Drinking Water and Sanitation Technologies (PAHO, 2002)
the search for practical low-cost solutions that are easy to implement,
Colombia's Ministry of Economic Development and the Pan American
Health Organization (PAHO) present the second edition of this book
on the use of appropriate drinking water and sanitation technologies,
which is aimed at facilitating investment decisions by local authorities.
selecting the technologies presented in this book, special attention
was paid to those that over the years have been culturally accepted
by local communities in rural areas and even in small urban settlements
throughout the country.
in these matters calls for a process of sustainable technology transfer,
acceptance, and appropriation that meets the needs of the target
communities. The Ministry has developed a highly useful set of strategies
and tools focused on community participation in the design, operation
and management of water and sanitation projects.
on basic sanitation and hygiene education, this publication is also
a valuable tool for health promotion and prevention, as attested
by the many training activities carried out jointly by PAHO and
Colombia's ministries of health and economic development.