Published in: 2009
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GTZ)
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Sanitation in Mongolia is a major problem. While urban apartment-areas are normally connected to the central grid connected to sewage plants, in the countryside and in urban ger-settlements, sanitation is solved via simple pit-latrines. High groundwater - contamination in urban settlements is a result of untreated infiltration of into the ground. Hence, alternative solutions are urgently required. German Technical Cooperation (GTZ), disposing of experiences with ecological sanitation gathered worldwide, has adapted the concept to the environmental and cultural conditions in Mongolia and disseminated approximately 40 ECOSAN-toilets among ger-area residents and institutions in Mongolia. However, the experiences and results of this study demonstrate that up to now the ECOSAN-concept could not reach a broader acceptance among the target-groups (ger-area inhabitants, tourist-camps, public institutions) in Mongolia.
GTZ (2009). Ecosan - ecological sanitation in Mongolia - Result-oriented monitoring, August 2008 – rapid appraisal. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GTZ)
Asia & Pacific English Faeces or faecal sludge Peri-urban Urban (entire city) Urine Urine diversion dehydration toilets (UDDTs)
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