How did you hear about this document?
We got information about the book form our GIZ colleagues based at GIZ head office in Germany. Which parts of it did you find most useful? The whole book is very useful. We found chapters 3) Design of the urine diversion toilet seat, squatting pan, urinal and the toilet cubicle 4) Faeces vault design and function 5)Urine collection system design and function 6) Additional design considerations and 7) Disposal, treatment and reuse of faecal matter and urine very useful in our work since we were designing UDDTs for urban low income areas of Kenya.
If you could give any advice for a future edition, what would it be?
The Use of UDDT in Urban low income areas should be more elaborated especially with regard to best practices in sludge reuse /disposal. Knowledge and good practices applied on large scale still missing worldwide.
Should the authors have put more attention on certain issues?
The books document the UDDT very well. The use of UDDT in dense urban areas needs more attention and more successful best examples done on a large scale. This may be tailored to meet the demands for different regions since the dense urban areas vary from region to region (Africa, Asia and South America). The spatial setup varies also within a country.
Who in your opinion should read this document?
This document has very important information on UDDT. All those stakeholders involved in improving rural and urban sanitation should read it. This includes relevant government departments, NGOs, Water Services Regulatory Authority, Water Services Trust Fund, and National Environmental Authority.
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