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von Münch, E., Ingle, R. (eds.) (2012). Compilation of 25 case studies on sustainable sanitation projects from Africa. Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Germany. [15.29 MB]

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The Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) publishes case studies of sustainable sanitation projects from around the world to demonstrate the wide range of available technologies …

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Mijthab, M. (2012). Sanitation technology meets aesthetic design - mosan - a mobile dry toilet inspired by handcrafted shapes. Poster at the Dry Toilet Conference in Tampere, Finland. [4.87 MB]

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Separation of urine and faeces into two inner containers. Faeces are kept dry by covering with ash. A tight-fitting lid and layers of ash avoid …

Uploaded on 23 Oct 2012 • Views: 941 • Downloads: 45

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Winker, M., Schroeder, E., Arnold, U., Heynemann, J., Paris, S., Romich, M., Schürmann, B. (2012). Decentralised wastewater treatment in an urban setting - Results from a full-scale demonstration project. IWA World Water Congress, Busan, South Korea. [660.28 KB]

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Decentralised wastewater treatment in an urban setting – Results from a full-scale demonstration project presented by the GIZ at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition in …

Uploaded on 19 Oct 2012 • Views: 1715 • Downloads: 104

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Roehricht, M., Hartmann, M., Heynemann, J., Winker, M., Paris, S. (2012). Optimisation of struvite precipitation from urine on bench scale. IWA World Water Congress, Busan, South Korea. [186.07 KB]

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Optimisation of struvite precipitation from urine on bench scale presented by the GIZ at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition in Busan, South Korea, September 2012. …

Uploaded on 19 Oct 2012 • Views: 1628 • Downloads: 78

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Müllegger, E., Langergraber, G., Lechner, M., EcoSan Club (eds.) (2012). Faecal Sludge Management. Sustainable Sanitation Practice (SSP), Issue 13. EcoSan Club, Austria. [5.55 MB]

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Management of faecal sludge is often neglected but essential for the functioning of sanitation systems and the well-being of urban dwellers. Issue 13 of Sustainable Sanitation …

Uploaded on 18 Oct 2012 • Views: 1430 • Downloads: 105

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Various authors (2012). The 4th International Dry Toilet Conference 2012. DRY TOILET 2012, Tampere, Finland. [2.29 MB]

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The Conference was held in Tampere, Finland on 22 - 24 August 2012. The main theme of the conference was Drivers for ecological dry toilets in urban and rural areas. The topics …

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Kvarnström, E., Verhagen, J., Nilsson, M., Srikantaiah, V., Ramachandran, S., Singh, K. (2012). The business of the honey-suckers in Bengaluru (India) - The potentials and limitations of commercial faecal sludge recycling. International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC), The Hague. [547.02 KB]

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This paper explores some contributions being made by honey-sucker tanker operators -- that renders a small-scale sanitation service informally and within the private sector -- on …

Uploaded on 15 Oct 2012 • Views: 785 • Downloads: 23

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de Carvalho Rodrigues, M.C. (2012). Reassessing stakeholders’ involvement in environmental sanitation planning and provision - A comparative analysis of three contemporary approaches in East Africa. MSc Thesis, Technische Universität Berlin, Fakultät VI – Planen, Bauen & Umwelt, Master’s Program of Urban Management Studies, Berlin, Germany. [4.26 MB]

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Current figures regarding the lack of environmental sanitation services in developing countries pose a great challenge to governments, the private sector, planners and local …

Uploaded on 8 Oct 2012 • Views: 1235 • Downloads: 93

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Kanyemba, A. (2012). We can do it: Teaching school girls how to build toilets. Aquamor, Harare, Zimbabwe. [5.22 MB]

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This manual brings some techniques used to teach people who are not artisans how to build simple toilets that are suitable for home use and even for the school. The type of toilet …

Uploaded on 4 Oct 2012 • Views: 1443 • Downloads: 84

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Fogde, M. (2012). Hållbart VA i Sverige och i värl (in Swedish) - Sustainable water and wastewater in Sweden and in the world. Presentation, Stockholm Environment Institute. [1.21 MB]

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A presentation about why sustainable sanitation matters not only in Sweden but also in the world. The presentation also explains SuSanA which is a network that works towards a …

Uploaded on 27 Sep 2012 • Views: 1091 • Downloads: 13

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Owako, E. (2012). Nyando peepoo trial project report. Kenya Red Cross, Kenya. [1.12 MB]

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This report presents the findings from the pilot study. The findings of the study are presented sequentially in the report: following the methodology, activities and results and …

Uploaded on 26 Sep 2012 • Views: 1238 • Downloads: 24

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Naeem, K., Berndtsson, M. (2011). Peepoo Try Pakistan - Sindh Floods, November 2011. UN-HABITAT, Pakistan. [2.03 MB]

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Climate change is becoming evident in countries like Pakistan where frequent natural disasters have been experienced in the recent years. In Pakistan alone, 20 million people were …

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Pynnönen, K., Tuhkanen, T., Rieck, C., von Münch, E. (2012). Two years after donor funding ended: success factors for schools to keep their urine-diverting dry toilets (UDDTs) clean and well maintained. 4th International Dry Toilet Conference, Tampere, Finland. [342.4 KB]

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Nine schools were selected and visited in Nyanza and Western Provinces in Kenya in early 2012 in order to evaluate the performance of urine-diverting dry toilets (UDDTs) in schools …

Uploaded on 26 Sep 2012 • Views: 1282 • Downloads: 82

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Ingle, R., Berdau, S., Kleemann, F., Arndt, P. (2012). What does it take to convince decision makers in Omaruru, Namibia to scale up urine diversion dehydration “Otji toilets”?. 4th International Dry Toilet Conference, Tampere, Finland. [283.2 KB]

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To provide access to affordable and sustainable sanitation for all Namibians, it is essential to consider dry toilets as a proactive measure to deal with water shortages and as a …

Uploaded on 26 Sep 2012 • Views: 972 • Downloads: 39

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GIZ-IS (2009). How to use urine diverting dry toilet (in Amharic) - Instruction posters. GIZ-IS, Ethiopia. [1.06 MB]

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Ayele, A., Oldenburg, M., Hartmuth, N. (2008). Urine diverting dry toilets (UDDT): Frequently asked questions. University Capacity Building Program, GIZ-IS, Ethiopia. [205.66 KB]

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Uploaded on 26 Sep 2012 • Views: 869 • Downloads: 48

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Mosler, H., Huber, A., Inauen, J., Tobias, R. (2012). How to achieve evidence-based behavioural change. Article in Sandec News 13/2012, EAWAG, Switzerland. [201.22 KB]

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Practitioners throughout the world report of unused or misused toilets (e.g. used as storage rooms), abandoned newly constructed wells or inadequate hygiene practices. Providing …

Uploaded on 26 Sep 2012 • Views: 991 • Downloads: 44

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Guadagni, A. (2012). Embedding innovative sanitation technology - An assessment of urine diversion dry toilets in Bangladesh. [1.56 MB]

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Compared with many other developing countries, Bangladesh has been reasonably successful in its more recent attempts to provide improved sanitation facilities to its population. …

Uploaded on 26 Sep 2012 • Views: 897 • Downloads: 67

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von Münch, E., Schröder, E. (eds.) (2012). Sanitation activities of GIZ and partners in eight countries in Sub-Saharan Africa: Factsheet compilation (draft) - An output of the sanitation working group in the Fachverbund SOWAS - Services on Water and Sanitation. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Eschborn, Germany. [5.79 MB]

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This is a compilation of factsheets regarding sanitation activities of GIZ and partners in eight countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The countries are Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, …

Uploaded on 24 Sep 2012 • Views: 1470 • Downloads: 124

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Flores, A., Rosemarin, A., Fenner, R. (2009). Evaluating the sustainability of an innovative dry sanitation (ecosan) system in China as compared to a conventional waterborne sanitation system. WEFTEC Conference, USA. [297.36 KB]

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The use of sustainability indicators for evaluating sanitation systems is applied to the Erdos Eco- Town Project (EETP) in China for illustration. The EETP is the largest urban …

Uploaded on 14 Sep 2012 • Views: 1151 • Downloads: 31

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Wenhold, F., Faber, M. (2009). Water in nutritional health of individuals and households: An overview. Water SA Vol. 35 No. 1 January 2009, p. 61, Water Research Commission (WRC), Pretoria, South Africa. [560.92 KB]

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This paper gives an overview of human water requirements (Part 1) and water quality for nutritional health (Part 2). A balance between water input and water output is needed to …

Uploaded on 14 Sep 2012 • Views: 935 • Downloads: 14

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Pradhan, A. (2008). Assessment of urine-diverting EcoSan toilets in Nepal. WaterAid, Nepal. [1.18 MB]

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Across the world, ecological sanitation (EcoSan) is increasingly being seen as a serious and realistic alternative for providing safe sanitation, reducing the health risks …

Uploaded on 14 Sep 2012 • Views: 1098 • Downloads: 38

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Phadke, S. (2009). Poo - Introduction to ecosan with cartoons and sketches. India. [3.04 MB]

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Some of us have the luxury of labeling poo related discussions as "yucky", "juvenile", "crass" or even a "waste" of time. …

Uploaded on 14 Sep 2012 • Views: 1060 • Downloads: 43

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Nordin, A., Vinneras, B., Hedenkvist, M., Wilhelmson, A. (2008). Peepoo bag: Self-sanitising, single use, biodegradable toilet. Presentation at Sanitation Challenge Conference, Wageningen, The Netherlands. [445.47 KB]

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This presentation highlights some major challenges to sanitation especially in slums and describes how malnutrition and a lack of sanitation contribute to the global health burden. …

Uploaded on 14 Sep 2012 • Views: 927 • Downloads: 37

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Stenström, T. (2001). Reduction efficiency of index pathogens in dry sanitation compared with traditional and alternative wastewater treatment systems - Internet Dialogue on ecological sanitation. [17.53 KB]

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It can be concluded that based on the investigations so far …

Uploaded on 14 Sep 2012 • Views: 765 • Downloads: 11

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Diafarou Ali, M. (2009). Carbon dioxide and methane emissions from different wastewater treatment scenarios. UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, the Netherlands. [2.4 MB]

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Since the era of industrialization, concentrations of greenhouse gases (GHGs) have tremendously increased in the atmosphere, as a result of the extensive use of fossil fuels, …

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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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Mamun, A., Monirul, B. (2012). Eco-toilet - an ecological sanitation option for difficult areas of Bangladesh (Practice). Asia Regional Sanitation and Hygiene Practitioners Workshop, Dhaka, Bangladesh. [195.26 KB]

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Coverage and sustainability, however, still remain major challenges. The problems related to sanitation vary between urban and rural areas and among different geographical regions …

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Trioulayre, P. (2009). Management and reuse of human organic matter - Internship report. [2.77 MB]

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This report is the outcome of two months of internship within the company Les Gandousiers. This company, located in Saint-Dizier-en-Diois in the Drôme region in France (south east …

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Chien, B., Phi, D., Chung, B., Nga, N., Stenstrom, T., Carlander, A., Westrell, T., Winblad, U. (2001). Biological study on retention time of microorganisms in faecal material in urine-diverting eco-san latrines in Vietnam - Internet Dialogue on ecological sanitation. [231.75 KB]

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Most Vietnamese live in rural areas, where only 17% of households have some kind of hygienic latrines. Several risk factors and habits have resulted an high infection incidence of …

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Soil Association (2010). A rock and hard place - Peak phosphorus and the threat to our food security. Soil Association, Bristol, UK. [1.01 MB]

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The approaching ‘perfect storm’ of climate change, resource depletion, …

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Thibodeau, C. (2008). Ecological sanitation in Europe: a pathway for Quebec (Canada) - European research tour summary. École de technologie supérieure, Montreal, Quebec (Canada). [688.78 KB]

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Table of Content …

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Various authors (2009). Papers from Session 1 - 4 at the Financing Sanitation Symposium. Financing Sanitation Symposium, KfW, Frankfurt, Germany. [99.47 KB]

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Prepared for the KfW Water Symposium 2009 in Frankfurt …

Uploaded on 14 Sep 2012 • Views: 746 • Downloads: 58

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Jönsson, H. (2009). Powerpoint slides for ecosan introduction in Korean language. Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Stockholm, Sweden. [2.7 MB]

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Schröder, J., Cordell, D., Smit, A., Rosemarin, A. (2010). Sustainable use of phosphorus. Plant Research International, Wageningen, The Netherlands. [2.14 MB]

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Phosphorus is essential for food production, however its use is not without implications. Attention to sustainable phosphorus use is no longer solely focused on reducing …

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GIZ (2012). Sanitation activities in South Sudan - Factsheet. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. [812.42 KB]

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This series of short factsheets gives an overview of the sanitation situation of eight GIZ water programs in Sub-Saharan Africa. For South Sudan the factsheet underlines the …

Uploaded on 13 Sep 2012 • Views: 993 • Downloads: 21

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Platzer, C. (1998). Design recommendations for subsurface flow constructed wetlands for nitrification and denitrification. [46.38 KB]

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The paper presents a design for nitrogen removal in subsurface flow wetlands. The nitrification in the verticalflow beds (VFBs) is clearly determined by the oxygen balance in the …

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GIZ (2012). Support to the national urban sanitation policy (NUSP) and City Sanitation Plans - Factsheets. GIZ India. [5.73 MB]

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Sanitation is defined as safe management of human excreta, including its safe confinement treatment, disposal and associated hygiene-related practices. According to official …

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Suntura, C., Sandoval, B. (2012). Ecological Sanitation in peri-urban area of El Alto city, Bolivia - EcoSan a gran escala en una zona periurbana El Alto, Bolivia (English and Spanish). Case study of sustainable sanitation projects, SuSanA, Fundación Sumaj Huasi, Stockholm Environment Institute. [868.46 KB]

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This case study describes the project of UDDTs construction in El Alto, Bolivia. The project developed by the NGO Fundación Sumaj Huasi (La Paz) and had financial support from the …

Uploaded on 31 Aug 2012 • Views: 5551 • Downloads: 487

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GIZ (2011). City Sanitation Plans in India (Nashik, Kochi, Raipur, Shimla, Tirupati). GIZ India (Sanitation Program). [6.32 MB]

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City Sanitation Plans (factsheets) …

Uploaded on 24 Aug 2012 • Views: 2464 • Downloads: 349

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Pynnönen, K. (2012). Ecosan in schools: post-evaluation of the operation of urine diverting dry toilets in rural schools in Kenya - Factors affecting their sustainability. [5.46 MB]

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The Ecosan Promotion Project (EPP) in Kenya, funded by EU, GTZ and Sida, was promoting appropriate ecological sanitation (ecosan) technologies during the project period …

Uploaded on 10 Aug 2012 • Views: 1698 • Downloads: 78

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WSUP (2012). Recognising and dealing with informal influences in water and sanitation services delivery. Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP), London, UK. [814.75 KB]

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Donor-funded water and sanitation improvement programmes tend to focus on and operate within the formal frameworks put in place by municipal or national governments. These …

Uploaded on 8 Aug 2012 • Views: 1198 • Downloads: 15

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Mbalo, D., Brand, K. (2012). Report on the status of the EcoSan Promotion Project facilities built on a household level. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Kenya. [2.7 MB]

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The report presents the results of an ex-post evaluation of a sanitation project in rural Kenya. The evaluation visited 53 EcoSan facilities on a household level in June 2012, two …

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Peter, S., Zurbrügg, C. (eds.) (2012). Sandec News 2012 - July 2012, No. 13. Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), Dübendorf, Switzerland. [3.06 MB]

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Sandec News is the annual publication of the Department of Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries (Sandec) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology …

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BMZ (2012). Checkliste zur Steigerung der Wirksamkeit im Wasser- und Sanitärsektor in Subsahara Afrika (in German) - Check-list for improved effectiveness in the water and sanitation sector in sub-Saharan Africa. Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ), Germany. [265.82 KB]

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Deutschland gehört in Afrika mit einem laufenden Portfolio von über 1,2 Mrd. Euro zu den größten bilateralen Gebern im Wasser- und Sanitärsektor. Gleichzeitig ist Afrika mit …

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Ackatia-Armah, T. N. M., Sommer, M. (2012). Growth and Changes - Menstrual Hygiene Education Books (Ghana). Grow and Know, Inc., Accra, Ghana. [6.97 MB]

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Similar to the Tanzanian and Cambodian editions, the Ghanaian version of Growth and Changes provides simple and illustrated explanations about the changes faced by girls during …

Uploaded on 27 Jul 2012 • Views: 1454 • Downloads: 50

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Añorve, C. (2008). Manual para la construcción de baños secos - Manual for the construction of dry toilets (in Spanish and Náhuat). Universidad La Salle Cuernavaca, Mexico. [8.05 MB]

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Intorducción …

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Homeless International (2011). How do land tenure issues affect sanitation provision for the urban poor? How can water and sanitation provision empower the urban poor? - Homeless International Learning Brief - No.1 and No.2. Homeless International (HI), UK. [704.56 KB]

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The two learning briefs are based on the experience of the multi-country community-led project ‘Water and sanitation provision for the urban poor in Malawi, Tanzania and …

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Wall, K., Bhagwan, J., Ive, O. (2011). Piloting franchising O&M partnerships: connecting unrelated concepts, to create something innovative. 35th WEDC International Conference, UK. [60.88 KB]

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Partnerships, using the basic principles of franchising, could address many challenges in the operation and/or maintenance of water services. Franchising provides appropriate …

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Muellegger, E., Langergraber, G., Lechner, M., EcoSan Club (eds.) (2012). Treatment wetlands. Sustainable Sanitation Practice (SSP), Issue 12. EcoSan Club, Austria. [7.14 MB]

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Natural wetlands have been used for wastewater treatment for centuries. In many cases, however, the reasoning behind this use was disposal, rather than treatment and the wetland …

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SuSanA Partners
(currently 231 partners)