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.
- Article in The Namibian newspaper: Communities unhappy with dry toilet project - by: muench August 22, 2014This article about problems with dry toilets in Namibia is quite interesting, even though it is rather vague and raises more questions for me than it answers: www.namibian.com.na/indexx.php?id=16820&...il&category_id=1 Communities unhappy with dry toilet project By Theresia Tjihenuna, Ndanki Kahiurika GOVERNMENT’S plan to construct over 6 500 dry pit […]
- Re: The new SuSanA Flyer - by: jonpar August 21, 2014[Page 2 of the discussion] Hi Friederike, It looks great... well done to you and your colleagues at SuSanA. One comment/observation.. In the section "What is SuSanA?", we say "..it is an open network with members who are dedicated to understanding viable and sustainable sanitation solutions".. whereas later in the section "Who can jo […]
- Safer siting of sanitation systems : An introduction to criteria for risk reduction to groundwater quality - by: kanalwolf August 21, 2014Dear colleagues, In response to the discussions on the forum with regard to the safe siting of sanitation systems we thought to draft a small "checklist"-document on this topic. The intention is to illustrate the most basic rules, to raise awareness and to inform about entry points for a more detailed approach. Attached you find a first draft docum […]
- Re: The ACF WASH in Nutrition team is developing 3 posters which aim at explaining the links between WASH and Nutrition - by: KeithBell August 21, 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 The world is […]
- Re: Biodigesters in Africa - by: JKMakowka August 21, 2014Those plastic bag digestors have been piloted extensively by various NGOs here in Uganda about 10 years ago. They are all abandoned by now as (I was told) the durability was too low and there where too many issues with the maintenance. Don't get me wrong though, I am a big supporter of bio-gas systems and think they would make a lot of sense in Africa, […]
- Article in The Namibian newspaper: Communities unhappy with dry toilet project - by: muench August 22, 2014
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