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Terra Preta Sanitation 1: Background, Principles and Innovations

This handbook provides an account of main theories of Terra Preta formation and principles of Terra Preta Sanitation concerning material recycling and soil fertility improvement


This first edition of Terra Preta Sanitation (TPS) handbook provides an authoritative account of the main theories of Terra preta formation and the principles of TPS concerning material recycling and soil fertility improvement. Written by foremost academics in the field of sanitation and soil science (including WECF’s Claudia Wendland), the handbook takes full account of the extensive developments which have occurred since the outset of the ecological sanitation approach. It serves as a guide to practitioners and individuals interested in new sanitation approaches.

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In the past, WECF co-organized an international conference on this theme. Learn more about it here.