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.
- Online Course for Faecal Sludge Management | free | enrolling now | starting 1 February 2018 - by: aimeesmith January 18, 2018Hello Daniel That is wonderful news - the more the merrier! Thank you so much for the spreading the word.
- Sanitation Taboos - by: F H Mughal January 18, 2018Please have a look at this paper: What causes childhood stunting among children of San Vicente, Guatemala: Employing complimentary, system-analysis approaches www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1438463917306272 Thank you, F H Mughal
- any interest in new technologies?(specially imported one) - by: Ecowaters January 18, 2018Reading those old threads, I see a lot of confusion about what is the Aquatron. The centrifugal separator is what the company makes. The toilets and composters are made by other companies. It is a good system when it works. Like all systems, it needs monitoring. I did not see Thammarat's "hydrocyclone" separator. I only see his solar-warmed th […]
- any interest in new technologies?(specially imported one) - by: muench January 18, 2018Akshay, if you are interested in the Aquatron then be sure to also read carefully over this forum thread which spans over two pages: forum.susana.org/106-user-interface-tech...ish-company-aquatron It was called: "Hydrocyclone separator flush toilet for on-site sanitation (Swedish company Aquatron)" and entailed some very interesting discussions. El […]
- Decentralized sanitation a way to go for Ukraine? - by: goeco January 17, 2018Bogdan, you're right, wastewater treatment isn't just about toilets, but all household wastewater. Water is always a necessary component, the issue is dealing with it. Cost-efficiency is the single big issue with regards to scale. The only reason to go more centralised (bigger scale) is to reduce costs per participant. Theoretically the plant itsel […]
- Online Course for Faecal Sludge Management | free | enrolling now | starting 1 February 2018 - by: aimeesmith January 18, 2018