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

The potential of ecosan to provide sustainable sanitation in emergency situations and to achive "quick wins" in MDGs

Mwase, H. (2006)

Published in: 2006

Publisher:
MSc Thesis (MWI-2006-22), UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, the Netherlands

Author:
Mwase, H.

Uploaded by:
SuSanA secretariat

Partner profile:
common upload


5680 Views
64 Downloads


 Location of library entry

Content - Summary

Natural or man-made disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes and war, cause emergency situations, which affect people’s lives, the infra-structure that supports them and their natural environment. In developing countries, the existing infrastructure is often weak and insufficient to start with. For this reason, emergency situations in developing countries can usually be characterised by one or several of the following: disease outbreaks, insecurity, violence, and lack of basic services such as food, water and sanitation. The aid agencies tend to implement sanitation systems that are well known and proven even if they may not always be long-term sustainable solutions. Currently the excreta disposal practices used in emergency situations in developing countries include open field defecation, shallow trench latrines and deep trench latrines for immediate to short term emergency situations, and simple pit latrines and pour flush latrines for long-term emergency situations.

This study was carried out as a desktop study with support from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), who enabled me obtain the case studies used in this research. I have analysed three case studies from developing countries namely the case El Salvador after Hurricane “Mitch” in 1998, the Afghanistan
environmental sanitation programme in 2000 and the Pakistan earthquake in 2005. For each case study, I have analysed the existing water supply and sanitation situation before the occurrence of the disaster, the type of systems that were installed after the disaster, and examined whether ecosan could have been an appropriate solution.

Bibliographic information

Mwase, H. (2006). The potential of ecosan to provide sustainable sanitation in emergency situations and to achive "quick wins" in MDGs. MSc Thesis (MWI-2006-22), UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education, Delft, the Netherlands

Filter tags

Case studies in other formats East Asia & Pacific English Europe & Central Asia Latin America & Caribbean Urban informal settlements (slums) Urine diversion dehydration toilets (UDDTs)

Download

The potential of ecosan to provide sustainable sanitation in emergency situations and to achive "quick wins" in MDGs

Format: pdf file
Size: 4.41 MB

Share this page on    


Follow us on    

SuSanA Partners  currently 400 partners

Networks Circle

 

Latest SuSanA Blog Articles

  • 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 »
  • 08-03-2024Gloria Mariga :
    Mentorship empowers African women to lead environmental stewardship »

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