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: International Conference on “Innovations in Sustainable Water and wastewater Treatment Systems (SWTS)” November 4 - 6, 2015, Nagpur, India - by: Katie March 31, 2015For Indian participants the costs will be 2000 Rupees! Please let me know in case you have any other questions!
- Re: What do we know about odorous gases from composting toilets (or from composting in general)? - by: joeturner March 31, 2015Hajo, I generally agree. I was even reading studies yesterday which suggest that faeces left in storage for more than 2 years may well have measured pathogens below "safe" levels, but that they have found to be rapidly reinocculated with the pathogens again - perhaps from additional human faeces, animals, leachates etc. The theory is that old faece […]
- Re: Improving sanitation and restoring dignity - by: isard March 31, 2015Thank you Cecile for taking the time to watch the video keenly and respond with so much clarity and detail. I would like to highlight that broadly we wish to create a mass awakening to the issues and get everyone involved. All fund raising schemes need not be be directed only towards large corporates. Even the common man would be happy to contribute in a sma […]
- Re: What do we know about odorous gases from composting toilets (or from composting in general)? - by: hajo March 31, 2015joeturner wrote: hajo, I think you might be misunderstanding christoph - I think he (christoph) was saying he prefers the UDDT to the Clivus Multrum composting toilet system because it (the Clivus Multrum) needs a large composting compartment. joe, I think you are most likely right.. I was even wondering how Christoph could mistake a UDDT for a composting to […]
- Re: Who is doing toilet and FSM product and technology design / R&D and what are you working on? - by: rochelleholm March 31, 2015Hi John, Mzuzu University is working with WRC to develop low-cost pit latrine emptying devices. We would also be very interested to start a community doing product and technology design work related to sanitation. Several of the other WRC partners might be a good fit to join as well. Rochelle
- Re: International Conference on “Innovations in Sustainable Water and wastewater Treatment Systems (SWTS)” November 4 - 6, 2015, Nagpur, India - by: Katie March 31, 2015
- Call for written evidence on community led health systems and the Ebola outbreak March 27, 2015The Africa APPG together with Polygeia seeks to explore the lessons from the Ebola crisis for community-led health systems strengthening through examining the current response to the Ebola crisis, and gathering evidence from experts and the affected communities in West Africa.6
- ODF communities in Margibi didn't experience Ebola virus March 25, 2015Communities declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) through Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) did not experience any case of the Ebola outbreak, despite other surrounding communities in Marbibi county that experienced the worst cases.6
- Long way to go for a clean India March 23, 2015Indians attained political freedom under the leadership of Mahatma Ghandi, but his dream of a clean India remains unfulfilled.6
- Sanitation and stunting: What do toilets have to do with nutrition? March 6, 2015On Wednesday 25 March 2015, from 12:30 -14:00, a lunch-time conference on the linkages between sanitation and nutrition will take place at the European Commission in Brussels.6
- Webinar on Participatory Design Development for Sanitation March 4, 2015The CLTS Knowledge Hub is hosting a webinar on Participatory Design Development for Sanitation on Thursday 26th March 2015 at 10am GMT. Ben Cole will be discussing his experiences in applying participatory design to accompany and extend Malawi’s national CLTS program since 20126
- Call for written evidence on community led health systems and the Ebola outbreak March 27, 2015
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