What Sanitation Successes and Innovations Have You Seen This Year?

As 2016 comes to an end, we would like to hear about the good things you’ve seen or done!

  • What were your small victories, major achievements, and interesting innovations from the past year?
  • What lessons would you like to share that we can post on Sanitation Updates?
  • Please leave any responses in the comments section or via email.

Best wishes to all for a fantastic 2017!


Dec 27 – I witnessed the city government of Tacloban, an urban center in the Philippines devastated by 2013’s Typhoon Haiyan, passionately push efforts to fund and construct decentralized wastewater treatment for long-term recovery.

The need for improved WASH facilities and integrated WASH programs is often overlooked in post-disaster reconstruction (and in the Philippines small septic tanks are customary), so it was great to see a local government aim to “build back better” WASH!  

I am a PhD student at CU Boulder and was a volunteer environmental engineer with Tacloban City. Shaye Palagi, PhD Student | Civil Systems, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder

Dec 22 – I am learning, being acquainted and enriched with a lot of relevant technical, financial and updates on global sanitation, thanks to Sanitation Updates. This is my achievement!!! On lessons learned, I think academic essays on sanitation is overlooked. more relevant published pieces could be posted on this website – Mohammad Almjadleh, WASH Specialist, Jordan

Dec 22 – We, at Banka BioLoo, have made good inroads in schools sanitation by installing bioloos, helping WaSH in schools. Sanjay Banka,  (Steering Committee Member of Sanitation and Water for All), Hyderabad, India.

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