WASH Sans Borders

To achieve the benefits of improved quality of life in south Asia and Africa we need to improve water, sanitation and hygiene conditions (WASH). Having this initiative in solo for different countries and regions has proved to be counter productive.

It is proposed to establish one umbrella activity preferably sponsored by UN or WSP. have a unified policy and strategy and try to meet the targets of sustainable development vision.

various organisations trying make shift arrangements here and there are doing no benefit,

we may like to start with a research institute/ think tank in south Asia.

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Health and hygiene, schools

Benefits of water quality, sanitation, handwashing and nutritional interventions for health and child development (Kenya, Bangladesh)
Reply by F H Mughal – 06.10.2015 – further replies by: jcolford, F H Mughal (total 4 replies)
Use of grab bars in squat toilets?
Reply by Carol McCreary – 06.10.2015 – further replies by: JKMakowka, Carol McCreary (total 3 replies)
BPD/PiP/ScPo. PSIA research projects on i) WinS partnership approaches and ii) Private sector participation.
New topic by JacquesPiP – 06.10.2015
How much evidence do we have that mass deworming of children really has much of an impact?
Reply by joeturner – 06.10.2015 – further replies by: joeturner, muench (total 26 replies)
tropical enteropathy – key cause of child undernutrition?
Reply by F H Mughal – 06.10.2015 – further replies by: JKMakowka, muench (total 16 replies)
Global Handwashing Day 2015 (15 October)
Reply by linda – 06.10.2015 – further replies by: WASHanna, WASHanna (total 9 replies)
Fit For School Approach (F4S) – 10 primary schools in Moshi, Tanzania
Reply by hajo – 04.10.2015 – further replies by: hajo, hajo (total 6 replies)

Sanitation systems

The Impact of Pit Latrines on Groundwater Quality
Reply by F H Mughal – 06.10.2015 – further replies by: joeturner, pkjha (total 19 replies)
How to shift easily urinal to waterless urinal ?
Reply by canaday – 06.10.2015 – further replies by: arno, canaday (total 13 replies)
Eco toilets in remote Togo
Reply by muench – 06.10.2015 – further replies by: ErikTN, ErikTN (total 4 replies)
Operations Manual on the Rules and Regulations Governing Domestic Sludge and Septage
New topic by dmrobbins10 – 05.10.2015
Industrial Ultrasound in redesigned toilet seat
Reply by ChrisBuckley – 04.10.2015 – further replies by: dineshbr, dineshbr (total 9 replies)

Attitudes and behaviours

Resources and reading (for sanitation and hygiene behaviour change programming for scale and sustainability)
Reply by TraceyKeatman – 06.10.2015 – further replies by: TraceyKeatman, TraceyKeatman(total 3 replies)
Sustainability for behaviour change – introduction, invitation and questions
Reply by franckconcern – 06.10.2015 – further replies by: Improvedavis, Improvedavis (total 13 replies)
FDAL et la retour a la DAL (slippage) – Introduction et questions pour la discussion
New topic by Matildajerneck – 06.10.2015
ODF and Slippage – Introduction and questions for discussion
New topic by Matildajerneck – 06.10.2015
Going to scale: An introduction to this discussion and an invitation to engage
Reply by suvojitc – 04.10.2015 – further replies by: suvojitc, depinder (total 23 replies)
Open Defecation of highest order (Nigeria)
New topic by mwaniki – 03.10.2015

Markets, finance and governance

Working directly with manual emptiers – any experience?
New topic by rkaupp – 06.10.2015
Urban Services Initiative (USI) (J-PAL, USA and India, Kenya, Zambia) – use of randomized evaluations to understand barriers to provision of urban services
Reply by SDickin – 06.10.2015 – further replies by: tchupein, (total 2 replies)
Innovations in Sustainable Sanitation in Bangladesh (BRAC supported by IRC, the Netherlands)
Reply by F H Mughal – 06.10.2015 – further replies by: ikrukkert, ikrukkert (total 3 replies)
Public Private Partnerships for Sustainable Sludge Management Services in Faridpur, Bangladesh (Practical Action, Bangladesh)
New topic by rafiul – 05.10.2015

Resource recovery

Process of making poultry feed by use of Black Soldier Fly mixing kitchen waste and toilet sludge
Reply by Nick1 – 06.10.2015 – further replies by: wcymca, (total 2 replies)
Reuse of Wastewater (interview with Dr. Valentina Lazarova)
Reply by mwaniki – 05.10.2015 – further replies by: F H Mughal, mwaniki (total 6 replies)

Announcements and miscellaneous

Open Defecation Ends in 32 Villages on Gandhi Jayanti
New topic by F H Mughal – 06.10.2015
Brief on pit emptying as a business
New topic by rkaupp – 06.10.2015
5th International Dry Toilet Conference 2015 – 19-22 August 2015 in Tampere, Finland – with SuSanA presence
Reply by muench – 06.10.2015 – further replies by: Karoliina, muench (to

Clean Hands , Pakistan, Bangla Desh and India have a unique opportunity.



Hand Washing is not a common practice in the third world, whereas the Muslim world has a special opportunity where we have place for toilet and washing hands face feet etc before prayers.

clean hands 3


Cleanliness is considered half of Iman, and this facility in the Mosques provides for washing hands ,face and feet five times a day before prayers.

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All we need to focus is ensuring provision of soap at the places of Wuzoo. as we see in the picture.

 clean hands4 People gather to wash hands face and feet before prayers.

Clean Your Hands – WHO’s , Day 2015 – Oct 15, 2015

source   http://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/en/

Clean Care is Safer Care

SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands – WHO’s global annual call to action for health workers

Strengthening healthcare systems and delivery – hand hygiene is your entrance door

Use the WHO Hand Hygiene Self-Assessment Framework and submit results to WHO before 31 October 2015!

After 10 years of the WHO Clean is Safer Care programme, here are 10 reasonswhy you should be part of it:

  • Hand hygiene at the right times saves lives.
  • Hand hygiene in health care has saved millions of lives in the last years.
  • Hand hygiene is a quality indicator of safe healthcare systems.
  • Health-care problems, like HAIs which are often invisible but nevertheless still occur, are political and social challenges that we must address now.
  • Infections can be stopped through good hand hygiene, and patient and health worker harm prevented for less than $10.
  • Affordable life-saving technology is available! Alcohol-based handrub, which costs approximately $3 per bottle, can prevent HAI and millions of deaths every year.
  • #handhygiene exists in the media, which means it exists as an important topic, whether due to HAI or outbreaks of deadly diseases like Ebola.
  • Embedding specific moments for hand hygiene action into health worker workflow makes it easier to do the right thing every minute, every hour, every day.
  • Infection prevention is at the heart of strengthening health-care systems. Hand hygiene is core to all interventions, whether inserting an invasive device, managing a surgical wound, or giving an injection.
  • The social epidemic has already begun to spread with SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands, a successful global campaign promoting hand hygiene action at the point of patient care.Learn more about WHO plans and the call to action for 5 May 2015
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CDA to repair filtration plants, Islamabad


Our correspondent
Friday, September 11, 2015
From Print Edition

The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has decided to carry out repair, maintenance and upgradation of all 38 existing water filtration plants in Islamabad and initiated a survey for identification of sites to install more water filtration plants in densely-populated residential areas and busy shopping centres of the city.

The CDA Water Management Wing has been directed to submit a comprehensive plan within two days so that repair and maintenance work could be started at the earliest.

The decision to this effect was taken during a meeting held at the CDA Headquarters to review water supply situation in Islamabad.

The participants of the meeting reviewed the steps taken by the CDA for immediate repair, maintenance and improvement in operational system of water filtration plants in order to ensure clean drinking water according to hygienic standards to the residents of Islamabad.

The water management directorate has also been directed to install more water filtration plants in busy business centres and densely-populated areas after a detailed survey of Islamabad so that provision of clean drinking water could be ensured across the city.

The CDA Water Management Wing was directed to submit the estimated cost for installation of new water filtration plants so that necessary funds could be arranged.

having spent billions over two years time, High level saaf pani meeting depends on bottled water

having spent billions of rupees, over two years time, High level saaf pani meeting depends on bottled drinking water from the market.

Pleas note the 20 bottles of bottled water, from the market for use by them self.

at least they should have produced water for them self to drink.

Saaf Pani high level meeting


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Beni Lew toured Brazil, bringing news from Israel’s water industry and technologies to this severely water strapped country

source  http://israelnewtech.com/

Israeli Water Expert Tours Brazil Towards WATEC

By: Mickey Chesla, Blog Manager

Israeli water expert Beni Lew toured Brazil, bringing news from Israel’s water industry and technologies to this severely water strapped country.

Everyone’s talking about the drought in California, but in Brazil there are actually places where the faucets are running dry.  Beni Lew, a lecturer specializing in water and wastewater at Israel’s Volcani Center, just returned from a tour of Brazil, organized by Israel NewTech, the Economic Office in São Paulo and the Israel Export Institute.  We asked him about the situation in Brazil and what Israel can do to help.BrazilAugust

“There was a campaign in Israel recently ‘Israel is drying up’ to encourage the population to save water, but actually it’s Brazil which is drying up,” says Lew.  “São Paulo’s water reservoir, Cantareira, is almost empty, at only 5%, and there have been times when parts of the city have been cut off from the water supply altogether.  Brazil is looking to Israel, where they know water resources are very limited, for technologies to help confront their water shortages.”

The tour began on August 3rd in Pernambuco in the north of Brazil, in a meeting with 80 local water experts, including the president of that state’s water utility.  The next day Lew lectured in Brasilia and met with government officials active in the water arena, and ended in São Paulo, where Lew presented at two events, including Fenasan, Brazil’s largest water event.

“Beni Lew was the perfect person to present on Israel’s water arena,” says Boaz Albaranes, Israel’s Economic Attaché in São Paulo.  “The audience was always pleasantly surprised to hear him speak in fluent Portuguese, and he presented in a way that was accessible, but also with a level of expertise that enabled him to address every question that arose.”

One of the tour’s main objectives was to encourage Brazilian delegations to arrange to come to theWATEC 2015 event, to take place in October in Tel Aviv.  “I think we were able to raise a lot of interest, and I would be happy to invite Beni Lew again to Brazil,” concluded Albaranes.

Beni Lew (L), Boaz Albaranes (R)

So what technologies were of greatest interest to the Brazilian water professionals?  “In the north there is a lot of interest in irrigation technologies for agriculture,” explains Lew, since it’s a heavily agricultural area.  “And everyone everywhere is interested in desalination and wastewater purification, because of the severe water shortages.  I believe there is a lot that Israeli companies can do to help Brazil’s water sector.”

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source http://israelnewtech.com/

admission and scholarships at university of Haripur


True to its motto of “Restoring Hope; Building Community’ the University of Haripur has embarked on an ambitious program of providing financial assistance to meritorious but financially constrained students of the region. Within a short span the university has been very successful in attracting the French and German Government Scholarships under this program. The Higher Education Commission (HEC) continues to support the university’s financial aid program and has earmarked Rs. 2.5 million in the first phase. The Financial Aid program of University of Haripur is a great equalizer in the sense that provides opportunities to the otherwise marginalized sections of the society by providing students the means to become more useful, productive and financially sound citizens.
The University of Haripur is currently offering the following scholarships.
University of Haripur Merit Based Scholarships:
 To promote competitive academic environment at University of Haripur, a number of merit based scholarships are being offered to outstanding students at undergraduate and graduate level. These scholarships are renewable upon maintaining and sustaining previous academic positions and fulfilling the criteria at each successive level/semester extending over the entire period of undergraduate and graduate study program.
University of Haripur Merit-cum-Need Based Scholarships:
These scholarships are offered to talented needy students who otherwise find it hard to pay their tuition fee and other miscellaneous expenses pertaining to undergraduate or graduate level studies. These scholarships are being offered upon comprehensive need assessment survey and specified merit criteria.
University of Haripur Sibling Rebate Scholarships:
To encourage major portion of the community towards education and increase enrollment in higher education sector thereby contributing to national development goals being set at Vision-2025, the University of Haripur offers a rebate on tuition fee component for the siblings of current students.
University of Haripur Scholarships for Orphan Students:
To fulfill its social responsibility, contribute to vision, mission and strategic priorities and enabling community at large to be benefited, the University of Haripur have allocated a handsome amount of funding for orphan students. These scholarships are provided to orphan students as financial aid covering their tuition fee and other miscellaneous expenses pertaining to their undergraduate and graduate level studies at the University of Haripur.
HEC Scholarships at the University of Haripur:
Higher Education Commission (HEC) offers HEC Need based Scholarships for the deserving students for the entire four years Bachelor Programs.
French Need Based Scholarships at the University of Haripur:
In order to provide the financial support to the needy students of University of Haripur, the French Government is providing scholarships through Higher Education Commission, Islamabad.
German Need Based Scholarships at the University of Haripur:
These scholarships are being offered to the deserving students of University of Haripur through Institutional Scholarships Award Committee (ISAC).  
USIAD Scholarships:
USIAD offered a total a total of 15 scholarships worth Rs. 20,000 per students per semester. These scholarships are being offered to the students of Education Department.
Diya Pakistan Foundation Scholarships:
During 2012-14, Diya Foundation awarded a total of 15 scholarships worth Rs.104, 000/ to undergraduate students at the University of Haripur. These scholarships cover tuition fee and other miscellaneous expenses of students.
Worker Welfare Board Scholarships:
These scholarships are generally awarded through University of Haripur by Worker Welfare Board to those studying at the University of Haripur, whose parents are either currently working in registered factories or retired from a registered factory.
MORA Scholarships:
These scholarships are available at the University of Haripur to needy and poor students. This financial assistance being provided from Zakat Funds by Ministry of Religious Affairs through recommendation of District Zakat and Usher Offices.
Fauji Foundation Awards:
These are annually renewable scholarships being offered to students whose parents are serving or have served in Pakistan Army.
PAF Shaheen Fellowships:
These scholarships being offered at undergraduate and graduate level are available to those students at the University of Haripur whose parents are commissioned employee of Pakistan Air Force. These scholarship amounts to Rs.12, 000/ per student per annum.
The “Prime Minister’s Tuition Fee reimbursement Payment Scheme” Scholarships:
These scholarships are offered to students from Gilgit-Baltistan and FATA region at the University of Haripur. These scholarships covering tuition fee for the entire academic program at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level studies. Federal Government of Pakistan awards all these scholarships.
National Bank of Pakistan Student Loan Scheme: Financial Assistance is extended by providing interest free loans to the needy students who are financially constrained in their pursuit of Higher Education. The Graduate and Post Graduate students can benefit from this scheme.
Ihsan Trust Financial Assistance Program:
Qarz-e-Hasna (Interest free loan) are granted to the needy and deserving students. In order to enable them to complete their Higher Education, Ihsan Trust bears the educational expenses of the students purely based on “Need cum Merit” basis.
Frontier Education Foundation Scholarship:
This scholarship is extended by Frontier Education Foundation for the poor and deserving students of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa. This scholarship is based on Merit-cum-need criteria

Source     http://www.uoh.edu.pk/page.php?page=student-financial-aid-scholarships

Water Hygenie and Sanitation Issues Of Pakistan