Sustainable sanitation in cities: a framework for action

This new book by Sustainable Sanitation Alliance focuses on sustainable sanitation systems in cities and shows how this can be achieved within the constraints and complexities of the urban environment.

This book was prepared by partners of the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) within working group 6 on cities and addresses sanitation as a key element of the urban metabolism. It gives an initial overview of the current state of urban sanitation with a North-South perspective, followed by a discussion of the new role of sustainable sanitation systems in future eco-cities. Planning innovations for urban sanitation, initial lessons learned and current challenges faced are addressed. Context specific challenges and opportunities are illustrated in a variety of urban settings, from non-tenured low-income settlements (slums) to middle- and high-income inner-city areas, to stimulate action on the ground.

See Also

Presentation: Rethinking and reworking approaches to human waste - Sunita Narain.
Report: Political economy of sanitation.
Report: State of the world’s cities.
Analysis: Review of interceptor plan for the Yamuna.
Report: Status of water treatment plants
Report: Rating of cities 2010.
Manual: Recycle and Reuse Wastewater.
Report: Progress on water & sanitation.
Report: Report on human settlements.