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.
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- Global Sanitation Fund case study: Gender & CLTS in Malagasy communities - by: OUmelo December 9, 2016In order to better understand the link between gender dynamics and the impact of its Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) interventions, the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) supported a study in a small number of communities in Madagascar. A new ‘GSF in focus’ case study highlights and reflects on the study. Read the case study on wsscc.org or download the atta […]
- WaterAid School WASH research in Bangladesh, Nepal, India and Nepal - by: JacquesPiP December 9, 2016Dear all, WaterAid just published four interesting reports on WinS in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan. These documents present the findings of a research project recently carried out by Partnerships in Practice for WaterAid. The project not only provided WaterAid with an opportunity to undertake comprehensive WinS bottleneck analyses in these four cou […]
- Re: Sanitation for the Homeless in the US - by: F H Mughal December 9, 2016Dear Mikkel and Mark, Thank you for sharing useful and interesting information. Mark: You say:"There is a also a notion that providing sanitation will encourage more people to camp on public land." Does that mean that the municipal departments will not provide sanitation facilities to them? Your attachment, along with the photos therein, is interes […]
- Re: Online Course Faecal Sludge Management: next run January - May 2017! - by: alcamachog December 9, 2016Thank you for the course Mariska, It is a huge demand for addressing the problem with sludge on sanitation. Please, take mi into account. Sincerely yours, Alvaro Camacho G. Water and Sanitation Specialist La Paz - Bolivia
- Re: Sanitation for the Homeless in the US - by: markllo December 8, 2016From numbers I've seen the there are are more homeless on the U.S. West Coast than other parts of the country. Interestingly these issues are happening in very liberal cities who are working hard to find solutions. In Seattle there has been a huge population boom that has caused a huge spike in housing prices that has caused a sharp decrease in marginal […]
- Global Sanitation Fund case study: Gender & CLTS in Malagasy communities - by: OUmelo December 9, 2016
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