Module 7: Socio-Economic Aspects

While planning and designing water and sanitation system for a community both technical and socio-cultural aspects should be taken into account. Systems that are planned and designed without considering the cultural and behavioral aspect of the community often fail (see also socio cultural issues). This module gives an overview of the importance of socio-cultural aspects in the selection of a technology. The methodological steps for planning community water and sanitary systems are elaborated with case examples.

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