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.
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- Re: Operation and Maintenance of School Toilet in low resource (especially water scarcity) settings - by: KaiMikkel December 7, 2016Following up on what Krischan wrote, I just checked and at least one part of Guinea receives annual rainfall of 4,300mm (163 inches!). So, based on what you've written it sounds like the problem is not a lack of access to water but either a lack of impermeable roofing material (corrugated steel for instance) and/or a lack of some or all of the other nec […]
- 23rd SuSanA meeting, 17-18 February 2017 - Registration is open now! - by: secretariat December 7, 2016Dear all, we are happy to let you know that the 23rd SuSanA meeting will take place on 17-18 February 2017 prior to the Faecal Sludge Management Conference (FSM4) in Chennai, India. The outline for both days is destined as follows: 17 February 2017 (SuSanA WG Meeting and Open Exchange Forum, half day): SuSanA WG 7 Meeting on WASH in Schools Open Exchange For […]
- Re: Sanitation for the Homeless in the US - by: muench December 7, 2016Very interesting conversation, thanks. Mughal, you asked: I’m surprised to learn that you have homeless people camps in US, and that, they practice open defecation (OD). Homeless people camps and people practicing OD, are common problems in poor developing countries, like Pakistan. OD is also practiced in India and Bangladesh. It is almost unbelievable to no […]
- Re: studies on MHM and schoolgirls' health and schooling - by: JenniferRubli December 7, 2016Hello Penny and others, This is such a great discussion happening here! The issue of deliberate absenteeism is interesting and very important, especially as, as has been mentioned in this thread, in the virtual MHM conference, and in several recent studies, absenteeism does not seem to be a valid indicator; an RCT in Nepal (Oster & Thornton, 2010) showed […]
- Re: studies on MHM and schoolgirls' health and schooling - by: Camilla December 7, 2016Dear Penny, I appreciate your elaborate answer. Thank you. We also encounter similar difficulties in regards to attendance. In complete agreement regarding doing research focusing on "self-efficacy, self-esteem, dignity, well-being, ability to concentrate in class". When I worked with Peepoople we did a nice SROI study. I like that methodology. Wha […]
- Re: Operation and Maintenance of School Toilet in low resource (especially water scarcity) settings - by: KaiMikkel December 7, 2016
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