Publications on Water &
Strategic approaches to urban sanitation provision
Global Environmental Sanitation Initiative (GESI)
Parkinson Jonathan Parkinsonj@ghkint.com
The email conference on "Strategic approaches to urban sanitation
provision" conference is part of Global Environmental Sanitation
Initiative. The purpose of the conference is to examine how the
key concepts underlying the strategic sanitation approach (SSA)
have been addressed in operational terms on the ground, highlighting
examples where SSA ideas have been applied, what problems were identified
in their application, and what issues require further consideration
or clarification with the approach as a whole.
Sharing of information on sanitation policies, programmes and research
activities is at the heart of the Global Environmental Sanitation
Initiative (GESI). The GESI information database is proposed to
have two main elements:
• Agency-based information
• Country-based information with an introductory section on
national policies and strategies for sanitation, a list of agencies
involved in the sector, including donors and NGOs, contacts for
Further information is from the GESI One World web site
We encourage you to visit the site and you will find many interesting
source of further information related to the provision of sanitation
in urban and peri-urban areas.
We would also like to draw your attention to a few further sources
of information which you might find interesting.
A number of these documents are availble as Adobe Acrobat portable
data files (PDF) files. If you have any queries relating to downloading
and reading any of these documents, please contact the GESI list
Further information and background reading
Sanitation Promotion Kit - Water supply and Sanitation Collaborative
including "The problem of sanitation" by Pete Kolsky
- London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
UNDP-World Bank Water and Sanitation Program
The document "Toward a Strategic Sanitation Approach - Improving
the Sustainability of Urban Sanitation in Developing Countries"
written by Albert Wright is freely available from the UNDP/WorldBank
Water and Sanitation
"Learning What Works - A 20 year Retrospective View on International
Water and Sanitation Cooperation" by Maggie Black (1998).
"Water and Sanitation Services for the Poor: Innovating through
Field Experience - Program Strategy 1999-2003"
On-line publications from the Water and Engineering Development
"On-Plot Sanitation In Low-Income Urban Communities - Guidelines
for selection" by Andrew Cotton and Darren Saywell (1998)
"WATSAN 2000: Proceedings of the UNICEF Orientation/Training
Workshop for Water and Sanitation Staff" (1990). by Cotton,
A.P., Hutton, L.G.,
Franceys, R.W.A., And Pickford, J.A.
"On-plot Sanitation in Low-income Urban Communities: A review
of literature" (1995) by Cotton, A.P., Franceys, R.W.A., Pickford,
"Lessons Learnt from NGO Experiences in the Water Sector:
Proceedings of a WELL/DFID workshop" (1998). edited by Ian
"Water and NGOs: Proceedings of a DFID workshop" (1996).
edited by Ian Smout
IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre
"Towards Better Programming: A Manual on School Sanitation
and Hygiene United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)"
"Criteria for Successful Sanitation Programmes in Low Income
Areas in the South"
WaterAid Evaluation Summaries: Evaluating NGO projects
Over the past sixteen years, WaterAid and its partners have been
working together to develop pragmatic approaches to integrating
these three components in community-managed water, hygiene and sanitation
projects. WaterAid has been carrying out evaluations of its Country
programmes throughout its operations.
UNICEF Case Studies on Environmental Sanitation and Hygiene
From 10 to 13 June 1998, UNICEF organized a Workshop on Enviromental
Sanitation and Hygiene in New York. During this workshop, participants
from 17 countries presented case studies on topics such as school
hygiene, sanitation promotion, integrated approaches, and urban
sanitation. Abstracts of the case studies are presented here.
The Environmental Health Project (EHP), USAID
EHP provides technical assistance in the areas of water supply,
sanitation, wastewater, solid waste, and air pollution.
"Providing Urban Environmental Services for the Poor: Lessons
Learned from Three Pilot Projects" (1998). McCommon, Carolyn
S., Perez, Eduardo A., and Rosensweig, Fred.
"Beyond Participation: Locally Based Demand for Environmental
Health in Peri-Urban Areas" (1996). Varley, Robert C. G., Yacoob,
May, and Smith, Scott
"Community-Based Approaches for Environmental Health in Secondary
Cities in West Africa and the Scale-Up Process" (1998). Proceedings
of a workshop held in Cotonou, Benin.
"Review of an NGO Based Peri-Urban Environmental Health Project
in Peru" (1995). McCommon, Carolyn and Altobelli, Laura.
"A Review of Sanitation Program Evaluations in Developing
Countries" (1995) LaFond, Anne.
WHO Water, Sanitation and Health Programme
Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Questionnaire - 1999
This questionnaire is part of a global exercise, which is being
conducted jointly by WHO and UNICEF, to assess the status of the
water supply and sanitation sector. It is intended for collecting
national water and sanitation information including national figures
on water supply and sanitation coverage. This exercise will draw
upon existing sources of population-based data for discussion and
review with relevant national government agencies.