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.
- Why People Defecate Outdoors in India? - by: F H Mughal January 20, 2018Why People Defecate Outdoors in India? Recently, a very information piece of Elizabeth Royte appeared in National Geographic, on open www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017...-d48173d903-65845477 defecation in India. The article contains useful information, with some bold pictures. Briefly, Elisabeth says that while the open defecation is on the decline wo […]
- 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 […]
- Hack the Cape Town Water Crisis - by: gien January 20, 2018My organization is working with the Cape Town Science Centre to hold the upcoming Hack the Cape Town Water Crisis, tentatively set for late Feb 2018. For those of you who don't know, Cape Town is suffering the worst drought in 100 years and the city may reach a zero water day as early as April this year. If it does, it would be the first time in modern […]
- Why People Defecate Outdoors in India? - by: F H Mughal January 20, 2018