IRC launches reference guide on non-sewered sanitation

Photo: IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre

Photo: IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre

Sanitation experts at IRC have compiled the first version of a reference guide on low-cost sanitation for non-sewered service models, SanPack for short.  Dr Christine Sijbesma and Joep Verhagen have collected materials that cover services for all stages of the sanitation life cycle, from preparation activities to the emptying, recycling and productive use of toilet contents. Per stage you can find a short intro text and links that lead you to relevant documents on a specific topic.

Ten stages in the sanitation life cycle

The ten stages are:

This collection of e-documents features materials and tools that IRC and partners have developed from the mid-1980s until now. The focus was, and remains, on how to give all people access to improved sanitation and hygiene now and forever.

Target groups

The target groups for SanPack are the same groups that IRC has served throughout its existence:

  • practitioners and managers of sanitation improvement programmes
  • government and NGO staff dealing with sanitation policies, strategies and services
  • researchers searching for data on results and impacts from approaches and programmes
  • trainers involved in building capacities in a life-cycle approach to non-sewered sanitation

SanPack is available at www.washdoc.info/sanpack

For more information contact Tettje van Daalen (editor)

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