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.
- LCA Study: Technology choices in scaling up sanitation can significantly affect greenhouse gas emissions and food security in India - by: muench March 22, 2018Dear Michal, Thanks for posting your paper here. Do you perhaps have a powerpoint presentation to go with it which you could share (since the paper itself is behind a paywall?). The abstract includes two statements that are not new to us here on this forum but it's always good to have scientific data and evidence for it! - Closing the sanitation gap thr […]
- Low cost secondary treatment of household wastewater using vermifiltration - by: goeco March 21, 2018Hi Kris, the worms don't need solids in the wastewater at all, indeed their preference is to graze the biofilm (bacterial slime) that grows on the media. All that is required is water with a high BOD... which is what is provided. The (aerobic) media provides a huge surface area for the biofilm to grow on and the water is rich in dissolved and suspended […]
- Rich Earth Institute's 4th Annual Urine Diversion Summit - by: PhoebeGooding March 21, 2018Please join us for Rich Earth Institute's 4th Annual Urine Diversion Summit August 16th and 17th 2018 in Brattleboro, Vermont Keynote address from Dr. Sasha Kramer The Urine Diversion Summit is a convergence of passionate people working to transform human waste into a resource. Building upon the success of the past three summits, the conference will inc […]
- Contributing to World Water Day 22 March 2018: help us to improve these 10 Wikipedia articles - by: muench March 21, 2018Dear Roumiana, Thanks for your suggestions which were well received! They have inspired me to work on the article on water pollution more. I think I have improved it a bit now, see here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_pollution I have added more information about sanitation (lack of versus safely managed), see here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_pollution#On...y_ […]
- World Water Development Report 2018, Nature-based solutions for water - by: secretariat March 21, 2018Dear all, The United Nations World Water Development Report was launched on March, 19th 2018 during the 8th World Water Forum, and in conjunction to the World Water Day, the report demonstrates how nature‐based solutions (NBS) offer a vital means of moving beyond business‐as‐usual to address many of the world’s water challenges while simultaneously deliverin […]
- LCA Study: Technology choices in scaling up sanitation can significantly affect greenhouse gas emissions and food security in India - by: muench March 22, 2018