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Sanitation for Small Islands

Although this paper was prepared for use in small islands, it provides a useful introduction to issues and options applicable in many other situations. One of the basic facts of life is that all people need to get rid of waste matter every day. The technical term for this waste is excreta, which consists of faeces, (solid matter), and urine, (liquid matter). See page xx for other technical terms used in this booklet. This booklet has been prepared to give some background and provide some guidelines on sanitary ways of dealing with excreta in the small islands of the Pacific. It is aimed at helping both those considering providing and those considering upgrading their sanitation facilities.

Pollution Reduction through Improved Municipal Wastewater Management in Coastal Cities in ACP Countries with a Focus on SIDS

10 Mar 2010


Sanitation for Small Islands.pdf