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(The) Missing Link in Sanitation Service Delivery. A Review of Fecal Sludge Management in 12 Cities

(The) Missing Link in Sanitation Service Delivery. A Review of Fecal Sludge Management in 12 Cities
  • World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). April 2014
  • Globally, the great majority of urban dwellers, especially poor people, rely for their sanitation on non-sewered systems that generate a mix of solid and liquid wastes generally termed fecal sludge. In poor and rapidly expanding cities, fecal sludge management represents a growing challenge, generating significant negative public health and environmental risks. Without proper management, fecal sludge is often allowed to accumulate in poorly designed pits, is discharged into storm drains and open water, or is dumped into waterways, wasteland, and unsanitary dumping sites. This research brief seeks to assess the extent of this issue, and the major constraints that need to be overcome to improve fecal sludge management. By compiling data from cities in the regions of Latin America, Africa, South Asia and East Asia and presenting them side by side the brief documents some relative key findings.
  • Geographical coverage: Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Bangladesh, Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Cambodia, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Mozambique , Nicaragua, Philippines, Senegal, Uganda
  • Main themes: Disease, Environment, Health, Hygiene, Sanitation, State of water resources, Urban areas, Wastewater
  • Main target audience: Governments, Local governments
  • Main purpose: Assessment, Awareness raising, Stimulate debate
  • Type of resource: Assessment report, Case studies
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Published in 2015