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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- Re: What can we reliably say about pathogen removal with vermifilters? - by: JKMakowka April 26, 2017Does a vermifilter commonly include a sludge reuse or discharge to surface water component where pathogens can come in contact with humans again? I think not, so this isn't really much different to pit latrines or simple septic tanks for which there is at most some concern about ground water pollution. As far as I remember from the literature, it is gen […]
- Re: New Wikipedia article on Container-based Sanitation - by: muench April 25, 2017I would like to know whether container-based sanitation means using a portable toilets or not? The article so far seems to imply portable toilets as it says in the lead: Container-based sanitation (CBS) (or cartridge-based sanitation) refers to a sanitation system where human excreta is collected in sealable, removable containers (also called cartridges) tha […]
- Re: What can we reliably say about pathogen removal with vermifilters? - by: muench April 25, 2017Just thinking a bit more about my own question: We should probably distinguish between the type of wastewater to be treated with the vermifilter, e.g. relatively dilute domestic wastewater, or very concentrated blackwater from a toilet with a microflush system. Secondly, when we talk about pathogen removal, there are two mechanisms: One is just transfer from […]
- Re: Wanted: Sudan-specific WASH footage/images - by: muench April 25, 2017Dear Nika, I am just wondering if you would also be interested in images from South Sudan? If yes, we have a few in the SuSanA flickr database (also in Wikimedia Commons for Wikipedia). They were taken as part of the work GIZ was doing in South Sudan and include e.g. some projects with urine-diverting dry toilets at schools: www.flickr.com/photos/gtzecosan/c […]
- Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) at school, certainly a "difficult" shift in Mali, but some public primary schools in Bamako district and Kati* are - by: MLDIARRA April 25, 2017Hi Dears Members, I want to share with you our experience in Mali. Your comments and any contributions are welcome. Thanks!
- Re: What can we reliably say about pathogen removal with vermifilters? - by: JKMakowka April 26, 2017
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