Compendium of Sanitation Technologies in Emergencies (Emersan)

The Compendium of Sanitation Technologies in Emergencies provides a structured and user-friendly manual and planning guide for sanitation solutions in emergency settings. It supports and enables decision making by providing the necessary framework for developing a sanitation system design. It compiles a wide range of tried and tested technologies in a single document and gives concise information on key decision criteria for each technology, facilitating the combination of technologies to come up with full sanitation system solutions, all linked to relevant cross-cutting issues.The free pdf-version can be downloaded here. If you are interested to get a hardcopy version please contact

The development of this publication is a joint effort of the Global WASH Cluster partners under the leadership of German WASH Network, Eawag and the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) with support of the German Federal Foreign Office and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). In a next step, the Global WASH Cluster together with the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance will host the online version of the Compendium here.For any further inquiries and direct feedback please use the feedback form below or directly contact:

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  1. Its a very good, educative, practical and informative tool

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