In Sub-Saharan Africa sanitation needs of the majority of the urban population are met by onsite sanitation technologies such as pit latrines. As part of the SPLASH sanitation research programme the FaME (Faecal Management Enterprises) and U-ACT Project researched innovative solutions to increase access to sustainable sanitation services. Building on this research Sandec/Eawag has recently started the SEEK Project (Sludge to Energy Enterprises) researching co-processing of faecal sludge and other urban waste streams into fuel pellets and with these electricity through gasification.
- Announcing the Global Handwashing Partnership’s 2017 Annual Report - by: Bijan February 21, 2018The Global Handwashing Partnership (GHP) Annual Report for 2017 is now available. The report covers key accomplishments for the year, including: Celebrating Global Handwashing Day: This year’s Global Handwashing Day focused on the benefits of handwashing in building healthy futures, and participants hosted celebrations in communities, on national levels, and […]
- Online Course for Faecal Sludge Management | free | enrolling now | starting 1 February 2018 - by: KRISWASH February 21, 2018Please Aimee, kindly include me in any workshop or free training involving sludge treatment, WASH, Circular economy and related topics. I just joined the forum today-is there any chance i can still be enrolled in the sludge treatment workshop?
- Under utilization of the country’s natural resources - by: emmanuelkas2004 February 21, 2018Uganda being one of nature gifted country; we continue to struggle for basic needs such as food, water, employment and other resources. We are encircled by water bodies (lakes and creator lakes) that occupy almost three quarters of the country. Poor and lack of sanitation continue to be a big problem in Uganda and world wide. According to water Aid Uganda, 9 […]
- Linkage of Pit latrine usage and pollution of groundwater - by: bowenarrow February 20, 2018Whilst treating of drinking water in these circumstances is a worthwhile exercise in protection there is another intervention that should be employed in the construction of pit latrines, and this is urine diversion. Urine being a highly valued fertilizer is also highly sterile, and only becomes an issue when mixed with faeces. I don't feel comfortable w […]
- Announcing the Global Handwashing Partnership’s 2017 Annual Report - by: Bijan February 21, 2018