Clean toilets save lives. But with billions of people lacking access to basic sanitation around the world, which toilet best meets each person's and family's need? Since 2008, one of the most popular guidebooks used to help answer that question has been the Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies. Now, the Guidebook, published by the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) and WSSCC, is available in Nepali, complementing the English, French and Spanish versions available.
The Ecosan approach was introduced in Uganda in 1996 as one of the options to provide sanitation facilities to rural growth centres. Read about successes and inspirational projects from the last 15 years!
In south Asian region over 75 percent of the people live in rural areas, those have little access to safe potable water systems. Until, recently, people depended more on surface water which was exposed to microbial contamination resulting in water related disease like gastroenteritis, typhoid, dysentery, cholera, infectious hepatitis, infant diarrhoeas, and skin diseases and so on.