From Sanitation Updates:
“We Can’t Wait”, say WSSCC, Unilever and WaterAid on World Toilet Day
Posted: 19 Nov 2013 05:03 AM PST
Why World Toilet Day 2013 matters: unblocking constipated progress on sanitation
Posted: 18 Nov 2013 06:22 AM PST
“Poo, Pee and be Happy” sculpture unveiled in Singapore for World Toilet Day
Posted: 17 Nov 2013 06:30 AM PST
Launch of Cochrane Review on WASH and Chilhood Undernutrition
Posted: 06 Nov 2013 10:08 AM PST
- Robin Nagle: What I discovered in New York City trash
- An ideal sanitation solution
- Temples to toilets: Global Interfaith WASH Alliance launched
- WASHplus Weekly: Focus on Management of Health Care Waste
- RTI International – A Better Toilet for a Cleaner World
- India, urban sanitation, and the toilet challenge
- Designing a handwashing station for infrastructure-restricted communities in Bangladesh
- Achieving sustainability: encouraging local government investment
- Extended call for abstracts: West Africa Workshop “Towards sustainable total sanitation”:
- WASHplus Weekly: Focus on WASH & Nutrition
- Achieving sustainability: guiding entrepreneurs to independence
- Nepal: first municipality achieves “Total Behaviour Change”
- Making hygiene the central issue
- WSUP Call for Expressions of Interest (EOIs)
- USAID Webinar on Environmental Enteropathy and WASH!
- Big business pledge for access to WASH @ workplace
- Asian Development Bank and Gates Foundation set up new sanitation trust fund
- Tapping the Market: Opportunities for Domestic Investments in Sanitation for the Poor
- Online Course “Governance in Urban Sanitation”
Posted: 05 Nov 2013
- WASHplus Weekly: Focus on WASH Sustainability | Sanitation …
- WASHplus Weekly: Focus on WASH and Gender | Sanitation Updates
- WASHplus’ Orlando Hernandez on WASH and Behavior Change
- 100 issues of the WASHplus Weekly – March 2011 to May 4, 2013 …
- USAID Policy Paper: Sustainable Service Delivery in an Urbanized World — Urban Health Updates
- WASHplus Weekly: A Handwashing Update | Sanitation Updates
- Mapping sustainability assessment tools to support sustainable water and sanitation service delivery
- The future of global health is urban health : The Lancet
- New Technologies Reduce Health Risks From Traditional Clay Stoves
- Mobile DNA kit helps Haiti manage sanitation
- SuperAmma campaign for changing hand washing behavior
- WASHplus Weekly-Focus on the health impacts of WASH interventions
- Undoing Inequity – Investigating the Cost of Inclusive Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Service Delivery
- WHO – Considerations for Policy Development and Scaling-Up HWTS with Communicable Disease Prevention Efforts — Household Drinking Water Quality Updates
- Women entrepreneurs in Cambodia embracing green…
- Household Water Chlorination Reduces Incidence of Diarrhea — Household Drinking Water Quality Updates
- Unpacking the evidence on firewood and charcoal in Africa | Agroforestry World Blog
- SootSwap: Helping rural India adapt to use of clean cook stoves – The Economic Times
- Can Improved Cooking Stoves Work? The Nepal Chulo Experience — Indoor Air Pollution (IAP) Updates
Posted: 04 Nov 2013
A selection from email alerts (quite a long list this time!):
VOL 47; NUMB 16 (2013)
Is biological treatment a viable alternative for micropollutant removal in drinking water treatment processes?
Benner, J.; Helbling, D. E.; Kohler, H. P.; Wittebol, J.; Kaiser, E.; Prasse, C.; Ternes, T. A.; Alb
In western societies, clean and safe drinking water is often taken for granted, but there are threats to drinking water resources that should not be underestimated. Contamination of drinking water sources by anthropogenic chemicals is one threat that is particularly widespread in industrialized nations. Recently, a significant amount of attention has been given to the occurrence of micropollutants in the urban water cycle. Micropollutants are bioactive and/or persistent chemicals originating from diverse sources that are frequently detected in water resources in the pg/L to µg/L range. The aim of this review is to critically evaluate the viability of biological treatment processes as a means to remove micropollutants from drinking water resources. We first place the micropollutant problem in context by providing a comprehensive summary of the reported occurrence of micropollutants in raw water used directly for drinking water production and in finished drinking water. We then present a critical discussion on conventional and advanced drinking water treatment processes and their contribution to micropollutant removal. Finally, we propose biological treatment and bioaugmentation as a potential targeted, cost-effective, and sustainable alternative to existing processes while critically examining the technical limitations and scientific challenges that need to be addressed prior to implementation. This review will serve as a valuable source of data and literature for water utilities, water researchers, policy makers, and environmental consultants. Meanwhile this review will open the door to meaningful discussion on the feasibility and application of biological treatment and bioaugmentation in drinking water treatment processes to protect the public from exposure to micropollutants.
The potential for self-sanitisation of faecal sludge by intrinsic ammonia
Fidjeland, J. r.; Magri, M. E.; Jonsson, H. k.; Albihn, A.; Vinner?s, B. r.
Faecal sludge has the potential to be used as a sustainable fertiliser in agriculture, but the sludge must be sanitised due to its content of pathogenic microorganisms. The intrinsic ammonia from the urine may be sufficient for sanitisation of the sludge if it is not too diluted by flush water or lost by ventilation. To evaluate the potential for this sanitisation method, inactivation of Enterococcus faecalis, Salmonella typhimurium and Ascaris suum eggs during treatment were assessed. The inactivation was studied at different storage temperatures (10–28 °C) and in several sludge mixes with different contents of urine, faeces and flush water, and with ammonia concentrations from 40 to 400 mM. All pathogens were inactivated by the ammonia, and ascaris eggs were the most persistent. Lower flush water volume and higher urine content favoured inactivation, mainly due to increased uncharged ammonia (NH3) concentration. The lag phase in ascaris inactivation was shortened by increasing temperature and NH3 concentration, while post-lag phase inactivation was not influenced by NH3 concentration. Faecal sludge can be sanitised by airtight storage without the use of additives when flush water volumes are sufficiently low. For temperatures of 23–28 °C, a 3 log reduction of ascaris egg viability can be achieved within 1–6 months depending on ammonia concentration and temperature.
WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
VOL 68; NUMB 6 (2013)
Treatment of domestic wastewater by vertical flow constructed wetland planted with umbrella sedge and Vetiver grass
Kantawanichkul, S.; Sattayapanich, S.; van Dien, F.
Potential fertilizing properties of sewage sludge treated in the sludge treatment reed beds (STRB)
Kolecka, K.; Obarska-Pempkowiak, H.
A green roof experimental site in the Mediterranean climate: the storm water quality issue
Gnecco, I.; Palla, A.; Lanza, L.G.; La Barbera, P.
WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
VOL 68; NUMB 5 (2013)
Management and treatment of landfill leachate by a system of constructed wetlands and ponds in Singapore
Sim, C.H.; Quek, B.S.; Shutes, R.B.E.; Goh, K.H.
Removal of persistent organic pollutants from landfill leachates treated in three constructed wetland systems
Institutional trajectory for diffusing on-site wastewater treatment in urban China
Li, L.; Binz, C.; Lu, Y.; Truffer, B.; Shi, Y.
Reconstruction of a constructed wetland with horizontal subsurface flow after 18 years of operation
Hudcova, T.; Vymazal, J.; Dunajsky, M.K.
WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
VOL 68; NUMB 3 (2013)
Identification of pathogen bacteria and protozoa in treated urban wastewaters discharged in the Ebro River (Spain): water reuse possibilities
Mosteo, R.; Ormad, M.P.; Goni, P.; Rodriguez-Chueca, J.; Garcia, A.; Clavel, A.
Performance of a biofilter system with agave fiber filter media for municipal wastewater treatment
Vigueras-Cortes, J.M.; Villanueva-Fierro, I.; Garzon-Zuniga, M.A.; de Jesus Navar-Chaidez, J.; Chair
WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
VOL 67; NUMB 11 (2013)
Designing domestic rainwater harvesting systems under different climatic regimes in Italy
Campisano, A.; Gnecco, I.; Modica, C.; Palla, A.
Towards adaptive and integrated management paradigms to meet the challenges of water governance
Halbe, J.; Pahl-Wostl, C.; Sendzimir, J.; Adamowski, J.
VOL 32; NUMB 4 (2013)
Financing the WASH sector – getting the economics right
Crossfire: `We need to fund first those who don’t have access rather than fund maintenance for those who already have access’
Luyendijk, R.; Fonseca, C.
Sanitation economics: understanding why sanitation markets fail and how they can improve
Subsidies for WASH in development, mitigation, relief, and recovery: a critical but neglected aspect of practice
Sharing the recurrent costs of rural water services in four municipalities supported by WaterAid in Mali
Towards more responsible carbon finance for water
A framework for exploring gender equality outcomes from WASH programmes
Carrard, N.; Crawford, J.; Halcrow, G.; Rowland, C.; Willetts, J.
Inclusion of shared sanitation in urban sanitation coverage? Evidence from Ghana and Uganda
Mazeau, A.; Tumwebaze, I.K.; Luthi, C.; Sansom, K.
Design a Bog Day
Every Last Drop: Rainwater Harvesting and Sustainable Technologies in Rural China By Zhu Qiang, Li Yuanhong and John Gould
Li, Z.; Mang, H.-P.
VOL 15; SUPP 2 (2013)
Leadership in knowledge and capacity development in the water sector: a status review
de Montalvo, U.W.; Alaerts, G.
Exploring water leadership
Arriens, W.T.L.; de Montalvo, U.W.
Developing T-shaped water professionals: reflections on a framework for building capacity for innovation through collaboration, learning and leadership
McIntosh, B.S.; Taylor, A.
Meeting the water and sanitation MDGs: a study of human resource development requirements in Tanzania
Kimwaga, R.; Nobert, J.; Kongo, V.; Ngwisa, M.
Community management and sustainability of rural water facilities in Tanzania
Mandara, C.G.; Butijn, C.; Niehof, A.
Readiness and willingness of the public to participate in integrated water management: some insights from the Levant
Rault, P.A.K.; Vreugdenhil, H.; Jeffrey, P.; Slinger, J.H.
Capacity development for urban development: the evolution of the integrated urban management Masters course at the Ethiopian Civil Service University
van Dijk, M.P.; Pennink, C.; Ruisink, S.
Local solutions in Non-Revenue Water management through North-South Water Operator Partnerships: the case of Nakuru
Ndirangu, N.; Ng ang a, J.; Chege, A.; de Blois, R.-J.; Mels, A.
Water operator partnerships and institutional capacity development for urban water supply
Breeveld, R.; Hermans, L.; Veenstra, S.
Key success factors for capacity development in the Brantas River Basin organisations in Indonesia
Subijanto, T.W.; Harianto; Ruritan, R.V.; Hidayat, F.
Monitoring for learning and developing capacities in the WASH sector
da Silva Wells, C.; van Lieshout, R.; Uytewaal, E.
Monitoring outcomes and impacts of capacity development in the water sector: a Cap-Net UNDP experience
Gunawardana, I.; Leendertse, K.; Handoko, W.
What counts as `results’ in capacity development partnerships between water operators? A multi-path approach toward accountability, adaptation and learning
Sanz, M.P.; Veenstra, S.; de Montalvo, U.W.; van Tulder, R.; Alaerts, G.
From knowledge and capacity development to performance improvement in water supply: the importance of competence integration and use
Mvulirwenande, S.; Alaerts, G.; de Montalvo, U.W.
Knowledge leads, policy follows? Two speeds of collaboration in river basin management
Pfeiffer, E.; Leentvaar, J.
VOL 15; SUPP 1 (2013)
Implications of climate change for water resources development in the Ganges basin
Jeuland, M.; Harshadeep, N.; Escurra, J.; Blackmore, D.; Sadoff, C.
Are embankments a good flood control strategy? A case study on the Kosi river
Interdependence in water resource development in the Ganges: an economic analysis
Wu, X.; Jeuland, M.; Sadoff, C.; Whittington, D.
Ten fundamental questions for water resources development in the Ganges: myths and realities
Sadoff, C.; Harshadeep, N.R.; Blackmore, D.; Wu, X.; O Donnell, A.; Jeuland, M.; Lee, S.; Whittingto
WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
VOL 68; NUMB 4 (2013)
Comprehensive flood control involving citizens in a Japanese watershed
Yamashita, S.; Shimatani, Y.; Watanabe, R.; Moriyama, T.; Minagawa, T.; Kakudo, K.; Yamashita, T.
Sludge accumulation and conversion to methane in a septic tank treating domestic wastewater or black water
WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH
VOL 49; NUMB 8 (2013)
Hydraulic characterization of the middle reach of the Congo River
O Laughlin, F.; Trigg, M.A.; Schumann, G.J.-P.; Bates, P.D.
• WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL AND WATER RESOURCES CONGRESS : World environmental and water resources; World environmental and water resources congress (EWRI 2013); showcasing the future : Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, 19-23 May 2013; editors, Craig L. Patterson, Daniel J. Murray Jr VOL 3; (2013) pp.2213-2226
Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene in Independencia, Peru
McKenzie, F.; Watkins, D.; Barkdoll, B.