From WHO Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health Newsletter No 216 (01 Nov 2016):
Sanitation coverage and child health
New research by WHO scientists indicates that the impact of sanitation on health may have been significantly underestimated. The new analysis, published this week in PLoS ONE, shows that when improved sanitation coverage increases from approximately 20 to 70 per cent, there is little impact on child health. Above this threshold, increasing sanitation coverage has a large impact on reducing child deaths from diarrhoea and other causes. The study was done using national-level data, but a number of studies using local-level coverage data show similar results. The implication is that the biggest health gains will be realized when entire communities use improved sanitation services.
Read the full Open Access article at http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0164571
Iodine or bromine as a drinking-water disinfectant: draft documents now available for public review
WHO has recently developed draft documents on iodine and bromine as drinking-water disinfectants, with a particular focus on their efficacy and toxicity. These draft documents are now available for public review. Comments on these background documents should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The closing date for receiving comments is 16 December 2016. For more information, please visit: http://www.who.int/entity/water_sanitation_health/water-quality/guidelines/chemicals/iodine-and-bromine/en/index.html
Open Water Journal
At the recent IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition in Brisbane, IWA Publishing was pleased to launch a brand new Open Access publication. The Open Water Journal will be a high quality source for the latest peer-reviewed articles on international water research: fundamental science, application and technology and impact of societal and political and economic factors. This will include research papers, critical reviews and short communications.
OWJ is excited to be embracing the age of Open Access, providing a valuable new resource for the global water community of today and tomorrow.
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From The Water Network Newsletter 08 November 2016:
From Sanitation Updates:
USAID Sanitation Service Delivery – Addressing Shared Fecal Sludge Containment Needs in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
WSUP -Webinar: A toilet in every compound – what we’ve learned so far from Kumasi and Accra, Ghana
New nanotechnology to produce sustainable, clean water for developing nations – National Science Foundation
Meet David Auerbach of Sanergy: Tackling sustainable sanitation in urban slums
Guide to Community Engagement in WASH: A practitioner’s guide, based on lessons from Ebola
Effects of microplastics in sewage sludge on soils ‘overlooked’
Posted: 09 Nov 2016
Which way’s up? – a closer look at the sanitation ladder
The Toxic Legacy of 4.3 Million Flammable Samsung Smartphones
Philippines: Results of an end-line evaluation of a large scale UNICEF water, sanitation and hygiene typhoon recovery programme
The Perils of Writing about Toilets in India
Opinion: Climate change is a threat and an opportunity for water and sanitation
Risk Factors for Childhood Stunting in 137 Developing Countries: A Comparative Risk Assessment Analysis at Global, Regional, and Country Levels
Posted: 08 Nov 2016
Sustainable Sanitation Alliance: Grant of $2.7 million to supercharge sustainable sanitation knowledge platform
Posted: 04 Nov 2016
Baby Diaper Market in Middle East and Africa to Grow at an Impressive CAGR of Almost 12%
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 09:11 AM PDT
Cambodian street pickers turn waste into survival profits
Targeting urban sanitation – looking behind aggregated city-level data
Global Waters, October 2016 – USAID
Microplastics in agricultural soils: A reason to worry?
Posted: 31 Oct 2016
Linking WASH to other development sectors – Thematic discussion: 24th October – 12th November 2016
Posted: 27 Oct 2016 02:01 AM PDT
Can collective action strategies motivate behavior change to reduce open defecation in rural India?
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 11:41 AM PDT
Antibiotic waste is polluting India and China’s rivers; big pharma must act
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 09:01 AM PDT
Use public money to fund Africa’s water and sewerage systems
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 08:37 AM PDT
From email alerts (sanitation in title):
- Ecquid novi VOL 35; NUMB 2 (2014) pp.40-57 Reality effect or media effect? Television’s moulding of the environmental sanitation agenda in Ghana Ofori-Parku, S. Senyo
- American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene VOL 95; NUMB 4 (2016) pp.925-927 Chiengi District, Zambia open defecation free after 1 year of community-led total sanitation Zimba, Rabson; Ngulube, Vernon; Lukama, Chinyama; Manangi, Abel; Tiwari, Amy; Osbert, Nicolas;
- Indian forester VOL 142; NUMB 9 (2016) pp.862-870 Ecosan (ecological sanitation) based agroforestry for boosting rural livelihoods Quli, S. M. S.; Islam, M. A.; Singh, P. K.
More journal email alerts:
Development in practice
VOL 24; NUMB 5-6 (2014)
- pp.722-734 Water tariff conflict resolution through indigenous participation in tri-water sector partnerships:Dalun cluster communities in northern Ghana Galaa, Sylvester Zackaria; Bukari, Francis Issahaku Malongza
SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT
VOL 565; (2016)
- pp.984-993 Estimation of illicit drug use in the main cities of Colombia by means of urban wastewater analysis Bijlsma, L.; Botero-Coy, A. M.; Rincon, R. J.; Pe?uela, G. A.; Hernandez, F. l.
- pp.1192-1200 Fate of cyanobacteria in drinking water treatment plant lagoon supernatant and sludge Pestana, C. J.; Reeve, P. J.; Sawade, E.; Voldoire, C. F.; Newton, K.; Praptiwi, R.; Collingnon, L.;
SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT
VOL 566; (2016)
- pp.368-377 Multilevel modeling of retention and disinfection efficacy of silver nanoparticles on ceramic water filters Mikelonis, A. M.; Lawler, D. F.; Passalacqua, P.
- pp.454-462 Wastewater-based assessment of regional and temporal consumption patterns of illicit drugs and therapeutic opioids in Croatia Krizman, I.; Senta, I.; Ahel, M.; Terzic, S
- pp.1014-1022 Microbial contamination along the main open wastewater and storm water channel of Hanoi, Vietnam, and potential health risks for urban farmers Fuhrimann, S.; Pham-Duc, P.; Cisse, G. l.; Tram, N. T.; Thu Ha, H.; Dung, D. T.; Ngoc, P.; Nguyen-Vi
- pp.1535-1544 Septic systems as hot-spots of pollutants in the environment:Fate and mass balance of micropollutants in septic drainfields Yang, Y. Y.; Toor, G. S.; Wilson, P. C.; Williams, C. F.
- pp.1660-1669 Occurrence, removal and environmental risk assessment of pharmaceuticals and personal care products in rural wastewater treatment wetlands Chen, Y.; Vymazal, J.; Brezinova, T.; Kozeluh, M.; Kule, L. r.; Huang, J.; Chen, Z.
VOL 101; (2016)
- pp.84-94 Evaluation of virus removal efficiency of coagulation-sedimentation and rapid sand filtration processes in a drinking water treatment plant in Bangkok, Thailand Asami, T.; Katayama, H.; Torrey, J. R.; Visvanathan, C.; Furumai, H.