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Household Sanitation Technology Assessment and Evaluation
Expanded Title:The household sanitation technology assessment protocol has been developed through an iterative process that commenced with the development of a draft protocol. This draft was presented to the technology suppliers, government departments and other key stakeholders during May and June 2015 to receive initial comment and feedback. An updated protocol was then used to conduct a preliminary evaluation of selected technologies through a desktop appraisal, field verification and laboratory analysis. The feedback from this evaluation process led to further development of the protocol as presented in the body of this report. The development of the Household Sanitation Technology Assessment and Evaluation Protocol has been a valuable step towards improved regulation of the sanitation sector. The impact of urbanisation and increased water scarcity has resulted in the emergence of an innovative (but largely un-regulated) sanitation sector. If these technologies are to assist with clearing the backlog of household sanitation, they must be based on sound process design principles and must be proven to be robust and reliable through extended field trials within a particular context. In addition to the Protocol itself, this process has informed the development of two key discussion documents, namely the Sanitation Dossiers and the Policy Dialogue Report included in the body of this report. The Sanitation Dossiers in Annexure F present an informative summary of the evaluation, including recommendations for the enhancement and proper application of the technology where relevant. The Policy Dialogue Report, comprises the key recommendations that should be incorporated into Government policy and best practice in order to secure the implementation of robust and effective sanitation technologies which are appropriate for a specific context and which are well maintained to prevent disruption to the essential sanitation service. The Protocol and associated Dossiers should be maintained as living documents that are refined and updated with consideration of the needs of the regulatory authority. The innovative nature of the sanitation sector means that new and existing technologies are constantly being developed. Extended field trials of emerging technologies will help to verify the performance of emerging technologies and ensure that future sanitation provision is effective and well suited to the needs of the user by providing the maximum health benefit.
Date Published:01/05/2018
Document Type:Research Report
Document Subjects:Sanitation - Waterborne sanitation
Document Format:Report
Document File Type:pdf
Research Report Type:Standard
WRC Report No:2414/1/18
ISBN No:978-1-4312-0972-9
Project No:K5/2414
Originator:WRC
Document Size:22 993 KB
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