Title: UNTREATED AND UNSAFE: SOLVING THE URBAN SANITATION CRISIS IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH
Cities must ensure universal access to safe, reliable, and affordable sanitation so that all urban residents can lead productive, healthy, and thriving lives. New analysis of 15 cities in the global South shows that on average, 62 percent of sewage and faecal sludge is unsafely managed somewhere along the sanitation service chain. Global monitoring efforts have resulted in an underestimation of the urban sanitation crisis and the risks to public health, the economy, and the environment. New data and analysis at the city and sub-city level are needed to galvanize action.
In the absence of universal access to sewers, cities need to find an optimal combination of off-site and on-site sanitation options. On-site sanitation systems place enormous responsibility on households and private providers, and thus require strong government capacity to regulate and enforce sanitation standards to ensure public health and safety.
Catégorie : Assainissement urbain et péri-urbain