Cost recovery for urban sanitation in Asian countries: insurmountable barrier or opportunity for sustainability?

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dc.contributor.author Abeysuriya, K
dc.contributor.author Mitchell, CA
dc.contributor.author Willetts, JR
dc.contributor.editor NA
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-18T06:47:23Z
dc.date.issued 2005-01
dc.identifier.citation Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics Conference Proceedings, 2005, pp. 17 - 29
dc.identifier.isbn 0-473-10899-2
dc.identifier.other E1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/6703
dc.description.abstract Urban sanitation and waste management services are in crisis in many Asian countries, attributed to a number of factors. In this paper we argue that the crisis is exacerbated by the application of inappropriate economic and technological models for urban sanitation. We examine why the dominant models, including full-cost pricing driven by neoclassical economics, are inappropriate in the context of Asian countries. On the basis of Ecological Economics and Buddhist Economics, we identify a set of principles for arriving at more sustainable solutions. Sanitation s role as a service for waste removal and disposal is expanded to a synergistic group of economically feasible services provided through cooperation between service providers, community and government. The STEEP framework is shown to be a useful way to tailor the sanitation options on the basis of contextual factors.
dc.publisher Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics
dc.title Cost recovery for urban sanitation in Asian countries: insurmountable barrier or opportunity for sustainability?
dc.type Conference Proceeding
dc.parent Australia New Zealand Society for Ecological Economics Conference Proceedings
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Palmerston North, NZ en_US
dc.publocation Palmerston North, NZ
dc.publocation Palmerston North, NZ
dc.publocation Palmerston North, NZ
dc.identifier.startpage 17 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 29 en_US
dc.cauo.name DVCRch.Institute for Sustainable Futures en_US
dc.conference en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference Ecological Economics in Action
dc.conference Ecological Economics in Action
dc.conference Ecological Economics in Action
dc.conference.location Palmerston North, NZ en_US
dc.for 050209 Natural Resource Management
dc.personcode 995362 en_US
dc.personcode 010821 en_US
dc.personcode 020106 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Natural Resource Management en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.custom Ecological Economics in Action en_US
dc.date.activity 20051211 en_US
dc.date.activity 2005-12-11
dc.date.activity 2005-12-11
dc.date.activity 2005-12-11
dc.location.activity Palmerston North, NZ en_US
dc.location.activity Palmerston North, NZ
dc.location.activity Palmerston North, NZ
dc.location.activity Palmerston North, NZ
dc.staffid 020106 en_US
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/DVC (Research)
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/DVC (Research)/Institute For Sustainable Futures
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Sustainable Futures


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