Tricia’s snippets 2013-05-02

From Sanitation Updates:

Review of the Health and Social Effects of Menstrual Hygiene Management
How to … design a sanitation app
Joint conference on small water/wastewater systems & resource oriented sanitation
Posted: 29 Apr 2013

May 8, 2013 Webinar – Removing Barriers to WASH by the RWSN equity and inclusion group
Posted: 24 Apr 2013
(WEDC & WaterAid involved)

WASHplus Weekly: A Handwashing Update
CARE Water + Impact Report: Walking the Walk
Posted: 19 Apr 2013

WSP Launches Handwashing with Soap Toolkit
Lancet – Childhood Pneumonia and Diarrhea
Posted: 17 Apr 2013

Equity of Access to WASH in Schools: A Comparative Study of Policy and Service Delivery
Posted: 10 Apr 2013 06:58 AM PDT

WaterAid Australia – Seeking Program Effectiveness Manager
Posted: 09 Apr 2013 06:33 AM PDT 

Video about Water and Development

On January 1st 2013, the United Nations introduced the International Year of Water Cooperation.  On this important occasion, the German non-profit organization / / e.V. and edeos- digital education produced a new animated online-video which deals with water from a developmental perspective. The video is part of the WissensWerte project and can be viewed here:

A selection from email alerts:

• ENVIRONMENTAL POLITICS VOL 22; NUMB 2 (2013) pp.358-360
The politics of sanitation in India: cities, services and the state
Kornberg, D.

Sewerage force adjustment technology for energy conservation in vacuum sanitation systems
Guo, Z.; Li, X.; Kagawa, T.
The vacuum sanitation is the safe and sound disposal approach of human excreta under the specific environments like flights, high speed trains and submarines. However, the propulsive force of current systems is not adjustable and the energy consumption does not adapt to the real time sewerage requirement. Therefore, it is important to study the sewerage force adjustment to improve the energy efficiency. This paper proposes an energy conservation design in vacuum sanitation systems with pneumatic ejector circuits. The sewerage force is controlled by changing the systematic vacuum degree according to the amount of the excreta. In particular, the amount of the excreta is tested by liquid level sensor and mass sensor. According to the amount of the excreta, the relationship between the excreta amount and the sewerage force is studied to provide proper propulsive force. In the other aspect, to provide variable vacuum degrees for different sanitation requirements, the suction and discharge system is designed with pneumatic vacuum ejector. On the basis of the static flow-rate characteristics and the vacuum generation model, the pressure response in the ejector circuit is studied by using the static flow rate characteristics of the ejector and air status equation. The relationship is obtained between supplied compressed air and systematic vacuum degree. When the compressed air is supplied to the ejector continuously, the systematic vacuum degree increases until the vacuum degree reaches the extreme value. Therefore, the variable systematic vacuum degree is obtained by controlling the compressed air supply of the ejector. To verify the effect of energy conservation, experiments are carried out in the artificial excreta collection, and the variable vacuum-degree design saves more than 30% of the energy supply. The energy conservation is realized effectively in the new vacuum sanitation systems with good application prospect. The proposed technology provides technological support for the energy conservation of vacuum sanitation systems.

• PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY OF THE EARTH PARTS A B C : 12th WaterNet/WARFSA/GWP-SA Symposium: Harnessing the rivers of knowledge for socio-economic development, climate adaptation & environmental sustainability VOL 50; (2012) pp.233-238
Sustainable sanitation systems for low income urban areas – A case of the city of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Chinyama, A.; Chipato, P.T.; Mangore, E.

Toilet is not a dirty word: close to meeting the MDGs for sanitation?
Arku, F.S.; Angmor, E.N.; Seddoh, J.-E.
VOL 13; NUMB 2 (2013)
ISSN 1606-9749
• pp.191-201
Exploring the need for rainwater tank maintenance: survey, review and simulations
Moglia, M.; Tjandraatmadja, G.; Sharma, A.K.
• pp.214-226
Direct potable reclamation in Windhoek: a critical review of the design philosophy of new Goreangab drinking water reclamation plant
Pisani, P.d.; Menge, J.G.
• pp.294-301
Household greywater use practices in Melbourne, Australia
Sinclair, M.; O Toole, J.; Malawaraarachchi, M.; Leder, K.
• pp.376-385
Rainwater harvesting and management – policy and regulations in Germany
Schuetze, T.
• pp.462-468
Solar disinfection of natural waters with modified solar concentrators
Chaudhari, R.; Ahammed, M.M.; Dave, S.
• pp.479-485
Gravity driven membrane filtration system to improve the water quality in rainwater tanks
Kus, B.; Kandasamy, J.; Vigneswaran, S.; Shon, H.K.; Moody, G.