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The Sanitation Workers Knowledge + Learning Hub is the best source for all current news, trends, articles and updates on sanitation workers rights around the world.

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Sanitation workers provide an essential public service to ensure cleanliness and safety along the sanitation chain. This is key to achieving the ambitious Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, although poor working conditions, social and economic marginalization, high risk of infection and injury even death, mean it is often at the cost of their dignity, health and life. Strengthening social …

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This study compares pit-latrine emptying businesses in Kampala, Uganda, and Kigali, Rwanda, focusing on resources, methods, and tariffs. Empirical data from Forever Sanitation and Pit Vidura show challenges with portable vacuum pumps in hard-to-reach areas, highlighting the need for formal manual emptying for some customers where mechanical methods are not viable. Manual emptying has similar …

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Hetauda Sub-Metropolitan City (SMC) is situated in the confluence of the two prominent national highways viz. Tribhuvan highway and Mahendra highway. Hetauda Municipality was expanded as Sub-Metropolitan City in 2014. It has 19 wards and covers the area of 261.58 sq.km.

According to national population and housing census 2021, Hetauda Sub-Metropolitan City has a total population of 193,576 …

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According to the World Health Organization/United Nations International Children’s Fund Joint Monitoring Program, 494 million people practice open defecation globally. After achieving open defecation-free (ODF) status through efforts such as Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS), communities (particularly vulnerable households) may revert to open defecation, especially when toilet collapse is …

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Sanitation workers provide an essential public service to ensure cleanliness and safety along the sanitation chain. This is key to achieving the ambitious Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, although poor working conditions, social and economic marginalization, high risk of infection and injury even death, mean it is often at the cost of their dignity, health and life. Strengthening social …

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Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is essential to understanding the barriers, successes, and progress made toward achieving area-wide sanitation and hygiene outcomes. However, M&E can be challenging to undertake, given significant and competing demands on limited local government resources and capacities. USAID’s WASHPaLS #2 area-wide sanitation (AWS) desk review identified significant knowledge …

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The Arborloo is a simple ecological toilet that was designed to recycle human waste within a shallow pit where the contents are transformed from a vile and disease forming material into a product which trees can tolerate, thrive and grow in without the user having to be in contact with the pit material. Many articles have been written by the writer about the Arborloo and other ecological toilets …

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Narail is a fast-growing city, which is 198 km away from south-west side of the Dhaka. It is beside the Chitra River and well connected with road and water. It is one of the oldest towns in the sub-continent and was declared Municipality in 1972.

According to the population census in 2011 by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), the Narail city population 42,299. The urban population …

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This desk review from the USAID/WASHPaLS project investigates the current state of knowledge in market-based sanitation (MBS) and establishes a framework to analyze, design, and improve MBS interventions. This report is based on a survey of approximately 600 documents on MBS, in-depth research into 13 MBS intervention case studies across the global south, and interviews with sector experts and …

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The last few decades have witnessed substantial gains in access to sanitation, as nearly 2.4 billion people gained access to improved toilets and open defecation (OD) rates fell 12 percentage-points globally (from 21% to 9%) between 2000 and 2020. Despite this progress, many countries are off track to meet their sustainable development goal (SDG) 6.2 targets. To reach these targets by 2030, a …

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Munshiganj is a fast-growing city which is part of Dhaka Division. Dhaka is on the north and distance between Dhaka and Munshiganj is 41.1 km. It has Dhaleshwari River to the north and well connected with road, and water. It is one of the oldest towns in the sub-continent and was declared a municipality in 1972.

According to the population census in 2011 by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics …

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Hardware subsidies used to be commonplace policy tools for expanding sanitation access in rural areas. Overtime, however, hardware subsidies were found to produce distortionary effects on sanitation markets and failed to achieve sustained latrine usage and hygienic behaviors, and therefore declined in popularity in the mid-2000s.

However, “no subsidy” approaches are not sufficient either, …

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Hardware subsidies used to be commonplace policy tools for expanding sanitation access in rural areas. Overtime, however, hardware subsidies were found to produce distortionary effects on sanitation markets and failed to achieve sustained latrine usage and hygienic behaviors, and therefore declined in popularity in the mid-2000s.

However, “no subsidy” approaches are not sufficient either, …

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Understanding and addressing the human resource needs and gaps in the sanitation and hygiene sector is a critical part of achieving universal access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene. Previous studies have attempted to map the human resource capacity and needs of the sanitation and hygiene sectors; however, these studies have focused on educated and skilled professionals, …

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Rajshahi is a fast-growing city, which is 248 km away from the Dhaka city. It is beside the Padma River and well connected with road, airway and railways. It is one of the oldest towns and was declared City Corporation in 1990.

According to the population census in 2011 by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), the Rajshahi City population was 449,756. The urban population growth is 3.5% …

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SuSanA is gearing up for its annual meeting and we want you to be part of it! The agenda for the meeting will be shaped by you – the SuSanA community. The three key topics for this year decided by the Advisory Board will be: Climate & Sanitation, Resource Recovery, and South-South Dialogue.

If you want to contribute to one of the key areas with an input, please fill in this form and reach …

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Over the last decade, basic sanitation coverage in rural areas of low- and middle-income countries has progressed significantly, especially in Asia. Sustaining those resulting gains in human, environmental, and community health, all while progressing toward targets of Sustainable Development Goal 6, requires safely managing the fecal sludge generated in on-site sanitation systems.

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Nuba is a Palestinian village in Hebron Governorate, located 12 km northwest to Hebron city, in the south of the West Bank. The village is located within the southern Palestinian mountains, that are descending from east to west, with an average altitude of 550 m above sea level. It is bordered by Halhul village to the east , Kharas to the north, Beit Ula to the south and the Green Line to the …

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Madaripur is a fast-growing municipality, which is 185 km away from the Dhaka city. It is beside the Arial Khal and Kumar Rivers and is well connected with road and water. It is one of the oldest towns in the sub-continent and was declared Municipality in 1875.

According to the population census in 2011 by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), the Madaripur Municipality population was …

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This collaborative effort between the Government of Maharashtra, RCUES of AIILSG Mumbai, and UNICEF India aimed to empower sanitation workers through a comprehensive capacity building program focused on occupational safety and dignity. The initiative successfully trained over 250 Master Trainers who then disseminated their knowledge to more than 2,000 sanitation workers across the state, …

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Urban sanitation systems thinking has undergone a significant change—from infrastructure creation as a measure of progress, to service-level improvement, and now to equity and justice in sustainable service delivery.

The Shit Flow Diagram tool unbundled the sanitation service value chain into distinct components with the aim of addressing service-level improvements at the different stages of …

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With climate events increasing in frequency and severity, effects on human life, particularly those most vulnerable, are projected to increase in coming decades. Focusing on the effects of floods, storms, and drought, , we investigate how climate vulnerability correlates with toilet dysfunction and abandonment in rural Cambodia using two household surveys, a latrine sales database, two …

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Sanitation workers face occupational health and safety challenges due to unsafe working conditions and exposure to waste. Numerous studies have highlighted the occupational hazards and accidents faced by sanitation workers, who are also frequently subject to discrimination and neglect within societies. However, there has been limited research quantifying the factors associated with occupational …

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Our library has more than 3,000 publications, factsheets, presentations, drawings etc. from many different organisations. It continues to grow thanks to the contributions from our partners.

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The project database contains nearly 400 sanitation projects of many different organizations dealing with research, implementation, advocacy, capacity development etc. Advanced filtering functions and a global map are also available. Information on how and why this database was created is here.

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Shit flow diagrams (SFDs) help to visualize excreta management in urban settings. Access SFDs and more through the SFD Portal.

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