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.
- What is the difference between (sanitation) marketing? and market based approach (for sanitation programmes)? - And translation to French? - by: cecile November 20, 2017Dear all, Thank you for all your answers. I think we have now quite a comprehensive understanding of the differences between sanitation marketing and market based approach. Market based approach (l'approche axée sur le marché) looks at market development and involves a wide range of players and actions as explained by John in his post. For example, work […]
- Ventilation of pits for toilet blocks - by: phreymon November 20, 2017Dear all, I am currently looking at the design of school toilet blocks in Tajikistan. Ventilation is a general problem in the visited school latrines, even in the new ones. The common design (from Soviet times) is a number of drop holes (usually around 10 - 5 for boys and 5 for girls) over a single huge holding tank. At best, there is one or two ventilation […]
- Strauch (1991) 'Pathogen Safety Zone Graph' - by: JKMakowka November 20, 2017This (page12): ec.europa.eu/environment/archives/waste/.../pdf/sludge_eval.pdf has a higher quality version, but is not clearly attributed, so maybe not what you are looking for.
- Invitation as a site for field testing of innovative tools and techniques for the emptying, transport and/or treatment of pit sludge - by: rochelleholm November 20, 2017Mzuzu University Centre of Excellence in Water and Sanitation, located in northern Malawi (Africa), would like to extend an invitation as a site for field testing of innovative tools and techniques for the emptying, transport and treatment of pit latrine or septic tank sludge. The Centre is particularity well suited for self-funded graduate students or exper […]
- Thank You, Maureen Amakabane - by: DianeKellogg November 20, 2017Congratulations to Maureen Amakabane of Nairobi, who is receiving a $500 “thank you” for her contributions to Sanitation Wikipedia. She joined the project in October and worked steadily over the course of six weeks. In total, she worked on more than ten articles. She says one of her secrets was working at 5 am when she had a quiet house. I was often amazed t […]
- What is the difference between (sanitation) marketing? and market based approach (for sanitation programmes)? - And translation to French? - by: cecile November 20, 2017