Implementing a decentralized sanitation system for the underserved urban community of Thongkhankham Nea Village, Lao PDR.

L. Atsanavong, R. Perera, T. Koottatep

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Abstract

Thongkhankham Nea village, is the largest slum community in Vientiane capital city. Although it is located in the core area of the city it is still an underserved community in terms of sanitary infrastructure. The probability of serving the village by a centralized sanitation system in near future is low. Hence a study was conducted to explore the prospects of implementing a decentralized system. The research results reveal that a decentralized sanitation sytem will satisfy the current needs and meet the affordability level of inhabitants. Therefore, a decentralized system is seen as a viable alternative.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPeople-Centred Approaches to Water and Environmental Sanitation
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 30th WEDC Conference
Pages55-58
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Event2004 30th WEDC International Conference: People-Centred Approaches to Water and Environmental Sanitation - Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic
Duration: Oct 1 2005Oct 1 2005

Other

Other2004 30th WEDC International Conference: People-Centred Approaches to Water and Environmental Sanitation
CountryLao People's Democratic Republic
CityVientiane
Period10/1/0510/1/05

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Water Science and Technology

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Atsanavong, L., Perera, R., & Koottatep, T. (2004). Implementing a decentralized sanitation system for the underserved urban community of Thongkhankham Nea Village, Lao PDR. In People-Centred Approaches to Water and Environmental Sanitation: Proceedings of the 30th WEDC Conference (pp. 55-58)