We have been using the same toilet system for the past 200 years. The sewer system is safe and clean, but also resource intensive, and many countries cannot afford the water and energy needed. Can there be a new solution? That is the ambition of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) project committee 305 that is working to define a standard for a new type of toilet, which could help meet Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 on safe sanitation for all.
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.
This manual is meant to be helpful for cities as it features a step-by-step procedure for establishing a septage management program using a combination of hydrated lime slurry and sand drying beds as the main treatment process. The manual captures the experience of Tacloban City, Philippines, which employed the system following Typhoon Yolanda to treat septage and sewage collected from evacuation centers and other temporary shelters.
The Engineering for Change (E4C) Solutions Library is a living database of products and services that are intended to be accessible and appropriate for those living in poverty. The data in the Solutions Library is curated technical and market performance information that is normalized across all products, enabling side-by-side comparison and analysis of market influences. View the library.
How do we solve sanitation in some of Africa's poorest urban cities?
The USAID Sanitation Service Delivery (SSD) project is pushing for shared containment systems in the city of Abidjan to help improve and solve sanitation conditions.
The Sustainable Urban Water and Sanitation in Africa (SUWASA) program, implemented from 2009 to 2015, was a regional initiative to foster the transformation of water and sanitation delivery services in Africa to achieve their long-term financial sustainability through the application of market-based principles.
The purpose of this Water Quality Assessment Report is to provide an analysis of the water quality data for the existing Zai Water Treatment Plant (WTP) system, including raw water quality, treated finished water quality, and unit treatment process performance to provide recommendations on treatment process modifications.
USAID is committed to exploring new ideas to achieving increased access to urban sanitation services.
Are you a practitioner or theoretician of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) systems or the application of systems approaches to WASH? IRC in collaboration with several partners will be hosting a major symposium on building and strengthening strong systems to deliver safe and sustainable WASH services for everyone. The WASH systems symposium "All systems go!" will be held from 12-14 March 2019 in The Hague, the Netherlands.