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.
- New Toilets In Indian Trains No Better Than Septic Tanks: IIT Study - by: girishmbu May 21, 2018Dear All, I have gone through the PPT of Dr Ligy Philips available on Susana forum. The evaluation was done in by IIT Madras team in two phases: In first phase, the effluent samples from DRDO biodigester installed at 15 different sites from south India by DRDO Licensee vendors namely Banka BioLoo Pvt Ltd., MAK India Ltd., Eram Scientific Solutions and Shubra […]
- anaerobic wastewater treatment plant design (UASB) - by: muench May 21, 2018Dear Takieddine, Hello to Algeria and welcome to the forum! How did you find out about this forum? That book that Mughal recommended should be very useful. Regarding post-treatment after the UASB, many people use constructed wetlands. High rate algal ponds could be another option. You can also browse the UASB category of this for previous discussions: forum. […]
- Overflows from Combined Sewers - by: JKMakowka May 21, 2018While mixed sewers are being phased out in many developed countries for various reasons (for example declining population), the case can be made that well designed mixed sewers are not a dead-end technology. Besides them being cheaper, it is also easier to treat the diluted effluents in pond like treatment systems and where rainfall is well distributed over […]
- Online training - Introduction to WASH for Development - by: Sinead May 21, 2018Introduction to WASH for Development will provide those starting, or preparing to work, in the WASH sector with the fundamental principles and approaches to more usefully engage and support efforts to work towards achieving SDG6. Participants will be introduced to the core principles for planning, designing and implementing activities to improve sustainable […]
- Online training - Introduction to Integrated Water Management - by: Sinead May 21, 2018Introduction to Integrated Water Management equips participants with the fundamental principles and theory of Integrated Water Management to critically analyse water management problems and identify sustainable solutions. Join the International WaterCentre for this four-week online training course, commencing 28 May. Key topics The course includes: Theory an […]
- New Toilets In Indian Trains No Better Than Septic Tanks: IIT Study - by: girishmbu May 21, 2018