Substantial local government investment is essential for sustainable services, but difficult to achieve. Barriers include institutional lack of clarity over responsibilities (particularly in sanitation provision), weak capacity to collect and manage revenues, unpredictable transfers from national to local government, and a lack of data on past spending and its effectiveness. This Practice Note looks at some ways in which WSUP and Water For People are working to strengthen this link in the investment chain.
- Re: Stirling engines running on biogas - by: AquaVerde August 30, 2014Hallo Graham, I am and others interested too. www.modernpowersystems.com/features/feat...crogen-failed-1.html Wall-hung cogen plants: can Ecogen succeed where Microgen failed? Regards, Detlef
- Re: Stirling engines running on biogas - by: GrahamK August 30, 2014Hi Thomas, I have just come across this discussion having been in contact with a biogas-stirling project in London. There they are trying to develop a small digester to use food waste and supply a Stirling engine - Ecogen CHP with microgen Stirling engine. I am trying to persuade them to develop this via funding now available for Africa projects. More if you […]
- Re: Is there a difference between faecal sludge and septage? - The issue of confusing terminology - by: pkjha August 30, 2014The Glossary of the book A Rapid Assessment of Septage Management in Asia , by EAWAG, USAID, and WATERLINKS, 2010, mentions: "Faecal Sludge Management – also known as septage management, FSM concerns the various technologies and mechanisms that can be used to treat and dispose of sludge – the general term for solid matter with highly variable water cont […]
- Re: How can a user find out about the regional distribution of other forum users? - by: Carol McCreary August 29, 2014Thanks to F.H. for question, Elisabeth for trying to answer, and J.K.for possible explanation of high figure for US. A Dgroup list would be helpful.
- Re: Brian Arbogast's blog post: Choosing the right post-2015 sanitation indicators - by: Sowmya August 29, 2014I like both Joe's suggestion of focusing on health as well as Brian Arbogast's fecal waste treated as post-2015 sanitation indicators. Key Performance Indicators (KPI) should measure process (fecal waste treated) as well as impact (reduction in mortality / morbidity due to water-borne diseases). Broadly, focus areas could be: (1) impact indicators, […]
- Re: Stirling engines running on biogas - by: AquaVerde August 30, 2014
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