Tricia’s snippets 2016-03-02

A few items of possible interest:

WHO International Scheme to Evaluate Household Water Treatment Technologies Results of Round 1 (2016)

In 2014, WHO established the International Scheme to Evaluate Household Water Treatment Technologies. The Scheme aims to consistently and independently evaluate the performance of household water treatment (HWT) technologies against WHO performance recommendations.                                                                                    This Round I Report of the Scheme is the first ever global assessment of HWT performance, and details the results from a range of HWT technologies including solar, chemical, filtration and ultraviolet (UV). It highlights that of the ten HWT products evaluated, eight were found to meet WHO performance recommendations. The report also recommends specific actions at the national level needed to ensure that health gains from HWT are realized, including strengthening regulation and evaluation of HWT technologies and improving monitoring of use.

OECD publication 2016 – Water governance in cities

UNEP GEMS/Water Supports SDG Implementation, Opens Capacity Development Centre in Ireland   

The UNEP GEMS/Water Capacity Development Centre at University College Cork (UCC) was founded in 2015 to provide global capacity development in water quality monitoring and assessment. The importance of good quality freshwater for health and development have recently been highlighted by the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the associated Sustainable Development Goals. The Centre is working on a programme of activities that will support this Agenda.

Source: Wu, S., Carvalho, P. N., Müller, J. a., Manoj, V. R. & Dong, R. (2016). Sanitation in constructed wetlands: A review on the removal of human pathogens and fecal indicators. Science of The Total Environment, 541, 8– 22. DOI:10.1016/j.scitotenv.20 15.09.047           Constructed wetlands can remove disease-causing bacteria from wastewater, but their performance is highly dependent on the systems they use, a new study shows. Researchers reviewed results from a wide range of studies on constructed wetlands and found that combining different approaches increased removal of bacteria. However, further research and improvement of wetland systems is required to produce water that is safe for reuse

From email alerts:


ISSN 0043-1354

VOL 89; (2016)


ISSN 0043-1354

VOL 88; (2016)


ISSN 0920-4741

VOL 30; NUMB 1 (2016)


ISSN 0048-9697

VOL 542; (2016)


ISSN 0048-9697

VOL 527; (2015)


BMC Public Health Vol. 16; (2016) Are village health sanitation and nutrition committees fulfilling their roles for decentralised health planning and action? A mixed methods study from rural eastern India Srivastava, Aradhana; Gope, Rajkumar; Nair, Nirmala; Rath, Shibanand; Rath, Suchitra; Sinha, Rajesh;

CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES -CHICAGO- VOL 61; SUPP 7 (2015) pp.S685-S702 The Sanitation Hygiene Infant Nutrition Efficacy (SHINE) Trial:Rationale, Design, and Methods

CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES -CHICAGO- VOL 61; SUPP 7 (2015) pp.S716-S725 Using Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Analysis Methods to Assess Household Water Access and Sanitation Coverage in the SHINE Trial Ntozini, R.; Marks, S. J.; Mangwadu, G.; Mbuya, M. N.; Gerema, G.; Mutasa, B.; Julian, T. R.; Schwab

PUBLIC HEALTH -LONDON- SOCIETY OF PUBLIC HEALTH THEN ROYAL INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC HEALTH- VOL 130; (2016) pp.59-63 The public health effects of water and sanitation in selected West African countries Alagidede, P.; Alagidede, A. N.

From Sanitation Updates:

Save the Date! WASH, Women and Welfare: Social Protection from a Gender Perspective

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How well is the world protecting ecosystems and human health?

Posted: 22 Feb 2016 12:13 PM PST launches Water and Sanitation Challenge for India

Posted: 21 Feb 2016 06:24 AM PST

Urban sanitation: a quest for the silver bullet

Posted: 20 Feb 2016 10:18 AM PST

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Voice of America – Millions Shun India’s Innovations in Solving Sanitation Problems

Posted: 18 Feb 2016 11:17 AM PST

UN ESCAP – Demand for household sanitation: The case of India

Posted: 17 Feb 2016 09:03 AM PST

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The snails spreading fever across Africa

David Kariuki – Recovering energy from waste can power Africa

Posted: 11 Feb 2016

USAID & Water Information Survey

Feb 18 Webinar – WASHing away diseases: two hands at a time

Posted: 05 Feb 2016

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USAID solicitation – Sustainable WASH Systems

Posted: 29 Jan 2016 08:07 AM PST


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