Working Group 4
Sanitation Systems, Hygiene & Health

This working group will develop possible options on how to improve sanitation systems especially in developing countries.


Appropriate technology plays a crucial role for every sanitation system. Together with economic considerations, technology is always one of the main decisive factors for the success of a sanitation project. One of the challenges for improving sanitation in low and middle income countries is to acquire a sound knowledge base of the wide range of sanitation options to assure informed decision making for the most feasible sanitation system.

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This technology should be chosen according to health and hygiene as well as ecological, economical and financial factors and should best fit to the site-specific context. The technology selected should consider the entire sanitation chain, from the point of excreta generation through collection, transportation, treatment and safe use of treated material.

This working group will develop possible options on how to improve sanitation systems especially in developing countries. The working group will continue to discuss and deliver important information related to possible technical options for sanitation systems, to date a factsheet on sanitation systems and technology options has been developed

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Working Group Leads

 

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Makerere University Kampala, Uganda

 

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EAWAG/SANDEC, Switzerland

 

 

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WRC, South Africa

 

 

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GIZ, Kenya