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: Video about two dry sanitation service models by utilities in Peru - by: canaday December 22, 2014Dear Christoph and everyone else involved, Congratulations on this spectacular project. It was great to see (in the video) such a diversity of competant Peruvian professionals participating in the project. Comments: -- The UD inserts seem very practical and sturdy. How much do they cost? Could they be sold to projects in neighboring Ecuador? -- The UDDTs are […]
- Does Global Progress on Sanitation Really Lag behind Water? - by: F H Mughal December 22, 2014While, in theory, water and sanitation go hand in hand, in practice, sanitation coverage lags behind water to a significant level. This could be true for the rural areas in poor developing countries. In the rural areas of Pakistan, however, this is 100% true. The main reason for this is that, the sanitation sector receives low priority in government circles. […]
- Compendium of Accessible WASH Technologies - by: F H Mughal December 22, 2014Three big names in water, sanitation and hygiene, WEDC, WaterAid and SHARE (Sanitation and Hygiene Applied Research for Equity), have developed a useful publication on WASH facilities for the disables. Authored by Hazel Jones and Jane Wilbur, 2014, the publication is titled: Compendium of accessible WASH technologies. The compendium gives low-cost technologi […]
- IWC online course 'An Introduction to WASH for Development' - by: IWC December 22, 2014The International WaterCentre (IWC) is offering a new 10 week online training course, 'An Introduction to Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) for Development', a highly interactive program that empowers development practitioners with an understanding of the fundamentals of the WASH sector in low and middle income countries. Students will be introd […]
- Re: Toilet certification - by: ben December 21, 2014Dear all, Very interesting topic, I'm not the best one to talk about the french approach but here is a link to the quality charter of the RAE (dry toilet association, main actors on the topic in france). For the non-french readers, this is about the philosophy any dry toilet renter should apply : Confort of users / sensible composting / prevention-awarn […]
- Re: Video about two dry sanitation service models by utilities in Peru - by: canaday December 22, 2014
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