Adaptations and innovations

Key resource: Regional South Asia Rapid Action Learning (RAL) Workshop Report: Sustainable Sanitation and Leaving No One Behind

In 2017, 21 per cent of South Asia’s population practiced open defecation and only 57 per cent of households had a basic handwashing facility (UNICEF and WHO, 2019). Though vast progress has been made since 2017, those with a safely managed sanitation and basic handwashing facilities remains low while open defecation is still a huge challenge.

Date: 9 January 2020

Key resource: Frontières Numéro 14: Lutter contre la régression

Ce numéro d’Aux Frontières de l’ATPC explore les courants de pensée et les pratiques actuelles à propos de la lutte contre la perte du statut de fin de defecation à l’air libre (FDAL) ou régression. Il examine à quoi se reconnaît la régression, comment elle se définit et différents schémas de régression que l’on peut observer une fois le statut FDAL décroché.

Date: 12 December 2019

Key resource: More or less: A rapid review of ‘water for toilets’ in rural India

Toilet construction is critical to ending open defecation, however most toilets built under Swachh Bharat Mission- Gramin (SBM-G) (clean India mission - rural) are water intensive. In the absence of piped water supply, rural households often rely on alternative sources of water or turn to open defecation (OD) or partial use. In such a scenario, water usage for cooking, drinking and washing takes precedence and using water for toilets becomes the last priority.

Date: 21 November 2019
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Key resource: Retrofitting: The Next Step for the Swachh Bharat Mission?

Retrofitting of toilets is a complex and challenging stream of work and is included as one of the main components of Open Defecation Free-Sustainability (ODF-S) plans under Swachh Bharat Mission- Gramin (SBM-G) (clean India mission - rural). However, minimal data is available about the number of toilets that need to be retrofitted. Furthermore, the typologies of retrofitting needs are largely unclear. Few surveys have been carried out to date, and those that do exist provide conflicting or incomplete data.     

Date: 21 November 2019
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Key resource: Frontiers 14: Tackling Slippage

There is widespread recognition that slippage of open defecation free (ODF) status is a challenge to sustainability across many programmes and contexts. Much has been written about how Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) and other sanitation programmes can be set up for sustainability in order to prevent slippage from happening but there is little documented evidence on how slippage can be reversed.

Date: 19 September 2019

Key resource: Frontiers 13: Support mechanisms to strengthen equality and non-discrimination (EQND) in rural sanitation (Part 2 of 2)

Achievement of adequate and equitable access to sanitation for all, and an end to open defecation, requires that special attention is given toward disadvantaged groups. It has become apparent that the benefits of conventional rural sanitation programming and service delivery are often not spread equally, and risk leaving disadvantaged groups behind. This issue of Frontiers of CLTS (the second in a two-part series) examines the potential of support mechanisms designed to help disadvantaged groups access and use hygienic toilets in driving more equitable rural sanitation outcomes.

Date: 3 July 2019

Key resource: Fronteiras Edição 12: Saneamento Rural em África: Desafios, Boas Práticas e Caminhos a Seguir

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Para se alcançar um saneamento universal gerido com segurança em toda a África até 2030, a escala e o ritmo terão de aumentar drasticamente. A comunidade africana de saneamento volta agora a reunir-se para o AfricaSan5 e esperamos que esta oportunidade seja aproveitada para reactualizar os compromissos para com aqueles que ainda não vêem respeitado o seu direito humano fundamental de acesso a instalações de saneamento e higiene.

Date: 17 May 2019

Key resource: Frontières Numéro 12: Assainissement rural en Afrique : Défis, bonnes pratiques et moyens d’aller de l’avant

Pour arriver à un assainissement universel géré de manière sûre dans toute l’Afrique d’ici à 2030, il faut augmenter massivement la vitesse et l’ampleur des progrès accomplis.Sachant cela, en préparation de l’AfricaSan 5, la CLTS Knowledge Hubbasée à l’Institute of Development
Studies a coorganisé deux ateliers régionaux sur l’assainissement rural. Les deux événements ont réuniles personnes impliquées dans des programmes d’EAH en milieu rural dans différents pays du continent aux côtés d’experts travaillant aux niveaux régional et mondial.

Date: 20 March 2019

Key resource: Innovations pour l’assainissement urbain: Adapter les approches pilotées par la communauté

Plus de la moitié des occupants de la planète habitent désormais en milieu urbain et une forte proportion d'entre eux vit sans assainissement amélioré. Dans les zones rurales, les efforts déployés pour lutter contre la défécation en plein air ont été dirigés par le mouvement de l'Assainissement total piloté par la communauté (ATPC). Toutefois, comment les techniques de mobilisation de la communauté prônées par l'ATPC peuvent-elles être adaptées aux situations plus complexes des zones urbaines ?

Date: 7 February 2019

Key resource: Frontiers 12: Rural Sanitation in Africa: Challenges, Good Practices and Ways Forward

In order to achieve universal safely managed sanitation across Africa by 2030 the scale and pace will need to increase drastically. As the African sanitation community reassemble for AfricaSan 5 we hope the opportunity is grasped to rejuvenate commitments to those who still lack the fundamental human right of access to sanitation and hygiene facilities.

Date: 31 January 2019

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