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Sanitation options for sustainability: reflections from the UNC Conference

I am attending the 2016 Water and Health conference organised by the Water Institute at University of North Carolina USA. The conference whose theme is ‘where science meets policy’ focuses on safe drinking water, sanitation, hygiene and water resources. Participants and presenters include members of academia, governments, development banks, donor agencies and WASH implementers. So far, I attended sessions that discussed experiences from implementing projects around the world as well as results of case studies in the area of WASH.

Sanitation consumer demand and supply chain study

It’s estimated that approximately 80 % of the South Sudan population does not have access to any toilet facility. This has been attributed to several factors including among others, limited awareness by the population on the benefits of latrines and limited supply for latrine construction materials. In this study, SNV examines the demand and supply chain of latrine construction materials in the two Counties of Magwi and Aweil East in South Sudan.
Date: 18 August 2016

PhATS Field Note: Incorporating Human Centered Design Into Sanitation Marketing

This PhATS (Philippines Approaches to Total Sanitation) Field Note shares the experience of incoporating Human Centred Design into the Sanitation Marketing component of the PhATS programme. The approach focuses on the users’ needs rather than the product/service alone and enables both the target market and the entrepreneurs to actively feed into the design process loop.
Date: 11 August 2016

First Steps Towards Sanitation Marketing in Ethiopia Using a Human Centred Design Approach

Although CLTSH has had tremendous success since its initial start, only 24% of the population currently has an improved toilet. Traditional unimproved pit latrines made from locally available and affordable materials are low cost and easy to construct, but are not considered hygienic or sustainable as people stop using dirty and smelly toilets or go back to open defecation after their latrines collapse. There is a need and increasing aspiration for an improved latrine based on the recognized benefits: improved toilets are safer (i.e.

Date: 2 August 2016

Sanitation in Bangladesh: Revolution, Evolution, and New Challenges

Bangladesh is a hub of sanitation experimentation and model-building. It is internationally recognised as the place where Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) first succeeded in eliminating open defecation (OD) from whole villages. This and other achievements rest on a broad foundation. After briefly reviewing the history of sanitation promotion in rural Bangladesh, this paper summarises the most urgent issues and challenges related to sustaining the country’s achievements in 2015.

Date: 2 June 2016

Sanitation Supply Chain Study in Kasama, Mungwi, Luwingu and Mporokos

SNV Zambia commissioned the Sanitation Supply Chain Study under its Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All (SSH4A) programme funded by the Department for International Development (DFID). The SSH4A programme is being implemented in Luwingu, Kasama, Mungwi and Mporokoso Districts of Northern Province in Zambia. The study was undertaken by PathMark Rural Development Consult who collected field data in the four project districts from 10 – 28th November 2014.

Date: 1 February 2016

AfricaSan "Making Sanitation for All a Reality in Africa"

I attended the AfricaSan (Africa Conference on Sanitation and Hygiene) convened by the Government of Senegal and AMCOW in Dakar in May. The conference brought together national government ministers and officials, as well as implementation partners, programme managers and teams, and sanitation and hygiene specialists, to discuss opportunities and challenges for Making Sanitation for All a Reality in Africa by 2030.

Frontières Numéro 4: Durabilité et ATPC : État des lieux

La notion de durabilité est sans aucun doute l’un des sujets les plus brûlants qui sous-tende nombre des questions que nous rencontrons dans le cadre de l’ATPC et de l’ensemble des pratiques WASH. Plusieurs études utiles sur la durabilité ont mis en évidence certains de ses différents aspects et les complexités associées. Toutefois, il est difficile de dire combien d’enseignements tirés de ces études ont été véritablement intégrés dans la programmation et les pratiques actuelles et futures.

Date: 30 April 2015


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