What does it really cost to extend and sustain safe water and hygienic sanitation to poor communities in developing countries? The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is supporting the IRC’s project, WASHCost: Quantifying the cost of delivering safe water, sanitation and hygiene services, with a US$14.48 million (Euro 9.86 million) grant over five years to answer this question and to transform information, learning and performance in the sector.
- What is the secret to SuSanA's success? - by: cecile January 21, 2018Dear all, I am personnally very satisfied with the level of participation of practitioners in the sense that my questions are usually answered by practioners very quickly and in a very professional way. If I remember well, one of the last questions I posted got 5 answers, from the usual very active persons but also from other or "new" members and I […]
- Power of Dog’s Poop - by: F H Mughal January 21, 2018Dear Ms. Cecile, Thank you for your post. The 2 innovations mentioned by you are interesting. You are right - they do not go to scale, and your reasons make sense. Can you point out more such "cute" innovations, please? Kind regards, F H Mughal
- Power of Dog’s Poop - by: cecile January 21, 2018Dear Mughal, Thank you for highlighting this article. Once in a while I also come across interesting innovations as the street lamps powered by dog's poop that you pointed out. For example, there is the uritrottoir in France, which combines a waterless urinal and flower beds in public areas : And the urinals in recycling bins in Portland: However I neve […]
- RE: [WG4] SuSanA Webinar: The use of Black Solider Fly Larva for Faecal Sludge treatment, 14:00 (Stockholm time), 30th January 2018 - by: cecile January 21, 2018Dear Henriette, I am quoting this sentence from your post:The disappointing results of 80 000 UDDT in eThekwini makes me think that the waste management was “an afterthought” – and not a priority for those who sold or bought the units.. It caught my attention and I was wondering where to find more information on the development of this program. I found this […]
- RE: [WG4] SuSanA Webinar: The use of Black Solider Fly Larva for Faecal Sludge treatment, 14:00 (Stockholm time), 30th January 2018 - by: neilmacleod January 21, 2018I could not disagree more with the comment about the eThekwini UDDT's, which continue to be rolled out. All the customer surveys that I have seen show the flush toilet to still be the preferred option, but UDDT's are seen as far better than VIP type toilets by those who have them. The last survey done before the UDDT emptying service was introduced […]
- What is the secret to SuSanA's success? - by: cecile January 21, 2018