Medland, Scott and Cotton 2nd revision.pdf (347.22 kB)

Achieving sustainable sanitation chains through better informed and more systematic improvements: lessons from multi-city research in Sub-Saharan Africa

Download (347.22 kB)
journal contribution
posted on 20.04.2016, 14:48 by Louise Medland, Rebecca Scott, Andrew Cotton
This paper presents the synthesised findings of the SPLASH Urban Sanitation research programme through the framework of the sanitation service chain. Urban sanitation service chains are complex and fragmented, involving a multiplicity of service providers and typically resulting in unsustainable or inadequate services. The aggregate data set covers a wide range of research methods including; household surveys, a randomised control trial, a willingness to pay survey prototype testing of technologies, focus group discussions and deliberative forums. Thorough the research, it has been possible to identify situations where incremental improvements are being made with varying degrees of success. Most importantly, it has identified weaknesses to the sanitation service chains where progress is either slow or extremely limited. It is through these weaknesses that key questions affecting the long term sustainability of sanitation service chains need to be answered.
Loughborough Publications

Categories

Keywords

Funding

This work is a synthesis output of the SPLASH Urban Sanitation Research Programme which comprises the empirical outputs of 5 international consortia, without whom the programme would not have been a success. The programme was jointly funded by: ADA (Austria), MAEE (France), SIDA (Sweden), SDC (Switzerland), DFID (UK), BMGF (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation).

History

School

  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Research Unit

  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC)

Published in

Environ. Sci.: Water Res. Technol.

Citation

MEDLAND, L.S., SCOTT, R.E. and COTTON, A.P., 2016. Achieving sustainable sanitation chains through better informed and more systematic improvements: lessons from multi-city research in Sub-Saharan Africa. Environmental Science: Water Research Technology, 2 (3), pp. 492-501.

Publisher

© The Royal Society of Chemistry

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2016

Notes

This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Environmental Science: Water Research Technology and the definitive published version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C5EW00255A.

ISSN

2053-1400

eISSN

2053-1419

Language

en

Exports

Loughborough Publications

Categories

Keywords

Exports