New Delhi promised to build hundreds of public toilets for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Only 9 were built, and none of them are functioning. This short report from Al Jazeera’s Sohail Rahman highlights the fact that over 50 per cent of Indians have no access to clean toilets. It focuses on the lack of facilities in India’s growing cities and in schools. The report features rural development minister Jairam Ramesh, the inevitable Bindeshwar Pathak of Sulabh International and UNICEF India’s Suzanne Coates.
- Re: Sanitation Matters - Issue 6 - by: SudhirPillay September 1, 2014Dear Mr Mughal Thanks for the input and advice. We call it a magazine because it is made as a popular article for both professionals and non-professionals. And it is more to be informative. And if people want more especially on technical aspects, they can read the research reports or contact the researchers. Hope that helps. Kind Regards
- Re: Results based financing - by: christoph August 31, 2014Dear Jonathan, thanks for posting and interesting reading indeed.... but... what comments do you expect? This is an extremely broad field. I will concentrate in my answer to the aspect of non sewer sanitation. I think/hope the Results-Based Financing for Sanitation approach "City Partnerships for Urban Sanitation Service Delivery (BMGF and DfID funded) […]
- Results based financing - by: jonpar August 31, 2014Dear WG2 members, Please take a few minutes to read the short article by Antoinette Kome (Global Sector Coordinator for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, SNV) entitled "The promise of results based finance in WASH" at: sanitationandwaterforall.org/partner_per...sed-finance-in-wash. A very pragmatic perspective of results based financing which I concur […]
- Re: Is there a difference between faecal sludge and septage? - The issue of confusing terminology - by: Florian August 31, 2014Hi, one more definition, from the US EPA Handbook on Septage Treatment and Disposal, 1984: forum.susana.org/media/kunena/attachment...tandDisposal_EPA.pdf Septage is generally defined as the liquid and solid material pumped from a septic tank or a cesspool during cleaning This is in line with the definition quoted by Elisabeth in the first post. The main poi […]
- Re: Sanitation Matters - Issue 6 - by: F H Mughal August 31, 2014A very interesting and informative document. Why it is called as a magazine? I suggest that in future issues, there may be a spotlight on the sanitation champions of South Africa. F H Mughal
- Re: Sanitation Matters - Issue 6 - by: SudhirPillay September 1, 2014
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