Published in: 2006
Diploma thesis at University of Bonn, Germany in cooporation with BORDA
Urban wastewater management is a complex issue, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa where urbanisation rates are among the highest in the world and innovative solutions are required.
The findings refer to legal, political, organisational, social, technical and economical issues. Time-consuming and costly allocation of land contributes to the high proportion of informal settlements for which the utilities do not have a mandate to serve. Political neglect in many cases outweigh technical problems, fair financing means a must. Without participation, information for users and a certain freedom of choice between costs and convenience, sanitation upgrading projects are doomed to fail. Conditions for successful privatisation are discussed and regulations for urban agriculture with wastewater are examined. The essay concludes with an outlook on how far the findings can be generalised for other cities in the regions.
Olbrisch, S. (2006). Optimisation of wastewater treatement from urban areas in sub-Saharan Africa - a contribution to urban planning (in German and English). Diploma thesis at University of Bonn, Germany in cooporation with BORDA
English German Peri-urban Politicians and local decision makers Sub-Saharan Africa Urban (entire city)
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