Vehicles for People or People for Vehicles?: Issues in Solid Waste Collection in Low-income Countries
The livelihoods of many thousands of poor people in low-income countries rely on collecting and recycling solid waste. Small waste collection vehicles (SWCVs) such as wheelbarrows and cycle carts play a vital role, enabling individuals to transport more waste, faster, further and with greater ease a...
Observations of Solid Waste Management in Bombay, 1992
This report is based on information collected by engineers during a training programme in India. It gives a unique insight into actual day-to-day operations in one of India?s largest cities, and demonstrates how this data can be analysed. Subjects include the administrative and legal background, the...
Building with the Community:Engineering projects to meet the needs of both men and women
Engineers and technicians working on development projects are becoming more aware of the need for the participation of local people, and that women, in particular, should be involved closely at all stages of the project cycle. This booklet sets out why engineers should involve both men and women in...
Solid Waste Management: A Collection of Synthesis Notes
This set of six synthesis notes on solid waste management is an essential guide to some of the most important issues facing the solid waste sector today.
On-Plot Sanitation for Low-Income Urban Communities: Guidelines for selection
This document presents the findings from Phase 2 (August 1994 - March 1997) of a Department for International Development (DFID) project (R4857) covering On-Plot Sanitation in Low Income Urban Communities. The project concerns the performance of on-plot sanitation systems in urban India, Ghana and M...
On-plot Sanitation in Low-income Urban Communities: A review of the literature
This document reports findings from Phase I (May-August 1992) of an Overseas Development Administration funded project (no. R4857) concerning on-plot sanitation in low- income areas of urban Africa and Asia. Results from the project?s two main tasks ¨ a review of relevant literature and postal surve...
Operation, Maintenance and Sustainability of Services for the Urban Poor: Findings, lessons learned and case studies summary and analysis
This book presents the preliminary findings of the case studies completed to date (in Pakistan, Sri Lanka and India). The report provides an assessment of the operation and maintenance status within the communities illustrated in the studies and has sought to highlight the success and failure of the...
Operation and Maintenance of Urban Services: A synthesis note
This synthesis note introduces other resource material availiable on the operation and maintenance (O&M) of urban services. Designed for policy-makers who need to optimize investments in services for the urban poor and professional staff employed in public utilities in developing countries, it also...