Expected Study Load: 8 hours.
In the first unit of our course, we will first discuss the principles of ecological sanitation or ecosan; see the meaning of sustainability; and see the development of ecosan over the years. Then, we see why there is a need for ecosan: we discuss the shortage of water and arable land, we briefly discuss other limitations such as the discussion around phosphorus, and we introduce the issues related to conventional (pit based or water based) sanitation systems. After that, we discuss the Millennium Development Goals: what are these goals, which goals relate to Sanitation and how, what changed over the years, what is the Joint Monitoring Program. We will go more into detail on how ecosan help more than one MDG at the same time. The unit is built up from 3 parts:
After completing this unit, you will:
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