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: CLTS doesn't lead to sustainable safe sanitation & hygiene - Study by Plan Australia - by: pfeldman March 7, 2014Just a quick reply to Marielle - would it be possible for you to state what IRC's position is on how to create demand for sanitation, especially in the dominantly rural-poor context where most open defecation takes place? Other than questioning CLTS, it would be helpful to know what approach IRC promotes or advocates for. Thanks!
- Re: Excel spreadsheets for descritive statistics of wastewater treatment performance - by: jankn March 7, 2014Thank you for sharing these Excel files, I will play around a bit with them this weekend.
- 12 March -16h00 : SuSanA–WASHtech webinar on Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) - by: susanaforum March 7, 2014SuSanA secretariat and WASHtech invites you to participate in a webinar that will present and discuss the Technology Applicability Framework (TAF) developed during the WASHtech project: www.washtechnologies.net When: 16h00 CET on 12th March 2014 (Time converter: www.worldtimebuddy.com/) Webinar outline: 15h30- Webinar room open 16h00- Welcome by Trevor Surri […]
- Re: Forum user of the month in March 2014 is FH Mughal from Pakistan! - by: susanaforum March 7, 2014And here comes Part 2 of our interview with our recognised forum user Mughal: ++++++++++++++ Part 2: Mughal’s opinions about the forum What is making you write on the forum and what do you expect by making posts? How have you benefited yourself from using the forum? While I write to disseminate whatever little knowledge I possess, the major benefit I get fro […]
- Re: Impacts of female genital mutilation (FGM) on menstrual hygiene management (MHM) - and links to sanitation - by: Carol McCreary March 7, 2014Re FGM in Egypt: In the mid 1970s when I was in Cairo during grad school, "safe" FGM surgical procedures were still part of the curriculum at Al-Azhar University medical school. Do any of you know how med schools in Egypt and elsewhere are now dealing with FGM as a medical issue? Seems like by now medical training would be a good place for anti-FGM […]
- Re: CLTS doesn't lead to sustainable safe sanitation & hygiene - Study by Plan Australia - by: snel March 7, 2014The Plan's report is endorsing some of our questions around CLTS and indeed we find that the results they report underpin our understanding that this may not be the only approach or stand alone approach. However it is one of the key approaches that is being used and taken up at national level in various countries in Africa and Asia. We remain open to re […]
- CDD Society (Bangalore, India) is organizing a training on Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems May 26-30, 2014 - by: cddsociety March 7, 2014CDD Society is organizing a training on Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems (DEWATS) from May 26-30, 2014, in Bangalore, India. Please see attached document for detailed information and application procedures. We are looking forward to seeing you in Bangalore!
- Re: ODF Sustainability Study by Plan Australia - by: paultyndale March 7, 2014Dear All I've just come across this thread and want to add our perspective. Firstly it is great that the report is being circulated and read, and the results discussed. For us (and I believe Plan) the point of the study was to examine their approach and learn from what has worked and what hasn't, and to contribute to the evidence base for CLTS. I t […]
- Re: CLTS doesn't lead to sustainable safe sanitation & hygiene - Study by Plan Australia - by: pfeldman March 7, 2014Glad to see some strong reactions to this report, though unfortunately it doesn't amount to much more than the same, tired old lines from the "CLTS Detractors" (and then the replies). Are we really still having this conversation? As mentioned previously by other commenters - it would be much more helpful to focus on the important findings of t […]
- Re: 6 May 2014 deadline for: Bill & Melinda Gates 'Grand Challenges' Grant Opportunities - by: muench March 6, 2014I think the first item (Grand Challenges Explorations of BMGF) is in this funding round not applicable to our sanitation topic (I thought perhaps hygiene and hand-washing might be part of it, but looking at the topic description in more detail, I don't think so (?)). By the way, I noticed that the bullet point list of topics on their website is slightly […]
- Re: CLTS doesn't lead to sustainable safe sanitation & hygiene - Study by Plan Australia - by: pfeldman March 7, 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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