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: Press Release: iDE Cambodia hits 100,000 latrine sales in 2 years (twin pit pour flush toilets) - and general discussion - by: hriley September 19, 2014BlakeMcK wrote: Hi All, Elisabeth The project in Cambodia is the Sanitation Marketing Scale up (SMSU) project. It was an approximately 7 million dollar project awarded directly to iDE and funded by 3 donors - BMGF (about 4 mil), Stone (2.1 mil), and WSP (about 600K) Dear Blake- Thank you for giving so detailed responses to the questions in this forum. For cl […]
- Re: Ecosan - what is it really? And what is the problem with ecosan? Is there a problem? - by: KaiMikkel September 18, 2014Elisabeth - In response to your question (and although slightly off topic) numerous well respected and oft cited studies worldwide have shown what happens when bicycling infrastructure is first brought to a community. Here's just one that I'm familiar with, (this one is focused on the US urban cycling mecca that is Portland, Oregon): ]https://www.p […]
- Re: Is there too much focus on ecosan in the SuSanA discussion forum? - by: KaiMikkel September 18, 2014madeleine - Your response is most curious given that I arrived at my interpretation from reading your words, "Thus ecological sanitation is not, per se, sustainable sanitation, but ecological sanitation systems can be implemented in a sustainable way and have a strong potential for sustainable sanitation, if technical, institutional, social and economic […]
- Introducing Ecosec, new company from Montpellier - by: ben September 18, 2014Description of project: Based in Montpellier (south of France) the Ecosec project plan to introduce for the first time in France High Standard UDDT toilets in center town. Created as a cooperative company with my childhood friend, the goal is to push to the maximum the local and ecological aspects through 100% local construction in natural french flax fiber, […]
- Re: WaSH case study Yaoundé / Cameroon (fr) - Pilot Study on Groundwater Quality and Health in Yaoundé - by: epesshydro1 September 18, 2014A reduced size version of the report is now available to ease download (8 + 9 Mb) with low debit. www.bgr.bund.de/cameroon-epess Best regards,
- Re: Press Release: iDE Cambodia hits 100,000 latrine sales in 2 years (twin pit pour flush toilets) - and general discussion - by: hriley September 19, 2014
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