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.
- 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 […]
- Fecal Sludge Management - Water Currents, January 17, 2018 - by: campbelldb January 17, 2018Worldwide, 2.7 billion people rely on on-site sanitation, but many lack the means to manage fecal sludge—the muddy mix of fecal matter that accumulates over time in septage or pit latrines, which can have significant health and environmental implications. As a result, fecal sludge management (FSM) has become a key component of providing universal sanitation […]
- Decentralized sanitation a way to go for Ukraine? - by: BPopov January 17, 2018Dear Philippe! Thank you for very useful input! Probably the quantities and characteristic of average household waste water in rural Ukraine would be standard as soon as this household has the flush toilet, washing machine and shower I agree that avoiding septic tanks at each yard make sense But what about the cost of simplified sewer compared to solid free […]
- any interest in new technologies?(specially imported one) - by: Ecowaters January 17, 2018Aquatron is based on toilet stools from Ifö Sanitar and composters from Vera and other sources. The part that the company makes is the centrifugal piece that is installed under the toilet stool to separate solids and liquids. The idea is the solids fall into the composter and the liquids drain to a tank or planted system. We sold them in the United States lo […]
- The new BMZ Water Strategy - by: ValerieB January 17, 2018Dear members, the last year has brought several new developments in the WASH sector. Among them is the new Water Strategy by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) which was launched at the World Water Week in Stockholm. This strategy serves as a guideline for all involved partners of the German Development Cooperation. A […]
- Decentralized sanitation a way to go for Ukraine? - by: goeco January 17, 2018