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The Lake Victoria Water and Sanitation Initiative is a collaborative project between UN-HABITAT and the Governments of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. The project, which is supported by the Government of the Netherlands, addresses the water and sanitation needs of the people, particularly the poor, in the secondary urban centres around Lake Victoria. The initiative has a clear pro-poor focus, and it will improve access to water and sanitation services, solid waste management and drainage at the various project sites in the three countries.

The Mekong Water and Sanitation Initiative (MEK-WATSAN)

The Mekong region is a geographical area centered around the world's 12th largest river, the Mekong. UN-HABITAT in partnership with the Asia Development Bank is working to help the governments of the Mekong region attain water and sanitation related Millennium Development Goals. The participating members of this initiative are Cambodia, Lao PDR, Vietnam and Yunnan Province in the People's Republic of China.

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On-site human waste disposal still remains the only option for the millions of poor living in informal settlements and unplanned areas. The conventional waterborne sewerage is hampered by a multitude of limitations in these areas and consequently simple and ventilated improved pit (VIP) latrines remain the common choice of sanitation facility. In these settlements, when the latrines become full the closing down and relocation of these latrines is often not possible because of the limitation of space and so they have to be emptied. Emptying of pit latrines is done either manually or mechanically.


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