Monthly Archives: October 2012

  • New Global World Toilet Day campaign is launched – Do you Give A Shit?

    October 16, 2012

    Water, Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) WaterSan Perspective October 16, 2012 Do you Give A Shit? This is the tagline of the new global World Toilet Day campaign put together by the Water, Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and the World Toilet Organization (WTO). It’s slightly controversial. Very straight talking and means serious […]

  • Nanyuki Town Water Supply: A Pride to Its Residents

    October 15, 2012

    Sarah Tumwebaze and Joseph Ngome October 15, 2012 Unlike other cities and towns in Kenya that experience acute water shortage daily, Nanyuki town residents are a happier lot. They have smiling faces because their water supply is running every day and they receive adequate and clean water for their domestic use and other industrial purposes. […]

  • EU-Funded Water and Sanitation Projects in Africa Not Sustainable, Say Auditors

    October 14, 2012

    Newton Sibanda October 14, 2012 The majority of the water and sanitation projects funded by the European Union (EU) in six African countries are not sustainable, says the European Court of Auditors (ECA). The European Commission (EC) maintains that most of the audited projects were approved before it had implemented quality control reforms. The ECA)- […]

  • Zambia: Eastern Water Procures Water Meters

    October 6, 2012

    Julius Mandaliza Phiri October 06, 2012 Eastern Water and Sewerage Company Limited has procured 1,000 water meters at the cost of K234, 704,230 Managing Director, Mr Wamuwi Changani has confirmed the procurement. Mr Changani says water meters had already arrived in the country and had been distributed to districts. He notes that the water meters […]

  • Gates Foundation Intensifies Sanitation Funding

    October 6, 2012

    WaterSan Prospective October 6, 2012 The Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is inviting innovators to send letters of inquiry for round 3 of the Reinvent The Toilet Challenge. Successful applicants will receive grants to design, prototype and test on-site, self-contained sanitation modules for individual families or neighbourhoods. Self-contained […]

  • Re-Inventing Toilet Talk in India with Cricket and Bollywood

    October 6, 2012

    Cliff Abenaitwe October 06, 2012 India is taking sanitation to another level thanks to the campaign Nirmal Bharat Yatra (NBY) a brain child of WASH United and Quicksand Design Studio. This campaign focuses on the utilization of three different but popular stake holders in India (cricket, Bollywood and government) to drum support for sanitation and […]

  • Tanzania: Ecotourism – A Better Option for Communities Living Around Lake Natron

    October 2, 2012

    Mary Mwendwa in Tanzania October 02, 2012 Local communities in Northern Tanzania stand a chance of economic gain though ecotourism than the proposed soda ash mining at Lake Natron, a study reveals. A new Cost Benefit Analysis report projects that the return on investment over the next 50 years would translate in a loss of […]