These case studies provide practical information for implementing innovative WASH interventions, and brief discussions on challenges and lessons learned by the SNV Tanzania team and their partners in communities.
- Sanitation Service Delivery Program in Ghana, Ivory Coast and Benin - Updates - by: USAIDssd May 21, 2019Improving Demand and Supply for Septic Tank Emptying Services In Abidjan, septic tank emptying is done by informal private sector operators who deliver low-quality services at high and random prices resulting in irregular servicing and frequent overflowing. In addition to repugnant inconveniences and public health hazards associated with overflowing tanks, t […]
- Arno's keynote speech on SBM and behaviour change - by: bracken May 21, 2019Hi Elisabeth, Remaining in the spirit of this post, I find the question of "to OD or not OD" really very important, as its a straight up attempt to try and understand why some people do what they do. And I think first understanding is necessary if change in behaviour is to be supported. From what I know, India is the hotbed of discussions to reduce […]
- New working group co-lead - by: karengrothe May 20, 2019Dear SuSanA Working Group Members I am pleased to accept the invitation to become Working Group Lead for the SuSanA Working Group on Groundwater Protection (WG11), a task I share with Leif Wolf from KIT, Germany, as you can see here. My background I am a chemical engineer and civil engineer by training, but have focused on the challenges of understanding and […]
- SuSanA India Chapter Thematic Discussion: Addressing the last (female) mile - by: ShinyS May 20, 2019We are Ruchika and Shiny, we work with IRC, a think and do tank focussed on long term water and sanitation services for all. IRC’s approach is based on the Systems Approach i.e. sustained WASH services can be delivered by strong and competent national systems. Systems are the networks of people, organisations, institutions and resources (the “actors” and “fa […]
- Urine Disposal? - Renovating a public urinal maintained and built by a slum settlement in India - by: shayontoni May 20, 2019Dear Elisabeth. Thank you for reaching out again. I will try my best to respond to your queries. 1. Why Treatment at all? The urine currently flows directly into open drains that run from in front of everyone's homes. This is unhygienic and a nuisance as such. The urine flowing directly into drain eventually leads to the river Yamuna, untreated. The set […]
- Sanitation Service Delivery Program in Ghana, Ivory Coast and Benin - Updates - by: USAIDssd May 21, 2019