What practical solutions/strategies does Reinventing Water and Wastewater Systems present for improving water sanitation?
Seindenstat: “Dealing with sanitation issues involves many of the same pathways for improvement as touched upon in question 2 above. However, sanitation technology tends to be more complex and a system’s operation is more challenging. Compared to water, sanitation technological advances are faster moving and require more technical sophistication to implement. To install a sanitary sewer system requires significant capital, a major challenge for developing countries with enormous infrastructural demands and limited investment capability. This is especially difficult given the imperative to connect the enormous number of households who currently are not connected. It seems clear that public-private partnerships offer a reasonable solution to fund and manage systems. Of course, care always must be taken to ensure clear contractual arrangements and to practice careful oversight. The book offers several case studies and practical advice.” DBIA: In Reinventing Water and Wastewater Systems, i