Eawag worked collaboratively in the Compendium with the International Water Association (IWA) and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) under the Urban Sanitation Initiative to foster innovation and disseminate information about the full range of sanitation technologies and building the capacity of practitioners who use this information.
The first Compendium, produced by Eawag (Department Sandec) and WSSCC in 2008 provides knowledge on a wide range of sanitation technologies without bias and/or agenda, and helped to increase the recognition that a fully functioning sanitation ‘chain’ must link toilets to a treatment facility via an operational collection and transportation system. It also presented resource recovery and reuse options as a necessary objective for the sustainable management of excreta.
This second, revised edition of the Compendium presents a huge range of information on sanitation systems and technologies in one volume. By ordering and structuring tried and tested technologies into once concise document, the reader is provided with a useful planning tool for making more informed decisions