South Africa’s Equitable Share Formula is a mechanism for transfer of funds from central to local government, to support basic services including water and sanitation. This Finance Brief outlines how the system works, and reports on its use for water and sanitation. There are a number of problems with implementation of the Equitable Share in South Africa; however, we consider that the mechanism per se is good, and can be a useful model for other countries.
- Re: Implementer's Guide to Lime Stabilization for Septage Management in the Philippines - by: secretariat April 24, 2018Dear all, both publications (1) City of Tacloban Septage Management Plant: Construction Plans and Bill of Quantities (July 2015) (2) Achieving Total Sanitation, Part I: Emergency Response (September 2015) are now available in SuSanA library. To download, please go to this link . Regards, Ainul on behalf of the SuSanA secretariat.
- Introduction: Ainul F. Nisaa (GIZ, Germany) - by: F H Mughal April 24, 2018Dear Ms. Nisaa, It is somewhat surprising to note that 62% of the urban population in Indonesia has their own septic tank in each house. Is there any reason for this? In Karachi city, nearly all are connected to the sewerage system. In peri-urban areas, and localities around Karachi, there is no sewerage system. So, in those areas people either have septic t […]
- Areas of potential indirect reuse for developing countries. - by: muench April 24, 2018Dear Anna, When you say "indirect reuse" what do you have in mind? And are you looking specifically at municipal wastewater for reuse in agriculture, or also products from onsite systems, i.e. fecal sludge, dried feces or urine? There is a new book on resource recovery from IWMI that probably has lots of good data (not sure if it's available a […]
- Research Call - Analysis of learning from the sanitation surcharge experience in Quelimane and Beira (Mozambique) - by: muench April 24, 2018Dear Guy, Thanks for your detailed reply. I have moved this thread into our category on costs and financing now so that it's easier to find it again in future. For those who don't know (this included myself until a few moments ago): WTP stands for Willingness to pay in Guy's post, not water treatment plant. Wikipedia has this to say about Will […]
- Re: Implementer's Guide to Lime Stabilization for Septage Management in the Philippines - by: dmrobbins10 April 24, 2018Dear Sahid, Sorry for neglecting to respond to your earlier message. As for the project in Myanmar, I don't know what ever happened with that project. Since we did the initial trials, I have not heard any results. That project was in-pit lime stabilization, which seemed to make sense. Adding the lime to the individual pit, to perform some treatment prio […]
- Re: Implementer's Guide to Lime Stabilization for Septage Management in the Philippines - by: secretariat April 24, 2018