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Tamil Nadu: Toilets being constructed by the hundreds Link>>
Toilets may seem like an unlikely catalyst for human progress—but the evidence that they are is overwhelming. Almost everyone living in the developed world has access to a private, flush toilet served by a continuous supply of piped water—with taps and toilets in close proximity. Human waste is channeled by pipes into sewerage systems and treatment facilities, ensuring that drinking water is separated from the pathogens carried in faecal material. Meanwhile, taps located in sanitation facilities enable people to maintain personal hygiene. But at the other end of the sanitation spectrum are the millions of people forced to defecate in bags, buckets, fields or roadside ditches. If the developed country model were the benchmark, the number of people lacking sanitation would be far higher than that recorded by World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) data. The global deficit would soar from 2.6 billion people to about 4 billion.
Closing The Loop: Ecological Sanitation for Food Security This publication presents a shift in the way people think about and act upon human excreta. A different paradigm, based on an ecosystem approach. UNDP, SIDA, Water and Sanitation Programme, Thrasher Research Fund and PAHO, 2005. Link>>
Guide to the development of on-site sanitation This book provides in-depth technical information about the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the major types of on-site sanitation facility, from simple pit latrines to aqua privies and septic tanks, with numerous practical design examples. WHO 1992. Link>>
Who Buys Latrines, Where and Why?
This study examines the motivations that drive people to buy and use latrines, focusing on a case study in rural Benin. The information can then be used in future marketing strategies.WSP, 2004. Link>>
Scaling-Up Rural Sanitation in South asia, Lessons Learned from Bangladesh,India, and PakistanThis publication makes policy recommendations for large scale rural sanitation programs in South Asia. WSP, 2005. Link>>
Philippines Sanitation Sourcebook and Decision Aid This publication presents tools for strategic decision-making around affordable sanitation options, with aim of improving access to sanitation for the poor in the Philippines. It also hopes to promote local governments investment in more sustainable sanitation outcomes. WSP. Link>>Women's Eco Sanitation Toilets - India- This publication describes the efforts by the charity organization "Wherever the Need" to provide drinking water and sanitation to the poorest parts of Africa and India. Link>>