture. 

We therefore welcome you to the ISSS Annual Conference 2022.

Theme: Before and after 2030 – Envisioning the future of Sanitation
Date: Monday, December 19 from 10:00 – 16:00 JST
Venue: Online (Zoom – Oral Presentations, Zoom & Slack – Poster Presentations)
Keynote Speakers: 



(Kyoto University, Japan)


Prof. Wellington MASAMBA

(Botswana International University of Science & Technology, Botswana)

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Humanity and Sanitation
  • Public Health and Risk Assessment
  • Business Models of Sanitation
  • Resources Recovery and Reuse in Sanitation
  • Municipal Waste and Sanitation
  • Socio-Economic, Demographic & Cultural Aspects of Sanitation
  • Technical Aspects of Sanitation
  • Sanitation and Agriculture
  • Sanitation field studies
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

All accepted abstracts will be published in the Conference Proceedings of the Sanitation Journal with DOI. Submitted full papers will be peer-reviewed and selected papers will be published in a special edition of the journal.

We hope you can join this event.

Taro Yamauchi, Sikopo Nyambe, Akira Sai
Co-Chairs, ISSS AC2022

Abstract Submission

  • For presenters

Deadline for abstract submission: Friday, November 25, 2022 Friday, December 2

Documents related to Abstract Submission

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Call for Abstracts Abstract Template
(Oral Presentation)
Abstract Template
(Poster Presentation)
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Deadline for abstract submission: Friday, November 25, 2022 Friday, December 2


  • For presenters & audience

Deadline : Friday, December 16, 2022

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This symposium is organized by:

The Lab of Human Ecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Hokkaido University

Contact: isss.symposium (at)