sustainable sanitation News

  • Guidance: sustainable and safe school sanitation

    To underline the importance of sustainable and safe school sanitation, HEAL member WECF, has published a guildlines on how to provide hygienic, affordable and indoor sanitation in areas without a functioning waste water system. School sanitation is an important but often neglected issue for public health. Children are most vulnerable and affected by poor sanitation conditions. Related diseases, ...

  • Sustainability

    New research from KPMG International has identified 10 "megaforces" that will significantly affect corporate growth globally over the next two decades.  The KPMG study, Expect the Unexpected: Building Business Value in a Changing World, explores issues such as ...


    By KPMG International

  • Delivery of water and sanitation to the poor

    As cities across the world grow, creating unplanned and informal settlements, the challenge for the global water sector is to create innovative models for service delivery for water and sanitation that both protects natural resources and maintains the health of the urban poor. Approximately one billion people inhabit these settlements, representing significant purchasing power. With the ...

  • ADB, partners seek ways to make sanitation a sustainable business

    With nearly 2 billion people in Asia and the Pacific having no access to adequate sanitation, representatives of governments, the business community, nongovernment organizations and international organizations are meeting at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to discuss ways to ramp up investments in the sector. The "2nd ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Lack of sanitation undermining health improvements

    Lack of progress on sanitation threatens to undermine the child survival and health benefits from gains in access to safe drinking water, warn WHO and UNICEF in a report tracking access to drinking water and sanitation, The report, Progress on sanitation and drinking water: 2015 update and MDG assessment, says worldwide, 1 in 3 people, or 2.4 billion, are still without sanitation ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Nature`s answers to the sanitation challenge

    At a prison on the East coast of Africa, in-mates are pioneering a sanitation project that is working with nature to neutralize human wastes. The initiative, involving the development of a wetland to purify sewage, is expected to cost a fraction of the price of high-tech treatments while also triggering scores of environmental, economic and social benefits. Apart from wastewater management, the ...

  • Meeting the water and sanitation targets of the Millennium Development Goals

    Business called on governments to take urgent steps to increase commitment at all levels towards reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for water and sanitation during the 16th session of the United Nations Commission for Sustainable Development (UN CSD). “Businesses of all sizes are significant investors in water, wastewater and sanitation,” said Björn von Euler, ITT's communications ...

  • Knowledge management workshop on water and sanitation governance

    August 22-25, before the 2012 World Water Week in Stockholm MDG-F and GoAL WaSH water and sanitation governance programmes will meet in Stockholm for a second and final global knowledge management workshop to discuss and define joint achievements and lessons learnt and to identify strategies to enhance the sustainability of their results. To learn more about the outcomes of the workshop, ...

  • EIB loan to improve sanitation and environmental conditions in Panama

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a USD 40 million loan to the Republic of Panama for the improvement of sanitation and environmental conditions in Panama City and bay area through wastewater treatment. The overall project will be cofinanced by the EIB, the Inter American Development Bank (IADB) and  the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), and is part of Panama’s ...

  • IDB supports Colombia’s water and sanitation reforms

    US$250 million loan tied to program to reach universal service coverage in Colombian cities and sharply reduce the coverage gap in rural areas by 2019 Colombia will consolidate its water and sanitation service delivery model and will seek to accelerate service expansion efforts as part of a Programmatic Policy-based Loan (PBL) for US$250 million approved by the Inter-American Development Bank. ...

  • Sanitation project Nakuru County Kenya underway

    From last year onwards AAWS is involved in supporting the sanitation program at NAWASSCO, the utilities company in Nakuru, Kenya. We aim at nothing less than closing the sanitation chain for this city. Up to now human waste from about 500.000 people is dumped into the wildlife refuge polluting the ground water aquifers. NAWASSCO, cooperating with the Dutch Utilities company VEI has expressed ...


    By Aqua-Aero WaterSystems BV

  • On site generation OSG technology for beverage industry sanitation

    Environmentally Sustainable Sanitizing Option Saves Time and Money In beverage bottling and canning plants, Clean-in-Place (CIP) is used to clean various product lines such as syrup and water lines for a variety of reasons including flavor carryover prevention and microbial control. CIP also eliminates organic residues like precipitated proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals and other ...


    By MIOX Corporation

  • Conclusions from the water, sanitation, hygiene forum

    5 Ways to WASH Innovation On Feb. 2 BCLC and the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD) hosted a forum about innovating in the WASH sector (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene). Here are five key conclusions: The technology needed to meet the access issues that millions of ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Sanitation `crucial` for tackling water-borne disease

    Effective and affordable interventions that provide the global population with access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation are needed if water-borne diseases are ever to be controlled. This is the conclusion of a WHO report entitled 'Safe Water, Better Health', released last week (26 June). The report provides for the first time country-by-country estimates of disease caused by poor ...

  • OPINION: sanitation too often overlooked in developing nations

    The following op-ed  originally appeared in the New Jersey Star-Ledger. For most of us, finding a bathroom or toilet isn't hard. Chances are it's not more than a short walk away - you may even be there now. For 2.5 billion people around the world, however, it isn't that easy. Their bathroom ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Participate tomorrow: innovations and solutions in water/sanitation

    Did you know that solving the persistent water and sanitation problems in Africa alone would have a total economic benefit of $22 billion annually? The solutions to the problems related to access to water and sanitation are known and cost-effective. In fact, it is estimated that every $1 spent on water and sanitation generates returns of $8 in saved time, increased productivity, and reduced ...

  • US$480m in loans for Argentine water and sanitation program

    The Finance Minister of Argentina, Martin Lousteau, and the President of the Inter-American Development Bank, Luis Alberto Moreno, on Monday signed a US$360 million conditional credit line for investment projects (CCLIP) and the first US$120 million loan under the CCLIP to support better water and sanitation in poor communities. Financing will help Argentina’s National Water and ...

  • The sanitation challenge: what does it mean for business?

    If you think healthy populations are good for business, then you should be pleased to notice signs that the world is starting to think about sanitation. One of those signs is that 2008 has been designated the International Year of Sanitation and, if all goes well, sanitation will finally start to get the attention and resources that the sector desperately needs. Poor sanitation is one of three ...

  • Covanta announces 20-year agreement with New York City department of sanitation for sustainable solid waste disposal

    Covanta (NYSE: CVA), a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy, announced today a new 20-year agreement with New York City Department of Sanitation to transport and sustainably dispose of municipal solid waste (“MSW”) delivered to a pair of marine transfer stations located in Queens and Manhattan. Covanta is the largest owner and operator of Energy-from-Waste ...


  • Caltech scientist to develop solar-powered sanitation system

    Environmental scientist and engineer Michael Hoffman of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has received a $400,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to build a solar-powered portable toilet that could help solve a major health problem in developing countries. The grant, announced July 19 at the AfricaSan 3 sanitation and hygiene conference in Rwanda, will be used to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

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