New Delhi promised to build hundreds of public toilets for the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Only 9 were built, and none of them are functioning. This short report from Al Jazeera’s Sohail Rahman highlights the fact that over 50 per cent of Indians have no access to clean toilets. It focuses on the lack of facilities in India’s growing cities and in schools. The report features rural development minister Jairam Ramesh, the inevitable Bindeshwar Pathak of Sulabh International and UNICEF India’s Suzanne Coates.
- Sanitation and health evidence: request for input into a consensus meeting - by: KellyKBaker April 26, 2018Hi Jan and Radu, I realize this thread is aimed at practioners, but I just wanted to bring up another point as a sanitation research that would be worthwhile for considering at your meeting. Understanding the relative benefits of particular sanitation typologies and the pre-conditions that impact the effectiveness of interventions is important. However, ther […]
- Introducing North Carolina State University from USA: A new partner organisation of SuSanA - by: jocetsai April 26, 2018Thanks for the warm welcome, Elisabeth! We are excited to be part of this growing community. We do indeed have updates to our pit emptying device and will be posting them soon. Stay tuned!
- Transitional Sanitation - by: Alice April 26, 2018Dear all, I am searching for sustainable approaches to transitional sanitation. Do you know any concepts related to sanitation in transition (halfway between emergency and sustainable development)? Thank you
- USAID/WASHPaLS grant to test innovative behavior change interventions that reduce exposure to poultry excreta for children - by: campbelldb April 26, 2018USAID/WASHPaLS is seeking expressions of interest from eligible entities to propose and test innovative behavior change interventions that reduce exposure to poultry excreta for children under 5 years old. Find additional information and a copy of the solicitation documents here . To apply, download the application here . For anyone who might have trouble ac […]
- Open Source: “Simple” but professional automated gravity distribution to CW for pre-treated sewage by “floating Valves” & by “self-priming Siphon’s” for raw sewage, made by DIY?! - by: JKMakowka April 26, 2018Thanks a lot for posting about this here and also open-sourcing these designs. I think this is a really important step in breaking a very common and highly problematic chicken-egg sort of issue that you can find in many countries and projects. i.e people shy away from planning works that require difficult to import components, which in turn leads to total un […]
- Sanitation and health evidence: request for input into a consensus meeting - by: KellyKBaker April 26, 2018