Looking at types of toilet from the basic pit latrine to more sophisticated approaches.
Practical Action Published Books
Toilets That Make Compost
This book gives detailed instructions in the construction of a range of ecological toilets, together with benefits of the compost and urine generated.
This is a guide for hospital staff and community workers in developing countries who are planning to start sanitation or hygiene improvement programmes.
Water Treatment and Sanitation
This handbook describes simple methods which can be used in rural areas of developing countries and includes an appendix on planning in expanding towns.
Low Cost Sanitation
This book describes experiences of providing sanitation in rural and urban low-income communities, outlining what is appropriate, practical and acceptable.
This is a guide to the construction of latrines, in particular the concrete squatting plates which are often referred to as sanplats.
Sanitation for Primary Schools in Africa
This book provides tools to assess existing and planned sanitation, water supply and hygiene facilities in primary schools in Africa.
Water and Sanitation for Disabled People and Other Vulnerable Groups
This book focuses on facilities for families in rural and peri-urban areas of low and middle-income countries, but many of the approaches and solutions can also be applied to institutional settings and in emergency situations.
Urban Sanitation Management in Developing Countries
This brochure presents three conceptual tools for assessing urban sanitation systems in developing countries.
The SuSanA Forum (Sustainable Sanitation Alliance) is a network on sustainable sanitation solutions which can be used to access and share up-to-date information on this topic.
Information and factsheets relating to ecological sanitation can be found on the EcoSanRes (Ecological Sanitation Research) website.
pS Eau (Programme Solidarité Eau) have a produced a booklet entitled "How to select appropriate technical solutions for sanitation".
Ecological Sanitation in Bangladesh - http://ecosanbd.org/
This site is based on the project work of Practical Action, Bangladesh which started piloting eco-sanitation in 2006 with the aim of addressing the gaps in sanitation coverage.