A new IRC paper explores some contributions being made by honey-sucker tanker operators — that renders a small-scale sanitation service informally and within the private sector — on waste (faecal) extraction and, in some cases, reuse. Operating outside the legal framework of waste management, this paper provides preliminary insight into the limitations and potentials of the ‘honey-sucker business’ as a sanitation service model, based on selected experiences in Bengaluru (India).
- The IWA WaterWiki is looking for a Sanitation and Development Editor! - by: CParkerWaterWiki October 24, 2014Since its creation in 2009, the IWA WaterWiki has gone from strength to strength. Currently hosting over 2,000 open-access articles, case studies, the site is THE online resource for the water community, attracting around 20,000 monthly visitors. The review process is absolutely essential for ensuring and maintaining the quality of WaterWiki content. By revi […]
- Re: Integrating Climate Resilience in (national) Sanitation and Hygiene Strategy and Plans - looking for resources and experience - by: denniskl October 24, 2014Hi Peter Interesting topic but I am not quite clear about what you are looking for. By "Climate Resilient Development" are you raising design questions regarding sanitation systems that can be fortified / protected against climate change impacts?
- Re: Bringing Sanitation Innovations to Market (B-SIM) (WSUP, UK and Ghana, Zambia, Kenya, Bangladesh) - by: tgoodwin October 24, 2014Hello Elizabeth, I'll answer on behalf of Andy. Overall, progress has been slower than we expected for several reasons: First, we're dealing with an experimental technology initiative with a large and diverse set of actors. I’m sure everyone involved in the program feels both how exciting it is to be working with other great pioneers, and also reco […]
- Re: latrine technology question about the use of two chamber rural latrine septic tanks - by: Emilio October 24, 2014hi As Florian said water is not safe or pathogene free, the first chamber just retains suspended and floating solids. Now the water table depth at 1.5 - 2 m seems quite superficial, and in case of heavy rain it may flood specially if soil infiltration rate is low. Under this conditions a two pit latrine may not be the best solution. Please give more details […]
- Re: Article in The Namibian newspaper: Communities unhappy with dry toilet project - by: muench October 24, 2014You sound very committed, Maria, that's excellent. I am sure you will do a very nice research project. If I had to pose a research question it would be "what is hampering the upscaling of Otji toilets in Namibia?" - rather than looking at some fine technical details of the toilet... Perhaps you could even team up with a second student and do i […]
- The IWA WaterWiki is looking for a Sanitation and Development Editor! - by: CParkerWaterWiki October 24, 2014
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