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: Introducing Ecosec, new company from Montpellier - by: ben September 23, 2014Hi Kai, Thanks for your support, I'm totally with you on the inward focus we should have as well. How many of us consultants have had great time in exotics tropical countries with an expat livestyle when in our home doorsteps gipsy camps or native reservations have similarely bad sanitation conditions. How many of us are preaching dry toilets and don […]
- Re: Upcoming free online course (MOOC) on Planning & Design of Sanitation Systems and Technologies (in English with French subtitles) - by: ulrichl September 23, 2014Dear colleagues / cher(e)s collègues Three more weeks until our free 5-weeks online course takes off! Sign up here today and receive a notification when the course starts. Encore trois semaines jusqu'au démarrage de notre cours gratuit de cinq semaines! Enregistrez ici encore aujourd'hui et recevez une notification au début du cours. Kind regards / […]
- Re: Press Release: iDE Cambodia hits 100,000 latrine sales in 2 years (single or double pit pour flush toilets, Easy Latrine) - and general discussion - by: Frenoux September 23, 2014Hi Ben, The DEWAT system is already functionning and was also design by GRET and BORDA just for clarification... Best, Clément.
- Re: Do you know about wastewater disposal in deep wells in US? - by: Carol McCreary September 23, 2014Thank you everyone. I was thrown off by the term term "wastewater". It is indeed very very broad, isn't it? On the one hand, it refers to everything that may enter a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP): human waste from toilets, greywater from kitchens and bathing, effluents from industry and manufacturing, which may include a range of toxins, s […]
- Webinar Sept 30. Water and Sanitation in the Media: Relegated to the Sidelines? - by: arno September 23, 2014Forwarded message: We all understand, appreciate and express the idea that water and sanitation are key to human well being. However, a parallel truth is that water and sanitation stories are grossly underreported in the mainstream media, until they assume crisis-proportions as in floods, diseases outbreak etc. Why this paradox? Why are celebrity scandals he […]
- Re: Introducing Ecosec, new company from Montpellier - by: ben September 23, 2014
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