EcoSanitation Links

Ecological Sanitation Web Links

WHO: World Health Organisation has resources about the health aspects of sanitation.

WSP: The WSP is an international partnership of the world's leading development agencies concerned with water and sanitation services for the poor. Its mission is to alleviate poverty by helping the poor gain sustained access to improved water and sanitation services

Sanitation Connection: Sanitation Connection is an Internet-based resource that gives you access to accurate, reliable and up-to-date information on technologies, institutions and financing of sanitation systems around the world.

FAO: The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN has resources on using ecologically sustainable farming methods.


Sida: International development co-operation is an investment in ensuring poor people a better life, in environmental conservation and peace, in democracy and equality. It should pave the way for equal relations and make itself redundant.

Paho: A branch of the WHO aimed at "improving the health of the peoples of the Americas"

Gtz: A German development organisation with resources on the further development, testing and dissemination of alternatives to conventional wastewater and sewage disposal systems is becoming more and more indispensable for both economic and ecological reasons

EcoEng: Innovative Ecological Sanitation Concept Shows Way Towards Sustainable Urban Development In Vauban, a suburb of Freiburg, Germany a new model house was built in 1999, which combines highly innovative energy, waste and sanitary concepts

Hausanet Article: Harvesting Human Waste for Agriculture and Energy, an Ecological Sanitation approach.

Laneta: The Centro de Innovación en Tecnología Alternativa, A.C. supervises the construction and maintenance of ecological dry toilets, cisterns for rainwater harvesting and wetlands for greywater treatment.

WSSCC: The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council is a leading international organisation that enhances collaboration in the water supply and sanitation sector, specifically in order to attain universal coverage of water and sanitation services for poor people around the world.

A further list of Ecological Sanitation Sites (there are some overlaps with the sites above)



Latin American Network on ecological sanitation

National NGO - ecological sanitation in Mexico

Resource, Boston based NGO working in C America 

Ecological sanitation in Ethiopia, Swedish NGO

Tema V - Sida course on ecological sanitation

GTZ on ecosan

International Ecological Engineering Society

The closed loop approach to eliminate waste 

City farmer, Int.NGO on urban agriculture

International Secretariat for Water, Int. NGO

Mvula Trust, South African NGO

Ecological Sanitation publications/articles

Article in Urban Ag. Magazine on "Closing the Loop"

Article about ecosan in Mexico

Case studies from Mexico and Zimbabwe.

Sanitation and Waste in Developing Countries  

Sanitation Connection, int. network  

GESI Global Environmental Sanitation Initiative  

Water and Sanitation Program (UNDP-WB)  

Recycling of sludge and solid water  

Mainly solid waste recycling  

School sanitation and hygiene

The Sanplat method

Regional Resource Centres

ITN Eastern Africa

ITN The Philippines 

ITN South America

Composting Toilets

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