n IMIESA - Ecological solutions : water & sanitation

Volume 30, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0257-1978



Extracted from text ... WATER & SANITATION Ecological solutions by Nicholas McDiarmid The need for a paradigm shift in the provision of sanitation systems is one of the key principals behind the ecological sanitation (ecosan) concept. A move away from linear, expensive and energy intensive end-of-pipe technologies towards ecosystems-based approaches is a hallmark of ecosan. It seeks not only to provide new systems, but to find ecological applications for human excreta and domestic wastewater. The benefits are numerous and include the use of these resources in an attempt to reduce health risks related to sanitation problems, contaminated water and waste, as well as ..

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