Water-sensitive informal settlement upgrading: Description of technologies

This Report provides an overview of the technical and design considerations of water-sensitive technologies for urban informal settlements with a core design goal to reduce exposure of residents to faecal contamination. The Report details the components and design standards of the suite of potential nature-based technologies across seven strategies: blackwater, greywater, water supply, drainage, access and open space, operation and maintenance, and climate change. Drawing on extensive project implementation experience between 2017–2020, the Report pays particular emphasis on the city of Makassar, Indonesia. This experience and the knowledge presented in this Report demonstrate that water-sensitive technologies can be a key part of the solution to provide services for all in line with the targets and goals in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to ensure no one is left behind.