Tricia’s snippets 2017-03-21

An interim ‘catch up’ blog!

From Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health Newsletters 220 & 221:

JMP Thematic Report on Safely Managed Drinking Water Services available online

The JMP has published a thematic report, describing plans for monitoring “safely managed drinking water services”, the global indicator for SDG Target 6.1 on drinking water. The first section of the report examines the SDG vision for universal access and the specific language used in the formulation of global targets. New ‘ladders’ for monitoring drinking water services at home, at school and in health facilities are presented, together with proposals for enhanced monitoring of inequalities and affordability. The second section examines the availability of data on the different elements of safely managed drinking water services and discusses challenges associated with combining data from different sources in order to track the progressive elimination of inequalities and global progress towards the SDG target. The report is available from the JMP website:

Publication of the Guidelines for drinking-water quality, fourth edition incorporating the first addendum.

WHO’s Guidelines for drinking-water quality (GDWQ) provide an international reference point for the setting of national or regional regulations and standards for drinking-water quality to protect public health. This first addendum updates the fourth edition of the GDWQ to reflect new evidence and provide additional explanations to support better understanding and application of the guidance.

For more information, visit:

Journal of Water and Health

WHO and IWA Publishing collaborate in the Journal of Water and Health (

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

Psychosocial impacts of the lack of access to water and sanitation in low- and middle-income countries: a scoping review  Elijah Bisung; Susan J. Elliott

Accuracy, precision, usability, and cost of portable silver test methods for ceramic filter factories  Rhiana D. Meade; Anna L. Murray; Anjuliee M. Mittelman; Justine Rayner; Daniele S. Lantagne

Ceramic pot filters lifetime study in coastal Guatemala  Salvinelli; A. C. Elmore; B. R. García Hernandez; K. D. Drake

From Sanitation Updates:

Ushering a new era in sanitation value chain management in India

Posted: 08 Mar 2017 02:42 AM PST

The world can’t wait for sewers: Is container-based sanitation a viable answer to the global sanitation crisis?

Posted: 07 Mar 2017 02:36 AM PST

Death-trap toilets: the hidden dangers of Mumbai’s poorest slums

The Future Of Humanitarianism

Environmental Pollution Kills 1.7 Million Children Under Five Every Year

Posted: 06 Mar 2017

A WASH in Schools bibliography

Posted: 03 Mar 2017 11:20 AM PST

Recently published handwashing studies

Posted: 02 Mar 2017 06:24 AM PST

Local governance and sanitation: Eight lessons from Uganda

Posted: 28 Feb 2017 08:25 AM PST

USAID Launches Municipal Waste Recycling Program in Southeast Asia

Recent WASH research

WASH and the Systems Approach

Posted: 22 Feb 2017

Announcing WSSCC’s 2017 Webinar Series #1: Sanitation-related Psychosocial Stress and the Effects on Women and Girls

Posted: 21 Feb 2017 06:44 AM PST


From journal email alerts:

Development in practice

ISSN 0961-4524

VOL 26; NUMB 3 (2016)


ISSN 0920-4741

VOL 31; NUMB 3 (2017)

From email alerts (sanitation in the title):