Book: The Challenges of Urban Ecological Sanitation

Date: 
Jan 19, 2013

Have you ever wondered what large-scale urban ecological sanitation looks like? Can composting toilets be used in apartment buildings?

The Erdos project, the world's first project of its kind, sought to answer these questions and test urban composting toilets and greywater reuse.

The book, The Challenges of Urban Ecological Sanitation: Lessons from the Erdos Eco-town Project, describes this attempt to create a modern, multistory urban housing that incorporated composting toilets and greywater systems. The project encountered many challenges and provided a valuable learning experience for the future of urban ecological sanitation projects.
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Rosemarin, A. McConville, J.R., Flores, A.E., and Zhu Qiang (2012). The Challenges of Urban Ecological Sanitation: Lessons from the Erdos Eco-town Project.  Rugby, UK. Practical Action Publishing.