Sustainable Sanitation Technologies for Peri-Urban Environments

Peri-urban settlements usually lack water infrastructure and have inadequate fecal sludge management, and while onsite sanitation alternatives have been implemented in the past, adoption rates remain low and water-based solutions tend to fail in water-scarce regions. The use of dry toilets can mitigate some of the water limitations, but onsite treatment remains a challenge. By treating organic waste via thermophilic composting, some of the barriers for adoption can be reduced.