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UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water.
The UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS 2014), published biannually, presents data from 94 countries and 23 external support agencies. It offers a comprehensive analysis of strengths and challenges in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) within and across countries.
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From Handicap International – Source E-Bulletin Disability and Inclusion:
Equity and inclusion in water, sanitation and hygiene : learning materials
This web page presents learning materials about equity and inclusion in water, sanitation and hygiene. The materials consist of activity sheets which can be used as stand-alone activities or as part of structured training/capacity building activities, presentations and tools. They are useful for practitioners interested in inclusive WASH
– See more at: http://www.asksource.info/resources/equity-and-inclusion-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-learning-materials#sthash.eHKmXwzZ.dpuf
Disability : making CLTS fully inclusive
This issue of Frontiers of CTLS (Community led total sanitation) focuses on “people with disabilities and particular needs for access to sanitation. There are many forms of disability, including mobility impairments, sensory impairments (affecting sight or hearing), chronic illness, impairments caused by older age or mental health issues. People affected tend not to be present at triggering, to lack voice in the community, to have their needs overlooked, and may even be hidden by their families. This issue outlines the reality of the experiences of disabled people, the varied nature of their needs and how they can be met. It includes practical recommendations for people engaged in CLTS to make the different phases and processes of CLTS more inclusive”
Frontiers of CLTS : innovations and insights, Issue 03
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Water, Volume 6, Issue 11 (November 2014), Pages 3247-3574
Article: The Role of Transdisciplinary Approach and Community Participation in Village Scale Groundwater Management: Insights from Gujarat and Rajasthan, India by Basant Maheshwari, Maria Varua, John Ward, Roger Packham, Pennan Chinnasamy, Yogita Dashora, Seema Dave, Prahlad Soni, Peter Dillon, Ramesh Purohit, Hakimuddin, Tushaar Shah, Sachin Oza, Pradeep Singh, Sanmugam Prathapar, Ashish Patel, Yogesh Jadeja, Brijen Thaker, Rai Kookana, Harsharn Grewal, Kamal Yadav, Hemant Mittal, Michael Chew and Pratap Rao Water 2014, 6(11), 3386-3408; doi:10.3390/w6113386 http://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/6/11/3386/ This article belongs to the Special Issue Policy and Economics of Managed Aquifer Recharge and Water Banking
WATER RESOURCES RESEARCH
VOL 50; NUMB 10 (2014) ISSN 0043-1397
- pp.8002-8014 Willingness to pay and willingness to work for improvements of municipal and community-managed water services Vsquez, W. F.
- pp.8314-8329 Why do households invest in sanitation in rural Benin: Health, wealth, or prestige? Gross, E.; Gnther, I.
VOL 66; (2014) ISSN 0043-1354
- pp.31-39 Effect of drinking water treatment process parameters on biological removal of manganese from surface water Hoyland, V. W.; Knocke, W. R.; Falkinham, J. O.; Pruden, A.; Singh, G.
- pp.85-98 Current state of sewage treatment in China Jin, L.; Zhang, G.; Tian, H.
WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
VOL 70; NUMB 7 (2014) ISSN 0273-1223
- pp.1205-1210 Research on the characteristics of the water quality of rainwater runoff from green roofs Gong, K.; Wu, Q.; Peng, S.; Zhao, X.; Wang, X.
VOL 33; NUMB 4 (2014) ISSN 0262-8104
- pp.283-284 Guest Editorial: a human right to WASH De Albuquerque, C.
- pp.285-294 Interview with Catarina de Albuquerque, Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation Carter, R.C.
- pp.295-304 The importance of words: why equality should be key in water and sanitation service provision Neumeyer, H.; Van De Lande, L.
- pp.305-316 The 2014 Sanitation and Water for All High Level Meeting: what does it tell us about how developing countries are tackling inequalities? Brocklehurst, C.
- pp.317-336 How participation as a right enhances realization of the rights to water and sanitation Musembi, C.N.
- pp.337-356 Governing wastewater, curbing pollution, and improving water quality for the realization of human rights Zimmer, A.; Winkler, I.T.; De Albuquerque, C.
- pp.357-374 Moving along the right track? The experience of developing a rights-based approach at WaterAid Gosling, L.
- pp.375-385 Integrity in WASH: fulfilling the human rights mandate Das, B.; Hermann-Friede, J.; Curasse, F.; Pant, Y.
SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT
VOL 502; (2015) ISSN 0048-9697
- pp.526-536 Arsenic removal from drinking water by a household sand filter in Vietnam – Effect of filter usage practices on arsenic removal efficiency and microbiological water quality Nitzsche, K. S.; Lan, V. M.; Trang, P. T.; Viet, P. H.; Berg, M.; Voegelin, A.; Planer-Friedrich, B.
Household sand filters are applied to treat arsenic- and iron-containing anoxic groundwater that is used as drinking water in rural areas of North Vietnam. These filters immobilize poisonous arsenic (As) via co-oxidation with Fe(II) and sorption to or co-precipitation with the formed Fe(III) (oxyhydr)oxides. However, information is lacking regarding the effect of the frequency and duration of filter use as well as of filter sand replacement on the residual As concentrations in the filtered water and on the presence of potentially pathogenic bacteria in the filtered and stored water. We therefore scrutinized a household sand filter with respect to As removal efficiency and the presence of fecal indicator bacteria in treated water as a function of filter operation before and after sand replacement. Quantification of As in the filtered water showed that periods of intense daily use followed by periods of non-use and even sand replacement did not significantly (p<0.05) affect As removal efficiency. The As concentration was reduced during filtration from 115.1+/-3.4mgL^-^1 in the groundwater to 5.3+/-0.7mgL^-^1 in the filtered water (95% removal). The first flush of water from the filter contained As concentrations below the drinking water limit and suggests that this water can be used without risk for human health. Colony forming units (CFUs) of coliform bacteria increased during filtration and storage from 5+/-4 per 100mL in the groundwater to 5.1+/-1.5×10^3 and 15+/-1.4×10^3 per 100mL in the filtered water and in the water from the storage tank, respectively. After filter sand replacement, CFUs of Escherichia coli of <100 per 100mL were quantified. None of the samples contained CFUs of Enterococcus spp. No critical enrichment of fecal indicator bacteria belonging to E. coli or Enterococcus spp. was observed in the treated drinking water by qPCR targeting the 23S rRNA gene. The results demonstrate the efficient and reliable performance of household sand filters regarding As removal, but indicate a potential risk for human health arising from the enrichment of coliform bacteria during filtration and from E. coli cells that are introduced by sand replacement
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WATER RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT
VOL 30; ISSU 4 (2014) ISSN 0790-0627
- pp.621-634 Benefits valuation of potable water quality improvement in Malaysia: the case of Kajang Municipality Othman, J.; Lip, G.H.; Jafari, Y.
- pp.662-679 Increasing access to water services: a cost-recoverable pricing model Chun, N.
- pp.714-727 Post-1980 water policy in China Shen, D.
- pp.728-744 Domestic water access and pricing in urban areas of Mozambique: between equity and cost recovery for the provision of a vital resource Farolfi, S.; Gallego-Ayala, J.
- pp.745-746 Water for food security and well-being in Latin America and the Caribbean: social and environmental implications for a globalized economy
- INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH -SPRINGER- VOL 59; NUMB 6 (2014) pp.913-921 Water, sanitation, hygiene, and nutrition: successes, challenges, and implications for integration Teague, J.; Johnston, E. A.; Graham, J.
- SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING ETHICS VOL 20; NUMB 4 (2014) pp.877-884 On Rights-Based Partnerships to Measure Progress in Water and Sanitation Satterthwaite, M.
- SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING ETHICS VOL 20; NUMB 4 (2014) pp.827-831 Introduction: Science, Technology and Human Rights: Lessons Learned from the Right to Water and Sanitation Wyndham, J. M.; Harris, T.
- SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING ETHICS VOL 20; NUMB 4 (2014) pp.833-848 Translating the Human Right to Water and Sanitation into Public Policy Reform Meier, B. M.; Kayser, G. L.; Kestenbaum, J. G.; Amjad, U. Q.; Dalcanale, F.; Bartram, J.
- WEJ VOL 28; ISSU 4 (2014) pp.592-608 Emerging categories of urban shared
sanitation Mazeau, A.; Reed, B.; Sansom, K.; Scott, R.
- BMC Public Health Vol. 13; (2013) pp.1015-1015 The Integrated Behavioural Model for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene: a systematic review of behavioural models and a framework for designing and evaluating behaviour change interventions in infrastructure-restricted settings Dreibelbis, Robert; Winch, Peter J; Leontsini, Elli; Hulland, Kristyna RS; Ram, Pavani K; Unicomb, L
- ACTA TROPICA VOL 141; (2015) pp.16-24 Parasitological and nutritional status of school-age and preschool-age children in four villages in Southern Leyte, Philippines: Lessons for monitoring the outcome of Community-Led Total Sanitation Belizario, V. Y.; Liwanag, H. J.; Naig, J. R.; Chua, P. L.; Madamba, M. I.; Dahildahil, R. O.
- ANNUAL IIE CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION : Institute of Industrial Engineers VOL 4; (None) pp.2892-2901 A Life-Cycle Comparison of Selected Sanitation Alternatives for Developing Countries Cruz-Dilone, P.; Thorn, B.; Brownell, S.
From Sanitation Updates:
Handwashing article receives the Elsevier Atlas award
Dec 15, 2014 – Launch of study on WASH and maternal/newborn health
Posted: 08 Dec 2014
David Neal: Handwashing and the Science of Habit, Dec 4, 2014
Treat your sanitation workers well
Posted: 05 Dec 2014
UNICEF/WSP – Child feces disposal in Bangladesh
Posted: 03 Dec 2014 12:33 PM PST
Francis de los Reyes: Sanitation is a basic human right
WSP – Success with Sanitation Business in Indonesia
Posted: 26 Nov 2014
New business-led coalition for market-based sanitation for the poor
Innovation in Urban Sanitation: FaME and U-ACT Research in Sub-Saharan Africa
Posted: 21 Nov 2014
World Toilet Day: cities can’t wait
Posted: 19 Nov 2014 06:42 AM PST
Celebrating Cambodia’s progress in rural sanitation: iDE video
5th International Dry Toilet Conference: call for papers
Posted: 18 Nov 2014
SCA and WSSCC partner to break silence around menstruation
Posted: 17 Nov 2014 03:32 AM PST
WASHplus Weekly: Focus on World Toilet Day 2014
Posted: 14 Nov 2014 07:28 AM PST
My toilet: global stories from women and girls
Beyond Malnutrition: The Role of Sanitation in Stunted Growth
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 07:36 AM PST
SuSanA Discussion Forum – Shame in sanitation
WaterAid – Best toilet joke for World Toilet Day
Posted: 05 Nov 2014
Oliver Cumming – Does Improving Sanitation Benefit Health? (podcast)
Posted: 03 Nov 2014 09:43 AM PST
WASHplus Weekly: Focus on WASH & Ebola
Launch of World Toilet Day 2014 website
BioFizz, a biological product formulated to treat septic tanks as well as urban sanitation systems
Social and psychological impact of limited access to sanitation: The link between MHM and reproductive tract infections, and between WASH practices and pregnancy
Posted: 31 Oct 2014 07:29 AM PDT
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WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY -WATER SUPPLY-
VOL 14; NUMB 5 (2014) ISSN 1606-9749
- pp.743-750 Quantification of the adverse effects of drought caused by water supply restrictions considering the changes in household water consumption characteristics Tsuda, M.; Nishida, S.; Irie, M.
- pp.787-794 Efficient water utilities: use of performance indicator system and data envelopment analysis Singh, M.; Mittal, A.K.; Upadhyay, V.
- pp.795-803 Sensor placement for leak detection and location in water distribution networks Sarrate, R.; Blesa, J.; Nejjari, F.; Quevedo, J.
- pp.804-811 Impact of water volume on operating cost Moffitt, L.J.; Danilenko, A.
- pp.866-874 How a franchise approach to water services could look based on successes in South Africa Shaylor, E.; Wall, K.; Ive, O.; Bhagwan, J.
VOL 16; NUMB 5 (2014) ISSN 1366-7017
- pp.785-804 Key stakeholders’ optimal strategy for upgrading water supply facilities in China Wang, J.; Ge, J.; Lu, Q.; Ning, H.
- pp.930-944 Water rate to manage residential water demand with seasonality: peak-load pricing and increasing block rates approach Molinos-Senante, M
- pp.959-972 A brief review of assessment approaches that support evaluation of climate change adaptation options in the water sector Bhave, A.G.; Mishra, A.; Raghuwanshi, N.S.
- ANNALS- NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES VOL 1308; (2014) pp.118-128 Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), environmental enteropathy, nutrition, and early child development: making the links Ngure, F.M.; Reid, B.M.; Humphrey, J.H.; Mbuya, M.N.; Pelto, G.; Stoltzfus, R.J.
- RESOURCES CONSERVATION AND RECYCLING VOL 92; (2014) pp.38-54 Comparison of development scenarios of a black water source-separation sanitation system using life cycle assessment and environmental life cycle costing Thibodeau, C.; Monette, F.; Glaus, M.