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: Developing urine diversion systems in a developed world context - by: KaiMikkel October 24, 2014OK, while it at least in part meets the goals of ecosan, it bears pointing out that much of Ostara's technology is inherently unsustainable. For example: 1) Ostara has at least once availed itself of magnesium chloride sourced from a supplier in China (the procurement of which undoubtedly involved the use of fossil-fuel powered ships) [this could be mit […]
- Re: Play with Faecal Sludge Trucks! - by: muench October 24, 2014Hi Florian and all faecal sludge experts, I was just wondering what should be the term we should be pushing for when talking about these vehicles? I am asking because I want to do a bit of a clean up operation on Wikipedia. You called it a "faecal sludge truck" in your card game. Did that come about after long deliberations? I would be inclined to […]
- Here is a way to promote handwashing - by: lvolat October 24, 2014Found this image and thought it might inspire some for handwashing promotion...
- Re: Developing urine diversion systems in a developed world context - by: KaiMikkel October 24, 2014Is it just me or has this thread moved well away from the initiating poster's intent of implementing decentralized, low-tech, low-energy, low-cost sustainable sanitation solutions (using a source separation model) in the Minority World into one in which we're discussing centralized capital and energy intensive "solutions" instead? The […]
- Survey on Inclusive WASH in schools in low income countries - by: darao October 24, 2014Dear inclusive WASH in school colleagues, I am a student studying at Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) of Loughborough University, and am currently working on a research study on inclusive WASH in schools with focus to understand current best practice and lessons learned. I am writing to you who have experience in managing WASH in school with […]
- Re: Developing urine diversion systems in a developed world context - by: KaiMikkel October 24, 2014
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