WECF: Sustainable and Safe School Sanitation

Cover school sanitation 200A new publication titled “Sustainable and Safe School Sanitation – How to provide hygienic and affordable sanitaiton in areas without a functioning wastewater system” is now available online (PDF; 4.4MB) from WECF (Women in Europe for a Common Future).

“School sanitation is an important but often neglected issue for public health. Children are most vulnerable and affected by poor sanitation conditions. Related diseases, particularly diarrhoea and parasite infections hinder the childrenĀ“s physical and intellectual development. In a number of countries, evaluations have shown that pupils are dropping out of school due to bad toilet conditions.

This publication gives background on what are important issues to make school sanitation sustainable and success stories. The focus is on urine diverting dry school toilet (UDDT) systems …(which)…offer high quality and comfort. Because of the separation technology in the toilet device, these toilets do not smell or attract flies. For the operation, no water is used for flushing. Water is however needed for the hand washing facilities which are always included in the projects.

This publication is in particular intended for school directors and teachers, administration employees, engineers, architects and construction workers from the field and NGOs.”

The 28-paged publication contains examples from Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia.

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