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This book/learning tool presents an approach for the comprehensive and integrated management of faecal sludge in urban and peri-urban areas of low- and middle-income countries.

TitleFaecal sludge management : systems approach for implementation and operation
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsStrande, L, Ronteltap, M, Brdjanovic, D
Paginationxxii, 403 p. : fig., tab.
Date Published03/2014
PublisherIWA Publishing
Place PublishedLondon, UK
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISBN Number 9781780404721 (Hardback), 9781780404738 (eBook)

The objective of this book is to present an approach for the comprehensive and integrated management of faecal sludge in urban and peri-urban areas of low- and middle-income countries. The target audience includes students and practitioners in the field who are or will be designing, planning, promoting, or managing faecal sludge management (FSM) systems. The book is designed as both a text book and learning tool.

The book contains 18 chapters, subdivided into the technology, management and planning sections, plus The Global Sitation and The Way Forward chapters. This approach covers individual topics in a focused matter, yet embeds and links them to each other throughout the book. Chapters 2 – 10 are focused on technical aspects of collection, transport and treatment, Chapters 11 – 13 are focused on examples of on-going management of FSM systems, and Chapters 14 – 17 are focused on planning integrated FSM systems. Each chapter presents different aspects of that field, and then how they can all be combined into one integrated approach is brought together in Chapter 17 Planning Integrated FSM Systems where a logical framework is presented that highlights the tasks and activities that need to be included in designing a comprehensive system.


Includes ref. at the end of each chapter 



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