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  • Urban Ecosan Pilot Project in Kigali and Musanze: Lessons Learned from the Field

    Rwanda Environment Care (REC), SNV, Ecosan Fumbira Products Ltd. (EFP) and SANIDEV have been piloting ecological sanitation (ecosan) toilet blocks in two busy public places and three schools in Kigali City and three schools in Musanze. The public ecosan toilets in Kigali also have integrated commercial spaces for local shopkeepers and entrepreneurs to rent and use. In both the school and public...

  • Resource Recovery from Waste

    Humans generate millions of tons of waste every day. This waste is rich in water, nutrients, energy and organic compounds. Yet waste is not being managed in a way that permits us to derive value from its reuse, whilst millions of farmers struggle with depleted soils and lack of water. This book shows how Resource Recovery and Reuse (RRR) could create livelihoods, enhance food security, support...

  • Strengthening the business case for water, sanitation and hygiene

    Business is part of the solution and has a crucial role in driving the step change needed to meet Sustainable Development Goal 6 on water and sanitation. This guide has been developed to support evidence gathering and strengthen the business case for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), which is currently lacking. In response to the challenge of quantifying the business benefits, WaterAid, D...

  • Wastewater Report 2018: The Reuse Opportunity

    Used water is one of the most under-exploited resources we have. Water from industrial or domestic use contains energy, water, organics, phosphates, nitrogen, cellulose, rare earths, and other resources. Technologies are increasingly making resource recovery from wastewater commercially feasible, including bio-gas, fertiliser, paper, metals, plastics and, perhaps most importantly, it is a...

  • Unlocking the Potential of ICT to Improve WASH

    Unlocking the Potential of Information Communications Technology to Improve Water and Sanitation Services - Summary of Findings and Recommendations Although sector studies on ICT applications become outdated rather quickly, this WSP report gives a very good analysis of ‘lessons learned’ and ‘key issues’ to get ICT projects for the WASH sector in Africa more sustainable and scalable. It starts a...

  • United Nations World Water Development Report 2017

    Globally, over 80% of all wastewater is discharged without treatment. This report of the UN World Water Assessment Programme assesses the problem of wastewater per sector and per region. We recommend chapter 9 on Regional Aspects, Africa, and chapter 16 on Water Reuse and Cost Recovery, and chapter 17 on Knowledge, Innovation, Research and Capacity Development....

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