Internet Dialogue on Ecological Sanitation
Date: 15 Nov.-20 Dec 2001
Mailing list: http://segate.sunet.se/archives/et-w11.html
Contact: Jacky Foo <[log in to unmask]>
Between 15 Nov and 20 Dec 2001, the Internet Dialogue is organised as a
post-conference activity of the 1st International Conference on
Ecological Sanitation (Nanning, China. 5-9 Nov) which will allow its
participants from Nanning to continue discussion until 20 Dec 2001 and
for people who were unable to travel to Nanning to join the discussion.
The Conference in Nanning will summarise issues related to, e.g.
- sanitation systems that prevent pollution of the environment
- destruction of pathogenic organisms in human faeces and urine
- return the nutrients in urine and faeces to the soil
- possibilities and limitations of ecological sanitation
- application in rural and urban environments
These and other issues will be discussed further at the Internet
The Internet Dialogue invites practitioners, researchers, project
coordinators, municipal authorities and policy makers to join this
important global discussion by e-mail to discuss issues that can provide
sustainable solutions to sanitation problems in the world.
The scope of ecological sanitation includes environmental protection,
disease prevention, soil fertility, design, equipment, costs, and
municipal economy as well as issues related to legislation,
institutions, gender, acceptability, promotion, and training/education.
The expected output is a better understanding of ecological sanitation,
a greater commitment from policy makers and a reconsideration of public
policies towards the management of human excreta, soil and water.
More information e.g. abstracts and other materials from the Nanning
conference, is available at
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