Improved Sanitation Coverage - Urban PopulationEntry ID: geodata_0052
Abstract: Access to safe drinking water is estimated by the percentage of the population using improved drinking water sources, as described below. Similarly, access to sanitary means of excreta disposal is estimated by the percentage of the population using improved sanitation facilities.
Improved sanitation facilities are those more likely to ensure privacy and hygienic use. Improved drinking water ... technologies are those more likely to provide safe drinking water than those characterized as unimproved.
Improved drinking water sources comprise: Household connection; Public standpipe; Borehole; Protected dug well; Protected spring;
Improved sanitation facilities comprise: Connection to a public sewer; Connection to a septic system; Pour-flush latrine; Simple pit latrine;
Ventilated improved pit latrine.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Improved Sanitation Coverage - Urban Population
Dataset Release Date: 2010-03-16
Start Date: 1990-01-01Stop Date: 2008-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Use Constraints Public
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: geo at unepgrid.ch
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-02-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27