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Promoting ecological sanitation in two small towns

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posted on 2018-02-12, 15:09 authored by Feliciano dos Santos, Lindsey Breslin
Ecological sanitation developed for the reuse of human excrement was first introduced to the Niassa Province, in Northern Mozambique through a workshop held by the Department of Water and Sanitation and WaterAid in March 2000. ESTAMOS, a local Mozambican NGO, founded in 1998, and a partner of WaterAid’s decided to carry on with the promotion of ecological sanitation initiated by the Department of Water and Sanitation and WaterAid. ESTAMOS decided to continue through a pilot project in two small towns of Niassa Province, namely, Lichinga, the capital of Niassa and Mandimba, a provincial border town to Malawi. This paper will discuss ESTAMOS’ experiences in promoting ecological sanitation with this pilot project, problems encountered and recommendations for future work in this area.



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DOS SANTOS, F. and BRESLIN, L., 2001. Promoting ecological sanitation in two small towns. IN: Scott, R. (ed). People and systems for water, sanitation and health: Proceedings of the 27th WEDC International Conference, Lusaka, Zambia, 20-24 August 2001, pp. 200-202.


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