- Re: History of ecosan - Causes for abandoning recovery of nutrients from human excreta - by: scottchen November 24, 2014Hi, Elisabeth: In China, 20 years ago, when the labor was cheap and chemical fertilzer looked expensive, the farmers would collect the human and animal waste for the agriculture. But, 10 years ago, the labor cost became expensive and the chemical fertilizer looker cheaper, few farmers were interested in reuse the huaman waste. No profit is the major cause fo […]
- Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene is looking for a new home - by: mwaniki November 24, 2014Dear Forum The Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene is looking for a new home .After producing the publication for 9 years and 50 issues plus down the road as a no profit operation, it has become increasingly difficult to continue doing so. Publishing is resource demanding and since the publication can’t sustain itself, we have thrown in the towel and this […]
- Re: Reply: New video on Managing Feces in Sacks, plus online interview on UDDTs - by: denniskl November 24, 2014RE centralised / large volumes urine re-use Capturing large volumes of urine is, I guess, an aim of the UDDT approach if it is to become part of the mainstream, particularly in urban and peri-urban areas where local re-use is not possible. While localised re-use (straight into the garden etc) is fine for rural areas, for maximum commercial value (which could […]
- Re: squat for money - by: denniskl November 23, 2014had a look at the video and saw the product here: www.squattypotty.my The squatty potty is a great concept product for the western world (ie the land of the sitting toilet:) Elderly and sick in developing countries (ie squatting toilets land) Something like this may also be a way of addressing the issues of the elderly and the sick in the normal squatting to […]
- Re: World Toilet Day: cities can't wait - by: F H Mughal November 23, 2014Dear Cor, Just a quick response to your Dhaka figures, if I take secondary treatment of wastewater as a yardstick (effluent BOD and SS, say, 40 mg/l), then the percentage of wastewater treated in megacity of Karachi is zero!! Regards, F H Mughal
- Re: History of ecosan - Causes for abandoning recovery of nutrients from human excreta - by: scottchen November 24, 2014
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