- Re: When is SuSanA going to move to open access for its publications? - by: Marijn Zandee February 27, 2015Dear Elizabeth, To be honest, I think the former description is much more clear to most people. If you change to one of the new acronyms, I think you need to put at least a small note explaining what it is. Otherwise most people would probably ignore it. Regards Marijn
- Sandec/Eawag seeks intern - by: Moritz February 27, 2015Dear all, Short notice, the research group of Excreta and Wastewater Management (EWM) @Sandec/Eawag (www.sandec.ch/ewm) is looking for an intern to support its research on resource recovery from faecal sludge in Kampala, Uganda. Please see the attached announcement. We are looking forward to hearing from you. Best, Moritz
- Re: Modernising urban sanitation in Southern Bangladesh (SNV) - by: sahidul93 February 27, 2015In Khulna City Corporation, there will be a complete new treatment plant and In Kushtia and Jhenaidah, the existing treatment plant will be upgraded. KUET and AIT are working on these in full swing. Beside these, we are working on business model. Certainly, it will take time to show something as it is almost new issue for Bangladesh. Citizens and the city au […]
- Re: TDS: Week 2 Theme - The post-2015 agenda and emerging monitoring challenges in the sanitation sector - by: Marijn Zandee February 27, 2015Dear Patrick, Ricard, I read my post above again, it seems a bit more grumpy than it should have been. Sorry, I was not feeling so well at the time. But, to come back to the subject. Patrick, in your post above you mention that you think a “more systemic view” is good and that we should look at the “sustainability of services”. For me, that means you have to […]
- Re: Construction site UDDT toilet - by: christoph February 27, 2015Hi Elisabeth, to answer your questions quickly: Who took care of the toilet and who paid for him/her? How many hours per day did he/she spend on taking care of it? The container for the urine looks quite small, was it emptied daily? How is the container for the faeces accessed, do you have a photo for that? Is it by lifting up part of the toilet seat or is i […]
- Re: When is SuSanA going to move to open access for its publications? - by: Marijn Zandee February 27, 2015
- Delhi: Achieving ODF status February 25, 2015With the fact that nearly 35% of Delhi slum dwellers still practise open defecation, most of community and public toilets in the capital remains non-functional; the present scenario doesn’t seem to meet the goals of Delhi Master Plan for making the city Open Defecation Free (ODF) by 2015. In this article, Ajay Sinha, Chief Operating Officer, Feedback Foundat […]6
- Webinar on gender, violence and access to WASH/ Webinaire Genre, violence et accès aux services EAH February 10, 2015On Tuesday 17th March 2015 at 13.30 GMT (English) and 16.00 GMT (French), RWSN and WaterAid will6
- In Ekiti, it’s war against open defecation February 10, 2015Owners of houses without toilets in Ekiti are now in a heated rush to meet the deadline set for t6
- Nigeria: Rescue From Diseases Through Water, Sanitation, Hygiene February 6, 2015The Guardian visited some of the Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Community Led Total Sani6
- Winners of the CLTS Photo Competition February 2, 2015We have chosen the winners of our Picturing CLTS photo competition. Thank you to everyone who submitted photos. It was great to see such diverse depictions of CLTS in action and of many related aspects like handwashing, inclusive WASH and monitoring.6
- Delhi: Achieving ODF status February 25, 2015
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This link also has a info on an online course, how to order the hardcopy, etc;
The first book dedicated to Faecal Sludge Management (FSM) has been published recently by IWA Publishing. The book ‘Faecal Sludge Management, systems approach for implementation and operation‘ as well as the individual chapters can be downloaded from this page. Damir Brdjanovic, Professor of Sanitary Engineering and Mariska Ronteltap, Senior Lecturer of Sanitary Engineering at UNESCO-IHE have edited the book, together with Dr. Linda Strande, director of the Excreta and Wastewater Management group at EAWAG (the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology). The book is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.
The appropriate and adequate management of faecal sludge deriving from onsite technologies is imperative for the protection of human and environmental health. This is the first book dedicated to faecal sludge management. It compiles the current state of knowledge of this rapidly evolving field, and presents an integrated approach that includes technology, management and planning. It addresses the planning and organization of the entire faecal sludge management service chain, from the collection and transport of sludge and treatment options, to the final enduse or disposal of treated sludge. In addition to providing fundamentals and an overview of technologies, the book goes into details of operational, institutional and financial aspects, and provides guidance on how to plan a city-level faecal sludge management project with the involvement of all the stakeholders.
Together, they offer a variety of services and all of them are looking to consolidate or expand their business, and bring sanitation services to scale for customers at the Base of the Pyramid.
This catalogue was produced for the Sanitation Business Matchmaking event at the first World BoP Convention & Expo in Singapore, 28-30 of August 2014.
Each individual business sheet in this catalogue describes what the entrepreneur offers and what he is looking for.
Download the catalogue at:
A team of instructors led by Christoph Lüthi from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) are eager to teach you how to plan urban sanitation systems.
Together with Sandec/Eawag, EPFL has designed a 5 week online course introducing sector planning tools and frameworks such as Sanitation 21, Community-Led Urban Environmental Sanitation (CLUES) and the Sanitation Systems Approach.
The course consists of lecture videos (English, with French subtitles), practical exercises, a homework quiz and a final exam. The questions and explanations for the practical exercises, the homework quiz and the final exam are offered in English and French. Watch the introduction video.
The course “Planning & Design of Sanitation Systems and Technologies” runs from 13 October to 16 November 2014.
It is the 2nd MOOC (massive open online course) of the series on “WASH in developing countries”. The first MOOC was on “Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage“.
By Prakhar Jain (email) and Aditya Bhol
The run-up to elect a new government brought sanitation to the fore of public conversation in India. Last month, Prime Minister Modi declared sanitation as a national priority, announcing ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, a sanitation programme dedicated to creating clean India by 2019 as a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary. Whether or not this plan succeeds may depend on whether it is simply a repackaged programme such as the ‘Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan’ that was focused entirely on building toilets in rural India, or a renewed commitment to improve sanitation in both the rural and urban areas. As India urbanizes, demand for effective and sustainable sanitation services will increase. India, with 11% of the world’s urban population currently, accounts for 46% of global urban open defecation [i]. While other developing countries like China, Vietnam, and Peru have already achieved open defecation free (ODF) status in urban areas, India still lags behind. The situation is particularly abysmal in small cities (population below a million) where close to 17% of the population defecates in the open as compared to 4% in large cities (population greater than a million) [ii]. The 2011 national census has shown that these small cities represent more than 91% of total urban open defecation in the country. If we are to catch up, the key is to immediately turn our attention towards small and medium-sized cities.
SNV has produced a short video on the harsh reality of current urban sanitation practices in Bangladesh. Of course they want to change this. That is at least the intention of SNV’s recently launched “Modernising urban sanitation in Southern Bangladesh” project focussing on market-based solutions.
The Sanitation Business Matchmaking Estafetta initiative has published a guide to business opportunities for sanitation in small towns and peri-urban areas in upcoming economies.
The sanitation sector offers long term, slow and stable return on investments and this can be a pearl in your portfolio. Moreover, sanitation services create social benefits which may be of interest for impact investors. The challenge of the sanitation industry is to access to the right blend of financial products. Investors are invited to guide the sanitation industry in creating the conditions needed to realize ventures that prove to be attractive investment opportunities.
The guide targets investors, intermediaries and the private sector. It covers both household and public sanitation, as well as emptying & collection services, smart small sewerage, and treatment & reuse. Using Ghana as a case study, the guide presents a market analysis for sanitation investment opportunities for each of the before mentioned sanitation components and services.