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. https://www.ucc.ie/en/gemscdc/
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
http://ac.els-cdn.com/S0048969715307075/1-s2.0-S0048969715307075-main.pdf?_tid=6b8b8d40-e082-11e5-865a-00000aab0f02&acdnat=1456928826_eeb2929a41cb141e44203dca7aafb5da 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:
VOL 89; (2016)
- pp.9-19 Life cycle assessment of water supply alternatives in water-receiving areas of the South-to-North Water Diversion Project in China Li, Y.; Xiong, W.; Zhang, W.; Wang, C.; Wang, P.
- pp.87-106 Desalination and sustainability – An appraisal and current perspective Gude, V. G.
VOL 88; (2016)
- pp.719-727 Evolution of strategic risks under future scenarios for improved utility master plans Luis, A.; Lickorish, F.; Pollard, S.
- pp.777-785 A comparative assessment of intensive and extensive wastewater treatment technologies for removing emerging contaminants in small communities Matamoros, V. c.; Rodriguez, Y.; Albaiges, J.
- pp.912-922 A modeling approach to estimate the solar disinfection of viral indicator organisms in waste stabilization ponds and surface waters Kohn, T.; Mattle, M. J.; Minella, M.; Vione, D.
- pp.923-932 Are sanitation interventions a threat to drinking water supplies in rural India? An application of tryptophan-like fluorescence Sorensen, J. P.; Sadhu, A.; Sampath, G.; Sugden, S.; Dutta Gupta, S.; Lapworth, D. J.; Marchant, B.
- pp.972-980 When water saving limits recycling:Modelling economy-wide linkages of wastewater use Luckmann, J.; Grethe, H.; McDonald, S.
WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT -DORDRECHT-
VOL 30; NUMB 1 (2016)
- pp.315-329 Privatising Water Utilities and User Perception of Tap Water Quality:Evidence from Spanish Urban Water Services Garcia-Rubio, M. A.; Tortajada, C.; Gonzalez-Gomez, F.
SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT
VOL 542; (2016)
- pp.93-101 BPA and NP removal from municipal wastewater by tropical horizontal subsurface constructed wetlands Toro-Velez, A. F.; Madera-Parra, C. A.; Pe?a-Varon, M. R.; Lee, W. Y.; Bezares- Cruz, J. C.; Walker,
- pp.854-863 Septic tank discharges as multi-pollutant hotspots in catchments Richards, S.; Paterson, E.; Withers, P. J.; Stutter, M.
SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT
VOL 527; (2015)
- pp.540-551 A critical review of arsenic exposures for Bangladeshi adults Joseph, T.; Dubey, B.; McBean, E. A.
- pp.552-560 Human health risk assessment from arsenic exposures in Bangladesh Joseph, T.; Dubey, B.; McBean, E. A.
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
Posted: 26 Feb 2016 06:59 AM PST
- Plan International and the Water Institute at UNC Findings on CLTS
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Posted: 25 Feb 2016
- Please let us hear from you!
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Posted: 24 Feb 2016
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Posted: 23 Feb 2016
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Posted: 22 Feb 2016 12:13 PM PST
Water.org 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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Posted: 19 Feb 2016
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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Posted: 16 Feb 2016
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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Posted: 04 Feb 2016
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Posted: 02 Feb 2016
USAID solicitation – Sustainable WASH Systems
Posted: 29 Jan 2016 08:07 AM PST
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Posted: 27 Jan 2016