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: Debate about effectiveness of CLTS, prompted by UNICEF official after book launch about CLTS in Madagascar - by: F H Mughal October 22, 2014Friends have raised valid points that need to be clarified, especially David’s point: "Can you also shed some light on the controversy between figures used in the book that were refuted by the Madagascan Minister?" The publication, “Promising Pathways,” carries rather protracted foreword by KK (10 pp). While I had the delightful experience of meeti […]
- Re: sanitation 21 - by: F H Mughal October 22, 2014Dear Jonathan, The publication is interesting, though it is too short (38 pp) for such an important topic. Kindly help me out on an aspect that is bothering me. The document is meant for urban sanitation services (pp. 11). Urban centers (for example, in Pakistan – cities like Karachi, Lahore, and Hyderabad) have sewer system laid and managed by the municipal […]
- Re: Ebola KnowledgePoint - by: ulrichl October 22, 2014Dear Rémi, dear all Thanks for this information! The following has nothing to do with the website knowldegepoint.org, but I found it fits nicely into this thread and it could be of interest to the sanitation community: The Guardian created an excellent visualization of how Ebola compares to other infectious diseases: www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/ng-int. […]
- Re: Reseach Topic Assistance - Otji toilets (UDDTs) in Namibia - by: JKMakowka October 22, 2014I see that this got already move to the topic we discussed the Otji toilets before. Does your University have laboratory facilities you can use to test for example faecal bacteria contamination in the diverted urine? Might be interesting to see how well the system deals with watery diarrhoea and what extra precautions might be necessary before applying the u […]
- Re: Ebola KnowledgePoint - by: rkaupp October 22, 2014Dear Elisabeth, Thank you for moving the thread. KnowledgePoint is an initiatie by a few NGOs (WaterAid, RedR, Practical Action, EngineerAid, IRC...) to provide a place to ask technical questions, where specialists can answer. This is because these NGOs all had their internal "technical support" services, but without good platforms to do so). So Kn […]
- Re: Debate about effectiveness of CLTS, prompted by UNICEF official after book launch about CLTS in Madagascar - by: F H Mughal October 22, 2014
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