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.
- Power of Dog’s Poop - by: F H Mughal January 20, 2018Power of Dog’s Poop I came across some interesting headlines news. In Britain, some streetlamps are powered by dog’s poop. This keeps the streets clean and illuminated. ( www.tpomag.com/online_exclusives/2018/01...&utm_campaign=180115 Dog walkers in Malvern Hills, Worcestershire, are provided free compostable bags and given directions to put their dog’s […]
- Methane Gas Explosion at Kansas City Wastewater Treatment Plant - by: F H Mughal January 20, 2018Methane Gas Explosion at Kansas City Wastewater Treatment Plant According to a recent newsletter, methane buildup caused explosion and broke off the door off at Kansas City wastewater treatment plant. ( www.tpomag.com/online_exclusives/2018/01...&utm_campaign=180115 ). A gas buildup at the Blue River Wastewater Treatment Plant in Kansas City, Missouri, r […]
- Thought provoking: behavioural immune response and "pathogen stress theory of values" - by: JKMakowka January 20, 2018Interesting video lecture on the same topic: (seem like you can't link to a timestamp. Fast forward to 21 minutes in for the relevant part to start.) Warning: includes examples of Nazi propaganda to illustrate the concept of disgust based politics.
- What is the secret to SuSanA's success? - by: F H Mughal January 20, 2018Dear Emily, I support Marijin's views. This forum is a great source for information. The forum's administrators are highly dedicated staff. Elisabeth is a very hard working. Their efforts keep this forum lively and interesting. Regards, F H Mughal
- What is the secret to SuSanA's success? - by: Marijn Zandee January 20, 2018Dear Emily, Thank you for you high praise. One place to look would be the archive of "featured users", some of the questions you ask are also answered there. My personal answers: I started partaking because I really needed the inputs of peers when I entered the WASH sector. Now, I still ask questions from time to time. One reason is that it is a fa […]
- Power of Dog’s Poop - by: F H Mughal January 20, 2018