Safely managed sanitation in small towns - What experiences of full sanitation chain in small towns do we know?

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Safely managed sanitation in small towns: An analysis of knowledge and experiences from developing countries

As part of our MSc at Cranfield University, we are conducting a group project in partnership with pS - Eau on small towns in developing countries and the challenges they face throughout the whole sanitation service chain. We are looking for case studies of current examples of both successful and unsuccessful projects.

The major questions we aim to answer are:
•What experiences of full sanitation chain in small towns do we know?
•What are the specificities and the constraints do small towns face regarding their sanitation services?
•Which lessons can we learn from the identified experiences?

For this research question we have defined the parameters of a small town. The population must be between 2,000 and 100,000, whilst capital cities and peri urban areas have been excluded as they benefit from services or infrastructure of the nearby cities.

We are looking for additional case studies, as well as people’s experiences working with sanitation in small towns in low and middle-income countries, including successes, failures and lessons learnt. If you have relevant case studies or willing to be interviewed please respond directly to this post or contact us via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Thank you in advance.

Annette Butty and the team
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Re: Safely managed sanitation in small towns: An analysis of knowledge and experiences from developing countries

Dear Annette,

I'm sorry your question here didn't get any responses so far. Is it now too late? Is your project finished?

It wasn't real clear to me what kind of case studies you were after. There are so many case studies already in the SuSanA library ( www.susana.org/en/knowledge-hub/resource...publications/library ). Had you looked through those and concluded it wasn't enough?

Also, you characterised your small towns in terms of number of residents. But there are probably other factors that are more important regarding sanitation options, namely population density, climate, water availability, income levels, options for agricultural activities.

I am curious to know how far you got in the meantime and what PS-Eau is planning to do with your results?

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Elisabeth

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