Published in: 2020
Human excreta and wastewater can provide a safe fertiliser to help build a world without hunger, they can provide
water for reuse in agriculture and water stressed cities and create energy for a circular economy. On the other side, they do pollute water and settlements, spread deadly pathogens and emit greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming. Solving this sanitation crisis is therefore a challenge and opportunity that can contribute to multiple goals of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development, including SDG 6 (Water and Sanitation), SDG 3 (Health), SDG 4 (Education), SDG 5 (Gender Equity), SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities), SDG 13 (Climate). Since 2001, BMZ has commissioned the GIZ sustainable sanitation programme with the aim to break the taboo around sanitation, to disseminate innovative solutions for scaling-up sanitation and to progress the implementation of the BMZ water strategy.
GIZ (2020). GIZ Sustainable Sanitation Programme Factsheet. GIZ
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