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On-Site Sewage/Wastewater Mgt
On-Site Sewage/Wastewater Mgt
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12 villages , Teunom , Aceh , ID
Climate zone:
Wet Tropical

David Keating Keith Mikkelson Richard Dugi
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On-Site Sewage/Wastewater Mgt

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Sustainable on-site sewage & wastewater treatment & disposal systems for the tropics - a real world way to save lives

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Hundreds of international water & sanitation engineers worked in Aceh on post-tsunami reconstruction of +-150.000 new houses. Perhaps a few % of these got anything resembling sustainable treatment systems, the vast majority receiving primitive, ineffective installations which, will ensure the long-suffering Acehnese will continue to suffer high rates of infection and death from preventable sickness & disease. It is not exaggerating to say that Aid & Development sanitation engineers are killing people all over the tropical developing world. My last project was sustainable sanitation systems for a 2.000house project being built by British Red Cross. I've attached a low-res technical drawing. More information on this at: http://www.vetiver-indonesia.com/Aceh_Assessment_Sanitation_Standards.pdf


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