Experience with ECOSAN in Arctic regions


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Re: Experience with ECOSAN in Arctic regions

Hi Dena,

To start with, I suggest you search for case studies and posts from Sweden, Finland and Mongolia.

Please tell us more about the situation:
-- How densely settled are the communities?
-- What is their current situation?
-- What ethnic groups are involved?
-- Who is supporting the project?
-- Are there local clubs, self-help groups, foundations, etc., who can help in education, consciousness-raising and follow-up?

Best wishes,
Conservation Biologist and EcoSan Promoter
Omaere Ethnobotanical Park
Puyo, Pastaza, Ecuador, South America

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Experience with ECOSAN in Arctic regions

Hi everyone,

I'm involved in an international team commissioned to research and design an integrated water and sanitation system for remote indigenous communities in Alaska and wondered if anyone has had experience in designing ECOSAN in Arctic environments.

We will be working with coastal and inland communities with temperature ranges between 8 to -21 degrees celsius, so these system would have to function in harsh environments as well as be cultural acceptable for the community.

Look forward to hearing about your experiences
Dr Dena Fam
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Chancellor's Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Institute for Sustainable Futures
University of Technology Sydney
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