- Review of Support Resources in Sanitation - by: sujaya April 21, 2014Dear all, This is my first posting in SUSANA, whereby I am posting a report along with a Compendium. This report is a prelude to the development of a Proof of Concept (PoC) decision support tool by Centre for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) that will aid cities in providing cost-effective, inclusive and sustainable sanitation options for all […]
- Re: Greenhouse gas emissions from sanitation value chain in urban poor settlements - by: ande1978 April 20, 2014Dear Lars, I am currently working with an organization in Nairobi/Kibera called KDI. One of there projects was a composting toilet system. They did a very good job on the design. Are you working in Sub-saharan Africa, too? What is your location and any design considerations so far? Greets, Andreas
- Re: Sustainable Decentralized Wastewater Management in Developing Countries (AIT, Thailand) - by: F H Mughal April 20, 2014Dear Christoph, Visiting AIT is no problem. When you land at Suvarnabhumi Airport (New Bangkok International Airport), take "Taxi-Meter" cab for AIT. You can even stay at AIT Center (nominal room charges) and see our wonderful campus, state-of-the-art Environmental Engineering laboratories, and students' pilot-scale and bench-scale research pl […]
- Reply: Sustainable Decentralized Wastewater Management in Developing Countries (AIT, Thailand) - by: Bhaskar April 20, 2014Christoph A number of decentralized wastewater management technologies are discussed in this book published by CSE, India. Reinvent, Recycle, Reuse - Toolkit on Decentralised Wastewater Management www.cseindia.org/content/reinvent-recycl...astewater-management One of the solutions is to use fish ponds to treat sewage. The nutrients and carbon would be conver […]
- SANITATION INVESTMENT TRACKER (SIT) - by: rochelleholm April 20, 2014Hello- Does anyone have experience with the SANITATION INVESTMENT TRACKER (SIT)? Is it available for use yet? Thanks much
- Re: Costs of sanitation facilities - by: muench April 18, 2014Dear Esther, (I moved your post into this category on costs because I think it fits better here) I agree with what Ben said that costs are very context specific. My first question back to you would be: for what purpose do you want to know these costs? In which country, which setting (urban/rural) and so forth? What degree of accuracy is required? If you want […]
- Re: Webcast for Sanitation and Water for All - High Level Meeting in Washington D.C., USA: April 11, 2014 - by: F H Mughal April 18, 2014Thank you, Arno. I appreciate. Elisabeth: Such reviews are helpful. Even videos, in most cases, are out of reach for me. So, can you put up more reviews? Regards, F H Mughal
- Project Manager (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) WASH - GHANA - by: Mobility April 18, 2014SNV is looking for a Project Manager, WASH Based in Accra, Ghana International Contract, 18 months initial term SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands nearly 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in 38 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and […]
- Team Leader – Senior Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist - ETHIOPIA - by: Mobility April 18, 2014SNV is looking for a Team Leader – Senior Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist Based in Ethiopia International Contract, 24 months initial term SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands nearly 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in 38 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Lat […]
- Re: Sustainable Decentralized Wastewater Management in Developing Countries (AIT, Thailand) - by: christoph April 18, 2014Dear Thammarat, I am going on a tour to Thailand to see wastewater treatment plants and their potential to reduce CO2 carbon footprint. I would be very glad to exchange some ideas with you, especially regarding as well the situation of fecal sludge, as I understand that centralized treatments often have low BOD due to the septic tanks. I wonder how fecal slu […]
- Review of Support Resources in Sanitation - by: sujaya April 21, 2014
- SuSanA news mail March 2014 March 4, 2014Dear SuSanA members and partners, This news mail informs you about the latest news from SuSanA and the SuSanA partners. The newsmail is sent to 4688 subscribers and contains the following topics: 1. SuSanA cities working group meeting in Delhi, India on 23 March 2014 2. SuSanA Breaking the taboo sanitation cartoon competition 3. Preparation underway to launc […]
- Season's Greetings from the SuSanA Secretariat December 18, 2013SuSanA and Sanitation Highlights from 2013...
- SuSanA news mail November 2013 November 11, 2013Dear SuSanA members and partners The newsmail informs you about the latest news from SuSanA and the SuSanA partners. This e-mail is sent to 4287 subscribers and contains the following topics: 1. SuSanA South Asia regional meeting in Bhaktapur, Nepal and side event at SACOSAN V 2. Feedback on the 17th SuSanA meeting on 31 August in Stockholm 3. November 19 is […]
- SuSanA news mail June 2013 July 9, 2013Dear SuSanA members and partners, This bi-monthly e-mail informs you about the latest news from SuSanA and the SuSanA partners. This e-mail is sent to 3894 subscribers and contains the following topics: Dr. Peter Morgan named 2013 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate Documentation of the SuSanA core group and key stakeholder meeting now online 17th SuSanA meeting […]
- SuSanA News Mail March 2013 online March 19, 2013Dear SuSanA members and partners, This monthly e-mail informs you about the latest news from SuSanA and the SuSanA partners. This e-mail is sent to 3593 subscribers and contains the following topics: 1. Status quo analysis of SuSanA 2008 to 2012 summary now available online 2. Add your voice to the next 5 years of SuSanA 3. The 4C networking campaign 4. Vide […]
- SuSanA news mail March 2014 March 4, 2014
- Dr Peter Morgan June 3, 2013Peter Morgan – one of my Champions − has been awarded this year’s Stockholm Water Prize. Really well deserved! Congratulations Peter!
- Good question! January 30, 2013The cover of the 10 January issue of The Economist:
- World Toilet Day November 19, 2012Today is World Toilet Day – see here and also ThePublicToilet.com. The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, in association with Domestos, has released this report which is well worth reading: Toilets for Health.
- No toilet, no bride! November 16, 2012In the UK Daily Mail of 23 October: No toilet? Then no bride − the Indian government's bizarre new campaign to increase indoor lavatories. Well, that’s one way of promoting sanitation!
- Top three toilets? October 31, 2012From the Gates Foundation website (dated 14 August): ‘Bill Gates Names Winners of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge’:California Institute of Technology in the United States received the $100,000 first prize for designing a solar-powered toilet that generates hydrogen and electricity. Loughborough University in the United Kingdom won the $60,000 second place […]
- Dr Peter Morgan June 3, 2013
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Small-scale finance for water and sanitation, 2012. SHARE.
This report identifies ways in which governments and External Support Agencies can increase access to finance for small-scale WATSAN providers, by channelling public funding to support the market and leverage private sector financing. The ultimate objective in doing so is to increase access to services for poor households, who either invest in the services themselves or rely on small-scale providers.
This issue of the WASHplus Weekly contains case studies and evaluations of financing methods for water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and Indoor Air Pollution (IAP) projects. Included in the WASH sector is an IRC review of sanitation financing models, a GTZ review on financing rural water supply, and case studies from Kenya and Mali. Please let WASHplus know if you have additional resources on this topic or suggestions for future issues of the Weekly.
Financing Household On-Site Sanitation for the Poor, 2011. Water and Sanitation Program
Public funding can trigger significantly increased access to household sanitation. Public investments of varying forms enabled an absolute increase in the fraction of the target population gaining access to sanitation, which varied between 20 and 70 percent. Each of the programs enabled significant numbers of people to improve their sanitation—from the largest (more than 21 million gained access in Maharashtra) to the smallest (more than 140,000 in Ecuador). Although sanitation projects have earned a reputation as difficult and often ineffective, there is compelling evidence that government investment can yield results.
The different financing strategies adopted had a profound influence on equity, scale, sustainability, levels of service, and costs. No project represented a “silver bullet” approach that can be replicated globally: different models will be more appropriate based on specific project objectives. One indicator of the effectiveness of public finance use is the number of households gaining basic access per US$1,000 of public funding. Like most indicators, this ration cannot tell the whole story by itself because both the levels of service offered and the costs varied between projects. Nevertheless, it is revealing that in rural Bangladesh, US$1,000 of public investments resulted in improved sanitation for 135 households, while in Senegal the same public funding only served 1.6 households with improved sanitation.
A common pass book we know is one that contains cash deposits and withdrawal amounts in detail, but in the Entrepreneurs Multipurpose Cooperative in the town of Pavia, they issue pass books indicating kilos of bottles, plastics, and recyclables items as deposits.
The pass books belong to women entrepreneurs called Eco-Savers, majority women vendors and microenterprise operators, who in partnership with the local government of Pavia, are discharged with the responsibility of managing the town’s solid wastes, especially those generated in the public market.
Joy Palmada, manager of the cooperative, proudly shows the bundles of pass books to visitors and clients and those interested how the scheme works and how it has made Pavia a garbage-free municipality.
Just as several flagship development projects like the construction of rural roads have been hit by rising input costs, the government has been forced to take a hard look at its cost estimates for building toilets for families below the poverty line in rural India. Soaring steel and cement prices have already hit the Centre’s toilet targets under the total sanitation campaign (TSC) in recent months.
See also: see also Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) in the XI Plan, PIB, 22 Aug 2008
IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre organises a symposium ‘Sanitation for the Urban Poor: Governance and Partnerships’, from 19 – 21 November 2008, in Delft, the Netherlands. Abstracts for the symposium papers on the following five topics – urban governance and sanitation, innovative finance for sanitation, partnerships for sanitation, dynamics of urban settlements, and technological options – can be sent before May 31, 2008.