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: Safer siting of sanitation systems : An introduction to criteria for risk reduction to groundwater quality - by: christoph September 18, 2014Dear all, the document is nice and clear in its layout, explaining the problem in a clear manner to nonprofessionals. I get the impression that it is meant for nonprofessionals. But especially nonprofessionals would need examples. Explaining "what is close and what is far" in reality. In the document is mentioned 10 m as close (as it is so close th […]
- NaWaTech Compendium of Technologies avaliable on SuSanA library from 19/09/2014 - by: lucia September 18, 2014Providing adequate water supply and sanitation, particularly in urban areas, is a challenging task for governments throughout the world. Project NaWaTech “Natural Water Systems and Treatment Technologies to cope with Water Shortages in Urbanised Areas in India” is an Indo-European research and development initiative aiming to explore, assess and enhance the […]
- Re: Ecosan - what is it really? And what is the problem with ecosan? Is there a problem? - by: muench September 18, 2014As Chris Buckley gave us some insight in his post above on the 80,000 UDDTs in operation in the Durban area (eThekwini), I want to bring this video to your attention that was just released by Eawag-Sandec (written and narrated by Elizabeth Tilley as part of her PhD research): It is 6 minutes long and I very much enjoyed watching it. It is not your usual […]
- Re: Is there too much focus on ecosan in the SuSanA discussion forum? - by: madeleine September 18, 2014here is the link to the twitter I cannot do it better right now:instagram.com/p/tBhfHIsWl2/
- Re: Is there too much focus on ecosan in the SuSanA discussion forum? - by: madeleine September 18, 2014Dear Kai I do not agree with your interpretation of ecological sanitation, within the definition it is clearly stated that we are referring to safe use and minimize impact on non renewable resources. there are still sustainability challenges linked to these system to make them sustainable and those are more linked to social / acceptance aspects and the logis […]
- Re: Safer siting of sanitation systems : An introduction to criteria for risk reduction to groundwater quality - by: christoph September 18, 2014
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