Government of Cebu province has used a set of standard designs for construction of public schools. Unfortunately, the current architectural designs don’t reflect eco-efficient perspectives and technologies in the construction of public schools such as rainwater harvesting and reuse, energy saving measures, wind ventilation for wastewater treatment and reuse, and waste management.
Government of Bandung city faces water challenges in Cikapundung river, which runs in the center of Bandung city of Indonesia; (1) reduced water volume of river; and (2) increasing wastewater from factories and households along with river.
The survival and well being of the Indian nation depends largely upon sustainable development where a sustainable water supply and sanitation systems are essential requirements. A paradigm shift that leads from the ‘FLUSH & FORGET’ systems to ‘RECYCLE’ in consonance with a ‘WASTE TO WEALTH’ approach is therefore essential. There is an acute shortage of water and power, in fact a near crisis situation for water, in some parts of India. Innovative, decentralized solutions that are inexpensive and which can save water have to be developed without any further delay. Among the various sanitation concepts, Ecological Sanitation (Ecosan), is a holistic approach to sanitation and water management and is the most significant and viable solution.
The successful operation of Cholera Treatment Centres (CTC) under the challenging conditions of a cholera epidemic can significantly reduce human mortality rates. This has been the case in Haiti where MSF has operated five CTCs and has treated more than 180,000 patients.
The project site was a wetland that was used as the dumping ground for the city’s waste and was encroached upon by slum-dwellers, even though it was in the heart of the city. The key question is sanitation improvement and the availability of treated drinking water for poor people who depend on the polluted lake as a direct source of drinking water
The lake of Thau, in France, is a very rich zone in terms of flora and fauna, but subject to pollution of urban effluents, especially during rainfall events.A project has been set up at the Lake of Thau, in order to monitor the impact of urban effluents discharge on the natural environment
Since August 2009, an innovative system has been helping to treat wastewater from the water treatment plant at Saint-Just (5000 population equivalent) in the Hérault department (France). Called the ‘Zone Libellule’ (‘libellule’ is the French word for dragonfly, and an acronym for ‘LIberté Biologique Et de LUtte contre les poLluants Emergents’—Biological freedom and fight against emerging pollutants), it is made up of a series of wetlands containing over 7000 plants from 48 different species.
The solution is a decentralized wastewater treatment facility in the public market of Muntinlupa City, Philippines. The solution also describes additional policies developed to address water and sanitation concerns in the city, maximizing financial resources and at the same time complying with the Philippine Clean Water Act of 2004.