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 Wikipedia article on "Waste stabilization ponds" - by: muench February 22, 2018Dear Marcos (and anyone else interested in waste stabilization ponds), I’ve made all the changes from your Word document to the Wikipedia article now. I’ve added a new section on Operation and Maintenance because I think that's important. I have also mentioned something about sludge removal for each type of pond now. Isn't it a bit contradictory th […]
- Online Course for Faecal Sludge Management | free | enrolling now | starting 1 February 2018 - by: KRISWASH February 22, 2018Hi Aimee, Please what kind of details are my expected to send to the e-mail address? Kindly respond. Thank you Christopher
- Linkage of Pit latrine usage and pollution of groundwater - by: DavidAlan February 22, 2018Couldn't agree more. It is a very noble exercise to ensure that water is treated when ground water sources are polluted, but it would be far better to construct toilets that do not contribute to that pollution in the first place. It still completely baffles me that we find it acceptable for people to be encouraged to construct pit toilets anywhere in th […]
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- The Sanitation handbook has just been published - by: MarionS February 22, 2018Dear Kris, Indeed the memento de l'assainissement is only available in french so far, but we hope to finance a translation in english for 2019 (and maybe in other language if there is a demand). Thanks for your interest. Marion
- Improving Wikipedia article on "Waste stabilization ponds" - by: muench February 22, 2018