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.
- pilot project on UDDTs and composting by GIZ in Benin - by: muench August 21, 2014Dear Barbara, Thanks a lot for informing us about your pilot project in Benin which has now come to an end and which involved 30 UDDTs (28 at household level and 2 at public level) and community-level composting. I see that the SuSanA case study about this project and additional documents are now available here: www.susana.org/en/resources/library/details/20 […]
- Re: A grey water dam for the treatment and reuse of grey water for single and multiple households - by: Ababu August 20, 2014Dear Mohammed: Thank you for your interest in the grey water dam. Yes quality and characterizing the possible health risk is part of our research concern. We believe the grey water dam set up provides a better barrier against pathogen compared to the vertical grey water tower because the grey water tends to get soaked up in the vertical grey water tower from […]
- Recode Intro to Policy Level Activism Oct 4-5th in Portland, OR, USA - by: molly August 20, 2014Recode is offering a free two day training on how to change codes to legalize sustainable sanitation in the US. This training is a great chance to learn how Recode has been so effective at changing codes (Oregon statewide legalization of graywater reuse and site built and non NSF composting toilets) so quickly and apply these lessons to your own passions. We […]
- Re: faecal transplants - by: Carol McCreary August 20, 2014On the blog of the popular but respected Mother Jones magazine is an article on the current regulatory environment for fecal transplants for C diff [Clostridium difficile] in the US and likely developments at the federal level. Should We Regulate Poop As a Drug? The future of fecal transplants, and a bevy of entrepreneurs, hinges on how the FDA decides to re […]
- Re: The ACF WASH in Nutrition team is developing 3 posters which aim at explaining the links between WASH and Nutrition - by: KeithBell August 20, 2014Here's the newest paper on the subject published last week. Unfortunately, the full paper isn't available without cost, but the abstract is useful: An evolving perspective about the origins of childhood undernutrition and nutritional interventions that includes the gut microbiome onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nyas.12487/abstract
- pilot project on UDDTs and composting by GIZ in Benin - by: muench August 21, 2014
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