It was an unforgettable moment for 300 women who used to work as manual scavengers as they entered the precincts of Parliament to get an experience of the Lok Sabha [Lower House] on Tuesday [16 August 2010] for the first time.
Treated as “untouchables” and ostracised by society for the nature of their work for decades, the women belong to a class of workers who used to manually clean human excreta.
The 300 women, who hailed from Alwar and Tonk districts of Rajasthan, have stopped working as manual scavengers now. They were received by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar as special guests.
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- 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)
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- Dr Peter Morgan June 3, 2013Peter Morgan – one of my Champions − has been awarded this year’s Stockholm Water Prize. Really well deserved! Congratulations Peter!
- Good question! January 30, 2013The cover of the 10 January issue of The Economist:
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- 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 […]
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- 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 […]
- Dr Peter Morgan June 3, 2013
- Re: Portable urinal in appartment - by: Wolfgang Berger June 20, 2013Dear Elisabeth, dear all, Thank you for the realistic documentation, showing the EcoSmellstop dry urinal and the Separett villa separation toilet. We supply the Separett villa since 10 years and produce the dry urinal ("URINUS") with positive feedback, advising our customers, to use a spray bottle with diluted vinegar or citric and wipe it with a t […]
- Re: Potential ideas/tasks/next steps for the WG 12 "WASH & Nutrition" - by: campbelldb June 19, 2013Franck Many thanks for this useful post. May I copy it to the members of a WASH and Nutrition Community of Practice that we are developing? The link is: usaidlearninglab.org/working-group/commu...tion-and-feed-future Best regards, Dan Campbell
- Re: 36th WEDC International Conference, Nakuru, Kenya 1-5 July 2013 - by: kim068 June 19, 2013I am in Nakuru Kenya but will not be attending the conference so if possible i would be glad to meet SuSanA forum members.
- Re: Potential ideas/tasks/next steps for the WG 12 "WASH & Nutrition" - by: franckconcern June 19, 2013Dear All, Concern Worldwide advocacy department is involved in the SUN Movement but my own modest task as a WASH technical adviser is to identify practical ways for our WASH and nutrition programme teams to work towards more integration, the development of cross-sectorial approaches. So far, we are investigating the following possible links between WASH/Nutr […]
- Re: Behaviour change in sanitation and hygiene - 'You thought quitting smoking was hard - try using a toilet' - by: AnanyaGh June 19, 2013Hi All, Super-excited to meet you guys on this forum!! I came across this model on Behaviour Change and thought of sharing with you all. This can be applied to a mass as well as an individual. The examples may not be from the WASH sector, but they can always be applied to any sector where the interventions are planned to change a particular behavior. We had […]
- figures and data on the flow rates and material characteristics of different waste water streams - by: talaghun June 19, 2013Dear Sir or Madam, I am a research assistant and I am searching for current figures and data on the flow rates and material characteristics of different waste water streams (Gray-, yellow-, brown- and black water and other) and the associated energy demand or gain. Also costs of already implemented projects are interesting for me. I'm looking especially […]
- Video Interview with Peter Morgan wins 2013 World Water Prize - by: tmsinnovation June 19, 2013Here is the video interview with Peter! A good watch. Rgds Trevor
- Re: Are constructed treatment wetlands sustainable sanitation solutions? - by: Florian June 19, 2013Are constructed treatment wetlands sustainable sanitation solutions? Günter answers that question himself by saying that it's the whole sanitation system that counts and not the single technology that makes sth. sustainable or not. I would like to expand this even further, by saying it's not the technologies or a system of technologies that matter, […]
- Re: Reply: Using BSFL for pit latrine waste management - by: ianb1981 June 19, 2013Hi Sophia, Sorry for the late reply, I had not seen your initial post until today. I am also based at Elsenburg where Cobus is the Programme Manager. It would be very happy to meet up and discuss the work that goes on here, and your work too. Feel free to contact me whenever is suitable. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScri […]
- Re: Are constructed treatment wetlands sustainable sanitation solutions? - by: gustavo June 19, 2013we are using a combination of up flow anaerobic reactor + constructed wetlands in periurban areas of Cochabamba - Bolivia successfully since 2009 see aguatuya.org/?page_id=30 and related publications. The reactors do 2/3 of the job (BOD remotion) and the CW 1/3... I believe CWs are reliable and very tolerant to fluctuations in organic load.
- Re: Portable urinal in appartment - by: Wolfgang Berger June 20, 2013
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