An interdisciplinary research program entitled “Integrated approaches and strategies to address the Sanitation Crisis in Unsewered Slum Areas in African mega-cities (SCUSA)”, funded by the UNESCO-IHE Partnership Research Fund (UPaRF), will be carried out by UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education (Delft, The Netherlands), Makerere University, and the Kampala City Council, both in Uganda.
The SCUSA research program has identified three PhD projects, centered around a slum area of Kampala for which PhD researchers are being recruited:
- Wastewater and solid waste treatment and reuse
- The socio-economic aspects of improving sanitation
- Hydrology and contaminant transport
Research is planned to start in January 2009.