The International Water Association (IWA) has made the first issue of its new peer-reviewed Journal of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene for Development, available online, with free access to the full text PDFs of all articles.
Access to following issues will be by subscription or pay-per-view only, although authors have an option to pay to make their articles open access.
The first issue includes articles about the sanitation ladder, constructed wetlands, WASH approaches in Zimbabwe, wastewater treatment in Brazil, SODIS and water quality field tests.
Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF) has published a guidance paper on decentralised cost-effective wastewater systems that meet the requirements of the EU Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive at the conference. WECF presented the paper on 18 March 2010 at the Roundtable Dialogue on wastewater solutions for Bulgaria and Romania.
The paper provides some easy-to-understand guidance for decision makers, water operators and engineers on wastewater management in settlements and towns with up to 10,000 population equivalents (PE). In particular the paper discusses the advantages and drawbacks of non-conventional systems, decentralised and semi-centralised systems, ponds and constructed wetlands as well as innovative concepts also for settlements without reliable water supply.
The paper is available in English, Bulgarian and Romanian.
Read more on the Round Table
Source: WECF, 01 Apr 2010
“Ecological Sanitation: Concept to Practice” is the first course offered by ENPHO (Environment and Public Health Organization) in the SHIT series. This three day course runs from 26-28 March 2008 in Kathmandu, Nepal (application deadline 22 March). Four other courses are planned: Constructed wetlands; Solid waste management; Biogas for sanitation; and Total sanitation campaigns. Costs are Rs. 3,000 per person, students Rs 2,000, international participants US$ 100.
For more information contact:
ENPHO Resource Centre
Tel: 977-1-4468641, 4493188