Category Archives: Multimedia

The Dawn of a Sanitation Revolution in India – World Bank

The sanitation campaign in India is helping Rajasthan become a top performing state in ending open defecation. The Chief Minister of Rajasthan declared sanitation as one of the state’s top development priorities, with a target of eliminating open defecation by 2018.

To bring this vision to fruition, an innovative Community Led Total Sanitation Campaign (CLTS) was launched in many districts with the leadership of district collectors.

The approach focuses on crucial issues: Behavior Change and Demand Creation. From Health Centers, to Schools, to door-to-door visits, the message of sanitation and hygiene was effectively communicated.

Health is blooming, one home at a time. One village at a time. And Rajasthan is on course to becoming open defecation free.

Calgary artist’s potty humour artwork aims to lift lid on world sanitation issues

Calgary artist’s potty humour artwork aims to lift lid on world sanitation issues | Source: CBC.Ca, July 6 2016 |

Erin Moffatt’s rainbow-coloured poop art catches attention of local charity and W. Brett Wilson

Calgary artist Erin Moffatt took what she called a “crappy” situation and turned it into the piles of colourful nuggets at the centre of her artwork with the hope of drawing attention to a cause close to her heart.

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Erin Moffatt, a laid off engineer, started a new business with a line of artwork called Poop Heart, to help raise awareness of poor sanitation in impoverished countries.

Moffatt, 35, a U of C graduate, lost her job as a mechanical engineer in the oil and gas industry at the start of the economic downturn last year. She turned to her artsy side and a hobby to create the line of artwork and novelty items called Poop Heart.

The goal of Moffatt’s potty humour was first to solve a bathroom decorating problem, but it evolved into an idea she’s passionate about, educating people about sanitation problems in impoverished countries. Her knowledge of the Calgary-based organization, Centre for Affordable Water and Sanitation (CAWST) inspired her.

Until she wraps up her Kickstarter fundraiser by July 11, 10 per cent of the proceeds go to CAWST, but she’s aiming for much more than that in the future.

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Global Waters Radio: Eddy Perez on Lessons Learned and New Trends in the Sanitation Sector

Global Waters Radio: Eddy Perez on Lessons Learned and New Trends in the Sanitation Sector | Global Waters, June 2016 |

Eddy Perez is a Professor of Practice in Sanitation at the Emory School of Public Health’s Center for Global Safe Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. eddy

In his recent conversation with Global Waters Radio, Perez talks about his career in the sanitation sector, shares lessons he has learned along the way, and explains why sanitation improvements in both rural and urban areas must remain a programming priority in international efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Perez discusses both the challenges and opportunities inherent in the global development community’s pursuit of SDG 6.2, which within 15 years aims to “achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation” — an enormous task.

Link to the podcast/complete article.

Handy Pod floating toilet innovation by Wetlands Work

Published on May 17, 2016

Wetlands Work! Cambodia’s submission to the Civil Society Innovation Award sponsored by the Australian Aid program, May 2016. The Handy Pod is a floating toilet design suitable to the communities of the Tonle Sap lake area and uses wetlands treatment technology.

 

impactAFRICA Webinar Series: Reporting on Water and Sanitation Issues

Published on May 5, 2016

ICFJ and Code for Africa have partnered with the World Bank’s Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (http://www.worldbank.org/en/programs/…) to present monthly online webinars on development issues. These webinars were designed to help journalists applying to ICFJ’s impactAFRICA challenge understand many of the critical issues facing policy makers across the developing world.

The webinars, featuring experts on health, education, and early childhood nutrition, underscore the importance of evidence-based policy making for programs that deliver results. While the webinar series was developed for journalists in Africa who cover these issues, they will also be useful for students, development practitioners, policy makers and others who want to improve their knowledge of development issues and how to measure impact.

Webinar #3: How journalists can use data to improve reporting on water and sanitation issues
Experts: Emily Christensen Rand, a World Bank Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist, and Christian Borja-Vega, a World Bank Economist with the Water Global Practices
Moderator: Christopher Conte, Former ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow

Link to Emily Christensen Rand and Christian Borja-Vega’s slides: http://bit.ly/21tg6R8

 

Lonely Planet launches guide to world’s most spectacular toilets

Lonely Planet launches guide to world’s most spectacular toilets | Source: CNN, April 14 2016|

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EAWAG course – Municipal Solid Waste Management in Developing Countries

Sign up and find further information about the course here: https://www.coursera.org/learn/mswm

The course is offered for free and starts on 22 February 2016. You can watch videos in English with French and Spanish subtitles, test your knowledge with quizzes, participate in the forum, and earn a Statement of Accomplishment.

MOOC SERIES “SANITATION, WATER AND SOLID WASTE FOR DEVELOPMENT”
This course is one of four in the series “Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development”. Please visit our webpage for more information: http://www.eawag.ch/mooc