Sanitation in the developing world: current status and future solutions.

  title={Sanitation in the developing world: current status and future solutions.},
  author={Sandy Cairncross},
  journal={International journal of environmental health research},
  volume={13 Suppl 1},
  • Sandy Cairncross
  • Published 2003 in
    International journal of environmental health…
More than a third of the world's population (2.4 billion people) lacks access to adequate excreta disposal. Four in five of these unserved people are in Asia, with approximately one in five in both India and China, respectively. Even in large Asian cities, less than half of those served are using sewerage systems; the others use on-site systems, from pit latrines to septic tanks. Most have been installed by householders or builders employed by them, rather than by government or municipal… CONTINUE READING

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