Sanitation Value Chain
Online ISSN : 2432-5066
Print ISSN : 2432-5058
Side Effects and Sustainability, and Their Solutions Toward Sustainable Society on Sanitation Value Chain
Tetsuya KUSUDA
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2022 Volume 6 Issue 1 Pages 3-11


Sanitation value chain (SVC) is related to a sanitation system which includes social, cultural, financial and technical systems as well as values of inhabitants and societies. SVC has some new frames added in the sanitation regime. SVC aims to bring better hygiene, resource recycling, well-being, etc. to inhabitants in society. Some methods to promote SVC, however, may cause a sort of trade-off problems. In this study, the relation between income increase and fixation of stratification in society which sometimes related to a gender problem, inequality on the time of the introduction of SVC which is an ethical problem to ensure the equity of inhabitants in society, and independence on and subordination to global economy in SVC operation are discussed and some solutions of these problems are explained. Since SVC should be heading to sustainable society, some measures to keep its continuity are also discussed such that the stability of SVC in developing stage of a society is under inhabitants’ decision making which is under the control of human nature.

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