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.
- Youtube Playlist of 2014 videos on fecal sludge management - by: campbelldb April 23, 2014We have started a Youtube Playlist of 2014 videos on fecal sludge management from SuSanA, SNV and others and will be updating the list. So far there are 11 videos in the list and the link is: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLk_19n1PG...EObD-Ajb_JtRdfGG7lI2
- Re: Black soldier fly larvae (BSFL) as a product from productive sanitation and for faecal sludge management - by: agarner April 23, 2014I am extremely interested in starting a small scale BSF farm, with the hopes of growing into a large scale operation for our community. Thank you for your post, and please send me more information on how to start. I am hung up on the details of where to start, and what regulations/permitting demands there are for urban areas. I live in the Central Florida/US […]
- Re: Grant for piloting innovation on non-sewer sanitation - by: Roshan April 23, 2014The updated PDA page on ADB's water website, see the link www.adb.org/sectors/water/pda Thanks ! +++++++ PDA = Pilot and Demonstration Activities ADB and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have allocated $2 million for ADB’s Facility for Pilot and Demonstration Activities (PDA) to support pilot testing of innovative ideas on non-networked sanitatio […]
- Re: should shared sanitation services be considered 'improved' sanitation? - by: muench April 23, 2014It depends what you compare it to: Shared sanitation is usually not as good as household-level sanitation but shared sanitation can be better than nothing (or better than open defecation). Just think of the acclaimed Sanergy model with shared (public) sanitation... (forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mob...ry-loo-user-and-kiva) So I do think that "sha […]
- Re: Ubuntu-SAN: Point-of-use dry sanitation and sludge beneficiation micro-entrepreneurship model - by: SudhirPillay April 23, 2014The prototype is undergoing testing at the moment. Watch the link below:
- Re: should shared sanitation services be considered 'improved' sanitation? - by: joeturner April 23, 2014Thanks Krischan - can you tell me some of the non-technical and non-health related reasons why you think they should not count towards the policy goal (or maybe that is not your opinion but the one held in Uganda, I'm not clear from your post).
- Re: The Fecal Sludge Omni-Ingestor (FSOI) suite of technologies (several companies, USA) - by: FrancisdelosReyes April 23, 2014To be clear about Elisabeth's post above, we were discussing by email what we saw at the RRTF in Delhi. In fairness, FSOI is a proponent of standardizing sludge testing in the context of fecal sludge pumping, as they are working with Jamie Radford, who has developed a penetrometer that can be used in the field. The measurements cited above are from Jami […]
- Re: should shared sanitation services be considered 'improved' sanitation? - by: JKMakowka April 23, 2014This is a constant topic here in Uganda as the government is counting shared facilities towards their sanitation coverage goal. I think that due to mostly non-technical and non-health related reasons they should not count towards a policy goal (which the MDG "improved sanitation" category is).
- Should shared sanitation services be considered 'improved' sanitation? (and MDG implications) - by: joeturner April 23, 2014Hello friends, I've just noticed this interesting review article in PlOS ONE: www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10....journal.pone.0093300 The authors say that shared facilities are not counted as improved sanitation (for example for MDG target), but that maybe they should be. Interested to hear thoughts. Edit: On closer examination, it does seem to […]
- The Fecal Sludge Omni-Ingestor (FSOI) suite of technologies (several companies, USA) - by: muench April 23, 2014Dear all, I am providing information below about a prototype faecal sludge "omni-ingestor" that I saw at the Reinvent the Toilet Fair in Delhi in March. This project has not been described on the forum to date; it is not a grant but the work is being carried out under a contract agreement with the BMGF. So the companies developing this piece of equ […]
- Youtube Playlist of 2014 videos on fecal sludge management - by: campbelldb April 23, 2014
- SuSanA news mail March 2014 March 4, 2014Dear SuSanA members and partners, This news mail informs you about the latest news from SuSanA and the SuSanA partners. The newsmail is sent to 4688 subscribers and contains the following topics: 1. SuSanA cities working group meeting in Delhi, India on 23 March 2014 2. SuSanA Breaking the taboo sanitation cartoon competition 3. Preparation underway to launc […]
- Season's Greetings from the SuSanA Secretariat December 18, 2013SuSanA and Sanitation Highlights from 2013...
- SuSanA news mail November 2013 November 11, 2013Dear SuSanA members and partners The newsmail informs you about the latest news from SuSanA and the SuSanA partners. This e-mail is sent to 4287 subscribers and contains the following topics: 1. SuSanA South Asia regional meeting in Bhaktapur, Nepal and side event at SACOSAN V 2. Feedback on the 17th SuSanA meeting on 31 August in Stockholm 3. November 19 is […]
- SuSanA news mail June 2013 July 9, 2013Dear SuSanA members and partners, This bi-monthly e-mail informs you about the latest news from SuSanA and the SuSanA partners. This e-mail is sent to 3894 subscribers and contains the following topics: Dr. Peter Morgan named 2013 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate Documentation of the SuSanA core group and key stakeholder meeting now online 17th SuSanA meeting […]
- SuSanA News Mail March 2013 online March 19, 2013Dear SuSanA members and partners, This monthly e-mail informs you about the latest news from SuSanA and the SuSanA partners. This e-mail is sent to 3593 subscribers and contains the following topics: 1. Status quo analysis of SuSanA 2008 to 2012 summary now available online 2. Add your voice to the next 5 years of SuSanA 3. The 4C networking campaign 4. Vide […]
- SuSanA news mail March 2014 March 4, 2014
- Dr Peter Morgan June 3, 2013Peter Morgan – one of my Champions − has been awarded this year’s Stockholm Water Prize. Really well deserved! Congratulations Peter!
- Good question! January 30, 2013The cover of the 10 January issue of The Economist:
- World Toilet Day November 19, 2012Today is World Toilet Day – see here and also ThePublicToilet.com. The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, in association with Domestos, has released this report which is well worth reading: Toilets for Health.
- No toilet, no bride! November 16, 2012In the UK Daily Mail of 23 October: No toilet? Then no bride − the Indian government's bizarre new campaign to increase indoor lavatories. Well, that’s one way of promoting sanitation!
- Top three toilets? October 31, 2012From the Gates Foundation website (dated 14 August): ‘Bill Gates Names Winners of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge’:California Institute of Technology in the United States received the $100,000 first prize for designing a solar-powered toilet that generates hydrogen and electricity. Loughborough University in the United Kingdom won the $60,000 second place […]
- Dr Peter Morgan June 3, 2013
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