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Are you a teacher and looking for training materials?

Our School Activity Collection assembles various activities on the vital topics of WASH, energy conservation, biodiversity and waste management.

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World Bank (2019)

Evaluating the Potential of Container-Based Sanitation

The World Bank Water Global Practice (WGP) has developed an approach to urban sanitation based on citywide inclusive sanitation (CWIS) principles, which have been developed in conjunction with sector partners (Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation et al., 2017). This approach aims to shift the paradigm around urban sanitation approaches in World Bank engagements, promoting the following …

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WHO (2018)

Guidelines on Sanitation and Health

Safe sanitation is essential for health, from preventing infection to improving and maintaining mental and social well-being. The lack of safe sanitation contributes to diarrhoea, a major public health concern and a leading cause of disease and death among children under five years in low- and middle- income countries; poor sanitation also contributes to several neglected tropical diseases, as …

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The Royal Scientific Society (2018)

Guideline for greywater treatment and reuse and rainwater harvesting and collection at home- Arabic Version
الدليل الارشادي لمعالجة المياه الرمادية واعادة استخدامها

This guide comes as an output of this project providing comprehensive and diverse information on greywater and rainwater harvesting techniques in Jordan and the world. The guide was prepared to meet all needs and to suit all levels. Water studies division’s team at the Royal Scientific Society reviewed hundreds of scientific papers, reports, periodicals and projects related to greywater and …

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Wolter, D. (2018)

Communal Wastewater Characteristics in Developing Countries
Desk Study to inform Sanitation System Design

Wastewater characteristics for developing countries are usually either very generalising, outdated or only applicable in a limited context under specific circumstances.

The goal of this assignment is to review and collate accessible data on DEWATS design parameters in developing countries and where possible to classify it depending on country and income group in order to
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Various Authors (2007)

International Conference on Sustainable Sanitation in Dongsheng, China
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Project implementers, practitioners and researchers within the areas of urban and rural ecological and sustainable sanitation, organic waste management and agricultural reuse participated in the International Conference on Sustainable Sanitation on 26-29 August 2007 in Dongsheng, China in order to share experiences and best practices. The presentations of this conference are available as PDF on …

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Various Authors (2007)

Water and Food Security for Latin America International Conference in Fortaleza, Brazil
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The International Conference on Sustainable Sanitation "Water and Food Security for Latin America" was organized by Ecosanlac and the Federal University of Ceará with support of the IWA specialist group. It took place from 26-29 November 2007 in Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil and became a very successful event and exceeded the expectations of the organizers.

During four days, more than 200 local …

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Various Authors (2014)

Integrated Business Models throughout the Sanitation Value Chain with Safe Resource Recovery and Reuse
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The Integrated Business Models throughout the Sanitation Value Chain with Safe Resource Recovery and Reuse seminar combined the highlights of research on over 60 successful business cases and extracted business models for resource recovery and reuse in developing countries with a discussion on their applicability in a range of settings with practitioners and entrepreneurs. The Sanitation Safety …

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Various Authors (2012)

NASS-Tage
within SANIRESCH Project

A conference in cooperation between DWA and BMBF with the title "New water infrastructure concepts for urban planning" took place at the headquarters of the GIZ in Eschborn from 6 to 7 November, 2012. The conference language was German.

The first day of the conference the results of the SANIRESCH project were presented. The second day was devoted to sessions regarding "Integration of …

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Various Authors (2007)

List of SANIRESCH Publications

This library entry consists of articles, papers and presentations of SANIRESCH project. The factsheets are available in each library entry of project components.

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Various Authors (2010)

Operation and monitoring
within SANIRESCH Project

The measures regarding operation consisted of the steering, control and monitoring of the treatment plants by remote monitoring; the elimination of disturbances and breakdowns; regular inspection and maintenance; refilling of consumables. Furthermore, the relevant basic parameters were analysed in urine, brownwater and greywater to gain further information on the characteristics of the wastewater …

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WHO (2016)

Sanitation safety planning: manual for safe use and disposal of wastewater, greywater and excreta

The underlying purpose of sanitation interventions is to protect public health. Management and investments in improvements on sanitation systems should be made based on adequate understanding of the actual health risks posed by the systems and how these risks might best be controlled.

Sanitation Safety Planning (SSP) is a risk based management tool for sanitation systems. This manual focuses …

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ACF & USTB (2015)

A Study on Sustainable Sanitation Technologies for Vulnerable Peri-Urban Communities in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
PhD Report

In many of the world’s undeveloped or partially-developed countries, and even in some developed ones, frequent outbreaks of various water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH)- and greywater-borne diseases are still prevalent due to lack/absence/failure of WASH system. As a result, poor sanitation accounts for the death of a child every 20 seconds which leads to 1.5 million preventable death each …

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Huhn, L. (2015)

Greywater Tratment in Sand and Gravel Filters
Low Tech Solution for Sustainable Wastewater Management - Manual for Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance

This manual provides the background of greywater characteristics and gives guidance how to construct and operate a low-tech sand filter for onsite greywater treatment. It describes all aspects to be considered in the process of planning, construction and maintenance of greywater filters on the household level in rural areas. This manual is made for practitioners, technicians and interested …

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Key documents on resource recovery
Key documents grouped by SuSanA Discussion Forum category theme

In this library entry we have grouped together up to five documents that we think are important "first reading" materials for anyone wishing to obtain a quick overview of this topic. For more details, please see the external links to the discussion forum below.

The documents listed in this library entry in reverse chronological order already exist as individual library entries but have been …

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Still, D., Louton, B. (2012)

Piloting and testing the pour flush latrine technology for its applicability in South Africa

This project investigated the potential for modifying the pour flush design, which is used widely in Asia, to meet the needs of the South African context. The development and application of pour flush systems in Asia was studied. Three case studies were conducted to investigate the experience of South Africans with low flush systems in the past and related technologies were surveyed. A prototype …

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Ecosan Club (ed.) (2011)

Solutions for mountain regions

There are thousands of public and private mountain refuges located in the alpine regions. The increased number of visitors has raised the concerns on the environmental impact on the sensitive ecosystems.
To ensure sustainability, integrated management of the alpine infrastructure is needed. Water supply, energy, wastewater treatment and solid waste management need to be assessed together for …

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Ecosan Club (ed.) (2010)

The ROSA project

During the last years EcoSan Club was partner of the ROSA project. The ROSA (Resource-Oriented Sanitation concepts for peri-urban areas in Africa) project proposed resources-oriented sanitation concepts as a route to sustainable sanitation and was funded within the EU 6th Framework Programme, Sub-priority "Global Change and Ecosystems". The project had duration from October 2006 to March 2010 and …

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