As Thailand faces its worst flooding in more than 50 years, a local company is distributing floating toilets free of charge to government offices.
- Re: Magazine: Africa Water Sanitation & Hygiene in 2014 - by: mwaniki November 26, 2014Hi Chris and the forum Am sorry for posting this thanking you rather late for your article which was published in the Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene November - December 2014 Vol.9 No.8 edition. But as they say in English – Its better late than never. Am afraid to say I was bogged down by an assignment. Apologies. Is this the way you would have liked […]
- Re: Reply: The excravator (power auger) to empty pits (North Carolina State University, USA) - now field testing - by: FrancisdelosReyes November 25, 2014Hi Tsepo, Actually, Chris Buckley at UKZN has a prototype of the Excrevator. Unfortunately, we need to solve the trash problem- there is too much trash in many VIPs in Durban, and that will jam the screw auger. We are working on other methods for trash removal before pit emptying. Francis
- Re: "Fishing" for solid waste in a pit latrine - have you seen people do it? (example from Malawi) - by: FrancisdelosReyes November 25, 2014We've also seen the way they do it in Blantyre, Malawi. Trash, unfortunately, is going to be there- as long as there are no solid waste disposal facilities. We have been working on the Excrevator, a screw auger for emptying pit latrines, and while it can handle solid waste, it will get jammed with too much. We are now experimenting with new ways of doin […]
- Re: RE: shit flow diagrams - does it need to be shit? - by: CeciliaRodrigues November 25, 2014Dear Peter, I am interested in knowing the terms in Portuguese you used when talking to the Mozambican Planning Ministry. Every time I translate into Portuguese it sounds awkward to me. I have faced diverse reactions in Brazil. I normally use 'Diagrama do fluxo da merda' or 'Diagrama do fluxo de dejetos', but I am still not sure how to ad […]
- Re: Fishing for solid waste - how have you seen people do it? - by: JKMakowka November 25, 2014This is a direct and almost unavoidable result of inadequate open-pit latrines. As much as I think the Gluper etc. are cool innovations and that they serve an obvious need for emptying existing legacy pit-latrines, they are a technological band-aid for a problem that has to be solved by switching to a different latrine technology. Or to say it a bit differen […]
- Re: Magazine: Africa Water Sanitation & Hygiene in 2014 - by: mwaniki November 26, 2014
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