November 19th is World Toilet Day and this issue of the WASHplus Weekly contains links to World Toilet Day websites and recent studies and articles on communal sanitation issues. Communal or public sanitation is an important WASH issue, especially in high-density slums with a high proportion of tenants and/or frequent flooding and water-logging. The financing and sustainable management of communal/ public toilets is challenging. Please contact WASHplus if you have information to add to this or other topics for future issues of the Weekly.
- Re: Reply: New video on Managing Feces in Sacks, plus online interview on UDDTs - by: denniskl November 24, 2014RE centralised / large volumes urine re-use Capturing large volumes of urine is, I guess, an aim of the UDDT approach if it is to become part of the mainstream, particularly in urban and peri-urban areas where local re-use is not possible. While localised re-use (straight into the garden etc) is fine for rural areas, for maximum commercial value (which could […]
- Re: squat for money - by: denniskl November 23, 2014had a look at the video and saw the product here: www.squattypotty.my The squatty potty is a great concept product for the western world (ie the land of the sitting toilet:) Elderly and sick in developing countries (ie squatting toilets land) Something like this may also be a way of addressing the issues of the elderly and the sick in the normal squatting to […]
- Re: World Toilet Day: cities can't wait - by: F H Mughal November 23, 2014Dear Cor, Just a quick response to your Dhaka figures, if I take secondary treatment of wastewater as a yardstick (effluent BOD and SS, say, 40 mg/l), then the percentage of wastewater treated in megacity of Karachi is zero!! Regards, F H Mughal
- Re: Sanitation Sustainability Indicators - by: F H Mughal November 23, 2014Dear Tanti, With reference to the JMP’s sanitation ladder (Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation – Special Focus on Sanitation, UNICEF/WHO, 2008, pp 6), I believe, the Sustainability-based Sanitation Planning Tool (SusTA), that you have developed, would apply to the “improved sanitation facilities.” My question is: Does the tool also apply to the “shared […]
- Re: Reply: New video on Managing Feces in Sacks, plus online interview on UDDTs - by: denniskl November 23, 2014Ethnic group is temuan, proto Malay And yes, planning a strategy that addresses cultural empathy plus meets self-interest:) People are people after all no matter who or where they are! And of course self-interest ranges from money to recognition to pride so have to work out hot buttons Then move into issues like sanitation and health Will advise as we procee […]
- Re: Reply: New video on Managing Feces in Sacks, plus online interview on UDDTs - by: denniskl November 24, 2014
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