Protection of natural resources as well as sustainable development have come to an increasing significance all over the world. In many countries a social and political revision has taken place towards an environmental sound industrial production. However a substantial part of consumer goods are being produced in developing and transition countries where environmental protection and occupational health issues are not considered adequately.
Notably in the field of waste- and wastewater management there is often a lack of technical solutions as well as know-how, sustainable financing and responsible operators. Therefore, using a craft village in Vietnam as an example, the INHAND project will provide technical solutions as well as training measures and all stakeholders will be involved in the discussions and decision making.