New Delhi promised to build hundreds of public toilets for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Only 9 were built, and none of them are functioning. This short report from Al Jazeera’s Sohail Rahman highlights the fact that over 50 per cent of Indians have no access to clean toilets. It focuses on the lack of facilities in India’s growing cities and in schools. The report features rural development minister Jairam Ramesh, the inevitable Bindeshwar Pathak of Sulabh International and UNICEF India’s Suzanne Coates.
- Re: Blog post by Brian Arbogast, Director, WSH Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Debunking Sanitation Myths - by: joeturner March 12, 2014[quote="Juergen" post=7756]joeturner wrote: Well, living and having lived before in quite a few major cities around the globe, including Delhi, Cotonou, Manila, or Ouagadougou, I can assure that the failure of decentralized system may not look spectacularly catastrophic, but has the same effects, as a failing centralized system in terms of impact o […]
- Re: Blog post by Brian Arbogast, Director, WSH Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Debunking Sanitation Myths - by: Juergen March 12, 2014joeturner wrote: ...The fact is that centralised systems carry with them tremendous risks. The systems require ongoing political commitment, regular and ongoing investment of capital, human resources etc. There are examples of centralised systems, recently installed, which have failed due to lack of consideration of these factors. .... You are not wrong abou […]
- Re: Blog post by Brian Arbogast, Director, WSH Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Debunking Sanitation Myths - by: joeturner March 12, 2014dietvorst wrote: A (low-)flush toilet (which users prefer) + sewerage + wastewater treatment + resource recovery, is a sustainable, advanced sanitation service. Calculations for non-sewered approaches need to take in account: - high communication/advocacy costs needed to gain user and policy-maker acceptance - economies of scale (the report you mention is ba […]
- Re: Why is there pathogens in the first place ? - by: ben March 12, 2014Dear all, Just wanted to thank you all for having taken the time to share these informations and links. I've been learning a lot on the subject and hope it's been usefull for others on this forum, thanks to you all. I like your post Mughal, taking a comparative point of view (jumbo jet - 5 minute american shower) is always more impactful than simpl […]
- Re: Write-up from webinar 6 - Vapor-permeable membranes (Steve Dentel, University of Delaware, USA) - by: arno March 12, 2014Steve/Håkan Common sense says we shouldn't be putting non-degradable compounds into the soil especially if it is part of a potential food-sanitation-fertiliser-food value chain. For communities to get a license to use PTFE teflon bags, EIAs (Environmental Impact Assessments) would be necessary. And stakeholders will use the common sense or precautionary […]
- Re: Blog post by Brian Arbogast, Director, WSH Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Debunking Sanitation Myths - by: dietvorst March 12, 2014Dear Christophe, The study by Hall and Lobina links sewerage to safe disposal throughout the text, so I assume they include wastewater treatment in their calculations. To judge their report properly, I think you should replace "sewerage" with "advanced western sanitation services". The development industry has been telling developing coun […]
- Re: Write-up from webinar 6 - Vapor-permeable membranes (Steve Dentel, University of Delaware, USA) - by: HakanJonsson March 12, 2014Dear Steve, I worry both about the PTFE, which is not biodegradable and about the PFOAs, which exist both both in the production and when the material is thermally degraded. We do know that the material will wear. I mentioned the example of the compost with semipermeable membrane in Sala and I think we all have had to change our frying pans due to the non-st […]
- Re: Why is there pathogens in the first place ? - by: F H Mughal March 12, 2014Dear Ben, While the question of your 12 years old niece has been taken care of by the colleagues, I have packed small information for your niece. The information is from various sources (WHO, UNICEF, and WB): 2.6 billion people or nearly half of humanity lives without access to adequate sanitation. 700,000 children die every year from diarrhoea. Diarrhoea is […]
- Re: UDDT Squat pan needed for Myanmar Project - by: robhughes March 11, 2014Hi David, we faced similar issues in Cambodia, and developed a technique to build them locally in concrete - first using a clay mould then improved the process to use custom-made fibreglass moulds. Lately we have also been building them out of fibreglass but yes it is more expensive even in larger orders. As we were designing for floating houses, weight is i […]
- Sector wide investment and financing tool (SWIFT) - by: jonpar March 11, 2014I was interested to read about the Sector wide investment and financing tool (SWIFT) see akvopedia.org/wiki/Sector_Investment_Plan and www.washdoc.info/docsearch/title/172724 The tool has been developed as a generic representation of a water sector and is designed to assist African countries to develop simple financial plans for their water sector. The prima […]
- Re: Blog post by Brian Arbogast, Director, WSH Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation: Debunking Sanitation Myths - by: joeturner March 12, 2014
- SuSanA news mail March 2014 March 4, 2014Dear SuSanA members and partners, This news mail informs you about the latest news from SuSanA and the SuSanA partners. The newsmail is sent to 4688 subscribers and contains the following topics: 1. SuSanA cities working group meeting in Delhi, India on 23 March 2014 2. SuSanA Breaking the taboo sanitation cartoon competition 3. Preparation underway to launc […]
- Season's Greetings from the SuSanA Secretariat December 18, 2013SuSanA and Sanitation Highlights from 2013...
- SuSanA news mail November 2013 November 11, 2013Dear SuSanA members and partners The newsmail informs you about the latest news from SuSanA and the SuSanA partners. This e-mail is sent to 4287 subscribers and contains the following topics: 1. SuSanA South Asia regional meeting in Bhaktapur, Nepal and side event at SACOSAN V 2. Feedback on the 17th SuSanA meeting on 31 August in Stockholm 3. November 19 is […]
- SuSanA news mail June 2013 July 9, 2013Dear SuSanA members and partners, This bi-monthly e-mail informs you about the latest news from SuSanA and the SuSanA partners. This e-mail is sent to 3894 subscribers and contains the following topics: Dr. Peter Morgan named 2013 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate Documentation of the SuSanA core group and key stakeholder meeting now online 17th SuSanA meeting […]
- SuSanA News Mail March 2013 online March 19, 2013Dear SuSanA members and partners, This monthly e-mail informs you about the latest news from SuSanA and the SuSanA partners. This e-mail is sent to 3593 subscribers and contains the following topics: 1. Status quo analysis of SuSanA 2008 to 2012 summary now available online 2. Add your voice to the next 5 years of SuSanA 3. The 4C networking campaign 4. Vide […]
- SuSanA news mail March 2014 March 4, 2014
- Dr Peter Morgan June 3, 2013Peter Morgan – one of my Champions − has been awarded this year’s Stockholm Water Prize. Really well deserved! Congratulations Peter!
- Good question! January 30, 2013The cover of the 10 January issue of The Economist:
- World Toilet Day November 19, 2012Today is World Toilet Day – see here and also ThePublicToilet.com. The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, in association with Domestos, has released this report which is well worth reading: Toilets for Health.
- No toilet, no bride! November 16, 2012In the UK Daily Mail of 23 October: No toilet? Then no bride − the Indian government's bizarre new campaign to increase indoor lavatories. Well, that’s one way of promoting sanitation!
- Top three toilets? October 31, 2012From the Gates Foundation website (dated 14 August): ‘Bill Gates Names Winners of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge’:California Institute of Technology in the United States received the $100,000 first prize for designing a solar-powered toilet that generates hydrogen and electricity. Loughborough University in the United Kingdom won the $60,000 second place […]
- Dr Peter Morgan June 3, 2013
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