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Affordable water supply and sanitation : proceedings of the 20th WEDC conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 22-26 August 1994

In a speech that was prepared for the 20th WEDC Conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka, C.H. de Tissera, Chairman of the local organizing committee, stated that the challenge for the future is not so much to answer technological questions but rather organizational ones. The theme of the conference was water resource management and allocation of this (limited) resource to meet the needs of competing sectors. The conference was attended by 240 delegates from Asian, African and European countries, and was divided into plenary sessions and discussion groups. The plenary sessions included papers on affordable sanitation and the importance of social acceptability; water and economic development; hygiene education; privatization of sewerage services. The discussion groups addressed a number of subjects covering a range of socio-economic issues such as women and their role in a male-dominated society, gender appreciation, and community participation. Other themes included pollution and the environment; sustainable rural water supply; solid waste management; appropriate technology. Each chapter dealing with a specific topic concludes with a summary of the discussions.

TitleAffordable water supply and sanitation : proceedings of the 20th WEDC conference, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 22-26 August 1994
Publication TypeConference Report
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsPickford, J.
Paginationxvii, 325 p.: fig., tab.
Date Published1994-01-01
PublisherWater, Engineering and Development Centre, Loughborough University of Technology, WEDC
Place PublishedLoughborough, UK
ISSN Number0906055423
Keywordscommunity participation, health aspects, institutional aspects, sanitation, solid wastes, wastewater treatment, water pollution, water resources management, water supply, water treatment, women
Abstract

In a speech that was prepared for the 20th WEDC Conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka, C.H. de Tissera, Chairman of the local organizing committee, stated that the challenge for the future is not so much to answer technological questions but rather organizational ones. The theme of the conference was water resource management and allocation of this (limited) resource to meet the needs of competing sectors. The conference was attended by 240 delegates from Asian, African and European countries, and was divided into plenary sessions and discussion groups. The plenary sessions included papers on affordable sanitation and the importance of social acceptability; water and economic development; hygiene education; privatization of sewerage services. The discussion groups addressed a number of subjects covering a range of socio-economic issues such as women and their role in a male-dominated society, gender appreciation, and community participation. Other themes included pollution and the environment; sustainable rural water supply; solid waste management; appropriate technology. Each chapter dealing with a specific topic concludes with a summary of the discussions.

NotesIncludes references
Custom 171, 72

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