Tricia’s snippets 2016-10-10

The IWA Manual on the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation for Practitioners

The Manual will be launched at the IWA World Water Congress in Brisbane, in October 2016, however it is available now for free download at


IWA Publishing is pleased to announce that as of 2017 the Journal of Water Reuse and Desalination (JWRD) will be fully Open Access.

From Water, Sanitation , Hygiene and Health Newsletter No 214 Sept 27 2016:

Sign up for a free MOOC series on “Planning & Design of Sanitation Systems and Technologies”

Eawag-Sandec in collaboration with EPFL, the World Bank-WSP and the WHO are launching a revamped online course on urban sanitation.  The course is free and includes a new module on Sanitation Safety Planning by WHO. The first  session runs from 17 Oct – 27 Nov 2016 with a workload of 4 – 6 hours/week. Students receive a certificate of accomplishment on completion of the course.

Watch the trailer at the eawag watch the trailer and sign up to study in English or French (with subtitles available in Hindi and Spanish).

Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development (

The Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development is a peer-reviewed journal devoted to the dissemination of high-quality information on the science, policy and practice of drinking-water supply, sanitation and hygiene at local, national and international levels.

Click on the links below to view abstracts of the papers included in the latest issue of the journal:

The all-inclusive sustainable development goals: the WASH professional’s guide (or should that be ‘nightmare’?) Duncan Mara

Faecal contamination and Microcystis in drinking-water sources of rural Cambodia using PCR and culture-based methods Audrey R. Matteson, Alexandria K. Graves, Ann M. Hall, Dina Kuy, and Matthew L. Polizzotto

Investigating the management of unaccounted for water for Lilongwe Water Board, Malawi Michael M. Harawa, Zvikomborero Hoko, Shepherd Misi, and Sinos Maliano

Zinc removal from aqueous solution using novel adsorbent MISCBA Ibrahim Umar Salihi, Shamsul Rahman Muhamed Kutty, Muhamed Hasnain Isa, and Nasir Aminu

Development and evaluation of a small scale water disinfection system Dorcas Alfa, Sudesh Rathilal, V. L. Pillay, Kumnandi Pikwa, and Martha N. Chollom

Multi-criteria analysis applied to the selection of drinking water sources in developing countries: a case study of Cali, Colombia Juan Pablo Gutiérrez, Luis Germán Delgado, Doris van Halem, Peter Wessels, and Luuk C. Rietveld

Three-phase approach to improve deep groundwater supply availability in the Elidar district of Afar region of Ethiopia Godfrey and G. Hailemichael

A novel approach for providing potable water in rural Sodwana Bay, northern Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa J. Simonis and A. Nweze

OPEN ACCESS ARTICLE: Looking beyond headline indicators: water and sanitation services in small towns in Ethiopia Marieke Adank, John Butterworth, Sam Godfrey, and Michael Abera

Sustainability evaluation of a primary school rainwater demonstration project in Tanzania Tulinave Burton Mwamila, Moo Young Han, and Soyoon Kum

Pump it up: making single-pit emptying safer in rural Bangladesh Soumya Balasubramanya, Barbara Evans, Rizwan Ahmed, Ahasan Habib, N. S. M. Asad, Luan Vuong, Mominur Rahman, Mahmudul Hasan, Digbijoy Dey, and Miller Camargo-Valero

Inactivation of Ascaris eggs and Salmonella spp. in faecal sludge by treatment with urea and ammonia solution Fidjeland, A. Nordin, and B. Vinnerås

Fecal sludge-derived pellet fertilizer in maize cultivation Surendra K. Pradhan, Josiane Nikiema, Olufunke O. Cofie, Helvi Heinonen-Tanski, and Pay Drechsel

Utilization rates, water demand and wastewater characteristics of a shared sanitation facility in North Namibia Müller, P. Cornel, and A. Nashilongo

Understanding the drivers of sanitation behaviour in riverine communities of Niger Delta, Nigeria: the case of Odi and Kaiama communities D. Sample, B. E. Evans, M. A. Camargo-Valero, N. G. Wright, and T. G. Leton

National Water Operators’ Partnerships: a promising instrument for capacity development? Tutusaus and K. Schwartz

Domestic wastewater treatment with a decentralized, simple technology biomass concentrator reactor Andrea G. Capodaglio and Arianna Callegari

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From Sanitation Updates:

Using a CLTS approach in peri-urban and urban areas

Indian medical students use pads and poems to tackle period taboos

Anticipating the next wave of eLearning in the WASH sector Oct 6, 2016 – SuSanA Forum

Live Q&A: Menstruation is keeping girls out of school – what can we do?

Want to engage with wetland communities? Start with sanitation!

Join the thematic discussion on applied research in water, sanitation and hygiene

No evidence that current sanitation interventions stop faecal exposure

Posted: 07 Oct 2016

The Inspiring Story of How Sikkim Became India’s Cleanest State

EAWAG E-learning: Planning & Design of Sanitation Systems and Technologies

Women waste pickers: living conditions, work, and health

Posted: 06 Oct 2016

Superbugs 1, the world 0

Investing in early childhood development essential to helping more children and communities thrive, new Lancet Series finds

Childhood stunting can cut future earnings by up to a quarter

How can we reach an SDG target when we’re moving in the wrong direction?

Posted: 05 Oct 2016

Sustainable Sanitation Alliance – Thematic Online Discussion: “Integrating sectors to address the holistic needs of children – how and when to integrate?”

Posted: 04 Oct 2016 06:55 AM PDT

Better Data Helps Defeat Diarrhea and Could Save Half a Million Kids – But We Need to Act Fast

Better Nutrition Alone Won’t Stop Stunting, Study Says

What numbers tell us about Open Defecation in India

Posted: 03 Oct 2016 12:12 PM PDT

Water, sanitation, and hygiene must be the first lines of defence against antimicrobial resistance

Posted: 30 Sep 2016 07:06 AM PDT

Eight ideas to fund access to water and toilets for all by 2030

Posted: 27 Sep 2016 08:10 AM PDT

SuSanA webinar: Anticipating the next wave of eLearning in the WASH sector, Thursday October 6th 2016 at 13:00 BST (London time)

Posted: 27 Sep 2016 11:49 PM PDT

The Netherlands announces $50 million contribution to WSSCC for global sanitation coverage

Posted: 23 Sep 2016 02:51 AM PDT

Recent WASH related research

Posted: 20 Sep 2016 12:09 PM PDT

Sustainable Sanitation Alliance – Thematic Online Discussion: “Managing WASH in Schools – Is the Education Sector Ready?”

Posted: 19 Sep 2016 04:47 AM PDT


3 papers authored by Dr Samuel Godfrey (PhD) Chief Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) UNICEF Ethiopia:

S. Godfrey and G. Hailemichael (2016) Three-phase approach to improve deep groundwater supply availability in the Elidar district of Afar region of Ethiopia, (also included in Newsletter above)

Tomohiko Morita, Samuel Godfrey and Christine Marie George  (2016) Systematic review of evidence on the effectiveness of safe child faeces disposal interventions, Trop Med Int Health. doi:10.1111/tmi.12773

Marieke Adank, John Butterworth, Samuel Godfrey and Michael Abera (2016) Looking beyond headline indicators: water and sanitation services in small towns in Ethiopia, (also included in Newsletter above)

From email alerts:

Development in practice

ISSN 0961-4524

VOL 26; NUMB 7 (2016)

From email alerts with sanitation in the title: