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This study was the first to comprehensively assess the possibility of eco-sanitation options to help address village wastewater challenges in Vermont. In each village, site visits were conducted with participants to gauge the feasibility of a variety of composting and urine-diverting toilet systems. Of the options considered, a urine diverting flush toilet was identified as one of the more …

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Safe health care waste management, including segregation, collection, transport, treatment and waste disposal, is fundamental to wider efforts to provide safe and quality health care. Safe health care waste management practices also support a number of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including Goal 3 on health, Goal 6 on safely managed water and sanitation, Goal 7 on climate change …

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Jala O Bhabisyata is a short, animated film, aimed at sensitizing society about the importance of clean water. It uses school children (a school girl in this film) as advocates for bringing about a change in their own families and society.

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This compendium presents a range of technical options relating for collection, transport, treatment and disposal of fecal sludge in an emergency . It should be used as a guide to identify possible solutions for specific emergency situations and contexts. The final choice of options may need to combine different approaches and technologies and will depend on the phase of the emergency.

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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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Kageshwori Manohara Municipality is located in Kathmandu district in Province No.3 of Nepal. The total population of the municipality is 102,235 residing in 26,166 households. People rely on either municipal water supply or from other sources. The main sources of drinking water are public tap, well and household bore water.
27% of the population are dependent on centralized combined sewer, 33% …

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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 health of both coral reefs and people are imperiled by a local threat that is widespread across the globe—sewage and the typical components it carries (e.g., nutrients, sediments, heavy metals, endocrine disruptors, pathogens, and pharmaceuticals). Despite this common threat, those concerned with human health and those concerned with coral reef health have rarely joined forces. To …

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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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In 2015, Container-Based Sanitation provider Sanergy was awarded a GSMA Mobile for Development (M4D) Utilities grant with SweetSense to install GSM and RFID enabled infrared sensors to record Fresh Life Toilet activity and estimate fill levels. Waste collectors and Fresh-Life Toilet Operators used the sensors to record servicing events and request assistance by swiping RFID tags. A mobile app was …

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With increased urbanization and regulatory scrutiny, the ability of humanitarian agencies to use the simple pit latrine to safely manage human waste in emergencies will decline. When a latrine is not suitable, the response options become exponentially more complicated. Different toilets must be constructed. The contents must then be removed and treated. This is as complicated and expensive as it …

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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 Rich Earth Institute’s Urine Nutrient Reclamation Program (UNRP) is the first community-scale urine diversion program (UD program) in the United States. Initiated in 2012, we now divert thousands of gallons of urine from the wastewater stream annually. We recycle the urine into sanitized fertilizer and apply it to hay fields on participating farms in Windham County, Vermont. Demand for …

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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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Urban sanitation remains a significant challenge for most low and middle income countries. The urban population of the group of Least Developed Countries (LDCs) more than tripled between 1990 and 2015. While access to sanitation in LDCs has increased in relative terms, in absolute terms the number of people using unimproved sanitation has increased. Under the post-2015 …

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In the communities where WoMena works, girls and women frequently ask about menstrual
irregularities. Clearly, they are concerned, both about their general health, and their fertility.
Irregularities take many forms - age at onset of menarche or menopause, length of cycle,
amount of bleeding, menstrual pain and discomfort, as well as bleeding outside the cycle.

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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 Aquaya Institute is conducting this research on urban sanitation economics under the Urban Sanitation Research Initiative. This brief is on sanitation policies, practices, and preferences in the city of Kisumu, Kenya.

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• The majority of low-income residents use basic unlined pit latrines but prefer water-based sanitation options, such as pour- or cistern-flush toilets to lined …

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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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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 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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This brief presents a new Empowerment in WASH Index (EWI) that is designed to measure empowerment in the WASH sector. We describe how the EWI tool is constructed using a series of indicators, and a case study applying the EWI in Burkina Faso.
The EWI measures agency, participation and empowerment in the water and sanitation sector. The Index is made up of indicators to assess empowerment in …

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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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Building on the success of the first four International FSM Conferences in Chennai (2017), Hanoi (2015) and in Durban (2011& 2012), the FSM5 conference brought together professionals working in the sector, including utilities, service providers, cities, governments, academics, scientists, consultants, donors and industries, to support the global initiative of disseminating sustainable solutions …

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