The SPLASH Sanitation Programme aims to address urban sanitation challenges at scale in in sub-Saharan Africa by developing solutions that focus on the entire sanitation service delivery chain. The research programme is funded by the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC), the Department for International Development (DFID), Ministrère des Affaires Étangères et Européenes (MAEE), Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Data is the new water: Data revolution to ensure no one is left behind and achieve SDG 6
As countries across the world increasingly experience water scarcity, the ‘water-is-the-new-oil’ adage has come to the fore thousand times. So too has ‘data-is-the-new-oil’, this time to reflect the immense commercial value of data in a global digital economy. If we were to think of data as the new water instead, it may take us to ponder over the way data can help facilitate sustainable management of water resources, more efficient use of water, and ultimately, democratise access to safe...
Sustainable Development - Where has it all started? The legacy of the Brundtland Report
Nowadays, the world is on the mission to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 that will put the humanity back on the right track of development and secure the future for the coming generations. But the idea of Sustainable Development is not a new one and it has been introduced more than three decades now. So, where has it all started? Our Common Future The concept of sustainable development was placed on the international agenda with the release of the report Our Common Future by the World...
Global Sanitation Success Stories
SOIL’s friends at cewas and the EcoSan Club publish a quarterly Sustainable Sanitation Practice journal which gathers stories of ecological sanitation systems, big or small, that are flourishing around the world. We are excited that SOIL is featured in the journal’s latest edition as one of the stories of success.SOIL’s article explores the lessons that SOIL has learned as we’ve worked to build a regenerative urban sanitation service and outlines how we’re prioritizing inclusive...
World Water Day 22 March, 2018
World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. This year’s theme, ‘Nature for Water’, explores nature-based solutions (NBS) to the water challenges we face in the 21st century. The campaign is called ‘The answer is in nature’ and raises awareness of NBS. The central message is that NBS, such as planting trees to replenish forests, reconnecting rivers to floodplains, and restoring wetlands, is a sustainable...
Innovative sanitation approaches could address multiple development challenges
Globally, more than 60% of the human population live without safely managed sanitation services or even lack access to basic sanitation facilities. In addition, most of the wastewater produced in the world is discharged without proper treatment. Integrated approaches are needed to address these issues and curb the resulting adverse impacts on public health and the environment, and associated societal economic losses. The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provides an important framework...