May 1, 2013: The State of the World’s Children 2013: Children with Disabilities examines the barriers – from inaccessible buildings to dismissive attitudes, from invisibility in official statistics to vicious discrimination – that deprive children with disabilities of their rights and keep th
June 4, 2013: UNICEF, Plan, WaterAid and Water and Sanitation Program (WSP).
Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) is a community-wide behaviour change approach to stop open defecation which has been practiced by an estimated 100 million people in this region. Various organizations (i.e.
June 7, 2013: About 215 million people in sub-Saharan Africa still defecate in fields, forests or out in the open, a practice that puts people and especially children at risk of diarrheal diseases.
May 30, 2013: This case study investigates how household financing for sanitation can be mobilised via microfinance institutions and commercial banks in order to accelerate sustainable access to sanitation facilities and/or services. The research (conducted in India between May and June 2011) sought to document existing experiences in providing microfinance services to households to allow them to invest in sanitation solutions that meet their needs.
May 28, 2013: Reliably assessing the cost of different sanitation solutions is a key urban planning challenge. This Practice Note from WSUP describes an Excel-based financial analysis tool which generates reliable costings of different options for achieving 100% sanitation access across low-income and non-low-income areas.
May 23, 2013: A new international study published in The Lancet provides the clearest picture yet of the impact and most common causes of diarrheal diseases, the second leading killer of young children globally, after pneumonia.
New Delhi, Apr 1, 2013: A new Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) report, Linking Service Delivery Processes and Outcomes in Rural Sanitation: Findings from 56 Districts in India, finds that when higher quality of service delivery processes are adopted at the district level, it is more likely that households to sustain behaviors linked to toilet usage and safe disposal of child feces.
New York, Apr 30, 2013: Over 10 billion gallons of raw and partly treated sewage gushed into waterways and bubbled up onto streets and into homes as a result of Hurricane Sandy — enough to cover Central Park in a 41-foot-high pile of sludge, a nonprofit research group said in a report released on Tuesday.
Water pumps and other equipment at the Bay Park sewage treatment plant in East Rockaway, N.Y., in Nassau County, had to be replaced after they were flooded by the storm.
Mar 30, 2013: Of late there is lot of awareness among rural population regarding the usage of toilets and related hygienic conditions. Government agencies and NGO’s are participating in a big way in this programme. Government of India initiated a program “Total Sanitation Campaign” (TSC) with the objective of eradicating the practice of Open Defecation by 2012. This programme has become part of rural water supply schemes for the past 5-10 years. Water supply schemes providing safe drinking water to villages and towns had priority in earlier schemes.
April 2013: The main purpose of this resource is to provide a comprehensive resource on menstrual hygiene that supports the development of context-specific information for improving practices for improving practices for women and girls in lower and middle income countries.