Urban Sanitation & Hygiene for Health and Development

In the majority of cities and emerging towns in developing countries, wastewater and human waste are dumped untreated in local waterways, on marginal land or in open drains close to people’s homes. People predominantly rely on on-site sanitation facilities and manual emptying, without proper sanitation regulations or services in place – polluting the local environment and posing a huge health risk to communities.

Through our Urban Sanitation & Hygiene for Health and Development product we address this reality and aim to reform the way in which human waste is managed by developing sustainable and scalable city-wide sanitation services. Because without proper management, the sanitation loop will not be closed and improved sanitation and hygiene are unattainable.

Our work includes the setting-up of facilities and services for waste management through collaboration between the public and private sectors and communities. We work with city authorities to develop business and financial models to address coverage, services and treatment needs, linking where possible to re-use. We work on city-wide coverage, with specific models for vulnerable areas, and include health and safety, regulation and enforcement issues.


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