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: Why the name change from formerly Business & Governance category to Market Development? - And new icon - by: jonpar November 25, 2015Hello everybody, I've been negligent on this and I just looked at this discussion. How about a shopping trolley (similar to #6 in the first set) but with a toilet inside it instead of the government symbol represented by the Parthenon? I think that could be quite good but we would then lose the 'governance' part of "Markets, finance and g […]
- Re: Details on waterless urinals for women? - by: secretariat November 25, 2015Dear Claudia, According with Erik, member of Knowledge Point, Urinals Technology for man and women are essentially the same, what differs is the ergonomic design. See his complete answer here knowledgepoint.org/en/questions/3448/det...s-urinals-for-women/ Regards, Evelyn (on behalf of the SuSanA secretariat)
- Re: Testing of new pit latrine designs? - Participatory design, corbelled pit latrines - Mzuzu University, Malawi - by: secretariat November 25, 2015Dear Rochelle, We posted your question on Knowledge Point: For others that are also working on new latrine designs, what are you doing in terms of testing the safety and durability of the new sanitation technology designs for rural and peri-urban communities before scale-up? and here are the answers we received from Bryan Reed and Rémi Kaupp(WaterAid): knowl […]
- Young WASH Engineer from DR Congo looking for experience - by: cmampuya1990 November 25, 2015Hi everyone My name is MAMPUYA Mazebo N'Zinga from DR Congo. I'm a 25 years old Engineer in Water and Sanitation. I'm about to complete a specialized master in WASH. Beside my academic background I am involved in the World Youth Parliament for Water. I'm currently looking for an internship or job position to get more experience in WASH re […]
- Re: PhD project – Resource-oriented systems for small Italian communities - by: Nevenka November 25, 2015Thank you, you are right. I didn't study the EU regulation yet, I only analysed the Italian one, and here, unfortunately, it is not permitted. Thank you!
- Re: Why the name change from formerly Business & Governance category to Market Development? - And new icon - by: jonpar November 25, 2015
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