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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- Reply: When you hear the term "dry toilet" or "dry sanitation": does that include a pit latrine in your mind or not? - by: muench October 16, 2017Thanks for your responses so far! Please keep them coming as I find it very interesting. It shows that - as I suspected - many of us mean different things when we say "dry toilet". It seems that the definition that the people behind the Eawag-Sandec Compendium chose might not (yet?) be universally accepted amongst people in the sector. They had a v […]
- WASH in Schools @ Stockholm World Water Week 2017 - by: Jona October 16, 2017Dear WinS community, Please find attached the full documentation of the WASH in Schools session at World Water Week 2017. Comments on the session in general or ideas for further events are welcome. Thanks to all, who have contributed to making this seminar a successful learning event. SIWI website: programme.worldwaterweek.org/event/6723 German WASH Network […]
- Possible material and manufacturing process for readymade Ecosan (UDDT) pan - by: canaday October 16, 2017Dear Kharallaxman, Please tell more about your project. Where will it be done? Who are the beneficiaries? What is the acceptable unit price? Why not use the beautiful, inexpensive Chinese or Indian manufactured squat pans? www.gtz.de/en/dokumente/giz2011-en-appen...s-suppliers-list.pdf Ferrocement floors for the entire rooms (120 x 120 cm? 3 cm thick) could […]
- Possible material and manufacturing process for readymade Ecosan (UDDT) pan - by: kharallaxman October 16, 2017Thanks Makowka. We may go for few thousands in that case. What may be the “prototype development - testing - refinement” process and what may be possible on this in Nepal? At present we are working on development of 3D drawing.
- using a double vault vermi-digesters for single households (max 10 people) in high density areas of Lusaka? - by: goeco October 16, 2017Hi Hajo, The rubble layer does not need to be deep, perhaps only 10-15 cm thick. Width, however, is determined using simple calculations of soakage area to ensure that the 30 litres per day soaks into the soil rather than pools. This method avoids the "short circuiting" whereby the deeper the soakage is (how deep are your pits?) the more likely the […]
- Reply: When you hear the term "dry toilet" or "dry sanitation": does that include a pit latrine in your mind or not? - by: muench October 16, 2017