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The story revolves around a poor thirsty young boy who finds it difficult to quench his thirst, as the river water is unclean and polluted. But thanks to his education - he recalls how his teacher at school had taught him to purify water. He applies his theoretical knowledge to practice, and doing so he succeeds in purifying the contaminated water and thereby quenching his thirst.
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In this library entry we have grouped together up to five documents that we think are important "first reading" materials for anyone wishing to obtain a quick overview of this topic. For more details, please see the external links to the discussion forum below.

The documents listed in this library entry in reverse chronological order already exist as individual library entries but have been …

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This film depicts on how unsafe water can affect health of children and their ability to be strong and fit and play football. While one of them is aware about the importance of clean drinking water, he also insists other friends not compromise with the quality of drinking water.

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WoMena Global Research Updates collect research and reports related to menstrual health for uses in research, programme, and policy activities.

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The 1990s undoubtedly is the Decade of the Environment. Not because the decade may be so designated, or because there will be another world conference on the topic. The designation applies because there exists today an awareness, even a fear that, unless we take some decisive action to protect the environment, we will suffer unacceptable consequences; that this decade indeed could be the last …

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Q1: Do girls miss school because of menstruation? ‘One in ten girls in sub-Saharan Africa misses school during their period’. This truism has not been substantiated, but empirical evidence from low- and middle-income countries has accumulated, confirming a negative effect at varying levels (from less than 10 to more than 50 percent absence during menstruation). One study from Uganda found …

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Secondary urban centres vary widely, both in terms of economic base and water service delivery models. Moreover, what constitutes a Secondary urban centres in one part of the world may be deemed to be something else somewhere else. For example, what might be regarded as Secondary urban centres in India and China might be considered to be small cities in Africa. This paper specifically deals with …

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Economic evidence on the cost and benefits of sanitation and drinking-water supply supports higher
allocation of resources and selection of efficient and affordable interventions. The study aim is to
estimate global and regional costs and benefits of sanitation and drinking-water supply interventions to
meet the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target in 2015, as well as to attain universal …

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The film shows the inequities in access to clean drinking water. It shows a mother washing vegetables in clean drinking water, rather than using tap water. Her daughter notices this and points out that lack of clean drinking water leads to many child deaths, while here she was wasting clean water. The film ends with the mother realizing the message.

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Water is a playing element for children. In villages, children spend most of their childhood catching fish, swimming in the rivers and ponds. But these days water sources are full of waste and poisonous material, which is harmful for the water bodies and children. This film is an appeal to keep water bodies clean for the sake of our children and their healthy future.

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The transition to the Sanitation Economy presents a transformational opportunity to ensure a sustainable future for sanitation systems that can provide alternatives to the cost burdened systems of today, towards cost recovery and full of life-improving innovations, business and commercial investment opportunities - that could turn the outlook for SDG 6 around and ensure the resilience of …

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The film shows two children who, on the way to school found water gushing from a broken tap. While no-one took any initiative to stop the water flow, the children used their ingenuity to stop the water from getting wasted. This made them late in reaching school but once they narrated their effort they were commended by all.

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This tutorial is primarily aimed at those people interested in or responsible for managing water resources. We wanted to show how addressing gender will improve efficiency of water use and environmental sustainability. A gender approach will also improve social benefits and equity from use of our water resources.

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Water scarcity in the Arab region is intensifying due to population growth, economic development, and the impacts of climate change. It is manifested in groundwater depletion, freshwater ecosystem degradation, deteriorating water quality, low levels of water storage per capita, and added pressures on transboundary water resources. High‐income Arab countries have sought to circumvent the …

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The SDG 6.3.1 indicator report on “proportion of wastewater safely treated” describes the monitoring methodology developed and tested in consultation with wastewater experts, national sector experts and statistical authorities and harmonized with the International Recommendations for Water Statistics and established regional monitoring mechanisms.

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The film depicts a common scene on the railway platform, where there is no drinking water in the taps. The protagonist is a child waiting for his train to arrive who has his own bottle of water. He notices a thirsty child desperately trying to drink a few last drops of water from the railway platform tap. He then tries to help this other child.

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This workshop provides an overview of the six components of a successful latrine program: stakeholder engagement, demand creation, products and services, finances, capacity development, and monitoring. After participating in this workshop, participants will be able to design or strengthen a latrine program for their context. They will have a greater awareness of factors influencing behaviour …

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The film uses the common sight of leaders making many promises in rural areas. It compels a child to take a glass of visibly polluted water from her village to the leader, requesting for clean water. The focus here is to bring to attention that a vote for safe water is what we need to ensure the safety of our children.

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Menstruation is connected to many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This is not unique – many other fields also find this connectedness. However, we find it particularly striking in view of the fact that menstruation has only become a high profile issue in the last 5-10 years, and is still not mentioned explicitly in the SDGs.

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The behaviour of pharmaceuticals related to the human immunodeficiency virus treatment was studied in the liquid phase of source-separated urine during six-month storage at 20°C. Six months is the recommended time for hygienization and use of urine as fertilizer. Compounds were spiked in urine as concentrations calculated to appear in urine. Assays were performed with separate compounds and as …

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This is a photo-essay on the lives of sanitation workers in India. It depicts their working conditions and calls attention to the need to improve this.

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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognises “that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development”. In adopting this Agenda, the international community pledged to leave no one behind, to see to it that the Goals and targets are met for all nations and …

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With a view to scope the tasks under the Tamil Nadu sanitation mission, IIHS carried out a scoping exercise in 2015 to gain an in-depth understanding of the current arrangements and practices in the full cycle of sanitation. The study assessed a range of issues across the sanitation cycle including design and construction practices of on-site sanitation systems, septage collection and waste …

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This publication summarizes the sanitation and hygiene hopes and aspirations of thousands of women and men of different ages and physical ability, across rural and urban areas in eight South Asian countries. In these countries, over a billion people are without safe sanitation. They represent individuals and groups rarely heard because they are seldom asked what their constraints are, what they …

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