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.
- Call for contributions on the principle of accountability and the human rights to water and sanitation - by: muench April 23, 2018Dear Pascal, Thanks for posting your call here. I am just wondering if the mentioned "accountability" has anything to do with the "social accountability" that we discussed on the forum here?: forum.susana.org/242-advocacy-and-civil-...water-and-sanitation I noticed the deadline for your questionnaire has passed. Did you get many submissio […]
- Rethinking rural sanitation - by: muench April 23, 2018Dear Mughal, Maybe it depends on how you define "rural sanitation". I think the UNICEF/Water Aid work that Brooke wrote about probably refers to sparsely populated areas where a sewer system would be not sensible, not needed, too expensive. Thus, when you have no sewer you also don't have sewage to treat in a treatment plant. I assume with rur […]
- Sani Solar, designed as a dry sanitation system for rural areas with hot climate - by: muench April 23, 2018Dear Jochen, Hajo and all, In my role as moderator, I have now split the posts specifically relating to Sani Solar out of the other thread that was about solar drying in general ( forum.susana.org/comparisons-of-various-...in-the-feces-quickly ). It wasn't easy as some posts were overlapping in both directions but I hope I've done a good job. I thi […]
- Deeper Self Perception Behaviour Change Barriers - Looking beyond short sighted commercial marketing behaviour change - by: muench April 23, 2018Dear Depinder, Thanks for posting about this. The two attachments were from 2011 and 2012, and were about UNICEF’s Behaviour Change Communication Strategy in Bihar. Your findings are probably still just as valid even though this was 6-7 years ago. I am just wondering what prompted you to post about them here now? Has UNICEF's work in Bihar been successf […]
- FSM in Extreme Hilly Area with Winter Conditions - by: waste123 April 23, 2018Dear Forum Members, We are working on City Sanitation Plan for Northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh in India, where certain cities have extreme winter conditions and the terrain doesn't permit to have any on-site treatment system. In such case, i seek your guidance, as to how, we can plan for FSM for these areas. Regards, Dr. Bharat B Nagar Solid Was […]
- Call for contributions on the principle of accountability and the human rights to water and sanitation - by: muench April 23, 2018