Tricia’s snippets 2013-02-07

Apologies for the long gap sinde the last one!

From Sanitation Updates:

SACOSAN-V – South Asian Conference on Sanitation, 11-13 November 2013, Kathmandu, Nepal
Posted: 01 Feb 2013 08:24 AM PST

ICDDRB – Update on WASH and hygiene practices
Posted: 28 Jan 2013 06:51 AM PST

WaterAid’s Hygiene Framework
Posted: 25 Jan 2013 08:46 AM PST

Save Lives: Clean Your Hands – 5 May 2013
Posted: 23 Jan 2013 06:56 AM PST

SHARE – Sanitation Markets: Using economics to improve the delivery of services
Posted: 16 Jan 2013 07:17 AM PST

Act Now! Let’s get handwashing and WASH into the post-2015 Millennium Development Goals plan
Posted: 11 Jan 2013 09:17 AM PST

Global Review of Sanitation System Trends and Interactions with Menstrual Management Practices
Posted: 10 Jan 2013 09:53 AM PST

From WHO:

Arsenic Fact Sheet

The recently updated fact sheet highlights the danger posed by long-term exposure to arsenic from contaminated water used for drinking, food preparation and irrigation of food crops.

WHO Scheme for Evaluating Household Water Treatment Technologies

The WHO Director General recently approved the creation of a WHO Evaluation Scheme for Household Water Treatment Products.  The objectives of the Scheme are to promote and coordinate independent testing and evaluation of household water treatment products based on WHO performance criteria and support governments in a number of evaluated related functions. WHO is currently in the process of selecting participating testing laboratories and establishing an Independent Advisory Committee to provide inputs on a number of Scheme functions.

WSP Training package

To support global efforts in scaling-up Water Safety Plans, WHO and the International Water Association (IWA) have developed WSP training materials.  This package is based on the WHO/IWA WSP Manual: Step by Step Risk Management for Drinking-water Suppliers.

From UNW-DPAC Bimonthly Publications Review Issue 14  January 2013:

City Resilience in Africa: A Ten Essentials Pilot
United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR). December 2012

Investing in Water Infrastructure: Capital, Operations and Maintenance
World Bank. November 2012

Promoting Handwashing Behavior: The Effect of Large-Scale Mass-Media and Community Level Interventions. New Findings from an Impact Evaluation in Peru
World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). November 2012

 You Manage What You Measure: Using Mobile Phones to Strengthen Outcome Monitoring in Rural Sanitation
World Bank Water and Sanitation Program (WSP). October 2012  

A selection from email alerts:

VOL 27; NUMB 2 (2013)
ISSN 0920-4741
• pp.619-627
Measuring the Economic Benefits of the Tap Water Supply Service in Urban Areas: The Case of Korea
Lee, W. S.; Yoo, S. H.; Kim, J.
This paper attempts to measure the economic benefits of tap water supply services in some urban areas of Korea. According to micro-economic theory, the economic benefit of water consumed is the sum of the actual water price and the additional willingness to pay (WTP) for the consumption. We apply the dichotomous choice contingent valuation method to assess the additional WTP using specific cases of four cities located in the metropolitan area of Korea. Both parametric and non-parametric approaches to obtaining the mean WTP estimates are used. The results show that the mean additional WTP for the tap water supply service is estimated to be KRW 163.38 (USD 0.13) and KRW 223.89 (USD 0.18) per m3 using parametric and non-parametric approaches, respectively. Given that the price of tap water is 641.66 per m3, the residents’ economic benefits that ensue from the tap water supply service are computed as KRW 805.04 (USD 0.63) and KRW 865.55 (USD 0.68) per m3, respectively. This information can be beneficially utilized in conducting an economic feasibility study for a new project related to tap water supply service.

VOL 24; NUMB 12 (2012)
ISSN 1044-9493
• pp.36-41
Transforming wastewater solids into `gold’ through incineration Wastewater solids and biosolids may be the raw resources that fuel today’s dream – with a little help from incineration
Rowan, J.; Welp, J.; Scanlan, P.; Queiroz, G.; Stone, L.

VOL 37; NUMB 7 (2012)
ISSN 0250-8060
• pp.727-743
Bridging parallel discourses of Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM): institutional and political challenges in developing and developed countries
Beveridge, R.; Monsees, J.
• pp.760-772
Water governance, ecosystems and sustainability: a review of progress in South Africa
Quinn, N.
• pp.788-804
Impacts and implications of mobile water payments in East Africa
Foster, T.; Hope, R.; Thomas, M.; Cohen, I.; Krolikowski, A.; Nyaga, C.
• pp.805-817
Water in the village: prevailing notions and conflicting messages in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
Akpabio, E.M.
• pp.831-842
Promoting sustainable sanitation through wastewater-fed aquaculture: a case study from Ghana
Tenkorang, A.; Yeboah-Agyepong, M.; Buamah, R.; Agbo, N.W.; Chaudhry, R.; Murray, A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT : Special Issue: Livelihood Rehabilitation of Involuntarily Resettled People by Dam Construction Projects: Cases in Asia
VOL 29; NUMB 1 (2013)
ISSN 0790-0627

Journal of Environmental Management Volume 115, 30 January 2013, Pages 78–86
All-in-Auctions for water
David Zetland
This paper proposes a novel mechanism for reallocating temporary water flows or permanent water rights. The All-in-Auction (AiA) increases efficiency and social welfare by reallocating water without harming water rights holders. AiAs can be used to allocate variable or diminished flows among traditional or new uses. AiAs are appropriate for use within larger organizations that distribute water among members, e.g., irrigation districts or wholesale water agencies. Members would decide when and how to use AiAs, i.e., when transaction costs are high, environmental constraints are binding, or allocation to outsiders is desired. Experimental sessions show that an AiA reallocates more units with no less efficiency that traditional two-sided auctions.
Improving access to adequate water and basic sanitation services in Indonesia
Haryanto, B.; Sutomo, S.

Urbanisation Processes and Sustainable Sanitation: Experiences with a Research-based Planning Method in North-Central Namibia
Deffner, J.; Kluge, T.; Muller, K.

Barriers to accessing water, sanitation and hygiene among people living with HIV/AIDS in Gomba and Mpigi districts in Uganda: a qualitative study
Mugambe, R. K.; Tumwesigye, N. M.; Larkan, F.

• Emerging Themes in Epidemiology Vol. 9; (2012) pp.7-7
The effect of improved rural sanitation on diarrhoea and helminth infection: design of a cluster-randomized trial in Orissa, India
Clasen, Thomas; Boisson, Sophie; Routray, Parimita; Cumming, Oliver; Jenkins, Marion; Ensink, Jeroen