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Building links for improved sanitation in poor urban settlements

Building links for improved sanitation in poor urban settlements
Building links for improved sanitation in poor urban settlements
"Building Links" is based on a detailed study of sanitation in twelve poor, urban settlements in southern Africa and demonstrates very clearly that the situation is dire and needs urgent attention. The residents of these areas recognise the problem and want an improvement in their situation, but lack the resources to bring this about. One of the keys to bringing about such improvement lies in developing better channels of communication - or links - between sanitation agencies of all kinds and the local communities. The agencies need a better understanding of the circumstances, wishes and resources of the local residents, and the communities themselves need a fuller knowledge of how the agencies work and what their responsibilities are.

The book identifies the many impedioments to these links - political, social, economic and institutional - and suggests how, in some cases in the short-term, and in others over much longer timescales, these need to be tackled. The recommendations are addressed both to policy-makers and to those working in a wide range of agencies to promote, plan and implerment the development of effective urban sanitation with communities living in poverty.
0854328114
University of Southampton,Department of Civil & Enviromental Engineering
Manase, Gift
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Mulenga, Martin
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Fawcett, Ben
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Manase, Gift, Mulenga, Martin and Fawcett, Ben (2004) Building links for improved sanitation in poor urban settlements, Southampton, GB, University of Southampton,Department of Civil & Enviromental Engineering, 83pp.

Manase, Gift, Mulenga, Martin and Fawcett, Ben (2004) Building links for improved sanitation in poor urban settlements, Southampton, GB, University of Southampton,Department of Civil & Enviromental Engineering, 83pp.

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"Building Links" is based on a detailed study of sanitation in twelve poor, urban settlements in southern Africa and demonstrates very clearly that the situation is dire and needs urgent attention. The residents of these areas recognise the problem and want an improvement in their situation, but lack the resources to bring this about. One of the keys to bringing about such improvement lies in developing better channels of communication - or links - between sanitation agencies of all kinds and the local communities. The agencies need a better understanding of the circumstances, wishes and resources of the local residents, and the communities themselves need a fuller knowledge of how the agencies work and what their responsibilities are.

The book identifies the many impedioments to these links - political, social, economic and institutional - and suggests how, in some cases in the short-term, and in others over much longer timescales, these need to be tackled. The recommendations are addressed both to policy-makers and to those working in a wide range of agencies to promote, plan and implerment the development of effective urban sanitation with communities living in poverty.

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Published date: September 2004

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Local EPrints ID: 74523
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/74523
ISBN: 0854328114
PURE UUID: a6166a0c-dfac-43ad-803e-08f5294f8579

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:46

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Author: Gift Manase
Author: Martin Mulenga
Author: Ben Fawcett

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