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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- How do you get households to connect to existing sewer networks? - by: meleesa May 25, 2017Thank you Daniel, this is interesting. Indeed conventional sewerage is not developed in many cities. We also saw that in some cases, when it was developed in some residential districts a few decades ago for instance in Yaounde, the system was not managed sustainably and people actually ended up disconnecting from the sewerage network because it wasn't w […]
- How do you get households to connect to existing sewer networks? - by: meleesa May 25, 2017Thank you Igor for this details example. The post-construction verification is an interesting aspect in this program. Are the irregularities mostly technical, or of another nature (illegal connections)? And is the user penalized in case of irregularities (and if so, how?) We have quite a few good examples from Brasil, including in Espiritu Santo and Sao Paul […]
- Sphere revisions; The deadline is looming! - by: jonpar May 25, 2017Dear SuSanA members who are working in the humanitarian sector with a focus on disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness and response, Attached are the 2 standards that are probably of most relevance to SuSanA community; namely : i) Excreta management standards; and ii) WASH Hygiene standards There are also other standards that many of us will be inter […]
- A public urinal for women that is also a beautiful flowering garden - by: canaday May 25, 2017Dear Lucas, Thank you for these questions, which I will answer below and hopefully resolve any doubts. 1) Would location be a problem?. How far would this women's urinal have to be from for instance a restaurant or a bus terminal? It could be right next to a restaurant or in an open space within a bus station, since there would be no smell and there jus […]
- A public urinal for women that is also a beautiful flowering garden - by: kunene47 May 24, 2017Dear Canady my name is Lucas Kunene and I am leaving in South Africa. I am sorry to deviate from your topic concerning the women urinal but I am also interested in the men sidewalk public toilets in Paris you mentioned. This is a good idea as public tiolets are normally placed around busy business nodes (bus terminus, taxi ranks, railway stations etc.) or ot […]
- How do you get households to connect to existing sewer networks? - by: meleesa May 25, 2017