A urine diversion dehydration toilet (UDDT) is a kind of toilet which can be used to recover resources such as nutrients and can also be an option to improve the sanitary situation in low income countries. A structured questionnaire survey, key informant interviews, participatory approaches such as focus group discussion (FGD) and mass gathering were carried out in Kenya to assess social acceptance and scope of scaling up of UDDTs. The results showed that almost all respondents among UDDT users and non-users have overcome social and cultural barriers to accept UDDTs. Most UDDT users were applying UDDT products as fertilizers on their farms. It is recommended to promote coordination and networking of local community based organizations in order to replicate UDDTs.
Assessment of social acceptance and scope of scaling up urine diversion dehydration toilets in Kenya
S. M. N. Uddin, V. S. Muhandiki, J. Fukuda, M. Nakamura, A. Sakai; Assessment of social acceptance and scope of scaling up urine diversion dehydration toilets in Kenya. Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development 1 September 2012; 2 (3): 182–189. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/washdev.2012.078
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