Potential af single household systems in Greenlandic settlements

Theme 1. Environmental protection
Session Name 1.5 Sanitation in small Arctic communities
Datetime Sep 05, 2018 03:10 PM - 03:20 PM (UTC +3)
Location IT113
Presentation Type Oral
Presenter Pernille Erland Jensen
Author(s) Pernille Erland Jensen (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
Abstract text

There is a documented relation between water borne diseases and water and waste water handling systems, just as the frequency of water washed diseases has been related to the water distribution method and abundancy of water in homes. Data collected suggests that services for rural Greenland are among the least developed in the circumpolar Arctic. In rural Greenland, approximately 25% of households have no access to improved water, and approximately 65% of households have no access to improved sanitation, while more than 99 and 95% of the urban population have access to improved water and sanitation, respectively. In several attempts singel household sanitation systems such as composing or separation toilets or infiltration systems for black water have been installed and tested in the town of Sisimiut and the settelement of Sarfannguit, Greenland. In this talk I wish to sum up the experinece and conclusions that can be drawn from the initiatives. 

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