Webinar: Investigating Long-term Sustainability of Rural Sanitation in Bangladesh

Date:       Thursday, July 21, 2011, 8:30-10:00 EDT / 12:30-14:00 UTC/GMT
Venue:    Virtual, via AdobeConnect
Topic:      Emerging Lessons on Sanitation Outcomes Five Years After Local Governments Were
                 Declared 100% Sanitized
Contact:  WSP@worldbank.org

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ABOUT

In 2010, the Water and Sanitation Program conducted a study in rural Bangladesh to gain insights into whether sanitation (i.e., latrine use) outcomes from Community-led Total Sanitation approaches are sustainable over the long-term.  

Researchers found that almost 90 percent of households in the areas studied have sustained use of a latrine that adequately confines feces, but that hygienic maintenance is relatively poor. The study analyzed factors that can be associated with sustained use of latrines, which included:

  • a shift in social norms away from open defecation to using a latrine
  • on-going sanitation programming that reinforces latrine use; and
  • easy access to private sector sanitation providers.

     


LEARN MORE

This presentation is based on findings from a WSP study of 50 local governments that were declared 100% sanitized/open defecation free almost five years ago. To learn more, please see the full Technical Report  or Research Brief.


SPEAKER
Craig Kullmann

Water & Sanitation Specialist
Water and Sanitation Program (WSP)

DISCUSSANT
Maria Angelica Sotomayor
Senior Economist
Europe and Central Asia Sustainable Development Department

CHAIR
Ming Zhang

Sector Manager
South Asia Sustainable Development Unit, Urban Water+Sanitation

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Event Info
Date: 
Thu, 2011-07-21