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Title: A new global sanitary revolution: lessons from the past
Authors: Fawcett, Ben
Black, Maggie
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: © WEDC, Loughborough University
Citation: FAWCETT, B. and BLACK, M., 2008. A new global sanitary revolution: lessons from the past. IN: Jones, H. (ed). Access to sanitation and safe water - Global partnerships and local actions: Proceedings of the 33rd WEDC International Conference, Accra, Ghana, 7-11 April 2008, pp. 41-45.
Abstract: The nineteenth century sanitary revolution that occurred in Britain and the industrializing world has several valuable lessons for the similar revolution that is now needed to enable 40% or more of the world’s population to access improved sanitary facilities and services. These include the time needed to bring about significant change and resulting health improvements; the role of both private and public sectors and individual and collective action; an understanding of motivation for behaviour change and the necessary expenditure; emphasis on the excreta-related nature of much disease commonly termed ‘water-related’; and consideration of a range of affordable solutions, from dry technologies to sewers, each being appropriate in the right socio-economic circumstances. Above all, a new group of sanitary heroes, comparable to Chadwick and Bazalgette, is needed to give impetus to a 21st century revolution.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/28594
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