Tricia’s snippets 2016-08-03

Now checked to the end of July – apologies for the formatting hiccup in the middle!

From Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health Newsletter No 207, 13 Jul 2016: 

Launch of Protecting surface water for health: identifying, assessing and managing drinking-water quality risks in surface-water catchments

Protecting surface water for health provides a structured approach to the assessment and management of drinking-water quality related risks in surface-water catchments. The publication will support the development and application of water safety planning where source-water protection is a key element in the provision of safe drinking-water. The publication was launched on 13 July at Singapore International Water Week, and can be downloaded from

Launch of Quantitative microbial risk assessment: application for water safety management

This publication synthesizes the current knowledge on quantitative microbial risk assessment (QMRA) to facilitate its application in the practice of water supply, water reuse and water recreation to support the management of risks associated with faecal pathogens in the water-related context. The launch of this publication took place on 13 July at Singapore International Water Week. The publication can be downloaded from

New Water Safety Portal website

The International Water Association/WHO online platform, Water Safety Portal has been revamped following a recent upgrade to the website. The Water Safety Portal aims to support the implementation of Water Safety Plans (WSPs) for the WSP community to share their experiences and resources and keep up-to-date with upcoming news and events. To browse a host of WSP resources including case studies, training materials, tools and much more, visit


From CASWT Newsletter July 2016:

New biosand filter videos







From email alerts:


ISSN 0048-9697

VOL 557; (2016)

Water international

ISSN 0250-8060

VOL 41; NUMB 4 (2016)

Whole issue devoted to the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD)

International journal of water resources development

ISSN 0790-0627

VOL 32; NUMB 5 (2016)

International journal of water resources development

ISSN 0790-0627

VOL 32; NUMB 3 (2016)

Development in practice

ISSN 0961-4524

VOL 25; NUMB 8 (2015)


ISSN 0048-9697

VOL 543; (2016)



From Sanitation Updates:

5 lessons to manage fecal sludge better

SHARE – PhD in Brief: How effective is sanitation in preventing environmental contamination?

SHARE – Introducing Our New Partner – CIDRZ

EIC Outrage: The Sanitation Solution

Private sector engagement in sanitation and hygiene: Exploring roles across the sanitation chain

Gift a toilet to your sister in UP’s Firozabad and become Bhai No 1

World Hepatitis Day, 28 July 2016

WHO – Trachoma fact sheet

Posted: 28 Jul 2016

Final reports from the USAID WASHplus Project

Posted: 26 Jul 2016 06:26 AM PDT

Sanitation investments in Ghana: An ethnographic investigation of the role of tenure security, land ownership and livelihoods

Posted: 25 Jul 2016 11:21 AM PDT

Can you spend too much on sanitation?

Posted: 23 Jul 2016 01:38 AM PDT

Monitoring Africa’s sanitation commitments

Posted: 23 Jul 2016 01:21 AM PDT

Enabling factors for the existence of waste pickers: A systematic review

Improving the quality of public toilet services in Kumasi

The 10 Most Innovative Health Technologies Saving Millions In The Developing World

Penn project aims to stop open defecation by changing social norms

Posted: 21 Jul 2016

A tale of clean cities: Insights for planning urban sanitation from Kumasi, Ghana

Posted: 20 Jul 2016 11:00 AM PDT

The Dawn of a Sanitation Revolution in India – World Bank

Policy Guidance Manual on Wastewater Management with a Special Emphasis on Decentralized Wastewater Treatment Systems.

Refreshing Africa’s future: prospects for achieving universal WASH access by 2030

High-Resolution Spatial Distribution and Estimation of Access to Improved Sanitation in Kenya

Posted: 18 Jul 2016

Sustainable Sanitation for All: Experiences, challenges, and innovations

(hard copy versions of the above now available in WEDC Resources Centre)

Learning from Sustained Success: How Community-Driven Initiatives to Improve Urban Sanitation Can Meet the Challenges

Posted: 15 Jul 2016

USAID Joins 100,000 Women in India to Bring Dignity, Safety, and Health to a City of Two Million

UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) 2016/2017 Cycle

Posted: 14 Jul 2016

3 steps to improve rural sanitation in India – a pathway to scale and sustainability

Sundara Fund: Attacking Hygiene Inequality Through Innovative Hand-Washing

Fecal sludge management is the elephant in the room, but we have developed tools to help

India – 328 children below 5 die of diarrhoea daily

Posted: 12 Jul 2016


Nudging and Habit Change for Open Defecation: New Tactics from Behavioral Science

22nd Meeting of the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA)

Links to selected 2015 WEDC conference papers on sanitation

Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern: UNEP Frontiers 2016 Report

Posted: 11 Jul 2016


iDE Shares Lessons Learned in Building Markets for Sanitation

Last issue of the WASHplus Weekly

Process Evaluation of the National Sanitation Campaign of Tanzania

WASH in Health Care Facilities: Global Strategy, Burden of Disease, and Evidence and Action Priorities

Intra-Household Access to WASH in Uganda and Zambia – Do Variations Exist?

Posted: 08 Jul 2016

PMA2020 WASH Brief on Indonesia

Toilets That Turn Urine Into Electricity To Be Installed In Refugee Camps

Shifting the perspective: how urban CLTS can contribute to achieving universal access to sanitation

Trash and treasure in Brazil’s Jóquei landfill – in pictures

Calgary artist’s potty humour artwork aims to lift lid on world sanitation issues

Duncan Mara – Disease Priorities in Zambia

Posted: 07 Jul 2016

Laying the Groundwork to Scale Up Sanitation Marketing in Ethiopia

Beyond Survival: The Case for Investing in Young Children Globally

Drivers of sustained hygiene behaviour change: A case study from mid-western Nepal

Environmental Transmission of Diarrheal Pathogens in Low and Middle Income Countries

Posted: 06 Jul 2016

Handwashing, sanitation and family planning practices are the strongest underlying determinants of child stunting in rural India

Testing the Implementation Potential of Resource Recovery and Reuse Business Models

Beyond hardware: how a portable sink can inspire behaviour change

Scientists put $177 billion price tag on cost of poor child growth

Positive Progress: 3 Trends in Wastewater Treatment

Posted: 05 Jul 2016