Expanding Access to Improved Sanitation for the Poor: Insights from the Philippines. International Finance Corporation, 2018.
The Philippines is home to around twenty five million of the 2.3 billion people worldwide who lack access to a basic sanitation service. Poor sanitation has enormous economic and human costs.
The spread of water-borne diseases, for instance, results in billions of dollars in costs to the government and poor quality of life for many citizens.
IFC’s Inclusive Business team partnered with the Manila Water Foundation, which is Manila Water Company’s social responsibility arm established in 2005, to undertake a three-part study that would assess the reasons why low income urban households in the Philippines still do not have improved sanitation facilities and to test possible sanitation solutions that enable these households to improve their sanitation conditions.
The study is part of IFC’s ongoing efforts to partner with the private and public sectors to promote inclusive and sustainable growth through market based solutions for the poor and underserved.
The objectives of this study are to provide context for the sanitation conditions of low-income communities in the Philippines and to identify the opportunities and barriers to improving sanitation systems.
The Business: Knowledge and Learning on Sanitation Marketing
The Western Pacific Sanitation Marketing and Innovation Program is funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) CS-WASH Fund, implemented by Live & Learn Environmental Education in partnership with The International Water Centre (IWC), and the International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA).
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E-Waste In Asia Jumps 63 Percent In Five Years. Asian Scientists, January 17, 2017.
In just five years, Asian countries produced 12.3 million tonnes of e-waste, a weight 2.4 times that of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
AsianScientist (Jan. 17, 2017) – The volume of discarded electronics in East and Southeast Asia jumped almost two-thirds between 2010 and 2015, and e-waste generation is growing fast in both total volume and per capita measures, according to research by the United Nations (UN) University.
The average increase in e-waste across all 12 countries and areas analyzed—Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam—was 63 percent in the five years ending in 2015 and totalled 12.3 million tonnes, a weight 2.4 times that of the Great Pyramid of Giza.
China alone more than doubled its generation of e-waste between 2010 and 2015 to 6.7 million tonnes, up 107 percent. Using UN University’s estimation methodology, the research shows rising e-waste quantities outpacing population growth.
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Published on Jan 16, 2017
UNESCO along with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade are financially backing a trans-Tasman project to improve hygiene in Indonesia.
An educational film is being made in Dunedin featuring Javanese shadow puppets who tell the tale of evil bacteria.
Today some top musicians began adding the soundtrack.
Implementer’s Guide to Lime Stabilization for Septage Management in the Philippines, 2015.
This report has been prepared for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), under the Water Security for Resilient Economic Growth and Stability (Be Secure) Project, Contract No. AID-492-C-13-00015
The USAID Be Secure Project is grateful all who were involved in the creation of this Implementer’s Guide to Lime Stabilization for Septage Management in the Philippines. This guide is a result of collaboration and input from a dedicated team and group of advisors.
This manual is for implementers – the person on the ground who makes things happen. You may be:
- A municipal or city government staff person, such as the City
or Municipal Environmental Officer (CENRO or MENRO), engineer,
planner, or health officer tasked by the mayor with setting up a
septage management program.
- A water service provider, such as a water district, mandated to
provide sanitation services to its customers.
- A disaster preparedness specialist, responsible for managing fecal
sludge and septage following natural or manmade disasters.
- A private sector service provider interested in providing septage
collection or treatment services as a business opportunity.