From high water table sanitation to music festival latrines

One place to get answers to questions about sanitation technologies is the WaterSanitationHygiene.org Forum.

Recent topics that sanitation practitioners have tackled are listed below.

Sanitation options in locations with a high water table

This question produced examples of options used in the Philippines, Haiti and Myanmar, and background material (3 Powerpoint presentations) from Oxfam.

Drawing: Oxfam

PeePoo bags

Are PeePoo bidegradable toilet bags suitable for use in emergencies?

Non-chemical latrines for music festivals

Suggestions came from Portugal where composting latrines and separate urinals for men and women were installed, and from the distributor of the commercially available women’s urinal the Shewee-inal.

Latrine emptying

Oxfam provided the technical details of their Poo-Pump (Manual Desludging Hand Pump – MDHP) in response to a question about latrine emptying options.

Poo Pump. Photo: Oxfam

4 responses to “From high water table sanitation to music festival latrines

  1. Hi, nice post! I really like your post about sanitation.
    Sanitation is an important part in achieving a proper living. Sadly, many people still not aware of it, though.

    Keep up the good work!

  2. mesfin alemayehu G/M

    Hi, I want to be a researcher in the field of high water table sanitation for my masters degree.Would you help sending review materials on the issue? Thank you.

  3. Mesfin Alemayehu G/M

    Where could i get research sponsors in ” high water table sanitation?”

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