Accession Number:

ADA083511

Title:

Guidelines for Development of Water/Sanitation Components of Urban Fringe and Rural Village Projects in Developing Countries. Volume II. Patents, Proprietary Processes & Methods Specific to Water Supply, Waste Disposal and Sanitation,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

URBAN RESOURCES CONSULTANTS INC WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

129.0

Abstract:

In addressing the problem of helping poor people gain access to essential services, especially on the fringes of larger cities, in smaller urban centers, and in rural areas, consideration was given to the identification and better use of existing technology. What are the kinds of needs which the appropriate application of technology might address Stated differently, what are the technological opportunities Two United Nations conferences suggested the focus on water and sanitation. Volume I is a review of the relevant literature on urban and rural water supplies and sewage systems and of experience in the use of various technologies and methodologies in providing these services. Issues are delineated and strategies are suggested for project development, including types of facilities which are suited for water and sanitation services to urban, urban fringe, and rural areas. Volume II considers the effective use of patents and proprietary processes and methods and how they might be made more accessible to developing countries. Appended are a classification of relevant patents, a product directory, and a list of patents of particular interest for use in developing water supply and sanitation facilities and services.

Subject Categories:

  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE