New Delhi promised to build hundreds of public toilets for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Only 9 were built, and none of them are functioning. This short report from Al Jazeera’s Sohail Rahman highlights the fact that over 50 per cent of Indians have no access to clean toilets. It focuses on the lack of facilities in India’s growing cities and in schools. The report features rural development minister Jairam Ramesh, the inevitable Bindeshwar Pathak of Sulabh International and UNICEF India’s Suzanne Coates.
- Introduction: Ainul F. Nisaa (GIZ, Germany) - by: F H Mughal April 24, 2018Dear Ms. Nisaa, It is somewhat surprising to note that 62% of the urban population in Indonesia has their own septic tank in each house. Is there any reason for this? In Karachi city, nearly all are connected to the sewerage system. In peri-urban areas, and localities around Karachi, there is no sewerage system. So, in those areas people either have septic t […]
- Areas of potential indirect reuse for developing countries. - by: muench April 24, 2018Dear Anna, When you say "indirect reuse" what do you have in mind? And are you looking specifically at municipal wastewater for reuse in agriculture, or also products from onsite systems, i.e. fecal sludge, dried feces or urine? There is a new book on resource recovery from IWMI that probably has lots of good data (not sure if it's available a […]
- Research Call - Analysis of learning from the sanitation surcharge experience in Quelimane and Beira (Mozambique) - by: muench April 24, 2018Dear Guy, Thanks for your detailed reply. I have moved this thread into our category on costs and financing now so that it's easier to find it again in future. For those who don't know (this included myself until a few moments ago): WTP stands for Willingness to pay in Guy's post, not water treatment plant. Wikipedia has this to say about Will […]
- Re: Implementer's Guide to Lime Stabilization for Septage Management in the Philippines - by: dmrobbins10 April 24, 2018Dear Sahid, Sorry for neglecting to respond to your earlier message. As for the project in Myanmar, I don't know what ever happened with that project. Since we did the initial trials, I have not heard any results. That project was in-pit lime stabilization, which seemed to make sense. Adding the lime to the individual pit, to perform some treatment prio […]
- Postgraduate Sanitation programme at Mzuzu University (Malawi) - by: rochelleholm April 24, 2018Mzuzu University's post graduate program in sanitation is by research and is open to both self-sponsored students and those who have secured a scholarship.
- Introduction: Ainul F. Nisaa (GIZ, Germany) - by: F H Mughal April 24, 2018