Water Engineering and Development Centre
Series: WELL Studies in Water, Sanitation and Environmental Health Task SAN
This document aims to show the importance of sanitation in eliminating poverty. It identifies the key challenges in relation to achieving the international sanitation target - to halve the number of people without access to basic sanitation by 2015 - and looks at the processes at the national level which are required in order to translate visions into action.
With a target audience of policy makers and professionals working in development both at the international and national level, it presents a global overview and brings in specific local experience - primarily from Kerala in South India - to illustrate important issues.