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.
- From missing market incentives to misaligned incentives What is choking India’s rural sanitation progress? - by: andreshuesoWA December 12, 2017I agree with many of the points highlighted in this debate, and wanted to contribute with this really good resource, a ground-truthing exercise using immersions that was conducted by Praxis India (with IDS and WaterAid) and that gives very interesting insights of the realities at the village level. It includes a policy and practice note with practical ideas […]
- Practical and technical questions on use and installation of SaTo pan - by: hajo December 12, 2017Dear Jim McHale (c/o SATO), dear all, I refer to my questions 2 1/2 months ago of which the first two have been kindly answered by SSG (thank you, Sherina) while I still await detailed information on the SATO stools (products 203, 206). I have been even in contact with LIXIL directly but to no success. I wonder how the SATO techniques can have such high repu […]
- SuSanA workshop on opportunities for knowledge sharing partnership development in Accra - by: conniebenjamin December 12, 2017Hello, On the 7th of September 2017 SuSanA, WaterAid UK and WaterAid Ghana in partnership with Ghana's ministry of Sanitation and Water Resources held a one-day workshop on opportunities for knowledge sharing partnership via the SuSanA platform. The workshop took place in Accra. The purpose of the workshop was to present the SuSanA as an active network […]
- Toilet marketing campaigns in developing countries erode people’s dignity – this is not acceptable - by: DaniBarrington December 12, 2017Thanks for the response Susan - I am aware of your work and we cited both the paper you mention and one from 2014 in the underlying systematic review for The Conversation piece I have written previously about needing to provide the toilets people "want" if you really do want to move away from open defecation (particularly based on a R.I.C.E. study […]
- Editorial: Limited services? The role of shared sanitation in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development - by: secretariat December 12, 2017Dear SuSanA members, Below is a recently published article (available for open access) regarding "safely managed" sanitation services washdev.iwaponline.com/content/early/201.../30/washdev.2017.023 Title: Limited services? The role of shared sanitation in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Authors: Barbara Evans, Andrés Hueso, Richard John […]
- From missing market incentives to misaligned incentives What is choking India’s rural sanitation progress? - by: andreshuesoWA December 12, 2017