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: Rate of filtration of septage through sand filter beds and technology for septage management - by: HAPitot August 28, 2014Hello Jim, thanks for your interest! Concerning your questions: 1. The owner of the facility is the Adjumani Town Council. It was built and started up as a cooperation between GIZ and the Town Council. The operator is a local farmer and businessman who is also operating a cesspool emptying truck, and more recently something like a Gulper pit emptying machine […]
- Re: Stockholm World Water Week & SuSanA meeting: Suggestions for online participation during and after the events - by: Sowmya August 28, 2014Dear Elisabeth and Everyone, I am looking forward to the live streaming, thanks a ton! And, my apologies, I have not been regular in participation as I would have liked. (1) Video editing: We could perhaps split the activity into a few parts: (a) Split the 1.5 hour videos into 3-4 parts and upload on a discussion thread, (b) 3-4 volunteers could take up a pa […]
- Re: Rate of filtration of septage through sand filter beds and technology for septage management - by: jcsmoot August 28, 2014Dear Hanns-Andre, Pawan, et al., Thank you for a great discussion! I have a few questions about the wetlands system in Adjumani Uganda. 1. Who is the “owner operator” of the wetlands? 2. What is the conveyance system that transports sewage to the wetlands? 3. Is there treatment of the sewage prior to the wetlands? 4. Has there been an attempt to harvest the […]
- Re: Rate of filtration of septage through sand filter beds and technology for septage management - by: HAPitot August 28, 2014Dear Pawan, The reason is simply high rates of evapotranspiration. Because of the intermittent loading, the water is first filling pore space, and in order to maintain enough water for the plants, we were trying to keep the water level at a level just below the level of the original surface of the wetland. So, while that volume is filling up, nothing can com […]
- Master's Program in Bangladesh (Climate Change and IWRM) - by: nazimuddin August 28, 2014Dear All, FYI, Institute of Water and Flood Management (IWFM) at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) advertised a number of IDRC South Asian Water (SAWA) Fellowship for their M.Sc Program in Water Resources Development at the Institute. Interested candidates can contact for detailed for the application. Thank you Nazim
- Re: Rate of filtration of septage through sand filter beds and technology for septage management - by: HAPitot August 28, 2014
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