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A Guide to SANIVEY – Assessing User Acceptance and Functioning of Mobile Communal Sanitation Facilities in Informal Settlements
Expanded Title:Technical innovations often lack sustainability due to a lack of attention or provision of operational requirements and community involvement. The application of these sanitation technologies in informal settlements however is lacking a framework for introducing, assessing the performance and functioning as well as an understanding of the perspectives of end-users of the new technology despite the existence of the national Strategic Framework for Water Services. This general framework does not clearly define “basic sanitation” in terms of technology. This research was initiated to deal with this problem by investigating the current approaches to the implementation of a new sanitation technology, their acceptance and functioning in the natural setting of informal settlements. The study concludes that The MCSF can adequately function in informal settlements (IS) context provided strict observance of each phase of the framework’s criteria and associated indicators. The functioning of MCSF is context based and depends on user’s demand for sanitation, compliance with operational requirements and the extent of O&M (with regard to the way reported issues are responded to). Through the application of the framework, it emerged that adequate functioning of the MCSF is factor of adequate planning, understanding and compliance with operational requirements and the extent of the O&M. The high level of user’s acceptance of the facilities registered through the application of the framework and the adequate functioning of the facilities are aligned with the research hypothesis except for the planning phase of the functioning. For this phase of the framework, the research has shown that adequate functioning of the facility is influenced by the demand for sanitation and appropriate design is only a secondary issue.
Date Published:01/09/2012
Document Type:Research Report
Document Subjects:Sanitation - Waterborne sanitation
Document Keywords:Municipality
Document Format:Report
Document File Type:pdf
Research Report Type:Technical
WRC Report No:TT 533/12
ISBN No:978-1-4312-0314-7
Authors:Lagardien A; Muanda C; Benjamin A
Project No:K5/2017
Organizations:Community water supply and sanitation unit Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Document Size:2 882 KB
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