Theme 4: Safe versus basic sanitation (Thematic Discussion on SDGs)

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Re: Theme IV: Safe versus basic sanitation (Thematic Discussion on Sustainable Development Goals)

Sometimes aiming for safe sanitation might also make it less safe in the short to medium term. For example sewers without treatment yet, or septic tanks with no emptying service etc.

Sometimes it can also lead to situations where part of the population is better off, while others suffer as dumpsites for insufficiently treated waste.

Of course that isn't supposed to happen with safe sanitation, but in the "real world" many places get stuck somewhere along the way at least for some time.
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Theme 4: Safe versus basic sanitation (Thematic Discussion on SDGs)




Thematic discussion: Sustainable Development Goals - enough to end the sanitation crisis?

Running for two weeks from Tuesday 1 September to Monday 14 September on the SuSanA online discussion forum, the discussion will look at a number of key issues relating to sanitation in the SDGs and within the post-2015 development agenda.
In this discussion thread, the focus will be on
Theme IV: Safe versus basic sanitation
and the following guiding questions:

What is the difference between ‘basic’ and ‘safe’ sanitation? Why is this important? How do we ensure that we reach those most in need?

Starting this coming Tuesday, September 1, please join us for this discussion with discussion leads
Tim Brewer, Policy Analyst: WaterAid

and

Eddy Perez: Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene at Emory University (Former Lead Sanitation Specialist, Water and Sanitation Program, World Bank)
Dr. Katrin Dauenhauer
SuSanA Thematic Discussion Series Coordinator
Bonn, Germany
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