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TitleCommercial productive use of faecal sludge : videofilm presented at the Asia regional sanitation and hygiene practitioners workshop, Dhaka, Banglade...
Publication TypeVideo
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsKvarnström, E, Verhagen, J, Vishwanath, Singh, K, Ramachandran, S
Paginationvideo (51 min :34 sec.)
Date Published01/2012
Place PublishedThe Hague, The Netherlands
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordsagriculture, faeces, india bengaluru, recycling, sanitation services, sludge treatment, solid waste recycling, urban areas

In Bengaluru in southern India, tanker drivers known as honey suckers provide a valuable sanitation service, collecting faecal sludge from households not served by the sewerage network. Much of this is used to fertilise crops on surrounding farmland, and researchers believe the system deserves to be formalised, to enhance the benefits while addressing safety concerns.

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Original PublicationHoney-suckers : sanitation systems without pipes, eco-san at work? : power-point presentation at the Asia regional sanitation and hygiene practition...


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