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.
- Stockholm World Water Week 2016 - by: Jona July 25, 2016Dear WASH-Nutrition enthusiasts, I would like to flag this year’s WASH & Nutrition event at the Stockholm World Water Week. The German WASH Network and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany (BMZ) together with Action Contre La Faim, End Water Poverty, Emergency Nutrition Network, Generation Nutrition, GIZ, Sanitation and […]
- Working Group 12 (Co-)Leads - by: Jona July 25, 2016Dear SuSanA Working Group 12 members, Unfortunately, Stephan Simon (Welthungerhilfe is no longer available as a co-lead. Until a new person is found, I am glad to support Claire Gaillardou (ACF) as interim co-lead to the WASH & Nutrition working group. A few words about myself: Earlier with GIZ and ACF, I have recently started working at the German Toile […]
- New SFD Graphic Converter Tool now available - by: Lasse July 25, 2016Dear all, I am happy to announce that the new SFD Graphic Converter Tool is now available online (draft version)! By pressing one button in the calculation sheet, the tool generates the diagram - no more need to drag-and-drop around arrows with PowerPoint! Three files will be generated: .json, .png and .pdf. If the generated diagram needs further editing, yo […]
- Re: Offline Medical Wikipedia App - by: muench July 23, 2016Some updates about this Offline Medical Wikipedia App which includes all the sanitation articles from Wikipedia, too: James Heilman wrote on July 21 in the HIFA Dgroup: +++++ Hey All Today we launched a second language of our offline medical Wikipedia app (Chinese). It can be downloaded from google play here play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=or...kiwixcu […]
- Re: How should we call the excreta-derived product of a composting toilet or a UDDT? Do we need a new term? - by: CompostEra July 23, 2016A typical large composting toilet has two end-products: one is a liquid derived processed from urine and the other is a solid "composted feces". Having operated serviced and tested both from a larger long-term processing system for almost 50 years, my sense is that the liquid accumulating is more consistently safe because of the salt content. In th […]
- Stockholm World Water Week 2016 - by: Jona July 25, 2016
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