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Living without Sanitary Sewers in Latin America. The Business of Collecting Fecal Sludge in Four Latin American Cities

Living without Sanitary Sewers in Latin America. The Business of Collecting Fecal Sludge in Four Latin American Cities
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). March 2012
  • This report spotlights the major challenges and the opportunities that lie ahead in faecal sludge management and summarizes the findings from four case studies that describe the current and potential market for sludge removal, collection, and disposal in peri-urban areas. These areas, inhabited by a variety of ethnic, religious, and cultural groups, typically struggle with high population density, insufficient land use planning, high citizen insecurity, and low coverage with basic services. The report demonstrates how technical, financial, environmental, social, regulatory, political, and institutional factors interact to create supply and demand in four markets where coverage with sanitary sewerage services is below the regional average, namely: Santa Cruz (Bolivia), Guatemala City (Guatemala), Tegucigalpa (Honduras), and Managua (Nicaragua).
  • Geographical coverage: Latin America and the Caribbean, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Santa Cruz, Guatemala City, Tegucigalpa, Managua
  • Main themes: Livelihoods, Marketing, Markets, Perceptions, Sanitation, Vulnerable groups, Wastewater, Water governance, Water operators, Water treatment
  • Main target audience: Development agencies, Governments, Policy makers, Service providers, Stakeholders, Utility managers, Water operators
  • Main purpose: Assessment, Awareness raising
  • Type of resource: Case studies, Recommendations
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Published in 2015