In urban areas of low-income countries, improving sanitation faces big challenges in terms of technology, economics and partnerships. Given the complexity of managing excreta and waste-water in densely populated neighbourhoods, innovation is required at each step:
- Excreta collection: development and promotion of affordable latrines, soak pits and toilets that are more user-friendly and easier to manage
- Waste management: establishment of efficient and sustainable services to remove and treat faecal sludge
- Reuse: Linking sanitation services providers to other sectors, such as agriculture or power generation
PRACTICA develops and disseminates sanitation products and solutions that support a technically and financially viable sanitation chain.