Tricia’s snippets 2015-10-21

Rather a large backlog of Sanitation Updates this time!

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From Sanitation Updates:

Not just another day

Posted: 15 Oct 2015 02:04 AM PDT

SuSanA and IRC online thematic discussion: Sustainable urban sanitation – moving forward

Posted: 13 Oct 2015 04:40 AM PDT

Learning, progress and innovation: Sanitation and hygiene promotion in Madagascar

Posted: 12 Oct 2015 05:16 AM PDT

Plan International – Testing CLTS Approaches for Scalability: Indonesia Learning Brief

Posted: 09 Oct 2015 07:53 AM PDT

Oct 2015 WASH studies on toilets and health and other topics

Posted: 06 Oct 2015 09:48 AM PDT

Innovative WASH interventions to prevent cholera

Posted: 02 Oct 2015 07:15 AM PDT

Posted: 30 Sep 2015

WASHplus Survey on Private Sector Support for WASH in Schools

Boosting dialogue on sanitation and hygiene behaviour change and sustainability: WSSCC and SuSanA launch online learning event

Posted: 25 Sep 2015

Plan International – Testing CLTS Approaches for Scalability: Lao PDR Learning Brief

Posted: 24 Sep 2015 11:32 AM PDT

SuSanA and WSSCC online thematic discussion: Sanitation and hygiene behaviour change programming and sustainability

Posted: 21 Sep 2015 07:31 AM PDTg

Handwashing practices added as new risk factor in latest Global Burden of Disease study

Posted: 18 Sep 2015 07:15 AM PDT

Achievements and constraints of public finance for water and sanitation in Kenya. Interview with Samson Shivaji, CEO of KEWASNET

Posted: 17 Sep 2015 08:22 AM PDT

New Blog! Putting the spotlight on tough financing choices: the Batunga Toilet Challenge role play

Posted: 10 Sep 2015 04:26 AM PDT

NEW! Finance Brief 6: The UK Public Works Loans Board: central government loans for local government investment. By Richard Franceys

Posted: 09 Sep 2015 03:17 AM PDT

Survey on sanitation in flood-prone areas – George Washington University

Posted: 03 Sep 2015 07:58 AM PDT

From:  Science for Environment Policy, Issue 427 

Disease-causing bacteria made more resilient by standard water disinfection practices Halogenated nitrogenous disinfection by-products (N-DBPs) in water increase bacterial resistance to antibiotics, new research shows. The study found that a strain of bacteria which can cause disease in humans, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, increased its resistance to a range of different antibiotics by an average of 5.5 times after the bacteria were exposed to chemicals which form as by-products of common water treatment procedures. The results highlight the risks to public health which these currently unregulated by-products may cause. (more…)   Download article (PDF)

 

 Launch of the OECD report:

 Water Resources Governance in Brazil

The report was launched on 2 September 2015 in Brasilia, Brazil by Luiz De Mello, Deputy-Director for Governance and Territorial Development, OECD in the presence of Vicente Andreu, President of the National Water Agency, Francisco Gaetani, Executive Secretary of the Ministry for Environment, Ambassador José Antônio Marcondes de Carvalho, representing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and 100+ Brazilian stakeholders from public, private and non-profit sectors.

 

Summary

Water is abundant in Brazil, but unevenly distributed across regions. Remarkable progress has been achieved since the 1997 National Water Law; but economic, climate and urbanisation trends generate threats that may jeopardize national growth and development. The consequences are particularly acute in regions where tensions across water users already exist or are likely to grow.

The report is the result of a Policy Dialogue with more than 100 stakeholders at different levels in Brazil. It assesses the performance of Brazil’s water governance and suggests policy recommendations for strengthening the co-ordination between federal and state water policies and for setting up more robust water allocation regimes that can better cope with future risks. The report concludes with an action plan, which suggests concrete milestones and champion institutions to implement those recommendations.