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Client: 
IRC
Project start: 
September-2013
Project end: 
December-2014
Staff: 
Jan Spit
Staff: 
Valentin Post

Low Cost Sanitation Bangladesh (SANTE)

The aim of this project is to promote the safe production of a marketable fertiliser for sludge stemming from different kinds of toilets. The methodology needs to be applicable in all areas of Bangladesh.

What we do

IRC provides technical support to BRAC for the implementation of a project called BRAC WASH. BRAC started its WATER, Sanitation and Hygien (WASH) Programme in partnership with the Government of Bangladesh..
The aim of this project is to promote the safe production of a marketable fertiliser, both for liquid sludge stemming from single pits and public toilets and for more dry sludge from double pits. The methodology needs to be applicable in all areas of Bangladesh, meaning under different circumstances and facing different hydro-geographical challenges. Moreover, it should be low cost and straightforward, and any fertiliser or compost to be produced is to meet the WHO guidelines for commercial fertiliser as well as the Bangladeshi fertilizer standard.

The main objectives of the project are:

  • develop durable sanitation systems for safe affordable sanitation for areas with high water table and rock soils
  • obtain significant reduction in cases of water-borne diseases
  • provide access to financial resources for enterpreneurs and households
  • dissemination mechanism should be effective for wider propagation