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User-driven sanitation

Gender and the challenge for sanitation demand

Studying communities in Central America, Southeast Asia and East Africa, this interdisciplinary research project seeks to develop sanitation interventions by addressing the following questions: What determines the success or failure of community-based versus household-based participatory planning processes? What factors and incentives influence users’ choice of sanitation technology and lead to improved hygiene behaviour? What design features and technologies should be considered when planning gender-specific sanitation facilities?

Research Project Co-leaders

Christoph Lüthi
Department Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries (Sandec) at Eawag (Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology)
Dübendorf, Switzerland

Thammarat Koottatep
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
Pathumthani, Thailand

Partnership Regions Involved