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: 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, […]
- Securing Water, Energy, Sanitation and Livelihoods through Consensus: Community led approaches in Africa (Africa AHEAD): Invitation to a Seminar - by: secretariat August 21, 2014Invitation to a Seminar at the World Water Week Conference, Stockholm 2014 Title: Securing Water, Energy, Sanitation and Livelihoods through Consensus: Community led approaches in Africa Date: Sunday, 31st August, 2014 Time: 09.00 – 12.30 Location: Stockholm Fairs, Älvsjö, Stockholm, Sweden Room: K16/K17 Convenor: Africa AHEAD Co-convenor: Stockholm Environm […]
- Re: Biodigesters in Africa - by: GrahamK August 21, 2014It may well be true that the plastic tank type digesters now available are too expensive but seeing that thousands are in use in India it can hardly be termed a gimmick. My interest is in a polythene cylinder type digester that need cost only a few dollars where people are willing to install them in a trench. For anyone interested I have already sent lengths […]
- Re: Biodigesters in Africa - by: JKMakowka August 21, 2014GrahamK wrote: Then I discovered that small biogas digesters are use widely in India with food and crop waste and wondered why not one African contact had mentioned this possibility - especially for urban areas? Here in east Africa relatively simple small scale "floating drum" digester made out of plastic tanks are being produced and sold commercia […]
- 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, 2014
- An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.
Add to favourites