The Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney (ISF-UTS) leads research and evaluation to inform policy and practice. ISF-UTS is a global leader in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), providing evidence to support advances in sustainable, equitable services in developing country contexts in Asia, Pacific and elsewhere, as well as a leader in the water sector internationally. Committed to ethical principles of participation, gender equality and social inclusion, ISF-UTS’s multidisciplinary approach provides knowledge and know-how to support the technical, economic, legal, environmental and social dimensions of WASH. ISF-UTS are leaders in economic analysis and sustainability assessment to inform infrastructure decision-making and development of appropriate institutional arrangements to support a service-delivery approach.
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“Enterprise in WASH” is a 3-year research study, running from 2013-2016. The research investigates the role of micro, small and medium enterprises, who are emerging as important players in sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) service delivery for the poor.
In recent years, civil […]
Effective governance for the successful long-term operation of community scale air limbah systems
Research to improve successful long term service delivery from community scale sanitation service systems in Indonesia by focusing on governance.
Duration: 2013 - 2016
‘Community Sanitation Governance’ is a 3-year research project investigating effective governance for successful long-term operation of community scale wastewater systems in Indonesia. For this project, governance means the financial, stakeholder, organizational, regulatory, and technical […]
Exploring legal and policy aspects of urban sanitation and hygiene
During 2012-2014, SNV did four country reviews of legal arrangements for urban sanitation and hygiene in Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Indonesia. Based on these experiences, this guide was developed to provide support and guidance for WASH practitioners undertaking a scan of legal […]
Financing sanitation for cities and towns
Planning and financing for sanitation in cities and towns in developing countries is often ad hoc and piecemeal. Stronger capacity to plan financing for sanitation infrastructure (and services) for the long term will lead to better outcomes. Planning for adequate long-term services […]
A guide to septage transfer stations
Septage transfer stations have the potential to significantly reduce the amount of faecal sludge entering the environment by providing a local solution for septage disposal. Localised transfer stations shorten the time required for local operators to collect and transport septage, […]
Are we doing the right thing? Critical questioning for city sanitation planning
Cities are clear examples of complex and rapidly changing systems, particularly in countries where urban population growth and economic development continue apace, and where the socio-political context strongly influences the directions taken. The concept of double-loop learning can […]