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: Closed loop recycling of flush water through ABR and Constructed Wetland? - by: AquaVerde December 19, 2014Dear Chris, On the example of Mr. Pollmaecher's blackwater ABR-CW + slow sand-filter all on gravity, you may skip the swimming pool/koi-fish pond to may have a much simple system you may looking for, which will run for years without any maintenance. Gravity systems need a pump for reticulating water. At least this pump needs maintenance sooner or later. […]
- Re: Pathogen destruction in biogas plant vs ABR - by: MichaelCarr December 19, 2014Hi there all: I still have my L plates on but trying to catch up. I see two potential ways for further destruction of helminth eggs in fecal sludge - 1) aerobic thermophillic composting, mixed with other biomass. 2) laying sludge out in drying beds. How long does it take for UV light to positively kill all pathogens when laid out like this? From what I know, […]
- "Pulling" away from Open Defecation via Aspirational Marketing - by: denniskl December 18, 2014I have been observing the forums on SuSana and other sites about the problems of OD and sanitation and toilets etc. I have read the Compendium on Sanitation Systems and technologies, and I have done several online courses on sanitation and systems. I get the 8 systems, multiple technologies and I understand the CLTS process (or enough anyway). Not an Expert […]
- Re: Ben Re: Cambodia experience - WASHplus Weekly: Focus on Sanitation as a Business - by: ben December 18, 2014Dear all, I know I might be one of the few interested in big firms pactices, and at the risk to be off topic, I wanted to share with you an article very interesting : "Today 19th december, some of the world’s biggest consumer products companies, including Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser, Procter & Gamble and Gillette, have been fined a combined €951m (£ […]
- Re: Sustainable Decentralized Wastewater Management in Developing Countries (AIT, Thailand) - by: denniskl December 18, 2014Don't be disheartened Thammaratt:) Systems may seem similar (to me, as an outsider they do) but clever tech is not the issue anyway - it's suitability for purpose and culture, mass distribution and high volume usage uptake via even cleverer marketing, financial support systems, entrepreneurial models and distribution, installation, servicing and ma […]
- Re: Closed loop recycling of flush water through ABR and Constructed Wetland? - by: AquaVerde December 19, 2014
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