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Title: Faecal sludge management in peri-urban Malawi: investigating the policy gaps
Authors: Nyirenda, Daniel C.
Holm, Rochelle
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © WEDC, Loughborough University
Citation: NYIRENDA, D.C. and HOLM, R., 2015. Faecal sludge management in peri-urban Malawi: investigating the policy gaps. IN: Shaw, R.J. (ed). Water, sanitation and hygiene services beyond 2015 - Improving access and sustainability: Proceedings of the 38th WEDC International Conference, Loughborough, UK, 27-31 July 2015, 6p.p.
Abstract: Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) in peri-urban settlements of most developing countries has gained recent attention. This is due to rapid urbanisation resulting in the mushrooming of informal settlements and onsite household sanitation facilities where there is a lack of sewer systems. A number of initiatives aimed at improving FSM have been reported in South Africa, Uganda, Senegal, Mali, Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso. Yet, the main focus in these countries has been emptying and disposal/treatment of faecal sludge. Little has been done on policy formulation to guide stakeholders on what should be done at each stage of the sanitation chain. This paper identifies the complementarities and antagonisms of existing pieces of legislation pulling lessons learned from other countries and how it applies to Malawi. The work also proposes Faecal Sludge Management Policy criteria for Mzuzu City Council in Northern Malawi and other similar situations worldwide.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/31234
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