Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries

  • Yoshiaki TsuzukiEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Water Science and Technology book series (BRIEFSWATER)


There are many kinds of technological options in water supply, sanitation and wastewater treatment. The water MDGs may be achievable in 2015, however, the sanitation MDGs may be hard to be achieved. Therefore, low-cost sanitation is necessary especially in the critical regions. In this chapter, some alternatives for the conventional wastewater treatment and sanitation systems in the concept of low-cost sanitation are explained to consider the methods to develop appropriate municipal wastewater treatment systems. Some typical wastewater treatment planning schemes in Japan will also give some suggestions to developing countries especially with larger MDG sanitation indicator.


Sanitation Facility Asian Development Bank Official Development Assistance Sanitation System Uganda Shilling 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology (EAIT)The University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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