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TitleToilet design clinics in Naivasha, Kenya
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsSalano, G
Secondary TitleTowards inclusive WASH : sharing evidence and experience from the field : a series of 16 case-studies
Pagination9 p.; 5 fig.; 2 tab.
Date Published2012-07-01
PublisherWater and Sanitation for the Urban Poor, WSUP
Place PublishedNairobi, Kenya
Keywordscase studies, kenya naivasha, poverty

The design of sanitation technologies for the urban poor should not only be sustainable but also address the specific needs of the target community. In Kenya, Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) document their experiences with the development of sustainable sanitation models for the urban poor community through participatory meetings with marginalised groups. Known as Toilet Design Clinics, these meetings locate the needs of women and girls at the centre of sanitation infrastructure planning and design. This paper highlights the contribution that school children can make to WASH design, despite normally being left out of the planning process. In this case, students proposed a number of creative and innovative solutions to improve sanitation at their school. Design clinics have also been extend to consider latrine design in households and public spaces that meet the needs of women, people with disabilities, the elderly as well as religious groups. [authors abstract]

This case study is one of sixteen from the Towards Inclusive WASH series, supported by AusAID’s Innovations Fund.



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