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: Sanitation Product Development for Sub-Saharan Africa - affordable, aspirational latrine products, SaTo (American Standard Brands, USA and Water for People) - by: FranzH September 15, 2014I have seen this in Delhi and find it the most cost effective innovation for pit latrines ever! I allows you to convert a stinky place into a really IMPROVED facility at a very affordable cost. Was also surprised that in Kampala this is not only applied by Water for People (the official partner) but other NGOs as well! So in my view it is being understood an […]
- Re: Is there a difference between faecal sludge and septage? - The issue of confusing terminology - by: muench September 15, 2014Dear all, This has been a very interesting discussion, where once again I learned a lot. Thank you. What I found interesting is that right from the start, we discovered a discrepancy between the Sandec Compendium definition and the wikipedia page entry. Sandec Compendium: Septage: A historical term to define sludge removed from septic tanks. Wikipedia (en.wi […]
- Re: Ecosan - what is it really? And what is the problem with ecosan? Is there a problem? Too much ecosan in SuSanA? - by: joeturner September 15, 2014KaiMikkel wrote: Might I suggest a friendly amendment? If so, how about, "So yes, in theory, treated sludge is safe to apply to land". I offer this because, after all, the federal regulations surrounding sludge (as least in North America) only require the testing and control of a few heavy metals (maybe PCB's in some cases) and a few indicator […]
- Re: Problem with accessing SuSanA's new website - by: cecile September 15, 2014Dear Elizabeth, I am using Mozilla Firefox. I googled SuSanA several times yesterday and this morning and did find www.susana.org but I got an error message when I clicked on the link. I managed to access the new website through the link you provided : www.susana.org/en/resources/research and then went to the home page. Now it seems the problem is solved. Ma […]
- Re: Ecosan - what is it really? And what is the problem with ecosan? Is there a problem? Too much ecosan in SuSanA? - by: Florian September 15, 2014Sewered sanitation already serves basically all persons in Europe and North America, and the majority of the urban population of the rest of the world. We may think about this system what we want, call it outdated or legacy or other things, but there is little doubt that this system is going to stay with us for quite some time. So simply damning this system […]
- Re: Sanitation Product Development for Sub-Saharan Africa - affordable, aspirational latrine products, SaTo (American Standard Brands, USA and Water for People) - by: FranzH September 15, 2014
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