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: UDDT Squat pan needed for Myanmar Project - by: robhughes March 11, 2014Hi David, we faced similar issues in Cambodia, and developed a technique to build them locally in concrete - first using a clay mould then improved the process to use custom-made fibreglass moulds. Lately we have also been building them out of fibreglass but yes it is more expensive even in larger orders. As we were designing for floating houses, weight is i […]
- Sector wide investment and financing tool (SWIFT) - by: jonpar March 11, 2014I was interested to read about the Sector wide investment and financing tool (SWIFT) see akvopedia.org/wiki/Sector_Investment_Plan and www.washdoc.info/docsearch/title/172724 The tool has been developed as a generic representation of a water sector and is designed to assist African countries to develop simple financial plans for their water sector. The prima […]
- Re: The most expensive [VACUUM] sewer in the world - on island Bonaire, NL - by: AquaVerde March 11, 2014Dear Daniel, ...and learn for the future Yes, it would be an expensive learning exercise, if know-how and information did not exist beforehand for the big boys on "sustainable sanitation", local gov. and EU-VIP's. But in this not very unusual case, know-how and information existed more them enough and many years well ahead. Just say only […]
- Re: Write-up from webinar 6 - Vapor-permeable membranes (Steve Dentel, University of Delaware, USA) - by: skdentel March 11, 2014Hakan, I am trying to understand your opinion but it is difficult. PTFE, firstly, is different from the lower molecular weight, bioaccumulative PFOA chemicals that I believe you are referring to. PFOAs are used in the manufacture of PTFE and other fluorinated polymers, but you are indicating that PTFE degrades into these or similar chemicals. I have not foun […]
- Re: Excel spreadsheets for descritive statistics of wastewater treatment performance - by: marcos March 11, 2014Hi, Good to know that the spreadsheets seem to be useful. That´s the idea. Cheers, Marcos
- Re: Write-up from webinar 6 - Vapor-permeable membranes (Steve Dentel, University of Delaware, USA) - by: HakanJonsson March 11, 2014Steve, I am still not convinced. My reasons, PTFE is a material like Gore-tex. This type of material is used e.g. in composting under semi-permeable cover, which normally has a roof made up of a Goretex like material. This is really good for decreasing the odour and emissions from the compost. There is a semi-permeable compost like this this in Sala. After a […]
- Fecal Sludge Management Urban Policy - by: Daniel82 March 11, 2014I am a Master of Science student at Mzuzu University in Malawi and I will be doing research for the Water Research Commission (WRC) funded project on Research on Solutions for Pit Desludging and Subsequent Sludge Management in low income urban areas in Malawi. The main focus of my research study will be development of a Fecal Sludge Management (FSM) Policy f […]
- PhD Dissertation by Tunde Bakare: SCIENTIFIC AND MANAGEMENT SUPPORT FOR VENTILATED IMPROVED PIT LATRINES (VIP) SLUDGE CONTENT - by: ChrisBuckley March 11, 2014Greetings Babatunde Femi Bakare has recently had his PhD dissertation entitled SCIENTIFIC AND MANAGEMENT SUPPORT FOR VENTILATED IMPROVED PIT LATRINES (VIP) SLUDGE CONTENT accepted at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He was supervised by Dr Kitty Foxon and co-supervised by Prof Chris Buckley. The abstract is copied below and the dissertation (5 Mb) is lodged […]
- construction des latrines environnementals - by: APROSAN March 11, 2014les travaux de construction des latrines environnementals +++++++ Translation: The construction work for the "environmental latrines".
- Call for Papers - 5th Africa Water Week in Dakar, Senegal (26-31 May 2014) - by: carola March 11, 2014Deadline for submission is already 22 March The theme of the 5th Africa Water Week (aww-5) is “Placing Water at the Heart of the Post-2015 Development Agenda” and it focusses on the Africa Water Vision 2025 of “An Africa where there is an equitable and sustainable use and management of water resources for poverty alleviation, socio economic development, regi […]
- Re: UDDT Squat pan needed for Myanmar Project - by: robhughes March 11, 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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