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von Münch, E., Ingle, R., Mbalo, D., Kappauf, L. (eds.) (2012). Compilation of 13 factsheets on key sustainable sanitation topics. Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) and GIZ, Germany. [7.48 MB]

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This factsheet book is a compilation of 13 thematic factsheets which were produced by the eleven SuSanA working groups. What makes these factsheets special is that they are …

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SOIL (2011). Can We Sell EcoSan Compost in Haiti? A Market Analysis Report. Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods, Haiti, supported by Oxfam Great Britain. [163.03 KB]

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With the support of Oxfam Great Britain, SOIL conducted a market assessment of compost and fertilizer sales in Haiti with a specific focus on indentifying possible markets for the …

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Gensch, R., Dagerskog, L., van Veenhuizen, R., Winker, M., Drechsel, P. (2012). Productive sanitation and the link to food security - Factsheet of Working Group 5. Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA). [462.95 KB]

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This factsheet provides information on the link between sanitation and agriculture as well as related implications on health, economy and the environment. It presents examples of …

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WHO (2006). WHO Guidelines for the Safe Use of Wastewater, Excreta and Greywater - Volume IV: Excreta and greywater use in agriculture. World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, Switzerland. [4.85 MB]

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Volume 4 of the Guidelines focuses exclusively on the safe use of excreta and greywater in agriculture. Recent trends in sanitation, including ecological sanitation, are driven by …

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Deveza, K. S., Holmer, R. J. (2002). Container gardening: A way of growing vegetables in the city. Xavier University College of Agriculture, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines. [84.68 KB]

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This paper presents a way to offer accessibility and affordability of fresh and highly nutritious vegetable for family consumption through "container gardening". It is a concept …

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Imhof, B., Muhlemann J. (2005). Greywater treatment on household level in developing countries – a state of the art review. Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich. [2.2 MB]

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The main purpose of this report is to present the current state of the art regarding greywater management. The report presents typical greywater characteristics, the main treatment …

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Sartorius, C., von Horn, J., Tettenborn, F. (2011). Phosphorus recovery from wastewater – state-of-the-art and future potential. International Water Association (IWA), Water Environment Federation (WEF). [366.01 KB]

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Today, there are already a variety of very different approaches to the recovery of phosphorus from wastewater, sludge and ashes. These approaches differ by the origin of the used …

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Morgan, P., Shangwa, A. (2010). Teaching Ecological Sanitation in Schools - A compilation of manuals and fact sheets. Aquamor, Zimbabwe. [11.77 MB]

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These manuals were originally written as chapters for a book which is still being researched and compiled. In order to make the valuable information available for others to use and …

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Cordell, D., Schmid-Neset, T., White, S., Drangert, J.-O. (2009). Preferred Future Phosphorus Scenarios: A Framework for Meeting Long-term Phosphorus Needs for Global Food Demand. International Conference on Nutrient Recovery from Wastewater Streams, IWA Publishing London, UK. [648.11 KB]

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This paper develops probable, possible and preferred long-term scenarios for supply and demand-side measures of phosphorus. The preferred scenarios together demonstrate how …

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Gensch, R., Miso, A., Itchon, G. (2011). Urine as liquid fertiliser in agricultural production in the Philippines - A practical field guide. Xavier University Press, Philippines. [7.77 MB]

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This practical field guide on urine reuse in agriculture in the Philippines is a landmark publication of the Sustainable Sanitation Center (SUSAN Center) of Xavier University in …

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SEEE (2007). Normes de Qualité - Eaux destinées à l’irrigation (in French) - Quality standards - water for irrigation. Secrétariat d'Etat auprès du Ministère de l'Energie, des Mines, de l'Eau et de l'Environnement (MEMEE), chargé de l'Eau et de l'Environnement, Maroc. [385.75 KB]

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Normes de Qualité (leaflet about treated wastewater reuse in agriculture in Morocco) …

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Morgan, P. (2007). Available sanitation technologies for rural and peri-urban Africa. Ecological Sanitation Research (EcoSanRes), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). [3.67 MB]

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For most parts of rural and peri-urban Africa the pit latrine remains the most commonly used sanitation technology. This is likely to remain so for a very long time. The pit …

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Arnold, U., Gesens, F. (2009). Closing nutrient cycles in decentralised water treatment systems in the Mekong Delta - SANSED – Project Final Report. University of Bonn, Germany. [3.76 MB]

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The SANSED project was initiated in the frame of the German-Vietnamese collaboration in research and technology on water research and environment, agreed on by the responsible …

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GTZ (2003). Ecosan – Closing the loop in wastewater management and sanitation - Shortcomings of conventional wastewater systems. [577.47 KB]

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Poster shows the shortcomings of conventional wastewater systems: small amount of blackwater pollute huge amount of clean water …

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Soroosh, H. (2011). Considering human urine as nutrients resource for cultivation of microalgae - Scenedesmus quadricauda for biodiesel production in photoautotrophic metabolism. Master Thesis, Kristianstad University, Sweden. [2.14 MB]

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This study aims to illustrate the possibility of using human urine as an alternative to chemical fertilizer and municipal wastewater for the cultivation of microalgae, to produce …

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Ecosan Club (ed.) (2012). Water reuse. Sustainable Sanitation Practice (SSP), Issue 11. EcoSan Club, Austria. [5.64 MB]

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With rapidly growing demand for food and energy on the one hand and continuing urbanisation on the other hand, stress on water resources is steadily increasing. Therefore, reuse …

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Richert, A., Gensch, R., Jönsson, H., Stenström, T., Dagerskog, L. (2010). Practical guidance on the use of urine in crop production. Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Sweden. [1.66 MB]

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This book gives practical guidance on the use of urine in crop production as a vital component of sustainable crop production and sanitation systems. It also includes guidance on …

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Morgan, P. (2004). An ecological approach to sanitation in Africa - A compilation of experiences. Aquamor, Zimbabwe. [4.77 MB]

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For most people sanitation means sitting on a toilet and flushing away the excreta to waste or simply sitting or squatting on a pit toilet and letting the waste matter build up in …

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Rodda, N., Carden, K., Armitage, N., du Plessis, H. (2011). Development of guidance for sustainable irrigation use of greywater in gardens and small-scale agriculture in South Africa. Water Research Commission (WRC), Pretoria, South Africa. [532.97 KB]

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Greywater is untreated household effluent from baths, showers, kitchen and hand-wash basins and laundry (i.e. all non-toilet uses). More than half of indoor household water is …

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Richert, A., Gensch, R., Jönsson, H., Stenström, T., Dagerskog, L. (2011). Guía práctica de uso de la orina en la producción agrícola (in Spanish) - Practical Guidance on the Use of Urine in Crop Production. Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Sweden. [1.41 MB]

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For the English summary, see the separate English document entry in this library. …

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Erzinger, F. (2011). Low cost upgrading of pit latrines with UDDTs for private households - Bottom-up approach for handling and valorisation of human excreta in Fada N’Gourma, Burkina Faso. Presentation given to GIZ in Eschborn, Germany. [1.61 MB]

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This presentation is about the hygiene problems in the handling of human excreta, i.e. the evacuation and deposing of these excreta. …

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Richert, A., Gensch, R., Jönsson, H., Stenström, T., Dagerskog, L. (2011). Conseils Pratiques pour une Utilisation de l’Urine en Production Agricole (in French) - Practical guidance on the use of urine in crop production. Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Stockholm, Sweden. [1.66 MB]

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Ce livre propose des conseils pratiques pour une utilisation de l’urine en production agricole comme composante essentielle de la production agricole et de systèmes …

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Jimenez-Cisneros, B. E. (2007). Helminth ova control in wastewater and and sludge for agricultural reuse. [1.06 MB]

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A new version of the WHO Guidelines for the Safe Use of Waste Water, Excreta and Greywater in Agriculture and Aquaculture has been released in 2006. These guidelines, among other …

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Morgan, P. (2007). The Arborloo book for Ethiopia - How to make a simple pit toilet and grow trees and vegetables. Ecological Sanitation Research (EcoSanRes), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). [995.93 KB]

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Most of the rural population of Ethiopia do not have access to safe and reliable toilets. A good toilet, together with a safe reliable water supply and the practice of good …

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Joensson, H., Richert Stintzing, A., Vinneras, B., Salomon, E. (2004). Guidelines on the Use of Urine and Faeces in Crop Production. Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden. [2.27 MB]

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These guidelines are based on our current knowledge of the use of urine and faeces in small and large-scale cultivation. So far, the use of urine and faeces is limited around the …

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Morgan, P. (2007). Toilets That Make Compost - Low-cost, sanitary toilets that produce valuable compost for crops in an African context. SEI. [6.51 MB]

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This book describes how to make a range of toilets that also make compost. The compost is useful in the vegetable garden and can also be used for growing trees. The simplest are …

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Morgan, P. (2010). Ecological toilets - Start simple and upgrade from arborloo to VIP. [6.84 MB]

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This book comes as a sequel to the earlier work entitled “Toilets that make Compost” in which low cost ecological toilets were described together with the benefits that could …

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Rosemarin, A. (2004). The precarious geopolitics of phosphorous. Down To Earth Magazin, Reprinted for the 2004 Stockholm Water Symposium, Courtesy of ”Down to Earth”, June 30, 2004 Issue, p. 27-34. [692.86 KB]

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Both nitrogen and phosphorous are essential to life. Lynchpins both …

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Morgan, P. (2007). Latrines à compost. Des latrines hygiéniques à faible coût qui produisent du compost pour l’agriculture dans un contexte africain (in French) - Composting toilets. Low cost hygienic toilets which produce compost for agriculture in an African context. EcoSanRes Programme. [2.35 MB]

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Ce livre décrit la technique de réalisation d’une variété de latrines qui, par ailleurs, servent aussi à produire du compost. Le compost est utile pour les jardins potagers …

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Henry, L. (2011). Agriculture as a Driver for Sanitation - CREPA’s Experience (Burkina Faso). Presented on 20 July 2011 at a seminar at AfricaSan3 (Kigali, Rwanda) on Linkages between Agriculture and Productive Sanitation: Scaling up Ecosan in Africa. [3.16 MB]

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Niwagaba, C. B. (2009). Treatment technologies for human faeces and urine - PhD thesis. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden. [898.91 KB]

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This thesis examines simple, cheap, environmentally friendly and resource efficient technologies for the treatment of source-separated human faeces and urine to enable safe …

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Ecosan Club (ed.) (2010). The ROSA project. Sustainable Sanitation Practice (SSP), Issue 4, EcoSan Club, Austria. [2.28 MB]

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During the last years EcoSan Club was partner of the ROSA project. The ROSA (Resource-Oriented Sanitation concepts for peri-urban areas in Africa) project proposed …

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SEI (2009). Sanitation policies and regulatory frameworks for reuse of nutrients in wastewater, human excreta and greywater - Proceedings from SEI/EcoSanRes2 Workshop in Sweden. Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden. [532.97 KB]

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Sanitation policies and regulatory frameworks are important tools and key elements when promoting and implementing sustainable sanitation including reuse of nutrients in …

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Niwagaba, C. (2005). Documentation and evaluation of ecosan experiences in Uganda - Preliminary do’s and don’ts in EcoSan implementation in Uganda. Government of Uganda Ministry of Water, Lands and Environment, The Directorate of Water Development, Uganda. [834.25 KB]

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Ecological sanitation (ecosan) was introduced in Uganda as an alternative sanitation system that could solve the problems of traditional means of human excreta management namely …

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Sartorius, C. (2011). Technologievorausschau und Zukunftschancen durch die Entwicklung von Phosphorrecyclingtechnologien in Deutschland (in German) - Technology prediction and future opportunities through the development of phosphorus recycling technologies in Germany. Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Siedlungswasserwirtschaft an der RWTH Aachen. [236.74 KB]

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Die Verwendung von Klärschlamm als nährstoffhaltiges Substrat in der Landwirtschaft stellt eine Low-Tech-Variante des Phosphorrecyclings dar, das die für das Pflanzenwachstum …

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Murray, A. (2011). Human-waste reuse: Global overview of options and background market analysis of waste-based business opportunities in Nairobi, Kenya. Waste Enterprises Ltd.. [6.59 MB]

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The Sanitation and Safe Water for All (SSAWA) program is an initiative recently launched by the IFC in Nairobi, Kenya. The program was established to identify and develop market …

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Winker, M., Rieck, C. (2013). Schlussbericht SANItärRecycling ESCHborn (SANIRESCH) (in German) - Final report SANItaryRecycling ESCHborn (SANIRESCH). Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Eschborn, Germany. [9.36 MB]

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The project SANIRESCH investigated and demonstrated the implementation of a urine diversion system in an office building. The project showed that the technical realisation with …

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Ecosan Club (ed.) (2010). Use of urine. Sustainable Sanitation Practice (SSP), Issue 3. EcoSan Club, Austria. [1.4 MB]

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"Use of urine" is the thematic topic of the third issue of Sustainable Sanitation Practice (SSP). If urine is collected separately, treated and converted to agricultural usage, the …

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Tilley, E., Gantenbein, B., Khadka, R., Zurbrügg, C., Udert, K. (2009). Social and economic feasibility of struvite recovery from urine at the community level in Nepal. IWA - Conference on Nutrient Recovery from Wastewater Streams. [340.74 KB]

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The town of Siddhipur in the Kathmandu valley was selected as a study site to determine the feasibility of establishing a community-scale struvite processing centre using …

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Rosemarin, A. (2010). Peak Phosphorus, The Next Inconvenient Truth? - 2nd International Lecture Series on Sustainable Sanitation, World Bank, Manila, October 15, 2010. [3.48 MB]

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Phosphorus, as a fertiliser, is important for the world's food production. The estimated lifetime of the reserves are ending in approx. 100 years. The demand for phosphorus is …

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PUVeP (2008). Philippine allotment garden manual - With an introduction to ecological sanitation. Periurban Vegetable Project. [550.34 KB]

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This Philippine Allotment Garden Manual is an output of research and extension activities of the Periurban Vegetable Project (PUVeP) of Xavier University College of Agriculture in …

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Morgan, P. (2010). Ecological Sanitation in Malawi - Putting recycling into practice. Ecological Sanitation Research (EcoSanRes), Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI). [4.45 MB]

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The concept of ecological sanitation embraces more than toilet provision alone. It is a philosophy which attempts to provide sanitation where pollution of the environment is …

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Dagerskog, L. (2009). Urine. Notre urine vaut de l'or! (in French) - Urine. Our urine is worth gold !. AP-Aguié, Niger. [490.23 KB]

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Dans le cadre du projet Assainissement Productif à Aguié, Niger (AP-Aguié), des fiches d’information imagées ont été produites sur la construction et l’utilisation des …

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Deegener, S., Samwel, M., Gabizon, S. (2006). Toalete Uscate cu Sistem de Separare a Urinei (in Romanian) - Principii, Exploatare si Constructie. WECF. [1.65 MB]

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Partea 1: Toalete uscate cu sistem de separare a urinei sau toalete non-mix …

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Makaya, J. (2009). Contrôle des paramètres physico-chimiques et microbiologiques du fertilisant agricole à base des urines hygiénisées. Rapport d´évaluation d´impacts sanitaires a Ouagadougou (in French) - Control of physico-chemical and microbiological agricultural fertiliser made with sanitised urine. Evaluation report of health impacts in Ouagadougou. CREPA, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. [845.21 KB]

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Le présent travail consiste à contrôler les paramètres physico-chimiques et bactériologiques des urines suivant le temps d’hygiénisation. Il s’agit à la fin de cette …

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Coulibali, C. (2009). Management of ecosan system in urban areas - Ecosan UE project case study in four sectors of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. [375.39 KB]

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Ecological sanitation is an alternative to linear sanitation approaches that often end up to carry waste to water bodies. It is based on an ecosystem approach where the nutrient …

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Sauerborn, J., Germer, J. (2009). Schlussbericht, BMBF-Verbundvorhaben Valley View University: Ökologische Kreislaufwirtschaft Teilprojekt 5 Landwirtschaft, Accra, Ghana (in German) - Final Report, BMBF-project Valley View University: Ecological Recycling Project 5 Agriculture , Accra, Ghana. Universität Hohenheim Institut für Pflanzenproduktion und Agrarökologie in den Tropen und Subtropen Fachgebiet Agrarökologie der Tropen und Subtropen, Germany. [5.19 MB]

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Ziel des Verbundprojektes „Valley View University: Ökologische Kreislaufwirtschaft“ war ein Kreislaufsystem für Wasser und organische Stoffe als Teil des ökologischen …

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Drechsel, P., Scott, C. A., Raschid-Sally, L., Redwood, M., Bahri, A. (2011). L’irrigation avec des eaux usées et la santé (in French) - Irrigation with wastewater and health. International Water Management Institute (IWMI). [2.1 MB]

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L’utilisation des eaux usées pour l’irrigation en agriculture peut se traduire par de nombreux avantages pour presque tous les pays, mais elle s’avère particulièrement …

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Braum, C. (2010). Economical feasibility of using urine versus struvite as fertiliser - Using the example of GIZ in Eschborn. Bachelor Thesis, Faculty 09 - Agricultural Sciences, Nutritional Sciences and Environmental Management, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany. [1.07 MB]

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The research’s aim was to identify the most favourable alternative of human urine and struvite usage as innovative fertilisers compared to traditional resources. …

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Mneki, P., Austin, L. (2009). Fertiliser value of human manure from pilot urine-diversion toilets. Water SA Vol. 35 No. 1 January 2009, p. 135. [857.56 KB]

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Ecological sanitation is a system that, unlike the traditional waterborne sewerage and pit toilet systems, regards human excreta as a resource to be recycled rather than as a …

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