Tricia’s snippets 2016-03-23

March 22nd 2016

To celebrate World Water Day, Oxford University is publishing a new report based on the largest known dataset of urban water payment behaviour to promote sustainable finance in Africa. Based on over 500,000 utility payment records and a survey exceeding 1,000 water users in Dar es Salaam, the report finds:

  • Utility customers value and actively use multiple payment alternatives (water office, point of sale, electronic/mobile), which increase payment frequency and volume;
  • Water offices dominate payment transactions (92%) but electronic and point of sale alternatives complement rather than substitute to improve payment behaviour;
  • People paying at multiple alternatives out-perform all alternatives by frequency of payments (7.6 per year) and average annual revenue ($120);
  • Greater distance to water offices increased electronic payments reducing social costs (travel time, queuing);
  • Socio-economic characteristics (household size, education, employment, gender) did not influence payment behaviours;
  • Limitations arose from a lack of data on metered usage, water quality or reliability: these data would improve understanding of variation in payment behaviours.

You can read the full report here.

From IRC:

Krukkert, I. & Da Silva Wells, C., 2015. How to reach men : the missing link in hygiene promotion. The Hague, the Netherlands: IRC and BRAC. 11 p. : 1 box, 1 tab., photogr

From Sanitation Updates:

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Manual on the Human Rights to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation for Water and Sanitation Practitioners

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Good shit, good business?

Posted: 02 Mar 2016 07:37 AM PST

From email alerts:


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VOL 90; (2016)

pp.44-51 Bacterial communities and their association with the bio-drying of sewage sludge Cai, L.; Chen, T. B.; Gao, D.; Yu, J.

pp.286-293 Presence of helminth eggs in domestic wastewater and its removal at low temperature UASB reactors in Peruvian highlands Yaya-Beas, R. E.; Cadillo-La-Torre, E. A.; Kujawa-Roeleveld, K.; van Lier, J. B.; Zeeman, G.


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pp.57-65 Pathogens and pharmaceuticals in source-separated urine in eThekwini, South Africa Bischel, H. N.; Ozel Duygan, B. D.; Strande, L.; McArdell, C. S.; Udert, K. M.; Kohn, T.

pp.66-73 Fate of the fecal indicator Escherichia coli in irrigation with partially treated wastewater Vergine, P.; Saliba, R.; Salerno, C.; Laera, G.; Berardi, G.; Pollice, A.

pp.124-136 Extreme weather events:Should drinking water quality management systems adapt to changing risk profiles? Khan, S. J.; Deere, D.; Leusch, F. D.; Humpage, A.; Jenkins, M.; Cunliffe, D.

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VOL 544; (2016)

pp.701-710 Assessing arsenic exposure in households using bottled water or point-of-use treatment systems to mitigate well water contamination Smith, A. E.; Lincoln, R. A.; Paulu, C.; Simones, T. L.; Caldwell, K. L.; Jones, R. L.; Backer, L. C


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VOL 545; (2016)

pp.266-279 Fluoride:A naturally-occurring health hazard in drinking-water resources of Northern Thailand Chuah, C. J.; Lye, H. R.; Ziegler, A. D.; Wood, S. H.; Kongpun, C.; Rajchagool, S.


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VOL 550; (2016)

pp.534-546 An insight into the drinking-water access in the health institutions at the Saharawi refugee camps in Tindouf (Algeria) after 40years of conflict Vivar, M.; Pichel, N.; Fuentes, M.; Martinez, F.


JOURNAL OF PRODUCTIVITY ANALYSIS VOL 45; NUMB 2 (2016) pp.215-228 Economies of scale in Peru’s water and sanitation sector Mercadier, A. C.; Cont, W. A.; Ferro, G.

SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH VOL 126; NUMB 2 (2016) pp.673-687 Socioeconomic and Demographic Predictors of Potable Water and Sanitation Access in Ghana Adams, E. A.; Boateng, G. O.; Amoyaw, J. A.

HEALTH POLICY AND PLANNING VOL 30; NUMB 5 (2015) pp.660-674 The cost of a knowledge silo:a systematic re-review of water, sanitation and hygiene interventions Loevinsohn, M.; Mehta, L.; Cuming, K.; Nicol, A.; Cumming, O.; Ensink, J. H.

BMC Public Health Vol. 16; (2016) Complementary school garden, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene interventions to improve children’s nutrition and health status in Burkina Faso and Nepal:a study protocol Erismann, Severine; Shrestha, Akina; Diagbouga, Serge; Knoblauch, Astrid; Gerold, Jana; Herz, Ramona

ENVIRONMENTAL PROCESSES VOL 3; NUMB 1 (2016) pp.217-227 Measurement of Odour in On-Site Sanitation Systems in Low-Income Settings Obeng, P. A.; Oduro-Kwarteng, S.; Keraita, B.; Bregnh?j, H.; Abaidoo, R. C.; Awuah, E.; Konradsen, F

PARASITOLOGY RESEARCH VOL 115; NUMB 3 (2016) pp.1315-1323 Immigrants living in an urban milieu with sanitation in Southern Italy:persistence and transmission of intestinal parasites Gualdieri, L.; Piemonte, M.; Alfano, S.; Maffei, R.; Della Pepa, M. E.; Rinaldi, L.; Galdiero, M.; G

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