SASSI project receives £519,880 in funding

MARG's Dr Deljana Iossifova has been awarded funding under the international scheme Towards a Sustainable Earth (UKRI, NSFC and JST) for the project ‘A Systems Approach to Sustainable Sanitation Challenges in Urbanising China’ (SASSI, £519,880 FEC).

The project runs from 2019 to 2021.

SASSI (A Systems Approach to Sustainable Sanitation Challenges in Urbanising China) aims to enhance our understanding of complex human-environment interactions and their sustainability outcomes.

SASSI will define and advance a systems approach for sanitation which situates basic human functions within wider human ecosystems of critical social, economic and environmental resources and social institutions, cycles and order.

The project studies sustainability outcomes across different sanitation systems, environments and temporal scales using various analytical approaches and state-of-the-art modelling.

SASSI addresses cross-cutting issues in sustainable development.

It focuses on Shanghai (China) as a prime example of urban transformation, drawing on quantitative and qualitative data to understand the development of infrastructure over time and explore how possible context-specific policy- or design-focused interventions may contribute to sustainable development in the future.

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