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Shit in the city

Published on: 23/06/2016

Can mapping faecal sludge flows secure a city's future? Article in The Guardian.

Hai Phong municipal pit emptying services

IRC’s sanitation experts Erick Baetings and Ingeborg Krukkert have written an article in the Guardian on a tool to map a city’s faecal waste flows. The ever-increasing volumes of faecal waste amassing in their cities are a pressing concern for authorities in cities worldwide. Even when everyone uses a toilet, human faecal waste often ends up in neighbourhoods, drains, rivers, fields and on beaches. How can cities improve their sanitation conditions? Believe it or not, but mapping of shit flows is part of the solution.

Read the full article on the website of the Guardian.