SNV and ISF-UTS recent publications on urban sanitation

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SNV and ISF-UTS recent publications on urban sanitation

SNV’s Urban Sanitation & Hygiene for Health and Development (USHHD) programme works with municipal governments to develop safe, sustainable city-wide services. The programme integrates insights in WASH governance, investment and finance, behavioural change communication and management of the sanitation service chain. We engage private sector, civil society organisations, users and local authorities to improve public health and development opportunities in their city.

As part of our USHHD programme, we have a long term partnership with the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney focused on knowledge and learning to improve practice and contribute to the WASH sector knowledge and evidence. Our recent collaborative efforts have resulted in the following papers:

Are we doing the right thing? Critical questioning for city sanitation planning (2016)
Cities are clear examples of complex and rapidly changing systems, particularly in countries where urban population growth and economic development continue apace, and where the socio-political context strongly influences the directions taken. The concept of double-loop learning can be usefully applied to city sanitation planning. This paper prompts practitioners, policy-makers and development agencies to reflect on their approaches to city sanitation planning and the assumptions that underlie them. Link: City Sanitation Planning paper

Exploring legal and policy aspects of urban sanitation and hygiene (2016)
During 2012-2014, SNV did four country reviews of legal arrangements for urban sanitation and hygiene in Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Indonesia. Based on these experiences, this guide was developed to provide support and guidance for WASH practitioners undertaking a scan of legal arrangements to inform the design (use of frameworks and tools) and delivery (advocacy for improvements) of urban sanitation and hygiene programs. Link: Exploring legal and policy aspects paper

A guide to septage transfer stations (2016)
Septage transfer stations have the potential to significantly reduce the amount of faecal sludge entering the environment by providing a local solution for septage disposal. Localised transfer stations shorten the time required for local operators to collect and transport septage, and they will be able to use smaller vacuum tanks that can navigate the densely populated residential areas. This guide provides information on the salient aspects of selecting, designing, building, operating and maintaining a septage transfer station. Link: Septage transfer station paper

Financing sanitation for cities and towns (2014)
Planning and financing for sanitation in cities and towns in developing countries is often ad hoc and piecemeal. Stronger capacity to plan financing for sanitation infrastructure (and services) for the long term will lead to better outcomes. Planning for adequate long-term services requires consideration of the complete sanitation service chain over the lifecycle of the associated service infrastructure. This paper focuses on access to the upfront finance and other lumpy finance needs for initial investment and for rehabilitation and/or replacement as physical systems approach their end of life. Link: Financing sanitation paper

For further information about these papers or the organisations, please contact:
Antoinette Kome (SNV) - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Juliet Willetts (ISF) - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Re: SNV and ISF-UTS recent publications on urban sanitation

Dear Freya,

Thank you very much for these valuable publications.

Best regards


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Mr. Wilfried Arsène LETAH, MSc., PhD candidate

Sanitation and Hygiene Specialist, Research Assistant
Wastewater Research Unit
Department of Plant Biology/Laboratory of Environmental Biotechnology
Faculty of Science, University of Yaounde I
P.O. Box 812, Yaounde, Cameroon

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Mr. Wilfried Arsène Letah, MSc.
Ph.D Candidate in Water and Sanitation

Wastewater Research Unit, Faculty of Science
The University of Yaounde I (Cameroon)
P.O. Box 812, Yaounde, Cameroon

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