- Re: Micro flush toilet training in Ethiopia - by: Elisabeth April 5, 2020Is it still the case that the manual is not allowed to be shared publicly? This is how it was before Steve Mecca died (see discussion earlier in this thread) but perhaps there has been a policy shift since then? I would support Dean's request to share it in the SuSanA network if that's possible. If it's allowed, then who has the softcopy, or c […]
- VermiComposting (digesters and filters) in Kigali, Rwanda - by: goeco April 4, 2020Hi Hajo, what I am saying is that the assumption that the worms digest 1cm of solids per day from underneath is (at this point) arbitrary. Because we don't know digestion rate we don't know corresponding application rate (which depends on surface area to equal digestion rate). Therefore, for a "balanced" system (application = digestion), […]
- Development worker as Advisor (m/f/d) for planning and implementation of peri-urban and rural water sanitation supply in Mansa, Zambia - by: Doreen April 4, 2020Dear Colleagues, I would like to alert you to a GIZ Development Advisor job opening in Zambia. See below the Job Description. As part of the TZ module "Program for the Reform of the Water Sector Phase II", the development worker (DW) will advise employees of the Luapula Water and Sewerage Company (LpWSC) and selected district administrations in the […]
- World Water Development Report 2020 - by: Doreen April 4, 2020Dear Colleagues, World Water Day on 22 March, was about water and climate change – and how the two are inextricably linked. The 2020 edition of the World Water Development Report (WWDR 2020) entitled ‘Water and Climate Change’ aims at helping the water community to tackle the challenges of climate change and informing about the opportunities that improved […]
- Climate change takes toll on Sanitation in Tanzania - by: CharlotteM April 4, 2020Dear Machrine, Thank you for your post. I appreciate you highlighting some of the effects that climate change has had in Tanzania. Loss of latrines are also a problem in Kenya. Flood prone areas have been mostly affected leading to the need to construct toilets every rainy season. The disadvantage is that people may not prioritize sanitation given that they […]
- Re: Micro flush toilet training in Ethiopia - by: Elisabeth April 5, 2020
Category Archives: South Asia
Faecal sludge management – a critical pathway to safely managed sanitation. WASHmatters, July 2018.
Most people in South Asian towns and cities rely on toilets that are not connected to sewers. With the global urban population set to double by 2050, the need to ensure safe disposal of waste is growing ever more urgent. Jaison Thomas, WaterAid’s Regional Funding Manager for South Asia, reflects on the faecal sludge discourse in the region, taking reference to deliberations at the South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN) VII at Islamabad.
Eliminating open defecation is just the first step in ensuring everyone has safely managed sanitation services, as outlined in Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6. In South Asia, where most people use on-site toilets and sewerage coverage is limited, faecal sludge management (FSM, which involves everything from emptying pits of faecal matter and transporting the sludge to treatment and disposal) is central to ensuring safely managed services.
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How sustainable are outcomes several years after water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) projects have closed?
In this webinar, Leslie Greene Hodel (Senior Advisor, Water CKM Project) presents findings from the second in a series of USAID Water Communications and Knowledge Management (CKM) Project ex-post evaluations on the Indonesia Environmental Services Program (ESP), implemented by DAI between 2004 and 2010.
Seven years after the close of the project, the evaluation team used a mixed-methods design, including utility service level and performance data as well as qualitative interviews, to examine the enduring influence of selected ESP achievements in improving urban water utilities’ service levels as well as utilities’ management capacity and financial stability.
The evaluation also verified the present status of a microcredit program designed to improve access to the poor. Lessons from this evaluation are intended to inform improvements to ongoing USAID urban WASH activity design in Indonesia and beyond.
Link to the webinar and the evaluation.
Swachh Bharat cities: What the parameters of cleanliness are. India Today, May 2018.
Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri released Swachh Survekshan 2018, the Modi government’s cleanliness and sanitation survey report.
While Jharkhand emerged as the best-performing state in terms of cleanliness, Indore in Madhya Pradesh was adjudged the cleanest city in the country, according to the survey released yesterday.
Swachh Survekshan – a survey conducted to rank cities on various sanitation and cleanliness parameters – was launched in 2016. It was conducted among 73 top cities of India.
It was followed by Swachh Survekshan 2017 that covered 434 cities.
The third round of Swachh Survekshan was conducted in January and February, covering all 4041 statutory towns in India.
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Demystifying the enabling environment for urban sanitation: case studies from Bangladesh, Kenya and Zambia
Tuesday 10th April, 1pm – 2.30pm BST
WSUP is hosting a webinar to explore what an enabling environment for urban sanitation really looks like. Despite its evident importance to achieving scale, the components of a well-functioning enabling environment for urban sanitation are weakly understood.
Join us on April 10th to hear how we are working to strengthen enabling environments across WSUP locations.
Amirul Hasan, WSUP Business Development Lead, Dhaka (Bangladesh)
Sibongile Ndaba, WSUP Business Development Lead, Lusaka (Zambia)
Emanuel Owako, WSUP Project Manager, Kisumu (Kenya)
This webinar will share the lessons from a 5-year programme – funded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – which aimed to catalyse the market for on-site sanitation services in Bangladesh, Kenya and Zambia, through the development of flexible public-private arrangements.
We will begin the session by introducing a new framework for conceptualising and evaluating the enabling environment, grounded in WSUP’s experience of implementing urban WASH programmes in six countries.
Our speakers will then share their experiences of strengthening key components of the local enabling environment – ranging from institutional mandates, regulatory effectiveness and service provider capacity to infrastructure, technology, affordability and consumer behaviour.
Participants will also be introduced to “The Bottom Line”: a new online simulation which brings to life some of the challenges faced by sanitation businesses.