Tricia’s snippets 2015-03-02

Apologies for late delivery of this one!

From: Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health Newsletter No 187  24 February 2015

Water quality testing in national household surveys

The WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme has been piloting direct testing of drinking-water quality in nationally representative household surveys. The 2012/13 Ghana Living Standards Survey was the first such survey to be conducted in Africa, and the recently published report shows that nearly half of samples from drinking-water sources, and more than half of samples of water at the household level, contained the faecal indicator bacteria E. coli. Water quality was much better in improved than in unimproved sources, and household water samples were more than twice as likely to be contaminated in rural than in urban areas. JMP has supported similar surveys in Bangladesh, Nepal, Sindh, and Congo, with reports to be published throughout 2015. JMP will make use of such data, along with information from national authorities, in monitoring drinking-water quality in the post-2015 period. (Section 7.10)

Training modules in health-care waste management

A series of training modules on good practices in health-care waste management have been created as part of the Global Health-care Waste Project jointly sponsored by UNDP, the Global Environment Facility, WHO, Health-care Without Harm and the University of Illinois School of Public Health.



From: Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health Newsletter N° 186   10 February 2015

Preventing diarrhoea through better water, sanitation and hygiene: exposures and impacts in low- and middle-income countries

A series of studies, led by WHO in collaboration with 14 leading research institutions, estimates the burden of disease caused by unsafe water, sanitation, and hygiene in 145 low- and middle-income countries.  The study results are summarized in a new report, “Preventing diarrhoea through better water, sanitation and hygiene: exposures and impacts in low- and middle-income countries”. Inadequate drinking water and sanitation are estimated to cause 502 000 and 280 000 diarrhoea deaths, respectively. The most likely estimate of disease burden from inadequate hand hygiene amounts to 297 000 deaths.  In total, 842 000 diarrhoea deaths are estimated to be caused by this cluster of risk factors, which accounts for 1.5% of the total disease burden and 58% of diarrhoeal diseases. In children under five years old, 361 000 deaths could be prevented, representing 5.5% of deaths in that age group.


Just published: Technical Brief on Boil Water

This brief presents the scientific basis for the efficacy of boiling.  Boiling is one of several options to treat water at the point of use to remove or inactivate microbial pathogens, as articulated in WHO’s Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality.


From Sanitation Updates:

Feb/March 2015 selected studies on sanitation, hygiene & handwashing

Posted: 02 Mar 2015 06:53 AM PST

Frontiers of CLTS Issue 4: Sustainability and CLTS- Taking Stock

Posted: 25 Feb 2015 07:34 AM PST

WASHplus Weekly: Focus on WASH & Nutrition

Posted: 20 Feb 2015 07:01 AM PST

Trémolet Consulting – Toilets on Credit, 2015 (video)

Posted: 19 Feb 2015 11:04 AM PST

Pakistan president to open national sanitation conference PACOSAN II

Posted: 14 Feb 2015 12:25 PM PST

Sanitation monitoring – what role for the sanitation ladder? Join the discussion!

Posted: 10 Feb 2015 01:41 AM PST

Copenhagen Consensus Center – WASH targets in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Waterlines, Jan 2015 issue on Menstrual Hygiene Management

Posted: 09 Feb 2015

WaterSHED – Rural Consumer Sanitation Adoption Study in Cambodia

Posted: 06 Feb 2015 06:35 AM PST

World Bank – Promoting Handwashing and Sanitation Evidence from a Large-Scale Randomized Trial in Rural Tanzania

Posted: 02 Feb 2015 11:06 AM PST

Guy Hutton – Why Choosing the Preferred Sanitation Solution Should Be More Like Grocery Shopping

WSP – Economic Assessment of Sanitation Interventions in Southeast Asia: A Six Country Study Conducted in Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, the Philippines, Vietnam and Yunnan Province (China)

Posted: 04 Feb 2015

Presentations from the 3rd International Conference on Faecal Sludge Management

Posted: 30 Jan 2015 09:32 AM PST

SACOSAN returns to Bangladesh in 2016

Posted: 28 Jan 2015 02:39 AM PST


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URBAN WATER JOURNAL -AMSTERDAM THEN LONDON- : Special Issue: Towards more Flood Resilient Cities. Guest Editor: Jorge Leandro

VOL 12; NUMB 1 (2015) ISSN 1573-062X


VOL 29; NUMB 3 (2015) ISSN 0920-4741


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VOL 31; ISSU 1 (2015) ISSN 0790-0627

pp.134-145 Informal water markets and willingness to pay for water: a case study of the urban poor in Chennai City, India Venkatachalam, L.

WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY : Modeling the urban water cycle as part of the city

VOL 70; NUMB 11 (2014) ISSN 0273-1223


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WORLD DEVELOPMENT -OXFORD- VOL 68; (2015) pp.242-253 Realizing the Right to Sanitation in Deprived Urban Communities: Meeting the Challenges of Collective Action, Coproduction, Affordability, and Housing Tenure McGranahan, G.

FOOD AND ENVIRONMENTAL VIROLOGY VOL 7; NUMB 1 (2015) pp.41-48 Norovirus and Rotavirus Survival in Urine Collected from a Public Ecological Sanitation System in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso Makaya, J. M.; Kaplon, J. r.; Fremy, C. l.; Barro, N.; Aho, S.; Pothier, P.; Belliot, G. l.; Traore,

WATER POLICY VOL 16; NUMB 6 (2014) pp.1104-1120 What role for local government in sanitation promotion? Lessons from Tanzania Jimenez, A.; Mtango, F.F.; Cairncross, S.

VETERINARY PARASITOLOGY VOL 207; NUMB 3-4 (2015) pp.241-248 Preliminary evaluation of Community-Led Total Sanitation for the control of Taenia solium cysticercosis in Katete District of Zambia Bulaya, C.; Mwape, K. E.; Michelo, C.; Sikasunge, C. S.; Makungu, C.; Gabriel, S.; Dorny, P.; Phiri,

TROPICAL MEDICINE AND INTERNATIONAL HEALTH VOL 20; NUMB 3 (2015) pp.252-267 Getting the basic rights – the role of water, sanitation and hygiene in maternal and reproductive health: a conceptual framework Campbell, O. M.; Benova, L.; Gon, G.; Afsana, K.; Cumming, O.

TROPICAL MEDICINE AND INTERNATIONAL HEALTH VOL 20; NUMB 3 (2015) pp.284-292 The joint effects of water and sanitation on diarrhoeal disease: a multicountry analysis of the Demographic and Health Surveys Fuller, J. A.; Westphal, J. A.; Kenney, B.; Eisenberg, J. N.