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How to select appropriate technical solutions for sanitation - Guide 4 - (in English and French)

Frenoux, C. et al. (2010)

Published in: 2010

pS-Eau, Paris, France

Frenoux, C. et al.

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Content - Summary

This book is part of a series of 6 books, available in French (

GUIDE SMC NUMÉRO 1 : Elaborer une stratégie municipale concertée pour l’eau et l’assainissement

GUIDE SMC NUMÉRO 2 : Créer une dynamique régionale pour améliorer les services locaux d’eau potable et d’assainissement dans les petites villes africaines

GUIDE SMC NUMÉRO 3 : Analyser la demande des usagers – et futurs usagers – des services d’eau et d’assainissement dans les villes africaines

GUIDE SMC NUMÉRO 4 : Choisir des solutions techniques pour l'assainissement

GUIDE SMC NUMÉRO 5 : Gérer les toilettes et les douches publiques

GUIDE NUMÉRO 6 : Guide 6: Financer la filière assainissement en Afrique subsaharienne

and in English (

All the CMS methodological guides are available on the pS-Eau Open library, in French and

CMS guide n°1: How to develop a concerted municipal strategy for water and sanitation

CMS guide n°2: How to create a regional dynamic to improve local water supply and sanitation services in small towns in Africa

CMS Guide n°3: How to analyze the demand of current and future users for water and sanitation services in towns and cities in Africa

CMS guide n°4: How to select appropriate technical solutions for sanitation

CMS guide n°5: How to manage public toilets and showers

CMS Guide n°6: Financing sanitation in Sub-Saharan Africa

The purpose of this guide (How to select appropriate technical solutions for sanitation) is to assist local contracting authorities and their partners in identifying those sanitation technologies best suited to the different contexts that exist within their town. The first part of the guide contains a planning process and a set of criteria to be completed; these assist you in characterizing each area of intervention so that you are then in a position to identify the most appropriate technical solutions. The second part of the guide consists of technical factsheets which give a practical overview of the technical and economic characteristics, the operating principle and the pros and cons of the 29 sanitation technology options most commonly used in sub-Saharan Africa.

in French:

Ce guide se focalise sur le cheminement à suivre pour choisir une technologie d'assainissement. Il n'est donc pas un guide technique à proprement parler. S'il propose des solutions techniques adaptées au sein de fiches techniques présentées en seconde partie, il n'en détaille pas la mise en oeuvre concrète mais renvoie vers les ouvrages techniques adéquats. La conception, le dimensionnement et la construction des ouvrages d'assainissement peuvent alors, selon les cas, être réalisés à partir de ces documents techniques (tels que mentionnés dans les fiches techniques correspondantes) ou relever de l'expertise d'un bureau d'étude spécialisé.


Available for download below for your convenience are Guide 4 and 6.

Désille, D., Le Jallé, C., Toubkiss, J., Valfrey-Visser, B. (2011) Guide méthodologique no. 6 : Financer la filière assainissement en Afrique subsaharienne, pS-Eau, France.

Bibliographic information

Frenoux, C. et al. (2010). How to select appropriate technical solutions for sanitation - Guide 4 - (in English and French). pS-Eau, Paris, France

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English French Guidelines and manuals Practitioners Rural Sanitation systems and technology options (WG4) Sub-Saharan Africa


Guide 4: How to select appropriate technical solutions for sanitation (in English)

Format: pdf file
Size: 1.28 MB

Guide 4: Choisir des solutions techniques adaptees pour l'assainissement liquide (in French)

Format: pdf file
Size: 2.04 MB

Guide 6: Financer la filière assainissement en Afrique subsaharienne (in French)

Format: pdf file
Size: 1.56 MB

Gérer les toilettes et les douches publiques (in French)

Format: pdf file
Size: 1.31 MB

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