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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- Wanted: Sudan-specific WASH footage/images - by: nikafarnworth April 24, 2017Hi everyone, RedR UK in Sudan is currently developing a series of short videos to promote principles of sanitation and hygiene in the Sudan context, as well as to inform about a new government hygiene and sanitation framework. The videos will largely be in interview format, but we are looking to supplement these with some suitable images/footage relating to […]
- Introducing WADA from Bangladesh: A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: secretariat April 24, 2017We would like to welcome WADA from Bangladesh as a new SuSanA partner organisation! The following text is taken from their application form and was written by the partner organisation themselves. Description and Activities in Sustainable Sanitation: Welfare Association for Development Alternative (WADA) established in 10 September 2011 as a non-profit, non-p […]
- Re: M.Sc. by research/PhD position (funded): GHG emissions from on-site wastewater treatment systems (TCD, Ireland) - by: jankn April 24, 2017You are right, Dean. The CO2 emissions are of biogenic origin and are, e.g., therefore not included in IPCC guidelines for national GHG inventories. However, to be able to assess the full carbon cycling in on-site installations (especially under varying operational and climatic conditions) one should also include CO2 emissions in the (local scale) inventorie […]
- Re: How do you get households to connect to existing sewer networks? - by: MauaCharlotte April 24, 2017Dear Meleesa, The cost for connection into the sewer varies depending on the water company. Currently some of the companies in Kenya are charging between Kshs 4,000 and 6,000( this is roughly between $40 and $60). The cost is paid by the owner of the plot to the water company and the company then comes and carries out the connection. Regards
- Free online course in FSM - launch 1 May! - by: LindaStrande April 24, 2017This new, free on-line course starts 1st of May! Do you want learn how to apply concepts of sustainable faecal sludge management on a city-wide scale? Eawag-Sandec will launch the MOOC, “Introduction to Faecal Sludge Management” on May 1. The 5-week online course will be offered for free and run in English with French and Spanish subtitles. For further infor […]
- Wanted: Sudan-specific WASH footage/images - by: nikafarnworth April 24, 2017
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