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.
- Re: Bidet as female urinal? - by: BPopov March 20, 2018Hi Elisabeth! I am not sure if really public toilets with many random users are the best places to install bidet as urinals. It works at my home as unisex urinal however my wife says that women sometimes get spatters on themselves. We flush it with a cup of water after use. I would replace it with real unisex urinal if could get one here. Best wishes, Bogdan […]
- Interested in urinals for females? Check out the new Wikipedia article - by: BPopov March 20, 2018Hi Elisabeth! Thank you for you wiki work! I am not sure if dilluting urine with flush water still prevents it from being used as fertilizer. The main problem seems to be storage volume increase. But flushing can be done with very little amount of water -- 100 ml is probably enough which is less than average single urination volume. So far the only waterless […]
- New open-access paper: ’Innovative sanitation approaches could address multiple development challenges’ - by: KimAndersson March 20, 2018Dear Cecile, Thanks for your positive feedback and for sharing your valuable thoughts and experiences linked to this topic!! I definitely agree with the points you are raising. Actions are also broadly needed in developed countries. When it comes to areas built into major sanitation infrastructure, with centralized sewage and treatment system, it may be hard […]
- Mercury in Wastewater - by: F H Mughal March 20, 2018The paper says: The experimental results are satisfactory for the laboratory scale as well as could be valid for commercial scale. The methods discussed are of bench-scale projects. It is not known whether they would be cost-effective, and depict same removal efficiencies, achieved at lab-scale. I was looking for established procedures. Nevertheless, it is a […]
- Re: Bidet as female urinal? - by: BPopov March 20, 2018