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Published by Christian Zurbrügg
Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies
Elizabeth Tilley, Christoph Lüthi, Antoine Morel, Chris Zurbrügg and Roland Schertenleib.
More at: www.sandec.ch
Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies
Elizabeth Tilley, Christoph Lüthi, Antoine Morel, Chris Zurbrügg and Roland Schertenleib.
More at: www.sandec.ch

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Published by: Christian Zurbrügg on Jun 10, 2012
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Compendiumof Sanitation SystemsandTechnologies
 
CompendiumofSanitationSystemsandTechnologies
ElizabethTilley,ChristophLüthi,AntoineMorel,ChrisZurbrüggandRolandSchertenleib.
Our special thanks go to:the NETSSAF Consortium,the GTZ ecosan programmeand the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA).We would like to thank the following individualsfor their contributions and comments:Chris Buckley,Pierre-Henri Dodane,Barbara Evans,Doulaye Koné,Elisabeth Kvarnström,Duncan Mara,Peter Morgan,Arne Panesar,Eddy Perez,Elias Rosales,Arno Rosemarin,Sören Rud,Darren Saywell,Margaret Scott,Steven Sugden,Kevin Tayler,Kai Udert,Carolien van derVoorden,YvonneVoegeli,AnitaWittmer.We would like to acknowledge support from:the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR)North-South:Research Partnerships for Mitigating Syndromes of Global Change,co-funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).
 
Investinginsanitationandhygieneisnotonlyaboutsav-inghumanlivesanddignity;itisthefoundationforinves-tinginhumandevelopment,especiallyinpoorurbanandperi-urbanareas.However,oneofthemainbottlenecksencounteredtheworldover,isthelimitedknowledgeandawarenessaboutmoreappropriateandsustainablesystemsandtechnologiesthatkeepprojectcostsaffordableandacceptable.Abundantinformationexistsaboutsanitationtechnolo-giesbutitisscatteredthroughoutdozensofbooks,re-ports,proceedingsandjournals;thisCompendiumaimstopullthemaininformationtogetherinonevolume.AnotheraimoftheCompendiumistopromoteasystemsapproach;sanitationdevicesandtechnologiesshouldalwaysbeconsideredaspartsofanentiresystem.In2005,SandecandtheWSSCCpublishedProvisionalGuidelinesforHousehold-centredEnvironmentalSani-tation(HCES),anewplanningapproachforimplement-ingtheBellagioPrinciplesonSustainableSanitationinUrbanEnvironmentalSanitation.TheHCESapproachemphasizestheparticipationofallstakeholdersbe-ginningatthehousehold/neighbourhoodinplanningandimplementingsanitationsystems.Byorderingandstructuringahugerangeofinformationonfullyandpartlytestedtechnologiesintooneconcisedocument,thisCompendiumisanimportanttoolforstakehold-erstomakewellinformeddecisionsduringtheplan-ningprocess.Althoughthissourcebookisprimarilyaddressedtoengineersandplannersdealingwithinfrastructuredeliv-ery,thetechnologysheetsalsoallownon-expertstounderstandthemainadvantagesandlimitationsofdif-ferenttechnologiesandtheappropriatenessofdifferentsystemconfigurations.ItisourhopethatthisCompen-diumwillallowallstakeholderstobeinvolvedinselectingimprovedsanitationtechnologiesandtohelppromotepeople-centredsolutionstorealsanitationproblems.ThisisthefirsteditionoftheCompendiumandwearelookingforwardtoreceivingyourfeedbackexperiencesandsuggestionsforanexteditionareverywelcome!
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Roland Schertenleib
Eawag/Sandec
 Jon Lane
WSSCC

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