Integrated approaches for sanitation in unsewered slum areas in Africa

  • Partners: Makarere University, Kampala Capital City Authority
  • Donor: Stichting IHE
  • Donor Programme: UNESCO-IHE Partnership Research Fund - part of DUPC
Sub-Saharan Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa

SCUSA - Integrated approaches and strategies to address the Sanitation Crisis in Unsewered Slum Areas in African mega-cities (SCUSA), led by Dr. JW Foppen. ; collaboration with Makerere University and the Kampala Capital City Authority in Uganda. At the beginning of 2009, the 'UNESCO-IHE Partnership for Research'-funded SCUSA research project started for a period of 4 years. Main aim of the project was to identify low cost integrated sustainable sanitation solutions to reduce the stream of nutrients, leaving the slum and causing eutrophication downstream in the catchment. Partners in the project were Makerere University and the Kampala Capital City Authority. Most of the research work was carried out by PhD and MSc students, who focused on the hydrological, sanitary engineering, and socio-economic aspects of sanitation in slums. The project had a demonstration site in the Bwaise III slum in Kampala, Uganda.