Where it has been introduced, CLTS has been integrated with other development initiatives. Besides ending open defecation, the focus is on a more comprehensive package which includes wastewater management, solid waste disposal, overall hygiene and more. The approach has also been modified in some countries to ‘School-led Total Sanitation (SLTS)’, whereby schools are the prime drivers in achieving ODF status. This has widened the spread of CLTS and its impact, both among adults and children. Plan, Water Aid and UNICEF have become important disseminators and champions of CLTS. Today, it is present in many countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. In sub-Saharan Africa, it has taken root in 28 countries and gained the support of decision makers and professionals, who have recognised it as a successful, cost-effective approach and have issued a declaration to urge governments to take more decisive steps to ensure ODF environments among local communities.
- Two Types of Wastewater Conveyance Systems - by: F H Mughal January 20, 2018Two Types of Wastewater Conveyance Systems Back in 1960s, in almost all towns in Sindh, Pakistan, we have small open channels (called in Sindhi language as “nallies”) for the conveyance of wastewater from homes. These nallies (30 cm wide and 30 cm height) are cleaned by the sweepers (both males and females) early in the morning, every day. A small trolley wo […]
- Definition of Terms - by: F H Mughal January 20, 2018Definition of Terms I'm looking for official definition of terms: rural areas; urban areas; rural sanitation; and urban sanitation. With "official," I mean definitions by JPM (WHO-UNICEF); UNEP; UNHABITAT; UNESCAP; The World Bank; The Asian Development Bank; and WaterAid. Can anyone help me, please. F H Mughal
- Improving the Wikipedia article on constructed wetlands - by: marcos January 20, 2018Hi Elisabeth, As requested, I gave a look at the wetlands article on Wikipedia, and think it is very good and, as a matter of fact, more complete than the waste stabilization ponds article I have just drafted (I followed the previous structure that was in place). My only minor suggestions in the Wetlands article is that you could also make references to two […]
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- Two Types of Wastewater Conveyance Systems - by: F H Mughal January 20, 2018