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.
- How to get hired for your first job - by: cmampuya1990 November 25, 2015Hi everybody My name is MAMPUYA Mazebo N'Zinga, from DR Congo (but currently living in Burkina Faso). I am a Young Engineer in Water and Sanitation with a specialized Master in Humanitarian WASH. I'm looking for my first job contract. I have a concern and I know maybe everyone of you faced it one day. I need your testimonies and your advises My con […]
- Re: Influence of bad institutional sanitation on wider community - by: joeturner November 25, 2015I wonder why local Red Cross offices and government health offices have poor/dirty toilets. Is it just a low priority for the local health workers?
- Re: PhD project – Resource-oriented systems for small Italian communities - by: joeturner November 25, 2015Seems to me that you are asking for systems which are appropriate in the EU and in Italy in particular, Nevenka. Of course, that's a big question: but there is also a difference between things which are "technically possible" and those which are easy to do in the EU due to (for example) EU Directive 86/278, which is about the use of human faec […]
- Re: PhD project – Resource-oriented systems for small Italian communities - by: Nevenka November 25, 2015Dear Elisabeth von Münch, thank you very much for your reply. You made me think a lot! When I wrote my Ph.D. proposal, I was focused on ecological sanitation since I was interested in enhancing the Italian isolated communities' self-sufficiency. After some interviews to communities members, I realized that often communities are not interested in resourc […]
- Re: Influence of bad institutional sanitation on wider community - by: JKMakowka November 25, 2015Nice to see more RC people joining, greetings for the GRC in the Philippines This was actually one of the first things we had to improve here in our field offices as well, so that our volunteers can actually do as they say also. But it's a constant struggle, as the facilities we have are actually too few for the number of volunteers we cater to. One of […]
- How to get hired for your first job - by: cmampuya1990 November 25, 2015
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