- SuSanA News Mail March 2013 online March 19, 2013Dear SuSanA members and partners, This monthly e-mail informs you about the latest news from SuSanA and the SuSanA partners. This e-mail is sent to 3593 subscribers and contains the following topics: 1. Status quo analysis of SuSanA 2008 to 2012 summary now available online 2. Add your voice to the next 5 years of SuSanA 3. The 4C networking campaign 4. Vide […]
- SuSanA News Mail January 2013 online January 31, 2013This monthly e-mail informs you about the latest news from SuSanA and the SuSanA partners. This e-mail is sent to 3681 subscribers and contains the following topics: 1. SuSanA's sixth Anniversary 2. Bill Melinda Gates Foundation grants now open for discussion on SuSanA forum. Join in! 3. The world we want! The post-2015 WASH sub-consultation 4. Make pos […]
- SuSanA News Mail November 2012 online November 22, 2012The monthly news mail informs you about the latest news from SuSanA and the SuSanA partners. For more frequent news updates please visit our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/susana.org (http://www.facebook.com/susana.org) or check the SuSanA discussion forum http://www.forum.susana.org (http://www.forum.susana.org). This monthly e-mail informs you about […]
- FSM2 conference in October 2012 in Durban, South Africa November 16, 2012Read more... (http://www.susana.org/lang-en/conference-and-training-materials/materials-of-conferences/2012-conferences/243-2012-conferences/781-fsm2)
- SuSanA News Mail September 2012 online September 16, 2012The monthly news mail informs you about the latest news from SuSanA and the SuSanA partners. For more frequent news updates please visit our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/susana.org (http://www.facebook.com/susana.org) or check the SuSanA discussion forum http://www.forum.susana.org (http://www.forum.susana.org). This news mail is sent to 3120 subscr […]
- SuSanA News Mail March 2013 online March 19, 2013
- Good question! January 30, 2013The cover of the 10 January issue of The Economist:
- World Toilet Day November 19, 2012Today is World Toilet Day – see here and also ThePublicToilet.com. The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, in association with Domestos, has released this report which is well worth reading: Toilets for Health.
- No toilet, no bride! November 16, 2012In the UK Daily Mail of 23 October: No toilet? Then no bride − the Indian government's bizarre new campaign to increase indoor lavatories. Well, that’s one way of promoting sanitation!
- Top three toilets? October 31, 2012From the Gates Foundation website (dated 14 August): ‘Bill Gates Names Winners of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge’:California Institute of Technology in the United States received the $100,000 first prize for designing a solar-powered toilet that generates hydrogen and electricity. Loughborough University in the United Kingdom won the $60,000 second place […]
- Agroforestry and arborloos August 8, 2012In a letter to The Economist (28 July 2012) Tony Simons, Director General of the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi, writes that, to reduce hunger and promote food security in the Sahel, agroforestry is the way forward. As he notes, “Trees provide not only ecological resilience but also cash income, energy, environmental services, fodder for animals and nu […]
- Erdos: “World's biggest eco-toilet scheme fails” July 31, 2012“The dry toilets in Inner Mongolia's Daxing eco-community have been quietly replaced after three years of bad smells, health problems and maggots.” Oops! See the full entry in the Guardian Environment Network (30 July 2012).
- Fossas alternas July 30, 2012IRC has on its website a good photo-sequence on how to build a fossa alterna: “This photo story shows you how to construct a fossa alterna, how to empty it and how to process the compost. After 12−18 months of composting it is safe to empty a fossa alterna toilet and use the compost as fertilizer for your garden soil”. Fossas alternas? Read Peter Morgan’s To […]
- Rural sanitation July 27, 2012What Does It Take to Scale Up Rural Sanitation? by Eduardo Perez and published earlier this month by the Water and Sanitation Program is an important document because, as the report’s webpage says, “Today, 2.5 billion people live without access to improved sanitation. … Of those without access to sanitation, 75 percent live in rural areas [emphasis added].” […]
- The 2011 Pumphandle Lecture July 26, 2012Have a look at the John Snow Society’s 2011 Pumphandle Lecture Epidemiology for the Bottom Billion – where there’s not even a pump handle to remove! by Hans Rosling who’s a professor at the Karolinska Institute and also chairman of the Gapminder Foundation. An excellent lecture. Check out the Gapminder videos − you’ll find some pretty stunning ones!Who’s Joh […]
- Global WatSan costs July 26, 2012WHO published in May this year Global costs and benefits of drinking-water supply and sanitation interventions to reach the MDG target and universal coverage by Dr Guy Hutton. Here’s the Overview from the WHO webpage for the report:This report updates previous economic analyses conducted by the World Health Organization, using new WSS coverage rates, costs o […]
- Good question! January 30, 2013
- Re: Exploring New Gen Technology for eToilets - by: muench May 23, 2013Dear Bincy, I hope your work is progressing well. I just saw this link via the Twitter account of WASHplusinfo (@washplusinfo), which talks about 400 toilets in India called "Delight toilets" with backing by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Is this the same as your project or another one? If it is not your project, then what do you think of […]
- Re: What is Terra Preta Sanitation (TPS) all about? Hype or ingenious? - by: JKMakowka May 23, 2013This document has even more details about wood vinegar, which is supposed to have beneficial effects on composting and also odor reducing properties when applied to manure. Now, I have to say to all sounds a bit like a "wonder" solution, so I am a bit skeptical to be honest... but at least here in Uganda a LOT of charcoal is produced and AFAIK none […]
- Re: Toilet System for Waste Separation and Dewaterization (TU Delft, The Netherlands) - by: KimAndersson May 22, 2013Dear Gerwin, Thanks for your reply and the answers to my questions. I am looking forward to your future results and lessons from the adaptation to the Indian slum context that you are targeting with the plasma gasifier technology. Please keep us updated on the progress of your work! Best regards, Kim
- Human Waste Challenge: What to do with Poo? - by: pavol22 May 22, 2013Enviu in collaboration with BoPInc started a new challenge called: What to do with Poo? The aim of the challenge is to go beyond the marketing, distribution and sales of compost and ‘urine’ for agricultural purposes and generate ideas and business concepts for innovative products and services using human waste in Kenya We ask a diverse community of people, l […]
- In German: Grundlagenseminar: „Hygieneaufklärung und Verhaltensänderung in der Wasser und Sanitärversorgung“ in Hamburg - by: germantoiletorganization May 22, 2013[Note be moderator (EvM): This post is in German, you can try the Google Translate button at the top right; but if you don't understand German then this seminar is anyway not useful for you, sorry] Grundlagenseminar: „Hygieneaufklärung und Verhaltensänderung in der Wasser und Sanitärversorgung“ Ein Wochenendseminar für Interessierte, Engagierte und Nich […]
- Re: Water diverting toilet solutions - by: bernhard May 22, 2013However, there seems to be some clever hidden way of closing the lid when the hand shower is used. How does this work? Hehe, you´re right. At the moment the user pushes the lid open against a spring until it rests against a permanent magnet ("fire door magnet") - a flow sensor in the shower hose and an Arduino (ok, its a bit overkill releases the l […]
- Increase of Biogas Production Using Low Cost Nanoparticles (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) - by: tonacho May 22, 2013See the effect of nanoparticles on the production of biogas from the anaerobic digestion of wastewater sludge after the lag phase. (I attach Figure NPs1.JPG) However, by the moment, we cannot reproduce these results to a pilot reactor (see Figure Reactor.JPG). Some ideas? A possibility could be that S can complex iron and deactivate the effect of nanoparticl […]
- Re: Reed, Cana or Papyrus? - by: bohrahs May 22, 2013Christoph, Thanks for the link. The reed species I believe is Phargmites Karka, the common reed found here. The plant with red and yellow flowers is Canna. Wanted to know which plant is better for a Horizontal Flow CW, Phargmites Karka or Canna? Also are there any tested mechanical methods to increase aeration in a HFCW, like vertical pipes or something? Tha […]
- Re: Black soldier fly for sanitation - by: Roshan May 21, 2013Hi Bijorn, Can we plan to test BSF in Bangladesh ? Pls advise. Roshan
- Re: Exploring New Gen Technology for eToilets - by: muench May 23, 2013
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4 August 2011 - The Gulper, WaterAid’s innovative machine for hygienically emptying pit latrines, will feature in a new BBC World documentary series on Saturday 6 August at 10.10 and 20.10 GMT.
The film, which has been made by independent production company Rockhopper, will appear on The Health Show, a groundbreaking new series covering major health stories from around the world.
Rachel Pilkington, WaterAid’s Media Officer, who accompanied the film crew on the trip, said: “We were delighted that The Gulper was chosen for this documentary series as it is really helping to reduce the spread of disease in urban settlements in Tanzania.
“Being featured on BBC World provides WaterAid with the valuable opportunity to spread awareness of its sanitation work among new and varied audiences across the globe.”