This study is based on the evidence collected during the “Technical e-Learning Course on Wastewater Treatment”, an international training project developed in 2020 in Italy by the Hydroaid Association, in collaboration with Turin Polytechnic. This work intended to address the sustainability of urban sanitation in various African countries, which the world of international cooperation has been looking at in recent years with growing interest. A comparative analysis of the current strategies and technological solutions was conducted. Data and information reported by the project participants were elaborated and verified. Four African countries—Benin, Egypt, Ethiopia, and Malawi—were considered and two relevant case studies among those proposed by the participants were presented. Starting from this analysis, significant elements about the status and coverage of wastewater management were extracted and reported. The analysis of existing wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) allowed evaluating their design features and current status of operation. Considerations about the environmental, economic, social, and technical sustainability of wastewater treatment and management were finally reported. Conducting such an analysis provided support in identifying the best practices and the most recurrent problems linked to the various African contexts, which need to be considered for a complete definition of the planning strategy for accessible, efficient, and sustainable sanitation infrastructures.
Urban wastewater treatment in african countries: Evidence from the hydroaid initiative / Ravina, M.; Galletta, S.; Dagbetin, A.; Kamaleldin, O. A. H.; Mng'ombe, M.; Mnyenyembe, L.; Shanko, A.; Zanetti, M.. - In: SUSTAINABILITY. - ISSN 2071-1050. - 13:22(2021), p. 12828. [10.3390/su132212828]
|Titolo:||Urban wastewater treatment in african countries: Evidence from the hydroaid initiative|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su132212828|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|