Regional workshop on ecological sanitation
Other TitlesPark Village Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal, 22-25 September 2008
AbstractAccording to the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme Report of 2006, about 60% of the population of the South-East Asia Region has access to improved sanitation. However, some Member countries will miss the sanitation MDG target if implementation is not accelerated. Urban-rural disparities in sanitation coverage, the pressure on scarce water resources on account of rapid population growth and economic development, and the indiscriminate disposal of domestic, agricultural and industrial waste and solid waste into water bodies remain significant challenges. WHO/SEARO organized a regional meeting in Kathmandu from 22-25 September 2008 to highlight the potential of ecological sanitation in the overall spectrum of sustainable sanitation solutions, and to inform national delegations about the guidelines developed by it on the safe use of waste water, excreta and aquaculture. This report features the proceedings of the meeting, which highlighted sanitation approaches and technologies which are sustainable, environmental friendly, culturally acceptable and appropriate.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2009). Regional workshop on ecological sanitation. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/206203