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.
- WG1 (Capacity Development) virtual meeting on Wednesday, 19 August from 2 - 4 pm CEST - by: Elisabeth August 6, 2020Hi Dorothee, Maybe another item for the agenda (if times allows) would be to pick up on that discussion of "Initiating De-colonisation of WASH sector Knowledge". I think this is potentially quite a hot topic and would fit under WG 1. It was also discussed in the RWSN Dgroup of Leave Noone Behind. See also this discussion thread here . Just a sugges […]
- Please fill in our Forum Survey now to help us improve (deadline: 31 August) - by: Elisabeth August 6, 2020This is another reminder to please take part in our SuSanA Discussion Forum user survey here . It only takes a few minutes. We still need more participants to make it more representative. I can even offer you an incentive to participate today: In partnership with WSSCC, SuSanA would like to offer five respondents (if they leave an e-mail address) the opportu […]
- Working with the incarcerated population in Malawi, one of the most vulnerable groups, during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond - by: Chaiwe August 5, 2020Hello Philip, This was really great to read. I can imagine the conditions in Malawi are quite similar to Zambia, as you might be aware, the two neighboring countries have quite close ties and many similarities. Rightly so, the right to health does not stop at the prison gates. Yet it is widely agreeable that people in prisons are in poorer health than those […]
- Can Shit flow diagrams help analyse potential COVID-19 risks in cities ? - by: praveenchature August 5, 2020Hi All, As per World Bank "Safely managed water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) services are an essential part of preventing and protecting human health during infectious disease outbreaks, including the current COVID-19 pandemic. One of the most cost-effective strategies for increasing pandemic preparedness, especially in resource-constrained settings […]
- Design of faecal Sludge Treatment Plant - Please share your experience in case you have used aerobic lagoon? - by: Elisabeth August 5, 2020Hi Mayor, Thank you for sharing your experiences with the design of a typical faecal sludge treatment plant. Did the said master plan stipulate facultative primary lagoon for the supernatant after dewatering or for the faecal sludge itself? A lagoon before dewatering would seem a bit strange to me unless the faecal sludge is very watery? Where is the faecal […]
- WG1 (Capacity Development) virtual meeting on Wednesday, 19 August from 2 - 4 pm CEST - by: Elisabeth August 6, 2020