Personal and fairly maverick views on how international sanitation targets can be achieved
Thursday, 28 February 2008
The eThekwini Declaration has now been published, as have the Action Plan for sanitation in Africa (a much better version than that handed out in Durban) and the Statement by the African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation.
I'm an emeritus professor of civil engineering at the University of Leeds in England. I've been working on low-cost sanitation in developing countries since the mid-1970s, and also on low-cost wastewater treatment and reuse. I was a lecturer at the University of Nairobi, Kenya, 1970-73 and then a senior lecturer at the University of Dundee, Scotland, 1974-79 before moving to Leeds in late 1979. I was a visiting professor of sanitary engineering at the Universidade Federal da Paraiba in Campina Grande, northeast Brazil, during 1976-95, and since 1996 I have been a visiting professor of environmental engineering at the Instituto Cinara, Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia.