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News Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies Now Available for Download

Abundant information exists about sanitation solutions and technologies but it is scattered throughout hundreds of books and journals. The "Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies", a new guidebook produced by the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), pulls this information together in one volume. By ordering and structuring a huge range of information in one place, the reader is provided with a useful planning and reference tool.   There are two main sections in the compendium: 1) description of different system configurations at the macro scale, and 2) different technology information sheets describing the main advantages, disadvantages, applications and the appropriateness of the technologies required to build a comprehensive sanitation system.
This compendium is primarily addressed to planners, engineers, development experts dealing with sanitation, NGOs and donors. It is being launched officially this week at the World Toilet Summit & Expo in Macao.   You can download the publication as a PDF from WSSCC here or from Eawag here. A hard-copy can be ordered by writing to info@sandec.ch.

Contact information David Trouba, Programme Officer Communications, Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), International Environment House: 9, Chemin des Anémones, 1219 Châtelaine, Geneva, Switzerland (email: troubad@who.int)
Phone: +41 22 917 8409 ; Mob. +41 (0)79 293 26 00
News type Inbrief
File link http://www.wsscc.org/fileadmin/files/pdf/publication/Compendium_of_Sanitation_Sys_and_Tech_2008.pdf
Source of information WSSCC
Subject(s) DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION : COMMON PROCESSES OF PURIFICATION AND TREATMENT , SANITATION -STRICT PURIFICATION PROCESSES
Relation http://www.emwis.org/topics/sanitation
Geographical coverage International
News date 12/11/2008
Working language(s) ENGLISH
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