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.
- A New Technique to Purify River Water for Use in Rural Communities - by: varkey May 24, 2018Thank you. If turbidity is high only after rain it can first be reduced by allowing water to stand for some time for natural sedimentaion to occur. It can then be decanted and use smiliar amount of moriga powder for further clarity. If turbidity is always high, more seed powder (say 0.3 - 0.35 g/L) may reduce it to desired levels. I think 500 - 800 NTU is no […]
- Canada’s Challenges and Opportunities to Address Contaminants in Wastewater - by: F H Mughal May 24, 2018Dear Ms. Christene, Thanks for your enlightened response. Just one small point: You say: "Possible solutions also include retrofitting WWTPs with technologies to remove microplastics." Could you kindly elaborate on those "technologies" for removal of microplastics. Regards, F H Mughal
- Canada’s Challenges and Opportunities to Address Contaminants in Wastewater - by: christenerz May 23, 2018Dear Mr. F H Mughal, at the moment, there does not seem to be any manual/legislation or recommendations on how to deal with microplastics in Canada. Control at the source has been highlighted as an important factor in limiting the inflow of contaminants into a WWTP (and into its effluent). The use of microbeads in toiletries and cleaning products, which was […]
- A New Technique to Purify River Water for Use in Rural Communities - by: F H Mughal May 23, 2018Thank you for your response. Turbidity in canals here is high (500-800 ntu). From Table 1, it appears, you have studies waters with 200 ntu turbidity. What changes would you suggest for highly turbid waters (500-800 ntu)? Regards, F H Mughal
- Introducing International Training Network from Bangladesh: A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: ainulfirdatun May 23, 2018Dear Rakib Ahmed, I read on the ITN-BUET website about one of ITN's ongoing projects on SanMark-CITY: Intelligent Design in Urban Sanitation Marketing. Could you share with us here the progress/result of the project? What are the main challenges you (and your team) faced during the project? Is there any spesific reason in choosing the spesific toilet te […]
- A New Technique to Purify River Water for Use in Rural Communities - by: varkey May 24, 2018