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Sustainable sanitation for tropical cities

Synopsis:

Previously, sanitation focused on health and flush technology, but is now also incorporating environmental and recycling issues as a response to requirement for ecological sustainability. A common method has been to select a given technology and hope it will fulfill or be adjusted to fulfill new operational criteria. Pressure from the growing global population, increased consumption levels and shortage of water sources in most major cities call for innovative thinking to avoid polluting the water unnecessarily while using it. Several examples are given where residents take on more responsibility for the good functioning of their sanitation systems is presented. A better governance is needed so solve sanitation challenges.

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Speaker(s):

Prof. Jan-Olof Drangert, Emer. Dept of Water and Environmental studies, Linköping University, Sweden

Date:
Monday, 13 February 2012
Time:
12.15 p.m. - 1.30 p.m.
Venue:

Seminar Room 3-4
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259772

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