A new IRC paper explores some contributions being made by honey-sucker tanker operators — that renders a small-scale sanitation service informally and within the private sector — on waste (faecal) extraction and, in some cases, reuse. Operating outside the legal framework of waste management, this paper provides preliminary insight into the limitations and potentials of the ‘honey-sucker business’ as a sanitation service model, based on selected experiences in Bengaluru (India).
- Break the Silence Join the Discourse on Menstrual Management Conference August 12 – 14, 2014 - by: sekuma April 24, 2014Background NETWAS Uganda, Uganda WASH Alliance, IRC and SNV are glade to invite you to the Uganda Conference on Menstrual Management on August 12 – 14, 2014. The conference venue is Africana Hotel Kampala, Kampala, Uganda. It is a moment to dialogue where water, hygiene and sanitation professionals will explore how to achieve healthier, affordable and better […]
- Re: Ubuntu-SAN: Point-of-use dry sanitation and sludge beneficiation micro-entrepreneurship model - by: canaday April 24, 2014Dear Sudhir Pillay, This is a very interesting concept. The name Ubuntu is likely in reference to the South African solidarity concept, "the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity" (Wikipedia), but is it also a reference to the Linus software of the same name, because this technology will be equally open-source? A few comm […]
- Re: Black soldier fly (BSF) larvae for faecal sludge reduction - research in South Africa (with the company Agriprotein) - by: stevensugden April 24, 2014Hi to Ian and Cobus, Its good to see the BSF process thriving. They are certainly fascinating wee little beasties. We are interested in setting up BSF colonies in Uganda and India and I also think that this may be the most difficult part of the process. Can you provide your top 10 tips on setting up a colony - size of breeding cage, food, egg traps, numbers, […]
- Climate Foundation presenting on Susana Webinar April 29th - by: Lauratalsma April 24, 2014Dear all, In case you have been following this thread and are interested in the progress of our research project, then the upcoming webinar number 7 on “Adding missing links in sanitation value chains” could be interesting for you: Our presentation is entitled: Community-scale facility to process faeces and faecal sludge into safe biochar by pyrolysis – fiel […]
- Climate Foundation & partners show biochar reactor prototype at the Reinvent the Toilet fair in Delhi - by: Lauratalsma April 24, 2014After months of hard work to get everything ready in time, Climate Foundation and partners were proud to show a working biochar reactor prototype at the fair in Delhi, in March. During the fair, many interested visitors could take a look at the processing technology from close by. Human waste simulant provided by the Gates Foundation was dried at the belt dr […]
- Job offer : Rural sanitation and fecal sludge management specialist, Ghana. - by: ben April 24, 2014Dear all, Egis Eau – a water and sanitation engineering company based in France – has been involved in a number of rural / small town WASH projects in Ghana over the past 10 years. We’re currently looking for a sanitation and faecal sludge management specialist, with a solid technical background and good leadership skills. Position: Technical Expert in sanit […]
- Re: Conversion of human waste into biochar using pyrolysis at a community-scale facility in Kenya (Stanford University and Climate Foundation, USA and Kenya) - by: FranzH April 24, 2014Dear Laura and Sanergy, i think much of the beauty of biochar in this type of Sanitation Sevices lies i two more aspects: - biochar for agriculture can contribute to urine treatment which will also upgrade its properties for agriculture where you prefer a nutient loaded sponge over an empty buffer. - biochar is also a potential additive to faces in UDDT and […]
- Low-cost sanitation for emergencies - Aerosan in New Delhi - by: muench April 24, 2014Dear Andrew, Thanks for your post, good to see you back on the forum! These two videos are well worth watching, I think you have some very nifty, low-cost design ideas there for light-weight mobile toilets for emergency settings (trialled in Haiti). I really admire your enthousiasm which comes out clearly in the videos - and boy, was it a hot day! We were sw […]
- What makes sanitation and hygiene happen? 8th-9th May 2014 Kampala - by: sekuma April 24, 2014Preliminary Date: 8th – 9th May 2014 2-day meeting within the research project ‘Multi-level Sanitation and Hygiene Policy and Practice: a Comparative Study in Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania’ Background: NETWAS Uganda in partnership with the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and Water Aid are organizing a two-day regional meeting in Kampala, Uganda on the 8t […]
- Low-cost sanitation for emergencies - Aerosan in New Delhi - by: Andrew April 24, 2014Here are some links to our Aerosan booth (Low-Cost Sanitation for Emergencies) in New Delhi, at the Reinvent the Toilet Fair sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in March of this year. It was a really good gathering of people working in sanitation. We made some good connections there will be working more closely on emergency designs and deplo […]
- Break the Silence Join the Discourse on Menstrual Management Conference August 12 – 14, 2014 - by: sekuma April 24, 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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