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Developing sanitation options to protect the water quality of the drinking water source of Herat City, Afghanistan

Khawaja, N., Noori, N., Zawran, H. (2011)

Published in: 2011

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IWA Conference on Decentralised Wastewater Treatment Systems (DEWATS) for Urban Environments in Asia, May 25 – 28, Manila, Philippines

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Khawaja, N., Noori, N., Zawran, H.

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The Navin Well-Field Area is the source of water supply for Herat City, Afghanistan. The existing sanitation systems in the fast developing well-field area pose a threat to the groundwater quality and hence to the water source of the city. Herat Water Supply and Sewerage Company with the support of GIZ-Rodeco is implementing two alternative sanitation systems to protect the groundwater. These are: the household biogas sanitation system and the urine-diverting dehydration toilet system. The key factors in being able to implement new sanitation systems to protect water quality have been the highly progressive local leadership supporting the complete process, involving women during the dialogue and decision-making process, constructing first a demonstration sample of each sanitation system, and subsidising the construction cost of the new systems.

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Khawaja, N., Noori, N., Zawran, H. (2011). Developing sanitation options to protect the water quality of the drinking water source of Herat City, Afghanistan. IWA Conference on Decentralised Wastewater Treatment Systems (DEWATS) for Urban Environments in Asia, May 25 – 28, Manila, Philippines

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