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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.

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Publication date
Type of publication
Technology Compendium
Objective
Adaptation
Sectors
Water
CTCN Keyword Matches
Flood-proof sanitary latrines