| Catalogue of training and information tools on community participation in human settlements |
AUTHOR: RON CARROLL
PRODUCED BY: COMMONWEALTH ARCHITECTS ASSOCIATION (CAA) PROJECTS LTD, AND THE BUILDING RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT, 1986
AVAILABLE FROM: THE BUILDING CENTRE, 26 STORE STREET, LONDON WC1E 7BT, U.K.
This tape-slide show is part of a set of three audiovisual programmes on shelter provision which are intended for professional advisers to governments and technical aid agencies, and for training programmes for members of construction teams. The tape-slide show is made up of 24 colour slides, a cassette and a booklet, containing the written text of the cassette and a reference section for further reading.
The tape-slide show concentrates on forms of sanitation which can be appropriate and affordable for many low-income communities in developing countries. The introduction points out that attention has been directed to low-cost on-site sanitation options, since high-technology and highcost systems are unlikely to provide appropriate answers for developing countries. Therefore, researchers, in studying the design and operation of a range of systems, such as aquaprivies, pit latrines and composting toilets, have come up with many design improvements. These developments in latrine design and waste disposal are discussed. Examples from different countries are given of variations in latrine design, taking into account cultural patterns.