For Global Handwashing Day 2012, this Weekly issue contains a literature review of 2012 handwashing studies that was compiled by the Global Public-Private Partnership on Handwashing. The review summarizes studies on the health impacts of handwashing, handwashing behavior, hand contamination and provides recommendations for implementers of handwashing programs.
- Re: History of ecosan - Causes for abandoning recovery of nutrients from human excreta - by: bracken November 24, 2014Dear all, In my opinion there is one definitive text written on this topic, "Feed or Feedback: Agriculture, Population Dynamics and the State of the Planet" written by the emeritus professor in biological sciences, by A. Duncan-Brown - an absolute must read, not only for those interested in the history of reuse, but on the global impacts of end-of- […]
- Re: Reply: New video on Managing Feces in Sacks, plus online interview on UDDTs - by: madeleine November 24, 2014Dear Dennis There are large scale of urine separation toilets where urine is collected reused in the fast growing suburb in a Mega city . One example is in the La Paz where more than 1OOO households are benefitting from the system. I am on my way I to visit Sumaj Huase and the Water utiliity in El Alto and I will be happy to report back in the mean time read […]
- Reply: South African Demonstration around the town of Cofimvaba (Earth Auger toilet, a UDDT with an auger) - by: jay bhagwan November 24, 2014Dear Elizabeth Responding to many of your questions you pose on why Cofimvaba… Firstly, shit comes from one source, the anus and wherever it is produced it is needed to be treated. So whether it is rural, urban or informal does not really matter – as long as the technology is robust to treat faeces. Also we need not have to get hooked on reuse of sludges etc […]
- Re: History of ecosan - Causes for abandoning recovery of nutrients from human excreta - by: scottchen November 24, 2014Hi, Elisabeth: In China, 20 years ago, when the labor was cheap and chemical fertilzer looked expensive, the farmers would collect the human and animal waste for the agriculture. But, 10 years ago, the labor cost became expensive and the chemical fertilizer looker cheaper, few farmers were interested in reuse the huaman waste. No profit is the major cause fo […]
- Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene is looking for a new home - by: mwaniki November 24, 2014Dear Forum The Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene is looking for a new home .After producing the publication for 9 years and 50 issues plus down the road as a no profit operation, it has become increasingly difficult to continue doing so. Publishing is resource demanding and since the publication can’t sustain itself, we have thrown in the towel and this […]
- Re: History of ecosan - Causes for abandoning recovery of nutrients from human excreta - by: bracken November 24, 2014
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