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Possibilities for changing to resource recovery in Kampala's on-site sanitation regime

Mcconville, Jennifer and Kvarnstrom, E. and Ahlstrom, M. and Niwagaba, C. B. (2022). Possibilities for changing to resource recovery in Kampala's on-site sanitation regime. Resources, Conservation and Recycling. 181 , 106275
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Abstract

Pressure is growing to develop innovative decentralized sanitation systems that protect public health and recover resources. This study evaluates the opportunities for niche technologies focusing on nutrient resource recovery to enter the market in Greater Kampala, Uganda. It applies methodology from sustainability transition studies in a novel way to provide new insights into possibilities for change in the on-site sanitation sector. The study 1) characterizes the existing socio-technical regime for on-site sanitation, 2) identify stress points in the regime and 3) possible advantages for the niches. Assessment of the regime covers technology, epistemic practice, sector values, organisational modes, policy and financing. The niches include urine diversion toilets, on-site resource recovery, and container-based models. The on-site sanitation regime is under performing and the niches all offer advantages for improved service and resource use. However, it will be difficult for the niches to break into a sector in which epistemic practice, organisational modes and financing are heavily dominated by the sewage regime. Recommendations for creating a more open environment for innovation are provided for specific stakeholders.

Authors/Creators:Mcconville, Jennifer and Kvarnstrom, E. and Ahlstrom, M. and Niwagaba, C. B.
Title:Possibilities for changing to resource recovery in Kampala's on-site sanitation regime
Series Name/Journal:Resources, Conservation and Recycling
Year of publishing :2022
Volume:181
Article number:106275
Number of Pages:12
Publisher:ELSEVIER
ISSN:0921-3449
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 2 Engineering and Technology > 207 Environmental Engineering > Environmental Management
Keywords:Excreta, Multi-level perspective, Niche, Sustainability, Transitions, Wastewater
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-117325
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http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-117325
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DOI10.1016/j.resconrec.2022.106275
Web of Science (WoS)000793409300002
ID Code:28208
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Energy and Technology
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:02 Jun 2022 13:47
Metadata Last Modified:02 Jun 2022 13:51

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