publication . Other literature type . Article . 2009

Water and sanitation policies limits in Senegal cities : the case of Rufisque

I. Sy; Pascal Handschumacher; Kaspar Wyss; Jean-Luc Piermay; Marcel Tanner; Guéladio Cissé;
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  • Published: 03 Oct 2009
  • Country: France
Abstract
Abstract Potable water and sanitation facilities access constitutes one of the major problems faced by developing countries. In Senegal, more than 70% of urban centres lack drinking water distribution networks and satisfactory sewage systems. For this reason, public authorities have initiated series of institutional plans to strengthen the implementation of water and sanitation policies in various urban contexts as in the town of Rufisque. Geographical and epidemiological investigations were carried out from 2003 to 2005 to evaluate these policies impact in Rufisque. The goal was to assess health impact of various water supply and sewage management systems. Resu...
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free text keywords: Water, Sanitation, Policies, Impacts, Behaviours, Livelihoods, Rufisque, Mechanical Engineering, General Materials Science, General Chemistry, General Chemical Engineering, Water Science and Technology, Livelihood, Urbanization, Business, Sewerage, Sanitation, Environmental planning, Environmental engineering, Urban area, geography.geographical_feature_category, geography, Water supply, business.industry, Health impact assessment, Management system
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