The webinar brought together speakers who presented their perspectives on how we can improve WASH behavior change. First, we learnt about how we can do a better job of leveraging the influence of community leaders to change some of the social and cultural norms that prevent uptake of healthy WASH behaviors. The role of both formal and informal leaders was explored, as well as how to extend this collaboration beyond CLTS to incorporate it more into other WASH approaches.
- Increased Infections: Poor Toilet Design and Disinfection - by: hester July 17, 2018Talking about how to prevent infections from toilet use, either by toilet seats or latrines: could urinals for women help to prevent the splashing while using public latrines, which is reported (I heard it recently from Tanzania where squatting is the common practice) as a cause of infections? Any experiences with this technology? I know it is applied at som […]
- Update on WG5: Invitation to contribute to SuSanA WG5 by joining the task-group - by: gerhard_dario July 16, 2018Is this the constitution of a new form of WG5 or a subgroup? If so, I want to be involved. I am active in IFOAM Organics International (World Organic Agriculture). This is about a political job at the interface between (organic) agriculture, organic waste and sanitation. Warm regards, Gerhard
- Puducherry M&E Report (2018) - by: DavidAlan July 16, 2018Dear all, I think the attached is self-explanatory. I hope you find it interesting and happy to answer questions if you have any. ++++++++ Note by moderator: the attached report is entitled "Baseline Assessment on WASH in Slums in Puducherry" First half of the executive summary: To measure the impact of Sanitation First’s interventions in the slums […]
- New book! Innovations for Urban Sanitation: Adapting Community-led Approaches - by: ElaineMercer July 16, 2018The CLTS Knowledge Hub is pleased to announce the launch of its new book Innovations for Urban Sanitation: Adapting Community-led Approaches! Over half the world’s population now lives in urban areas and a large proportion of them lives without improved sanitation. This book has been developed in response to calls from practitioners for practical guidance on […]
- Take it away: the need for designing fecal sludge disposal services for single-pit latrines - by: muench July 16, 2018Hi Esther, That would be ideal, but sadly, the authors are not allowed to do so. That's because it's not an open access paper. With an open access paper, the authors would pay, and the readers can view the pdf file for free (and use and adapt the material, too, whilst still providing proper citation). This paper is behind a paywall which means it […]
- Increased Infections: Poor Toilet Design and Disinfection - by: hester July 17, 2018