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Lessons in urban sanitation development : Indonesia Sanitation Sector Development Program 2006-2010

Urban sanitation problems are technically, socially and managerially complex. Building up over many years as cities develop rapidly and often informally, the result is often a mix of on-site and off-site infrastructure, some of it obsolete and much of it poorly maintained, with only a small
percentage of wastewater being treated and disposed of safely. Rarely do cities present a blank canvas upon which new infrastructure and services can be drawn. Planning for city-wide sanitation improvements is a daunting task and it is not surprising that local authorities, which often lack expert human resources, tend to opt for a blueprint approach based on major (and often unaffordable) new investments rather than assessing what already exists and exploring how it might be improved. [authors abstract]

TitleLessons in urban sanitation development : Indonesia Sanitation Sector Development Program 2006-2010
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsColin, J.
Secondary TitleField note / WSP
Pagination24 p.; 5 boxes; 1 fig.; 4 tab.
Date Published2011-05-01
PublisherWater and Sanitation Program - East Asia and the Pacific, WSP-EAP
Place PublishedJakarta, Indonesia
Keywordsaccess to sanitation, indonesia, sanitation, sanitation services, urban areas, urban communities
Abstract

Urban sanitation problems are technically, socially and managerially complex. Building up over many years as cities develop rapidly and often informally, the result is often a mix of on-site and off-site infrastructure, some of it obsolete and much of it poorly maintained, with only a small
percentage of wastewater being treated and disposed of safely. Rarely do cities present a blank canvas upon which new infrastructure and services can be drawn. Planning for city-wide sanitation improvements is a daunting task and it is not surprising that local authorities, which often lack expert human resources, tend to opt for a blueprint approach based on major (and often unaffordable) new investments rather than assessing what already exists and exploring how it might be improved. [authors abstract]

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