Tricia’s snippets 2017-04-20


We are pleased to announce the new WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP) 2017 Thematic Report: Safely Managed Drinking Water. The report considers the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target for universal, equitable access to safely managed drinking water and outlines JMP plans for enhanced monitoring of drinking water in the SDG era. It also examines the availability of data on safely managed drinking water services.

New ‘ladders’ for monitoring drinking water services at home, at school and in health facilities are presented in the report, together with proposals for enhanced monitoring of inequalities and affordability of drinking water services. The WHO/UNICEF JMP 2017 Progress Update and SDG Baseline report will be published at the end of June.

UNICEF (March 2017)

Thirsting for a Future: Water and children in a changing climate

From Water, Sanitation, Hygiene & Health Newsletter No 222 4 April 2017:

WHO/UNICEF Water and Sanitation for Health Facility Improvement Tool (WASH FIT) and Mobile App launched

The tools were launched at a WHO/UNICEF Global Learning Event on WASH in health care facilities, held 28-30 March in Kathmandu. WASH FIT is a risk-based, step-by-step guide to undertaking WASH improvements as part of wider quality improvements in health care facilities. WASH FIT Mobile is an electronic version of the tool which allows easy data entry and analysis. The Mobile App platform, hosted by mWater, includes technical support and real-time trouble-shooting. The WASH FIT guide, and associated training materials, is available on WASH FIT Mobile is available at

MOOC on “Introduction to Faecal Sludge Management’’

Eawag/Sandec, the WHO Collaborating Centre for Sanitation and Water in Developing Countries, is launching a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Introduction to Faecal Sludge Management”, running for five weeks starting on 1 May. The free course, with subtitles in French, Spanish and English, is the fourth in the series ‘’Sanitation, Water, and Solid Waste for Development’.  People can sign up for the course at any time, and join any or all sessions. We invite you to watch the trailer and read more about the course at
From Sanitation Updates:

Ghaziabad administration launches ‘Swachhtagrah’ app to monitor open defecation

Posted: 14 Apr 2017 06:45 AM PDT

May 3, 2017 Webinar: WASH Counts in Healthcare Facilities!

Posted: 13 Apr 2017 10:14 AM PDT

E4C Webinar | Empowering Citizens Through Technology to Reduce Marine Plastic Pollution

Resources from Exploring how to address on-going taboos and silence around MHM for girls in school

Posted: 12 Apr 2017

WSSCC’s first 2017 Webinar session : Inadequate Sanitation and Stress

Posted: 11 Apr 2017 09:24 AM PDT

Webinar – Involving The Private Sector In Increasing Access To Basic Sanitation In Bihar And Abidjan

Posted: 06 Apr 2017 08:43 AM PDT

Discovering sanitation realities through rural immersions

Active trachoma and community use of sanitation, Ethiopia

Posted: 04 Apr 2017

Could alternative sanitation help South Africa’s water security?

Recent WASH research

Posted: 03 Apr 2017

A financially viable and safe solution for managing human waste

Posted: 01 Apr 2017 03:56 AM PDT

SHARE – Understanding Gendered Sanitation Vulnerabilities: A Study in Uttar Pradesh

Posted: 31 Mar 2017 06:18 AM PDT

Unjela Kaleem joins WSSCC as Head of External Affairs, Communications and Coordination

Toilet Accelerator & SaTo toilet products named as finalists in the first-ever World Changing Ideas Awards

Posted: 30 Mar 2017

Duncan Mara – The elimination of open defecation and its adverse health effects: a moral imperative for governments and development professionals

Posted: 29 Mar 2017 06:56 AM PDT

12 ways to turn water from waste to resource – The Guardian

Posted: 28 Mar 2017 09:47 AM PDT

12th SuSanA Thematic Discussion: “Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Schools – A neglected issue”

Posted: 27 Mar 2017 06:17 AM PDT

Wikipedia – World Water Day

World Water Day 2017 publications by USAID, UN Water, WaterAid, Wikipedia and others

Posted: 22 Mar 2017

WASH is a Key Ingredient in Tackling Poverty in Kenya – Global Waters

Treating Wastewater as a Resource – Global Waters

Posted: 21 Mar 2017

World Water Day 2017 – Why Wastewater

Posted: 20 Mar 2017 06:36 AM PDT

Microbiological quality of lettuce (Lactuca sativa) irrigated with wastewater in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and effect of green salads washing methods

The role of nanomaterials as effective adsorbents and their applications in wastewater treatment

Posted: 15 Mar 2017

Simple wastewater treatment system could boost aquaculture

This Device by Filipino Electronics Engineering Students Generates Electricity Out of Wastewater

Scientists harness sunlight to break down wastewater in 20 minutes

Posted: 14 Mar 2017

SuSanA invites you to take part in a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to celebrate World Water Day now

Posted: 12 Mar 2017 06:07 AM PDT

Tender: SuSanA Stakeholder Market Study

WSSCC launches its Strategic Plan for 2017-2020

Posted: 09 Mar 2017 03:32 AM PST

Ushering a new era in sanitation value chain management in India

Posted: 08 Mar 2017 02:42 AM PST

From journal email alerts:

International journal of hygiene and environmental health

ISSN 1438-4639

VOL 220; NUMB 1 (2017)


ISSN 0920-4741

VOL 31; NUMB 6 (2017)


ISSN 0043-1354

VOL 104; (2016)

From email alerts (sanitation in title):