- Re: Closed loop recycling of flush water through ABR and Constructed Wetland? - by: HAPitot November 29, 2015There is a similar problem with the recirculation of process water in some designs of biogas facilities (where the effluent is dewatered and and the solids are composted), and what I can tell you is that they cannot run it completely closed loop. If I remember correctly, it's because ammonium is accumulating in the water to the point that beneficial mic […]
- Re: Fit For School Approach (F4S) - 10 primary schools in Moshi, Tanzania - by: F H Mughal November 29, 2015Theft of fittings in rural schools and even in government offices here is not uncommon. Once, I went to the toilet in a important government building, only to find nothing was there - no taps, no wash basin, no pipes, and not even bulbs and electrical switches - all stolen! F H Mughal
- Re: CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS - ACF/ UNICEF/ ECHO WASH in Nutrition Operational Manual - by: JovanaD November 29, 2015Dear colleagues, Many thanks for sending your contributions and examples of good practice around the world, you are just great! This is to inform you that we will be collecting your input until 15th of December 2015 so in case you still have something to share on WASH & Nutrition integration, please do so! Also, I would like to ask you to share with us y […]
- Re: Biogas flares - by: AquaVerde November 29, 2015Maybe from an Environmentalism point of view the CH4-emissiona are over done - one cow produce during one day more CH4 than anaerobic WWTP for 10 PE during one month (or one year?). From legislation point of view - there must be write, from which volume it is not possible release to atmosphere. If there is only strictly no CH4 there is logical failure, becau […]
- Handbook on Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion in India - by: balan52 November 29, 2015HANDBOOK ON SANITATION AND HYGIENE PROMOTION IN INDIA The idea of bringing out a Hand book on Sanitation and Hygiene Promotion came in our mind after seeing the outcome of the 2011 Population Census. The initiation for the preparation of this book has been taken by Dr. K.A. Pisharoti, Health and Population Specialist and Dr. K. Balachandra Kurup, WASH Govern […]
- Re: Closed loop recycling of flush water through ABR and Constructed Wetland? - by: HAPitot November 29, 2015
- 10 steps to ending open defecation by 2030 November 25, 2015How can 2.3 billion people get access to a clean, safe toilet in the next 15 years?petra
- Without toilets, childhood is even riskier due to malnutrition November 20, 2015Lack of access to toilets is endangering millions of the world’s poorest children, UNICEF said today, pointing to emerging evidence of links between inadequate sanitation and malnutrition.petra
- Toilets and Health: Better Sanitation for Better Nutrition (World Toilet Day Panel) November 16, 2015The Permanent Mission of Singapore and UN-Water are pleased to invite you to the 2015 World Toilepetra
- Water, Sanitation and Hygiene 'Challenges' Facing Disabled Malawians October 27, 2015People with physical disability in Malawi name water, sanitation and hygiene facilities as the most challenging things to access in their daily lives.petra
- Stanford study shows effects of toilet facilities on child health in rural Africa October 14, 2015For decades, scientists have evaluated the health impact of sanitation conditions by measuring rates of diarrheal disease. A new study shows that child growth improves after communities reduce open defecation.petra
- 10 steps to ending open defecation by 2030 November 25, 2015
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Consultant-led sanitation marketing surveys typically take months to produce a thick report with largely impractical recommendations.
The IRC International Water and Sanitation is developing a field tool that delivers, within just one week, a one-page overview matching sanitation supply and demand.
The tool, a sanitation marketing dashboard, was tested in two unions in one of the upazilas (sub-districts) covered by the BRAC WASH II programme.
Preliminary results revealed for instance that the quality of construction and hygiene promotion needed improvement.
An updated version of the tool will be used in six to nine representative upazilas in the BRAC WASH II programme.
IRC-BRAC WASH II
Sanitation Demand and Supply Study
Heads of delegation from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka will join other delegates from government, UN agencies, civil society and private sector to once again discuss the “biggest sanitation challenge in the world”.
There are around 700 million South Asians who still defecate in the open. At SACOSAN-IV held in April 2011 in Sri Lanka, South Asian ministers promised to set up a national body in each country to “coordinate sanitation and hygiene, involving all stakeholders”.
SACOSAN-V is being organised by the Nepal Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Department of Water Supply and Sewerage (DWSS).
The SACOSAN-V theme is: “Sanitation for All : All for Sanitation”.
Programme outline: Public Opening (10 November), Meeting of Ministers, Technical focus sessions, Plenaries, Public sessions, Panel discussions, Declarations, Exhibitions, Field visits (14 November).
Session topics (Download Concept Paper):
|Topic||Lead Country||Partner involved|
|Sanitation and Health||Afghanistan||UNICEF|
|Community Wide Sanitation and Sustainability||Bangladesh||WSP|
|Reaching the Unreached||India||FANSA|
|Sanitation Technology and Marketing||Maldives||WHO|
|Media Advocacy and Sanitation||Nepal||WaterAid|
|Knowledge Management and Networking||Sri Lanka||UNICEF|
For more information go to: www.sacosanv.gov.np
1 – Yolande Coombes, WSP is available to answer SanMark questions
The Sanitation Marketing Community of Practice is very excited to have Yolande Coombes as our new resident guest expert. Yolande will be available in January 2013 to answer any SanMark practitioner questions. Questions can be submitted via the Sanitation Marketing website.
Be sure to include a brief description of your project and context. Questions, answers and comments will be posted on the website for peer to peer learning.
Yolande Coombes has more than 20 years experience in public health, behaviour change and evaluation. She gained her PhD in Public Health from the University of London. She has held academic positions at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and College of Medicine in Malawi. As a consultant she has worked on topics on a number of communicable and non-communicable diseases. She has worked for both Population Services International and Marie Stopes International providing technical social marketing, behaviour change, franchising and M&E support. In 2007 she took up a position as a specialist consultant in sanitation marketing and hygiene with WSP and became a staff member in 2010 responsible for leading WSP’s sanitation and hygiene work in Africa, including task managing the AfricaSan 3 conference in 2011.
The Sanitation Marketing (SanMark) Community of Practice is a WASH Reference Group initiative supported by the AusAID Innovations Fund and managed by WaterAid Australia.
The WASH Reference Group is an Australian-based Community of Practice comprising 25 organisations working on water, sanitation and hygiene promotion in developing countries, including NGOs, research organisations and the Australian water industry.
The website provides information on SanMark webinars and in-country training events. Visitors to the website can submit a question (Ask an Expert), contribute a case study, story, experience or photographs to the SanMark blog, and apply online for a SanMark practitioner training. There is also section on resources (links and tools) and news.
Welcome to the Sanitation Marketing Community of Practice!
Are you a WASH practitioner currently working on Sanitation Marketing activities? Do you find yourself struggling to find others you can talk to about the practical issues you face – like how to work with a marketing agency, support a small business or design a new low-cost product? Are you thinking about starting a sanitation marketing program, but don’t know where to start?
As you know 2.5 billion people still lack access to basic sanitation and this has devastating impacts on the lives and health of people and communities. At this rate the sanitation target of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) may not be met until 2026, making it one of the most off-track targets in many countries of the world. To address this sanitation crisis, it is now clear that programs focused on latrine construction will not be enough. New approaches like Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) have proven that communities can be motivated to change their sanitation situation – but that the first step is triggering behaviour change.
Marketing Human Excreta: A Study of Possible Ways to Dispose of Urine and Faeces from Slum Settlements in Kampala, Uganda, 2011. E Schroeder, Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
Some key findings include: High sociocultural barriers associated with handling and using human excreta as fertilizer exist; sensitization does change people’s perceptions and behaviors considerably; and economical tools like the incentives applied in this study are helping to change people’s perceptions and behaviors.