sanitation

Improvement of sanitation and waste management in Mahajanga
Les projets Assainissement et déchets à Mahajanga (ASSMA et suivants) s’inscrivent dans une logique d’appui aux autorités communales locales afin de renforcer leur capacité en termes de maîtrise d’ouvrage, par la formation et la réalisation d’investissements pilotes.
 
Ce renforcement de la gouvernance locale a contribué à la structuration d’une plateforme multi-acteurs de la filière intégrant les organisations de la société civile, sur le modèle de partenariats publics-privés.
 
En parallèle, la Commune Urbaine de Mahajanga a développé un plan stratégique d’eau et d’...
The sanitation and waste projects in Mahajanga (ASSMA and following) are part of a logic of support to the local communal authorities, in order to reinforce their capacity in terms of project management, through training and the realisation of pilot investments.
 
This strengthening of local governance contributed to the structuring of a multi-stakeholder platform for the sector, integrating civil society organisations, on the model of public-private partnerships. At the same time, the Mahajanga Urban Community has developed a strategic water and sanitation plan and updated its health regulations with a view to improving public health.
 
Since 2013, the implementation of this project has led to the establishment of a complete sanitation chain, combined with increased access to basic sanitary facilities (family latrines and sanitary blocks). Through awareness-raising and education, behaviours have evolved towards better hygiene, as evidenced by the epidemiological monitoring carried out.
 
In addition, this initiative paved the way for two other projects that have improved the management of household waste, notably through the material support provided to pre-collectors, the rehabilitation of certain access roads and the maintenance of municipal trucks.
Intercommunal governance in the field of water and sanitation in Cameroon
Disposant d’une multiplicité d’équipements, les communes du Mbam et de l’Inoubou connaissaient de profondes difficultés en termes de maîtrise d’ouvrage en eau et en assainissement, principalement des problèmes de rénovation, d’entretien et de gestion des infrastructures. Pour y faire face, plusieurs communes avaient décidé de mettre en commun leurs moyens et de définir une stratégie départementale de l’eau et de l’assainissement. Ce projet a été lancé dans le but d’accompagner la structuration d’un service public.
Afin de développer une approche partenariale efficiente, les acteurs ont choisi de constituer un syndicat...
With a wide range of facilities, the communes of Mbam and Inoubou faced major difficulties in terms of water and sanitation project management, mainly problems of renovation, maintenance and infrastructure management. To deal with this, several communes had decided to pool their resources and define a departmental water and sanitation strategy.
This project was launched with the aim of supporting the structuring of a public service. To develop an efficient partnership approach, the stakeholders chose to form an intercommunal union (SYCOMI), thus bringing legal innovation in Cameroon.
This union then took responsibility for the technical and administrative aspects, which is why training was provided to strengthen the skills of the key players. Emphasis was also placed on citizen participation through the involvement of user committees and willingness to pay for studies to ensure the sustainability of the service. This experience of intercommunal governance is a pilot project in Cameroon, which has aroused the interest of Cameroonian institutional bodies and is now spreading.
The communes in Lékié were inspired by this to create their own union (SYNCOLEK), with the support and expertise of SYCOMI and SDEA (Syndicat Départemental des Eaux et de l'Assainissement Alsace-Moselle) to develop a public water and sanitation service in their turn.
Improving sanitary conditions and preventing water-borne diseases in Burundi
Le projet couvre une commune en milieu péri-urbain : Mutimbuzi, province de Bujumbura rural au Burundi, à l'ouest de la capitale et proche de la frontière congolaise.

Il a pour but d’améliorer les conditions sanitaires des communautés visées et de réduire la propagation des maladies hydriques, telles que le choléra ou la diarrhée. Au-delà de la mise en place d’installations hydrauliques et sanitaires, un réel travail de sensibilisation/éducation comportementale a été développé selon une approche participative intégrale afin de garantir des améliorations à long terme.
 
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The project covers a commune in a peri-urban area: Mutimbuzi, a province of rural Bujumbura in Burundi, west of the capital and close to the Congolese border.

It aims to improve the sanitary conditions of the target communities and reduce the spread of water-borne diseases such as cholera and diarrhoea. Beyond the establishment of hydraulic and sanitary facilities, real work on awareness raising/behavioural education has been developed using a comprehensive participatory approach to ensure long-term improvements.
 
The project has set up the following actions:

- Introduction of a participatory methodology called WAST that raises awareness and provides training in waste management and the right to water, hygiene and sanitation,

- Structuring, legal training and empowerment of the community through the creation and training of Hygiene and Sanitation Committees (HSCs) capable of taking charge, monitoring and evaluating a sanitation service throughout the sector, from construction of infrastructure to the recovery of collected waste (Ecosan latrines),

- Supporting and empowering the municipality through the strengthening of its capacities (awareness-raising and maintenance of works), implementation of communal regulations, the strengthening of synergies with other local, regional and national policies, and the establishment of criteria to respect the right to water and sanitation,

- Ex ante evaluation of innovation in health impacts (village surveys and health centres).
Storm drainage and geographic information service project in the Douala urban community (Cameroon)
Depuis 2015, la Ville et l’Eurométropole de Strasbourg associées à GESCOD (Grand Est Solidarités et Coopérations pour le Développement) et leurs partenaires collaborent avec la Communauté urbaine de Douala dans le cadre de la construction-rénovation de 47 km de drains pluviaux, afin de renforcer les capacités de maîtrise d’ouvrage et de gouvernance locale dans le domaine de l’assainissement urbain. Cette AMO (Assistance à la Maîtrise d'Ouvrage) soutient également la création d’un système d’information géographique (SIG) servant d’appui technique au projet de drainage. Les questions sanitaires liées aux déchets et aux eaux usées autour...
Since 2015, the City and Eurometropolis of Strasbourg, in association with GESCOD (Grand Est Solidarités et Coopérations pour le Développement) and their partners, have been working with the Douala Urban Community on the construction and renovation of 47 km of storm drains, to strengthen their project management and local governance capacities in the field of urban sanitation.
This AMO (Assistance to the Contracting Authority) is also supporting the creation of a Geographic Information System (GIS) to provide technical support for the drainage project.
Health issues related to waste and wastewater around storm-water disposal have been included in the remit of the project. To strengthen technical capacities in the field of sanitation and hydraulic expertise, a management training programme has been set up in partnership between ENGEES (Ecole Nationale du Génie de l'Eau et de l'Environnement de Strasbourg) and the Institut Universitaire de Technologie (IUT) de Douala.
Public toilets - innovative, durable and designer!
WeCo expérimente avec le soutien de la Région Île-de-France et de la BPI ses toilettes innovantes, autonomes et durables à chasse d’eau depuis mai 2017 sur le site du Kilowatt à Vitry-sur-Seine.
WeCo's eco-friendly public toilets are part of an innovative approach to sustainable development by offering a response to environmental water-saving issues. Fully self-contained, they operate through an integrated wastewater recycling system.
This closed-circuit flushing technology makes the toilets completely independent of any connection to the sanitary system. In addition, electrical autonomy can be achieved by combining photovoltaic panels with a battery storage unit.
Since May 2017, WeCo has been experimenting, with the support of the Ile-de-France Region and the BPI, with its innovative, autonomous, sustainable toilets at the Kilowatt site in Vitry-sur-Seine.