- Re: Sanitation Product Development for Sub-Saharan Africa - affordable, aspirational latrine products, SaTo (American Standard Brands, USA and Water for People) - by: Alfonso September 16, 2014Congratulations Jim! We are currently working on Sanitation Marketing component within the framework of a basic sanitation programme/campaign in Tanzania and it looks it may solve some challenges we have encountered when looking for affordable and hygienic latrine solutions. Please keep us updated. Thanks. Alfonso
- Re: Ecosan - what is it really? And what is the problem with ecosan? Is there a problem? Too much ecosan in SuSanA? - by: KaiMikkel September 15, 2014And that's my point. These legacy systems will not stand the test of time (be it thanks to bankrupt municipalities, our looming low-energy future and/or climate change, etc.) so why continue to pour scarce public money into them when we could instead be using these resources to redesign the system instead? Sort of along the lines of "let's put […]
- Re: Simple urine valves to control odour on waterless urinals or on urine diversion toilets - by: Ababu September 15, 2014As part of the Mbabane Dry Sanitation and Waste Management Project, we are currently undertaking a community driven urine fertilization research. We have designed a simple odor trap using elastic balloons (the good ones!) that are connected to elastic bands which are in turn tied to the urine directing funnel. The elastic strings are stretched a little bit s […]
- Re: Ecosan - what is it really? And what is the problem with ecosan? Is there a problem? - by: JKMakowka September 15, 2014The irony is probably that you might be able to convince some people in the industrialized countries, but it is very unlikely to work in those countries still aspiring to be like the industrial countries. Thus at least as far as my line of work is concerned, only a as convenient to use design stands a chance in the longer run.
- Re: Ecosan - what is it really? And what is the problem with ecosan? Is there a problem? Too much ecosan in SuSanA? - by: KaiMikkel September 15, 2014Chris Buckley - How wonderful to hear that the eThekwini municipality is moving to free pickup! This is exciting to me because not only does it further validate UD technology but it also normalizes and institutionalizes the surrounding practices. Household recycling rates (of consumables) shot up when my own city went to free curbside pickup so I can only as […]
- Re: Sanitation Product Development for Sub-Saharan Africa - affordable, aspirational latrine products, SaTo (American Standard Brands, USA and Water for People) - by: Alfonso September 16, 2014
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UN Women and Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council in partnership to improve access to hygiene and sanitation for women and girls Louga, 9 March 2014 – On the margins of International Women’s Day commemorations across Senegal and West and Central Africa, … Continue reading