Expected Study Load : 8 hours.
Listen to the Audiofiles Audio_C2U2_A, Audio_C2U2_B, Audio_C2U2_C. These audiofiles were made by the original creator of the course, Elisabeth von Muench. Elisabeth worked at IHE until 2007; she is now the Head of Ecosan at GTZ, Germany. If you have visited the ecosanres or SuSanA platform you surely know who she is. In these Audiofiles, you can hear what are the highlights of the different Parts of this Unit.
This Unit is split into 3 parts: A deals with a general introduction, B shows the commonly used (conventional) onsite systems. Note that we here mainly describe the low cost technologies, since they are very widespread and cause the most problems. In Part C a comparison is made with urine diverting dehydrating toilets, and arguments are given how several problems related to conventional systems can be prevented simply by replacing them by UDD systems.
I presented exactly this issue on a conference in 2010. You can find this paper and presentation under the extra reading material for this Unit.
After completing this unit, the student will: