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Title: Emerging categories of urban shared sanitation
Authors: Mazeau, Adrien P.
Reed, Brian
Sansom, Kevin
Scott, Rebecca
Keywords: Developing country
Public toilet
Sanitation
Urban
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. © CIWEM
Citation: MAZEAU, A. ... et al., 2014. Emerging categories of urban shared sanitation. Water and Environment Journal, 28 (4), pp. 592 - 608.
Abstract: With 2.6 billion people without access to improved sanitation facilities and with a growing urban population globally, shared sanitation in the form of public or community latrines is a pragmatic way of increasing coverage, but it is currently not deemed 'improved'. This paper explores the variety of facilities that currently exist in order to identify what would enable some of these latrines to be classed as acceptable and to ensure that future shared sanitation facilities meet minimum standards. The categories mostly relate to issues of ownership, management, location and finance rather than technological considerations. An extensive literature review reveals that the users' perspective of acceptability is largely absent from current discussions.
Description: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Mazeau, A., Reed, B., Sansom, K. and Scott, R. (2014), Emerging categories of urban shared sanitation. Water Environ J, 28: 592–608, which has been published in final form at: https://doi.org/10.1111/wej.12075. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.
Sponsor: This paper is part of a 3-year PhD research project examining the acceptability of shared sanitation in low-income urban settlements.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1111/wej.12075
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/26185
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1111/wej.12075
ISSN: 1747-6585
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