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Sustainable Sanitation - Practical Application (NASPA)

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Project description:
Conventional sanitation systems are not always the most ecological and economic option. This is especially true for remote rural settlements. The necessity to support sustainable sanitation systems was more and more recognised during the last years, but due to a lack of practical experience only rarely applied. With the example of five objects, two rural settlements in Styria (Unterauersbach and Langegg-Hirtenfeld), a housing estate in Pöllau (near Gleisdorf), the Christophorus House (office building) in Stadl Paura and a private home (Oberwindhag, Waldviertel), the practical performance of new and suggestive options for sustainable sanitation systems will be investigated and recommendations developed.

Objectives: The main objective of the project is to contribute to the realisation of sustainable and resource-oriented sanitation systems.

The objectives of the project are:

  • Analysis of the current water management und demonstration of the potential of water saving technologies.
  • Optimization of greywater- and blackwater reed-bed treatment plants (constructed wetlands).
  • Development of optimized guidelines and operation concepts for service water and reed-bed sludge treatment plants.
  • Awareness creation and distribution of sustainable sanitation systems through participatory planning.

Country: Austria

Region: Municipality Unterauersbach, Municipality Langegg Hirtenfeld, housing estate Pöllau, office building Christophorus Haus in Stadl Paura, private home Oberwindhag near Weitra.

Client: Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management; Komunalkredit Austria AG

Project leader: EcoSan Club

Timeframe: February 2007 - July 2009

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