Key documents on sanitation systems and technology options

Various (2015)

Published in: 2015




In this library entry we have grouped together up to five documents that we think are important "first reading" materials for anyone wishing to obtain a quick overview of this topic. For more details, please see the external links to the discussion forum below.

The documents listed in this library entry in reverse chronological order already exist as individual library entries but have been grouped together here for the purpose of providing a quick overview.

Wolf, L., Nick, A., Cronin, A. (2015). How to keep your groundwater drinkable: Safer siting of sanitation systems - Working Group 11 Publication. Sustainable Sanitation Alliance

Tilley, E., Ulrich, L., Lüthi, C., Reymond, Ph., Zurbrügg, C. (2014). Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies - (2nd Revised Edition). Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), Duebendorf, Switzerland

French and Spanish versions (First edition) of the compendium are also available in the SuSanA library.

Strande, L., Ronteltap, M., Brdjanovic, D. (Eds.) (2014). Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) book - Systems Approach for Implementation and Operation. IWA Publishing, UK (ISBN: 9781780404738)


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How to keep your groundwater drinkable: Safer siting of sanitation systems (SuSanA, 2015)

Format: pdf file
Size: 0.81 MB

Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies (Eawag-Sandec, 2014)

Format: pdf file
Size: 9.75 MB

Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) book (IWA Publishing, 2014)

Format: pdf file
Size: 35.68 MB

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