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.
- Improving the Wikipedia article on constructed wetlands - by: marcos January 20, 2018Hi Elisabeth, As requested, I gave a look at the wetlands article on Wikipedia, and think it is very good and, as a matter of fact, more complete than the waste stabilization ponds article I have just drafted (I followed the previous structure that was in place). My only minor suggestions in the Wetlands article is that you could also make references to two […]
- Hack the Cape Town Water Crisis - by: gien January 20, 2018My organization is working with the Cape Town Science Centre to hold the upcoming Hack the Cape Town Water Crisis, tentatively set for late Feb 2018. For those of you who don't know, Cape Town is suffering the worst drought in 100 years and the city may reach a zero water day as early as April this year. If it does, it would be the first time in modern […]
- Power of Dog’s Poop - by: F H Mughal January 20, 2018Power of Dog’s Poop I came across some interesting headlines news. In Britain, some streetlamps are powered by dog’s poop. This keeps the streets clean and illuminated. ( www.tpomag.com/online_exclusives/2018/01...&utm_campaign=180115 Dog walkers in Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, are provided free compostable bags and given directions to put their dog’s […]
- Methane Gas Explosion at Kansas City Wastewater Treatment Plant - by: F H Mughal January 20, 2018Methane Gas Explosion at Kansas City Wastewater Treatment Plant According to a recent newsletter, methane buildup caused explosion and broke off the door off at Kansas City wastewater treatment plant. ( www.tpomag.com/online_exclusives/2018/01...&utm_campaign=180115 ). A gas buildup at the Blue River Wastewater Treatment Plant in Kansas City, Missouri, r […]
- Thought provoking: behavioural immune response and "pathogen stress theory of values" - by: JKMakowka January 20, 2018Interesting video lecture on the same topic: (seem like you can't link to a timestamp. Fast forward to 21 minutes in for the relevant part to start.) Warning: includes examples of Nazi propaganda to illustrate the concept of disgust based politics.
- Improving the Wikipedia article on constructed wetlands - by: marcos January 20, 2018