The Toilet Board Coalition brings together some of the most forward-thinking organisations in the sanitation space: Firmenich, Kimberly-Clark, LIXIL Corporation and Unilever represent the business sector; Dr Val Curtis of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Barbara Evans of the University of Leeds bring academic rigour to the table; and a number of development sector and governmental bodies bring their one-of-a-kind resources and specialist knowledge: Agence Française De Développement; the Asian Development Bank; the UK’s Department for International Development; Stone Family Foundation; WaterAid; Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP); Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC); the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Programme; the World Toilet Organization; Water and Sanitation for Africa; and UNICEF.
- Re: Is handwashing with ash safe? - by: joeturner September 1, 2015It seems fair to say that there does not appear to be much evidence about the safety of handling ash. The nearest I could find (with reference to the potential dangers of heavy metals from wood ash) is this paper, which considered the dangers to workers in biomass powered power plants: www.degruyter.com/view/j/bimo.2015.2.iss...1/bimo-2015-0001.pdf It seems […]
- Re: Theme III: Civil society's role in monitoring (Thematic Discussion on Sustainable Development Goals) - by: joeturner September 1, 2015This is interesting, but will it not inevitably mean that the "easy" indicators are prioritised over the (arguably) more meaningful ones? Won't everyone be counting latrines, the numbers of OD villages and so on, focussing on the relatively meaningless (eg counting E.coli in "treated" faeces) etc?
- Re: Theme III: Civil society's role in monitoring (Thematic Discussion on Sustainable Development Goals) - by: alabasterg September 1, 2015Dear Colleagues We are now at a critical and exciting period in global development with the imminent adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals. We have seen the impact of the MDGs and how they did envoke political will. We also know that good monitoring is key to track the goals, so as the most needy can be helped and supported. The SDGs are different in […]
- Re: Theme IV: Safe versus basic sanitation (Thematic Discussion on Sustainable Development Goals) - by: joeturner September 1, 2015It seems to me that "safe" is largely down to perception within different organisations who are promoting WASH. Is ecosan safe? Does CLTS lead to the production of systems which are objectively safe? Will either of these be considered to have fulfilled the Right to Safe Water and Sanitation? Will, in fact, a lot of systems which were considered to […]
- Re: Is handwashing with ash safe? - by: muench September 1, 2015Cor posted the same question on Knowledge Point and he received the following interesting answer there today (knowledgepoint.org/en/questions/3285/is-...shing-with-ash-safe/): +++++++++++++ by Olmo Giovanni Hello Dietvorst, Ashes are used as an alternative to soap in cases the latter should not be readily available, or in case of emergency, its advantages ar […]
- Re: Is handwashing with ash safe? - by: joeturner September 1, 2015
- Art students invent new device for cleaning menstrual pads, hygienically and discreetly August 13, 2015A group of students at Art Center College of Design in California have built a low-cost, easy-to-use tool, called Flo, to wash and dry reusable sanitary cloths.6
- The human right to water and sanitation July 15, 2015Water and sanitation are fundamental human rights, and providing access through CLTS is a way of empowering the most unconnected and disadvantaged6
- CLTS Knowledge Hub activities at WEDC Conference 27-31 July June 17, 2015The CLTS Knowledge Hub will be offering four CLTS-related activities at the upcoming international WEDC Conference which is taking place in Loughborough from the 27-31 July 2015.6
- Shit Stunts: Refocusing Priorities in Nutrition and WaSH June 15, 2015Integration of Nutrition and WaSH programmes was the key topic discussed at the multi sectorial panel seminar hosted by Irish Aid, the IFGH and the Development Studies Association of Ireland on the 19th May.6
- Webinar on CLTS and Sustainability June 15, 2015Sustainability is without doubt one of the most burning subject matters that subsumes many of the issues that we are seeing in CLTS and wider WASH practice.On Wednesday 24th June, from 14.00-15.30 BST (convert to your time zone here), the CLTS Knowledge Hub will offer a webinar on the subject.6
- Art students invent new device for cleaning menstrual pads, hygienically and discreetly August 13, 2015
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