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Sanitation in peri-urban areas

With an ever-increasing number of people living in urban areas globally, cities and their surroundings, especially in low- and middle-income countries, are facing increasing challenges to meet the demand for …

Challenges to Irish rural sanitation

Laurence has explored some of the challenges to Irish rural sanitation in this video. Thinking about the environment around you: What type of soil surrounds where you live, work, or …

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

In this article, we will see how important it is that water sources, water technologies, and sanitation are all coordinated. We will also explore why hygiene education is a key …

Sanitation technologies

In the last steps, we have looked at water sources and water treatment, and why they are important for achieving sustainable development in SDG 6. But another crucial element to …

Water treatment

We saw in the last step that the source of our water can create challenges to sustainable development. The next element that needs to be explored is how and why …

Water sources

In the last step, we looked at diseases that can be caused by poor water and sanitation. One of the most important elements that we need to look at to …

Cities and the environment

In the last two steps, we looked at the challenges facing urbanization today. Addressing these challenges will be central for sustainable development. SDG 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities talks about …

Urbanization now and then: New challenges

In this video we explored how urbanization today differs from prior waves of urbanization: it occurs at enormous speeds, in countries with weaker governments and lower levels of incomes. We …

Water and sanitation related diseases

As we saw in the video, there are four different categories of diseases related to poor sanitation and water supply. Waterborne diseases (e.g. cholera and typhoid) Water-washed diseases (e.g. trachoma, …