Course 5: ECOSAN APPLIED UNDER DIFFERENT CIRCUMSTANCES

Expected study load: 16 hrs

Introduction:

Ecosan approaches have been applied successfully in a number of situations where difficulties were experienced with traditional sanitation systems. The applied technologies may not be all part of a fully closed loop, therefore you could argue that they are not 100% ecosan systems. However, they have shown interesting new ways of application, and this can inspire more and better integration of ecosan systems all over the world.


We will focus in this course on 3 special applications of ecosan systems:
  1. Slum sanitation
  2. Sanitation in flood prone areas and emergency situations
  3. Integration of ecosan elements in existing urban wastewater management


Learning Objectives:

Part 1: Slum sanitation

After completion of this unit, you will

  • understand the challenges of sanitation provision in slums
  • be able to list the currently most applied form of sanitation in slums
  • know how ecosan approaches can be applied in slums and what their benefits are.


Part 2: Sanitation in flood prone areas and emergency situations

After completion of this unit, you will

  • be able to list the currently most applied form of sanitation in flood prone areas and emergency situations
  • understand the challenges of sanitation provision in flood prone areas and emergency situations
  • know how ecosan approaches can be applied in flood prone areas and emergency situations and what their benefits are.


Part 3: Integration of ecosan systems in existing urban wastewater management

After completion of this unit, you will

  • have an understanding of how (parts of) ecosan systems can be integrated into existing urban wastewater management systems
  • be able to describe several examples
  • have created an example of how ecosan could be integrated into the wastewater management in your own environment.


Places to Go:


Recommended reading sources on Internet:


Slum sanitation:


Emergency sanitation and sanitation for flood prone areas:


Integration of ecosan systems:

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