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A review of ecosan experience in Eastern and Southern Africa.

This field note reviews experience in Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, and, with less detail, in Zimbabwe and South Africa. It provides a summary of findings on ecosan activities, and a summary of successful ecosan types: Arborloo; Fosse Alterna; and Skyloo / Urine diversion dehydrating.

Program issues taken into account are: promotion; appropriateness; user education; technology; and the role of subsidies. The review concludes by saying that current approaches must be more sensitive to what local economies and customs can embrace.

TitleA review of ecosan experience in Eastern and Southern Africa.
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsJackson, B.
Secondary TitleField note / WSP
Pagination16 p. : 2 boxes; 2 tables
Date Published2005-01-01
PublisherWater and Sanitation Program - African Region
Place PublishedNairobi, Kenya
Keywordsappropriate technology, case studies, ecological sanitation, ethiopia, kenya, malawi, mozambique, sdisan, south africa, tanzania, uganda, zimbabwe
Abstract

This field note reviews experience in Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, and, with less detail, in Zimbabwe and South Africa. It provides a summary of findings on ecosan activities, and a summary of successful ecosan types: Arborloo; Fosse Alterna; and Skyloo / Urine diversion dehydrating.

Program issues taken into account are: promotion; appropriateness; user education; technology; and the role of subsidies. The review concludes by saying that current approaches must be more sensitive to what local economies and customs can embrace.

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