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.
- Myths in Urban Sanitation - by: F H Mughal November 23, 2017Dear Elisabeth, Yes, your point in first para. You are responding after 2.5 months - just wondering! Regards, F H Mughal
- Myths in Urban Sanitation - by: muench November 23, 2017Dear Mughal, I am wondering what you meant with "no link to Asia"? Do you mean because the footage used in the video is more from African countries? Or would you argue that some of the 7 myths are not at all applicable to Asian countries? If yes, which ones in particular? Regards, Elisabeth
- menstrual cups, MHM work at PATH - by: cecile November 23, 2017Dear Elizabeth, Thank you for this reply. I will forward the information to this NGO in DRC. I am afraid there might be a language barrier with the suppliers. But let's see if they are able to push through. Best regards, Cécile
- SpaTap Portable Tap Instantly Transforming Access to water in Rural Schools Used for Handwashing Hygiene - by: muench November 22, 2017Looks interesting! How does your "humanitarian arm" work? I gather you are a small company in Australia. Your product normally costs 25 A$. Not much for an Australian but a lot for e.g. a village person in Rwanda. How does the "donate" button on your website work? Have you been successful in partnering with any of the international NGOs o […]
- Further Development of Sludge Digger and Dipper (and a question) - by: dandreatta November 22, 2017Previously on this Forum I've introduced two sludge handling tools, the Sludge Digger and the Sludge Dipper, but they have now been developed further and field tested. Both are simple and inexpensive, and both pick up trash with the sludge since they are based on buckets. The Sludge Digger is now a very general purpose device that can handle thick or th […]
- Myths in Urban Sanitation - by: F H Mughal November 23, 2017