Low Cost Drainage for Emergencies

Author: Bjerregaard, M., Meekings, H.

Year: 2008

Publisher: Oxfam

This Technical Brief provides an overview of the general principles of good drainage design and introduces a range of construction options for simple drainage channels, erosion control and road crossings. It focusses only on surface water drainage and does not cover the disposal of sullage or sewage. It has drawn heavily on early work by UNCHS (Habitat) and by the ILO in the area of labour intensive construction and low cost drainage.

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