- Seeking for Funding Partner's to Publish books for HYGIENE, WASH PRACTICE IN SCHOOLS FOR AFRICA. - by: info_uahdp September 21, 2014Dear Colleagues, I and my team, have completed an advance BOOK for WASH and HYGIENE in Schools, its an inspiring, educational, and instructional book teaches Children how to keep hygienically fit both in schools and outside schools We are currently Seeking for Funding Partner's to Publish books for HYGIENE, WASH PRACTICE FOR SCHOOLS IN AFRICA., other Co […]
- Re: Designers, inventors, tinkerers... unite! (urine diversion squatting plates) - publication Compilation of contemporary toilet designs - by: bernhard September 21, 2014And another update: I added the latest CAD files from the pan geometry to the dropbox (links in the first post in this thread) This is the thermoformed and fiberglass reinforced prototype geometry as it was used in our 2014 field test in Nairobi and shown on the RTTC Fair in Delhi. ...and a final side note: similar to quite a number of "RTTC designers […]
- Re: Designers, inventors, tinkerers... unite! (urine diversion squatting plates) - publication Compilation of contemporary toilet designs - by: bernhard September 21, 2014just wanted to give everyone a heads up that Paul Mackereth - the designer for the Loughborough RTTC team - also shared information and CAD files on the interface he developed. Thanks Paul!!! here is the link: Note by moderator: Or see here on the Forum where Paul recently posted his "LuLoo Concept Pack": www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/14... […]
- Energy footprint side event at IWA Congress, Lisbon - by: tmsinnovation September 20, 2014Dear Renewable energies and climate change working group members, The SuSanA Secretariat would like to encourage all the working group members in Lisbon to attend the SuSanA side event with a fishbowl discussion on 'Determining system boundaries for climate mitigation in sanitation programmes using an energy footprint perspective' Where: Room: 1.06 […]
- 22 Sept. SuSanA side event at IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition in Lisbon, Portugal - by: tmsinnovation September 20, 2014Dear All Just in case those of you in Lisbon for the IWA WW congress have missed it, there will be a SuSanA side event on 22 Sept. from 15h30 to 17h30. Room: 1.06 The side event is entitled "Determining system boundaries for climate mitigation in sanitation programmes using an energy footprint perspective" Organised by: Borda, IWA and the SuSanA se […]
- Seeking for Funding Partner's to Publish books for HYGIENE, WASH PRACTICE IN SCHOOLS FOR AFRICA. - by: info_uahdp September 21, 2014
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USAID and Rotary International adopt innovative sustainability monitoring tool | Source: Harold Lockwood, Water Services That Last – August 12, 2013 |
This is great news and fantastic to see USAID adopting and promoting this approach which aims to really track and better understand the underlying causes of poor sustainability in the WASH sector. Sustaining WASH services is complex and dependent not only the hardware (the pumps, latrines and pipes), but also a range of the so-called software elements, for example reliable management entities, long-term external support and monitoring, adequate financing and so on. Measuring coverage is one thing, looking at functionality is also a useful proxy, but if we really want to know where the pinch-points are and how something so seemingly simple as water flowing out of a tap can fall down, it requires a comprehensive and powerful tool.
This is just what USAID and Rotary International have developed with the new Sustainability Index Tool, or SIT, which has just been released and is available for download on the WASHPlus website here. The tool was developed by Aguaconsult over a period of more than a year and a half and has been tested in three country programmes, with a further two countries being rolled out in the coming months.
International H2O Collaboration
The USAID-Rotary International H2O Collaboration was launched in March 2009, and the first round of pilot projects were finalized in 2012 in the Dominican Republic, Ghana, and the Philippines. The central goal of this collaboration between Rotary International and USAID is to support water, sanitation, and hygiene initiatives that will have lasting impacts in target communities.The partnership between Rotary International and USAID is an official Global Development Alliance (GDA), which is an innovative public-private alliance model developed and used by USAID for improving social and economic conditions in developing countries.
One outcome of the Alliance is the publication of theSustainability Index Tool documents which are listed below:
- Sustainability Index of WASH Interventions: Global Findings and Lessons Learned. The Sustainability Index Tool, focuses on four critical areas that are known to be importance to the long-term sustainability of WASH interventions: institutional, management, financial, and technical factors. (Full text|pdf-1.27MB)
- Dominican Republic: Sustainability Index of WASH Activities. (Full text|pdf-2.51MB)
- Ghana: Sustainability Index of WASH Activities & Partnership Evaluation. (Full text|pdf-1.82MB)
- Philippines: Sustainability Index of WASH Activities & Alliance Evaluation. (Full text|pdf-1.59MB)
A new video by IRC’s WASHCost project examines the full costs of building traditional latrines in Mozambique.
Cost data is essential for planning by the governments. In Mozambique, this is done by local authorities. There are many challenges in getting the right data. One of them is getting data on sanitation and the investments made by households themselves, in particular when latrines are constructed with local materials.
WASHCost Mozambique managed to calculate the estimated total costs for building a traditional latrine. The cost data shows that families are massively contributing to improving public health. The data also shows that promotion of hygiene and sanitation is really worth the effort.
When there is promotion, families build latrines and spend money on them.
For more on the life-cycle costs of sanitation and hygiene read:
- WASHCost Infosheet 2 – The cost of sustaining sanitation services for 20 years
- WASHCost Infosheet 5 – Hygiene promotion: How effective is it? How much does it cost?
- WASHCost Briefing Note 3 – Applying the life-cycle costs approach to sanitation
- WASHCost Working Paper 3 – Assessing sanitation service levels
For more on sanitation in Mozambique read:
Published on May 3, 2013 – “Making connections: Women, sanitation and health” took place on 29th April 2013 at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). It was convened by LSHTM and WaterAid as partners of the SHARE Research Consortium. The event brought together a diverse mix of academics, journalists, practitioners and activists from the WASH, gender and health sectors to present and debate critical issues on linking gender, sanitation and health including violence against women and girls, maternal health and menstrual hygiene.