Sanita.-Resource Recovery and Safe Reuse

Project completed

The overall goal of the intervention is to analyse, pilot test and implement globally and at large scale recovery and safe reuse models of resources generated from liquid and solid waste streams in order to promote food security, public health, environmental protection and livelihood opportunities in poor urban and peri-urban areas in developing countries. This translates to the following two key objectives: (1) increase the scale and viability of productive reuse of water, nutrients, organic matter and energy from domestic and agro-industrial waste streams through the analysis, promotion and implementation of economically viable business models; (2) promote and ensure public health in the context of rapidly expanding use of wastewater, excreta and greywater in agriculture and aquaculture and protect vulnerable groups from specific health risks associated with this pattern of agricultural development.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Agriculture & food security
Employment & economic development
Agricultural water resources
SME development
Infectious desease
01.12.2011 - 30.06.2015
CHF  3’250’000
Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Development cooperation
Project partners Contract partner
Foreign academic and research organisation
Private sector
United Nations Organization (UNO)
  • Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
  • Swiss Private Sector
  • World Health Organization

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF    3’250’000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF    3’182’086
Project phases Phase 2 01.05.2015 - 31.12.2020   (Completed)

Phase 1 01.12.2011 - 30.06.2015   (Completed)