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Dubois, A. (2017)

Up-scaling Basic Sanitation for the Urban Poor (UBSUP) in Kenya

This case study describes the Upscaling Basic Sanitation for the Urban Poor (UBSUP) programme, which is a country-wide up-scaling intervention aimed at providing access to basic household sanitation in urban low income areas of Kenya. UBSUP is anchored at the Water Sector Trust Fund with technical support from GIZ and funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the German Government …

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Beukes, L., Naidoo,D. (2015)

Understanding and addressing the exposure of workers, the public and the environment to pathogens during pit emptying
Water Research Commission Project 2134

On-site sanitation is a desirable option in many contexts and various on-site technologies have been rolled out in South Africa, as well as other countries, as a basic standard of adequate sanitation. Most on-site sanitation
systems accumulate sludge in a collection chamber which eventually becomes full and needs to be
emptied; the system can then be recommissioned for another cycle of use. If, …

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WSUP / Light Castle Partners (2016)

Local Business Development Support for Introducing Privatized Emptying Services to the Chittagong Market

WSUP’s (Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor) project of “introducing privatized emptying services in Chittagong” is a scale-up of their previous project of public-private partnership for septic tank emptying services that began operations in Dhaka almost a year ago. The scale-up in Chittagong is targeting the procurement and implementation of two exhausting trucks via a sustainable …

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Oxfam (2016)

Septage Management Leader’s Guidebook
Philippines Edition

The Septage Management Leader’s Guidebook, is a product of Oxfam through their program to improve sanitation in the super typhoon Haiyan devastation area of the central Philippines. The Manual presents a step-by-step strategy for scaling up septage management services more widely. The “Quick Start Guide” and the tools and checklists at the beginning of each step are designed to make the …

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Reynaud, N. (2015)

Operation of Decentralised Wastewater Treatment Systems (DEWATS) under tropical field conditions

Decentralised Wastewater Treatment Systems (DEWATS) such as disseminated by the Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association (BORDA) are increasingly being recognized by decision makers across the world as an option for service delivery in densely populated low-income areas. However, little practical experience has been gathered methodologically on basic engineering and performance …

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BORDA (2015)

BORDA Symposium - Integrated Management of Used Water and Sanitation
10 and 11 November 2015 in Bremen, Germany

The symposium responded to needs of action as identified during 2015’s World Water Forum 7 in South-Korea and 2015’s World Water Week in Stockholm. By linking actual experiences from implementation with innovative concepts of urban development, the symposium aimed

▶▶ to generate an input to the realization of respective SDGs and to the HABITAT III process (Quito/Ecuador, October 2016) …

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Müllegger, E., Freiberger, E., McConville, J., Samwel, M., Rieck, C., Scott, P., Langergraber, G. (2012)

Operation and maintenance of sustainable sanitation systems
Factsheet of Working Group 10

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Within SuSanA several thematic working groups have been established in order to cover a variety of different sanitation aspects and to provide outputs that underline the problems and opportunities of these aspects. By joining a working group you can work with other experts on several issues to promote sustainable sanitation. You can also be active by hosting SuSanA meetings and/or by organising activities/events to promote sustainable sanitation.

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