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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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Water, sanitation and hygiene in arid and semi-arid lands: What can we learn from the DREAM ASAL Conference 2019?

From 29th September to 3rd October the DREAM ASAL (Development of Resilience Empowering Alternative Measures for Ethiopian Lowlands) Conference 2019 took place in the Ethiopian city of Samara, capital of the Afar region. The five-day conference reunited key stakeholders from government, INGOs and CSOs not only from Ethiopia but also from Kenya, Pakistan, Rwanda and Somaliland. It was organised by the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture and facilitated by the GIZ- Strengthening Drought Resilience (SDR) programme.

Addressing Climate Change Means Addressing the Global Sanitation Crisis

In this article, David Shimkus, Programme Director of the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF), Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), explores the impact that climate change related threats can have on the sanitation crisis and suggests that tackling sanitation can help to orovide solutions to climate change mitigations.

Read the article on IISD's SDG Knowledge Hub website

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