Worldwide, 2.7 billion people rely on onsite sanitation and more than 4.5 billion people do not have access to safely managed sanitation services. Yet, in many places there is still no management system in place to deal with the faecal sludge (e.g. septage and pit latrine sludge) from such systems. This results in the faecal waste often being dumped directly into the immediate residential …
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Zurbrügg, C., Panesar, A., Rüd, S.Zurbrügg, C., Panesar, A., Rüd, S. (2012)
Providing adequate water supply and sanitation, particularly in urban areas, is a challenging task for governments throughout the world. This task is made even more difficult due to predicted dramatic global changes. Population growth, urbanisation, increasing industrialisation, climate change and a steep increase in water consumption are putting pressure on urban water resources. In order to …
This library entry contains key documents involved in the implementation of the UBSUP programme, from the social marketing for improved toilet at household level to the construction and operation of the sanitation infrastructures (toilet and Decentralised Treatment Facility). Note that more documents are available on the SafiSan toolkit located in the WSTF website, see link below.
The sanitation ladder is a useful tool that is being used to monitor progress towards the sanitation target of the MDGs. This tool could be even more useful if it can be refined to be based on the functions of sanitation systems rather than on a hierarchy of predefined sanitation technologies.
This paper presents a seven-rung function-based sanitation ladder where the functions can be broadly …
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