27 April 2018


Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies

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The Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies was first published in 2008 during the International Year of Sanitation, and the Second Edition will be published late 2013. The document's popularity is its brevity - ordering and structuring a huge range of information on tried and tested technologies in a single document. As in the first edition we present only proven technologies that are appropriate for low- and middle-income settings. Also, we include only "improved" sanitation technologies, featuring safe, hygienic, and accessible sanitation. In this eCompendium edition we present the whole range of urban, peri-urban and rural technologies (e.g. from simple pits to conventional sewers).
Downloadable versions of the compendium are available in English, French, Spanish and Nepali.
You can order a hardcopy here.

Funding Partners

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Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)



Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC)










Created by

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Eawag: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology
seecon international gmbh

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