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Perceptions of Local Sustainability in Planning Sanitation Projects in West Africa
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Land and Water Resources Engineering.
Chalmers, Dept. of Architecture.
Stockholm Environment Institute.
2010 (English)In: SOCIAL PERSPECTIVES ON THE SANITATION CHALLENGE / [ed] VanVliet, B.; Spaargaren, G.; Oosterveer, P., 2010, 105-124 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to examine local perceptions of sustainability in the context of sanitation interventions in Burkina Faso and Mali, West Africa. Through a series of interviews with local actors criteria for sustainable sanitation were defined in the local context. These local criteria were compared with criteria found in international literature and planning practices used in two sanitation projects. The results from the interviews emphasize criteria related to behaviour change processes, while criteria in literature are either oriented toward technical assessments or project guidelines. The case studies show an attempt to merge academic and pragmatic perspectives by addressing both the technical requirements and processes of social change. As we seek to improve results within the sector it is important to start reflecting on what criteria and sustainability definitions are used in specific approaches.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. 105-124 p.
National Category
Civil Engineering
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-26157DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-3721-3_7ISI: 000280445200007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-26157DiVA: diva2:370911
Conference
Sanitation Challenge Conference, Wageningen, NETHERLANDS, MAY 19-21, 2008
Note
QC 20101118Available from: 2010-11-18 Created: 2010-11-18 Last updated: 2010-11-18Bibliographically approved
In thesis
1. Assessing sustainable approaches to sanitation planning and implementation in West Africa
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Assessing sustainable approaches to sanitation planning and implementation in West Africa
2008 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
Abstract [en]

The challenge of achieving global sanitation targets is that it requires application of both technology that is appropriate and a supporting organizational structure. The interactions between the two begin during the planning/decision-making process and continue throughout the system lifetime. During the last decade, strategic planning frameworks have emerged in the water and sanitation sector that reflect a shift from traditional, top-down planning to a more participatory, bottom-up approach. Despite this shift and in light of the continuing challenge of achieving widespread sanitation in the world, it is necessary to question if a knowledge gap exists between the global sanitation frameworks and local stakeholder priorities. This licentiate thesis presents the first phase of a research project whose objective is to study the global models and compare them with existing local planning and decision-making conditions. It focuses on establishing the global context with regard to strategic planning tools and perspectives on sustainable sanitation. In general, there is close agreement on methodology and processes recommended by international planning frameworks; however the use of the term “sustainable sanitation” is highly variable. In general, the findings of this thesis show that improving sanitation conditions requires tools based on participation, social marketing, and process approaches for planning, capacity development, and feedback. Continuation of this research will investigate the local context regarding current planning practices and perspectives on sustainable sanitation in order to assess potential differences between the global and local context and make recommendations for improving adaptation of planning strategies for bringing sanitation to scale.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH, 2008. viii, 24 p.
Series
Trita-LWR. LIC, ISSN 1650-8629 ; 2043
Keyword
Decision-Making, Implementation, Planning, Sanitation, Sustainable
National Category
Civil Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-4767 (URN)978-91-7415-022-3 (ISBN)
Presentation
2008-06-09, V3, Teknikringen 72, Stockholm, 13:00
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Note
QC 20101118Available from: 2008-06-03 Created: 2008-06-03 Last updated: 2010-11-18Bibliographically approved

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