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.
- Improved Pit Emptying Technology - by: nicolag January 23, 2018Hi Everyone As you may know, North Carolina State University has been developing the Flexcrevator: A safe and cost-effective system for emptying pit latrines that aims to eliminate the need for manual pit emptying. The project began in 2011 with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Since then, more than four iterations of the design have been […]
- WASH Jobs/Consultancies (23/01/2018) - by: JoshuaNewton January 23, 2018I will do my best to keep posting the weekly WASH positions here again. Since individual links are difficult to hyperlink here, you can find the below WASH jobs and consultancies (and all open positions to date) at this link (searchable). Jobs: 1) Portfolio Manager (Southeast Asia) – water.org (Kansas City, MO, USA): Until filled 2) Senior Water and Sanitati […]
- Menstruation in Nepal - by: F H Mughal January 23, 2018Menstruation in Nepal Menstruation for women in Nepal can be very discomforting and problematic. This is mainly due to the superstitions prevalent in Nepal. Due to superstition, the women in Nepal is considered impure (this is also prevalent in Pakistan, but only to the extent that they cannot enter the masjids (mosques) for praying). Menstruating women in M […]
- Hack the Cape Town Water Crisis - by: gien January 23, 2018Will do! Coincidentally, my wife just sent me a FB post from yesterday, that you had been participating on.
- How to increase the participation of "practitioners" in SuSanA? - And do we have lurkers or empowered listeners? - by: JKMakowka January 23, 2018eendres wrote: What other WASH fora do you know about? Any fora on global health? dgroups.org/ seems to also have a few global health "communities" (basically mailing lists), but no idea how active they are. The RWSN moderated WASH (mostly water) lists there are fairly active however. Overall I would say SuSanA stands out as being fairly active, bu […]
- Improved Pit Emptying Technology - by: nicolag January 23, 2018