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Flood-proof sanitary latrines

Flood-proof sanitary latrines

  • Institut de recherche pour le développement

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    IRD - Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (Research Institute for Development) - is a research organization based in France that is working with its partners in the South to address international development issues. Improving health, understanding social changes, and protecting the environment are the main pillars of its work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). IRD work includes interdisciplinary scientific research, capacity building and nurturing innovation in more than fifty countries worldwide. 

  • Korea Institute of Science and Technology

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    Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) is a premier research institute that aims to improve the quality of life and to create a better future. KIST was established in 1966 as the first government-funded research institute in Korea. Since that, KIST has been on the forefront of national development. KIST's research in the field of environment and climate change focuses on clean energy and greening cities through technology.

  • Flood-proof sanitary latrines

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    Description

    Overflowing of sanitary latrines during flood events poses a serious health risk to communities in floodprone areas. The contaminated water may infiltrate surface or groundwater sources, causing pollution and disease. Improved construction design and planning of latrines can minimize these risks. Measures include elevating latrines or lining latrine pits to reduce waste infiltration and increase stability.

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    Summary:

    Overflowing of sanitary latrines during flood events poses a serious health risk to communities in flood-prone areas. The contaminated water may infiltrate surface or groundwater sources, causing pollution and disease. Improved construction design and planning of latrines can minimize these risks. Measures include elevating latrines or lining latrine pits to reduce waste infiltration and increase stability.