Cookie tracking notice
Are we allowed to crumble with cookies and anonymous tracking?

We use cookies on our website. Some of them are essential for the operation of the site (so called session cookies), while others help us to improve this site and the user experience (tracking cookies). We use the application Matomo and the external service etracker to analyze your behavior on our website anonymously. Because we value your privacy, we are here with asking your permission to use the following technologies. You can change your settings any time via this link or the menu item in footer menu. For more information visit our Data Policy

UDD toilets in rural school Hayanist, Armenia - Case study of sustainable sanitation projects

Deegener, S., Samwel, M., Anakhasyan, E. (2009)

Published in: 2009

Publisher:
Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA)

Author:
Deegener, S., Samwel, M., Anakhasyan, E.

Uploaded by:
SuSanA secretariat

Partner profile:
common upload


10744 Views
126 Downloads


 Location of library entry

Content - Summary

This case study is about a pilot project to upgrade the sanitation system in an rural school. UDDTs were used to provide sanitation for 350 students and 26 staff.

The Armenian Women for Health and Healthy Environment (AWHHE) has implemented this project "Improvement of sanitation in rural areas of Armenia" which is part of the program "Tapping resources" funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign affairs (TMF). Objectives for the implementation of an alternative sanitation concept were as follows:
· Establishment of a sustainable, affordable and safe school sanitation system
· Improvement of the user comfort: Before project implementation in 2006, the 6-17 year old students had to go to outdoor pit latrines. The new toilet building is adjacent to the school building, so that students now benefit from indoor toilets.
· Introduction of an ecological sanitation approach in Armenia and investigation of its feasibility in a rural context in the Caucasus region.
· Reducing contamination of surface water (open drainage channels) and groundwater with pathogens and nitrates from pit latrines.
· Raising public awareness with regard to the hygienic and health risks associated with poor sanitation and drinking water supplies.

The project should - amongst other goals - provide an affordable option to upgrade school sanitation. It serves as an example of how sanitary conditions in rural areas without any connection to sewer or piped water supply systems can be improved. In addition the population should become aware of the advantages of urine diverting toilets regarding water protection and gain of excellent organic fertilizer.

The main long-term impact of the project is an improved public health (e.g. reduced rate of diarrhoea incidences in children). For a quantification of this impact it is planned to analyze the change in the number of absences recorded in the classregisters. It is planned to assess this in late 2010 in the frame of Emma Anakhasyan's PhD thesis.
An additional impact is an increased awareness among politicians (both high and low administrational level) so that they financially support sustainable sanitation projects.

Bibliographic information

Deegener, S., Samwel, M., Anakhasyan, E. (2009). UDD toilets in rural school Hayanist, Armenia - Case study of sustainable sanitation projects. Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA)

Filter tags

Case studies in SuSanA template English Europe & Central Asia Faeces or faecal sludge Rural Schools Urine Urine diversion dehydration toilets (UDDTs)

Download

UDD toilets in rural school Hayanist, Armenia

Format: pdf file
Size: 0.59 MB

Share this page on    


Follow us on    

SuSanA Partners  currently 400 partners

Networks Circle

 

Latest SuSanA Blog Articles

  • 22-07-2024Andy Narracott:
    Breaking the Myths: Common Misconceptions About Safely Managed Sanitation »
  • 05-07-2024Lourdes Valenzuela:
    Brasilia June 2024: SIRWASH Dialogues: Public Policies for Economic Accessibility to Rural Water and Sanitation Services in the Context of Latin American and Caribbean Countries »
  • 11-06-2024 Ann Thomas:
    Nature Calls – why sanitation is the logical starting point for fighting climate change »
  • 07-05-2024Jeremy Kohlitz,Kaiea Ribanataake Awira,Ngaouea Neemia:
    Can Kiritimati become a model circular economy society? Water and sanitation as potential entry points »
  • 26-03-2024Alice Brandt ,Mascha Kaddori:
    Let’s get wild: Water, sanitation and hygiene at the human-wildlife interface »
  • 21-03-2024Tabeer Riaz:
    Empowering Young Women Water Professionals in South Asia: Leading the Wave of Change »
  • 12-03-2024Beauty Mkoba:
    Unlocking the potential of African Women in STEM through mentorship »

SuSanA Blog »

SuSanA newsletter

Stay informed about the activities of SuSanA and its partners. The SuSanA newsletter is sent out around four times per year. It contains information about news, events, new partners, projects, discussions and publications of the SuSanA network.

Subscribe to newsletter »

 


close  

 

Resources and publications

Our library has more than 3,000 publications, factsheets, presentations, drawings etc. from many different organisations. It continues to grow thanks to the contributions from our partners.

Add item to library »

The three links below take you to special groups of items in the library for more convenient access:

Projects

The project database contains nearly 400 sanitation projects of many different organizations dealing with research, implementation, advocacy, capacity development etc. Advanced filtering functions and a global map are also available. Information on how and why this database was created is here.

People working for SuSanA partners can add their own projects through their partner profile page. You might need your SuSanA login upgraded for this purpose. Please contact us if you would like to add a project.


Trainings, conference and events materials

Missed important conferences or courses? Catch up by using their materials for self study. These materials have been kindly provided by SuSanA partners.

Shit flow diagrams, excreta flow diagrams (310 SFDs worldwide)

Shit flow diagrams (SFDs) help to visualize excreta management in urban settings. Access SFDs and more through the SFD Portal.

Emersan eCompendium

Humanitarian Sanitation Hub

Sanitation Workers Knowledge and Learning Hub

 


close  

 

Discussion forum

Share knowledge, exchange experiences, discuss challenges, make announcements, ask questions and more. Hint: Your discussion forum login is the same as your SuSanA login. More about the forum's philosophy »


Integrated content

We are hosting content from some other communities of practice and information-sharing portals. This section also provides a link to SuSanA's Sanitation Wikipedia initiative.

Suggest content to add »

SuSanA partners

Not yet a SuSanA partner? Show your organisation's support to SuSanA's vision and engage in  knowledge sharing by becoming partners.

Apply to become a partner »


Individual membership

Register as an individual member of SuSanA free of charge. As a member you can interact with thousands of sanitation enthusiasts on the discussion forum.  You can also get engaged in one of our 13 working groups and our regional chapters. Our FAQs explain the benefits further.

By getting a SuSanA login you can fully participate in the SuSanA community!

Register as a member

Login


Forgot your password?
Forgot your username?

 


close