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WG 8 - Emergency and reconstruction situations

WG 8 Introduction
In emergency situations following natural or man-made disasters, access to safe water supply and sanitation is of crucial importance for the health of the affected population: People who are affected by disasters and are living in overcrowded relief camps or disaster areas can easily get infected by serious diseases as a result of lacking sanitation or unhygienic conditions. In many cases, pit latrines are then built in a rush, even though those areas may be located in flood-prone areas or areas where the groundwater table is high and the soil is not suitable for the given population density. These difficulties require appropriate planning, design, construction and management of sustainable sanitation in emergency and reconstruction situations.
The lead of this working group is Jan Spit:
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The Netherlands

How to join the working group?

Why become a member of a working group?

  • You can work with other experts on several issues to promote sustainable sanitation
  • You will gain access to information on working group processes
  • You can be active by hosting SuSanA meetings and/or by organising activities/events to promote sustainable sanitation
  • You can join and take part in stimulating discussions on the SuSanA Discussion Forum in the WG 8 section
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