LTR Mingma Sherpa (HCES-Nepal) , Ganbaatar Hurelbaatar (Project office Darkhan), Dr. Katja Sigel (Environmental Research Leipzig), Prof. Dr. Jörg Londong (University of Weimar); Dr. Kh. Ariunchimeg (Interpreter), Jürgen Stäudel (University of Weimar), Ts. Enkhjargal (NGO UDRC, bathhouse), Dr. Ilke Borowski-Maaser (seeconsult GmbH), Gerel Osor (Project office Darkhan), Gisela Lamkowsky (seeconsult GmbH), Nyamtuya Batsaikhan (Project office Darkhan), missing: Lukas Ulrich (Eawag Schwitzerland)
Within the scope of the first phase of the MoMo project a detailed inventory of the water infrastructure of the city of Darkhan was performed. The existing central fresh- and wastewater systems were the focus. The situation in the ger settlements, which are not generally connected to the system and which are occupied by approximatively 50% of Darkhan city residents, can be characterised as follows:
freshwater supply is supplied via freshwater kiosks and private house wells
no regulated wastewater disposal
no regulated stormwater management
frequent occurrence of water-related diseases (gastrointestinal infections, diarrhoea epidemics, hepatitis A, especially among children)
Despite these problems, the city of Darkhan currently cannot provide a concept for medium- to large-scale planning for water infrastructure within the ger settlements.
[Here] you can read an article about the journey (from Westfälischer Anzeiger 2011/05/12).
This project is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
The website for the IPIT ® is here!
The IPIT ® is not just any toilet, but is an integrated Personnel innovative Toilet, which was developped for the project Momo. For more information about this sustainable sanitation system please visit the website in German,English and Mongolian.