The Sustainable City in Africa Facing the Challenge of Liquid Sanitation

Volume 2 - Territory Development SET by Angela Barthes

The Sustainable City in Africa Facing the Challenge of Liquid Sanitation

Edited by

Esoh Elamé, University of Yaoundé II, Cameroon

ISBN : 9781786308085

Publication Date : May 2023

Hardcover 260 pp

165.00 USD



This book questions the role of liquid sanitation in the development of cities in Africa. The absence of sewerage networks and treatment plants in African cities already submerged by rapid and anarchic urbanization is a major problem. To meet this challenge, it is urgent to rethink urban water governance and impose and enforce sustainable urban planning standards. In other words, sanitation issues must now be placed at the heart of urban planning.


1. Sustainable Cities and Domestic Wastewater Treatment: The Case of Africa, Esoh Elamé.
2. The National Sanitation Policy in Tunisia: Successes and Limitations, Rebei Hedi.
3. Cameroon’s National Liquid Sanitation Strategy: Critical Analysis and Proposals, Esoh Elamé.
4. State of Play of Non-Collective Sanitation in Cameroon and Compliance Solutions for Sustainable Urban Planning, Esoh Elamé and Jacques Martel.
5. Industrial Water Management in Sarh (Chad): Spatialization of Socio-Environmental Risks, Yamingué Bétinbaye, Ngaressem Goltob MBaye and Michel Tchotsoua.
6. Summary Diagnosis of the Excreta and Domestic Wastewater Collection System in the District of Douala III (Cameroon), Esoh Elamé, Moni Augustine Nathalie, Tefounou Marco Bioanny and Jacques Martel.
7. The Public Sewerage System in the District Municipality of Douala I: Status of the Issue and Some Technical Guidelines, Arnaud Akini Damsou, Esoh Elamé and Jacques Martel.

About the authors/editors

Esoh Elamé is a geographer, town planner, geologist and pedagogist. He is a professor at the University of Padua, Italy, as well as a permanent associate professor at the National Advanced School of Public Works and at Institut des Relations Internationales du Cameroun (IRIC) of the University of Yaoundé II, Cameroon. His research focuses on African cities and intercultural sustainable development.