Tuesday, November 28, 2023

International Society for Sanitation Studies

Annual Conference 2023


  • Extend Abstract Submission Deadline: November 7 (Tue)

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 2023.

Theme: Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for socially vulnerable populations
Date: Tuesday, November 28 from 10:00 – 18:30 JST
Venue: Online (Zoom – Oral Presentations, Zoom & Slack – Poster Presentations)
Participation: Free
Keynote Speakers: 


Prof. Marni SOMMER

(Columbia University, USA)


Prof. Elli SUGITA

(Osaka University, Japan)


Prof. Catherine SUTHERLAND

(University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa)

The conference will provide a platform for oral and poster presentations. 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 (WASH)
  • WASH-related chemical and biological contaminants
  • WASH and climate change

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, Chair, ISSS AC2023
Sikopo Nyambe, Co-Chair, ISSS AC2023
Akira Sai, Co-Chair, ISSS AC2023

Abstract Submission

  • For Presenters
Deadline for abstract submission: Tuesday, October 31, 2023 Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Documents related to Abstract Submission

Click here to download the application documents for oral and/or poster presentation

Call for Abstracts Abstract Template
(Oral Presentation)
Abstract Template
(Poster Presentation)
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  • For Presenters
To be provided after abstract acceptance
Deadline for registration: Wednesday, November 22, 2023
  • For Audience
Deadline for registration: Monday, November 27, 2023

Please email us at isss.symposium (at) gmail.com if you do not receive a confirmation email after your registration

Participants only

  • Information for Presenters & Audience
Coming soon

This symposium is organized by:

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

Contact: isss.symposium (at) gmail.com

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