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Reports from Turku University of
Applied Sciences



Experiences of Dry Sanitation in Southern Africa

Editors:Leena Akatama
Language:en
Place of Publication:Turku
Publication Year:2008
Publications:Reports from Turku University of Applied Sciences 78
Scope:82 p.

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The year 2008 has been declared the Year of Sanitation by the United Nations. Sanitation is a pressing development issue as approximately 2.6 billion people do not have access to improved sanitation.

Turku University of Applied Sciences and Global Dry Toilet Association of Finland are promoting dry sanitation in Swaziland and Zambia in Southern Africa. The projects provide sanitation and hygiene education, and build dry toilets for communities. The projects are funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.

Experiences of Dry Sanitation in Southern Africa is a collection of articles yielded by the two projects, written by project organisation members, student trainees and researchers. The articles share experiences of the sanitation situations in the respective countries, the reception that dry toilets have received and the involvement of the communities in the development, the management of sanitation projects and the sanitation sector, and the benefits of dry sanitation to the development of the communities.


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