Published in: 2008
ORBIT 2008, 13th - 15th Oct. 2008, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Rüd, S., von Münch, E.
The paradigm of ecological sanitation (ecosan) regards human excreta and water from households not as a waste but as a resource that should be made available for use. Ecosan does not favour a specific sanitation technology, but is rather a new philosophy in handling substances that have so far been seen simply as wastewater and solid waste for disposal.
Ecosan approaches are also ideally suited to contribute to achieving the Millennium Development Goals on sanitation because they are highly flexible and can be implemented at lower cost than centralised disposal-oriented systems.
Rüd, S., von Münch, E. (2008). Ecological Sanitation Projects from around the World and their Links with the Solid Waste Sector. ORBIT 2008, 13th - 15th Oct. 2008, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Asia & Pacific Biogas systems English Europe, Caucasus & Central Asia Faeces or faecal sludge Peri-urban Rural Schools Sub-Saharan Africa Urban (entire city) Urban informal settlements (slums) Urine Urine diversion dehydration toilets (UDDTs)
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