What does it really cost to extend and sustain safe water and hygienic sanitation to poor communities in developing countries? The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is supporting the IRC’s project, WASHCost: Quantifying the cost of delivering safe water, sanitation and hygiene services, with a US$14.48 million (Euro 9.86 million) grant over five years to answer this question and to transform information, learning and performance in the sector.
- Re: Design and Construction of Water Supply and Sanitary Facilities in Schools - by: F H Mughal November 26, 2014Dear Wubishet, That is great! If permissible and possible, please share your design. It would be useful to others on this forum, including me. I remember, quite some time back, Elisabeth posted some standards (probably, UNICEF standards) on number of school children for 1 toilet, spacing of toilets, ventilation; and also on water points. Elisabeth: Can you h […]
- Re: RE: shit flow diagrams - does it need to be shit? - by: caetano November 26, 2014Hi, As Cecilia correctly mentioned shit is translated as "merda" in Portuguese (at least in Brazil), not "merde" as mentioned in Peter's post. However, "merda" in Portuguese, in my opinion is a bit offensive; particularly if you are speaking to people in a more authoritative position in formal contexts. I think though that […]
- Re: Magazine: Africa Water Sanitation & Hygiene in 2014 - by: mwaniki November 26, 2014Hi Chris and the forum Am sorry for posting this thanking you rather late for your article which was published in the Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene November - December 2014 Vol.9 No.8 edition. But as they say in English – Its better late than never. Am afraid to say I was bogged down by an assignment. Apologies. Is this the way you would have liked […]
- Re: Reply: The excravator (power auger) to empty pits (North Carolina State University, USA) - now field testing - by: FrancisdelosReyes November 25, 2014Hi Tsepo, Actually, Chris Buckley at UKZN has a prototype of the Excrevator. Unfortunately, we need to solve the trash problem- there is too much trash in many VIPs in Durban, and that will jam the screw auger. We are working on other methods for trash removal before pit emptying. Francis
- Re: "Fishing" for solid waste in a pit latrine - have you seen people do it? (example from Malawi) - by: FrancisdelosReyes November 25, 2014We've also seen the way they do it in Blantyre, Malawi. Trash, unfortunately, is going to be there- as long as there are no solid waste disposal facilities. We have been working on the Excrevator, a screw auger for emptying pit latrines, and while it can handle solid waste, it will get jammed with too much. We are now experimenting with new ways of doin […]
- Re: Design and Construction of Water Supply and Sanitary Facilities in Schools - by: F H Mughal November 26, 2014
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