Tricia’s snippets 2017-01-17

This edition takes us to just before Christmas. Nearly caught up!


‘Sanitation and hygiene behaviour change at scale: Understanding slippage’ is a new reflection paper published by WSSCC’s Global Sanitation Fund. Slippage is a phenomenon that refers to a community’s return to previous unhygienic behaviours, or the inability of some or all community members to continue to meet all ODF criteria. The paper explores how to discern slippage nuances and patterns, strategies to address, pre-empt and mitigate it, as well as alternative monitoring systems that capture the complexity of slippage more fully. Download the paper in English or French or read the article on

From The Water Network:

Israeli Solar Desalination Process Cuts Energy Costs by 90%

Israeli ​startup ​TSD (Tethys ​Solar ​Desalination)​ plans to ​revolutionize ​the process ​with a low-cost,​ off-grid, ​scalable, and ​environmentally ​friendly module ​technology ​using only the ​power of the ​sun.


From Sanitation Updates:

WASH Benefits studies published in 2016

Oxford researchers say African girls need just two things to stay in school

What is the evidence on top-down and bottom-up approaches in improving access to water, sanitation and electricity services in low-income or informal settlements?

Implementer’s Guide to Lime Stabilization for Septage Management in the Philippines

Posted: 22 Dec 2016

What Sanitation Successes and Innovations Have You Seen This Year?

The social life of infectious diseases

Why Invisible Power and Structural Violence Persist in the Water Domain

Recycling sewage into drinking water is no big deal. They’ve been doing it in Namibia for 50 years

Posted: 21 Dec 2016

RWSN webinar – A tool for Monitoring the Scaling up of Water and Sanitation Technologies (TAF)

The Sanitation-Education Connection: What’s a toilet worth in Kenya?

Slum health is not urban health: why we must distinguish between the two

Recent sanitation/WASH studies

Posted: 20 Dec 2016

DfID aid reviews – what do they mean for water, sanitation and hygiene?

Posted: 15 Dec 2016 08:33 AM PST

A Photographer’s Journey Into Haiti’s Cholera Crisis – National Geographic

South Africa: Innovative decentralised wastewater system offers massive water and energy-saving benefits

Posted: 14 Dec 2016

The Community Incentive Model: Towards an Open Defecation Free Chhattisgarh

Why Embracing Slow Fashion Could Reduce Pressure On The Natural World

Case studies in blended finance for water and sanitation

Menstrual hygiene management among adolescent schoolgirls in low- and middle-income countries: research priorities

Posted: 13 Dec 2016

Thematic Discussion: Integrating sectors to address the holistic needs of children

Posted: 12 Dec 2016 12:10 PM PST

Household sanitation facilities and women’s risk of non-partner sexual violence in India

Assessment of Macro-Level Socioeconomic Factors That Impact Waterborne Diseases: The Case of Jordan

SuSanA monthly webinar: Climate change and the water cycle: decarbonizing the water and wastewater sector -Thurs 15 Dec, 13:00 BST (London time)

Posted: 09 Dec 2016

Smells of Success

Challenges and opportunities for inclusive and sustainable WASH

Posted: 07 Dec 2016

‘Taking a Shit While Riding a Horse’: Comic Decodes Train Toilets

The Nano Membrane Toilet – new funding and video

Google Maps will soon help people find clean toilets

Posted: 02 Dec 2016

New WHO estimates on stunting; Dec 2016 WASH studies

Catalytic programming for scale and sustainability

Posted: 01 Dec 2016

Consultancy call: Evaluation of Urban WASH Sector Functionality in WSUP Programme Countries, 2016-2020

Posted: 30 Nov 2016 10:22 AM PST

From email alerts (sanitation in the title):

From journal email alerts:

Water science and technology library

ISSN 0921-092X

VOL 73; (2016)