ABSTRACT: The UK’s Public Works Loans Board was a mechanism through which local government could access low-cost loans through central government. It played a key role in water and sanitation improvements in the UK between the 1870s and the 1980s. Until very recently, it remained a major vehicle for central-to-local government lending in the UK, and it has been a valuable template for many similar systems worldwide. This Finance Brief outlines the history of this body, still very relevant as a model today.
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- WASH and Pastoralists - USAID Water Team Water Currents, September 19, 2017 - by: campbelldb September 19, 2017Dear Colleagues: The latest Water Currents has recent studies on pastoralists. From the literature search, it seems that zoonotic diseases are an important sanitation and hygiene issue for pastoralist communities. The issue includes other resources on water security, resilience and other topics. Here is the link to the pastoralist issue and earlier issues of […]
- Up-scaling Basic Sanitation for the Urban Poor in Kenya (UBSUP) (Water Services Trust Fund and GIZ, Kenya) - by: jsauer September 19, 2017Congratulations on this very interesting program. It's great to see the updates and it looks like a lot of great activities are happening. Sorry I missed you in Stockholm. Two important questions: Question 1) I went back to an earlier post and i was wondering if you have an update against the Key Performance Indicators that were initially listed. In add […]
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- Emergency Sanitation - Can you contribute to the Wikipedia Article? - by: muench September 19, 2017Dear Shingo, Thanks for your forum post and I agree with you: Google Translate is awesome! I am very happy that you found it. I still don't fully understand how these toilets work. Is there a flyer or website link which you could provide? Some schematics? Regarding photos, if you would like to make them available for Wikipedia articles, here is what you […]
- WASH and Pastoralists - USAID Water Team Water Currents, September 19, 2017 - by: campbelldb September 19, 2017