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Decentralised wastewater management using constructed wetlands in Nepal

Author(s): WaterAid Nepal

Publisher: WaterAid Nepal
Place of publication: Kathmandu, Nepal
Year: 2008


Environment management is a significant challenge in developing countries mainly due to lack of strong legislation to control wastewater and institutional capacity for integrated planning and management. This paper describes the importance of small scale decentralized wastewater treatment using reed bed treatment systems(RBTS) in Nepal. It shows how public/community participation can support small scale constructionwork while ensuring checks on quality and price of construction. It includes examples where this system provides good quality, lowcost sevices.

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