75 years of people’s power: Odisha’s Denkanal, Balasore use urban-rural convergence to treat faecal sludge
This process is more economical and less cumbersome
Can white faecal pellets take over as the future fertiliser in global south?
The global south is facing a major problem in managing faecal sludge, and such processes can prove to be very safe and useful
Slums in Kenya turning human excreta into energy, fertiliser
Only 30 per cent of people in Kenya have access to safe sanitation and more than six million people defecate in the open
Sanitation workers: They clean our poop and face a lot of dangers; here is how
Is Swachh Bharat being achieved at the cost of the health and safety of sanitation workers? Or by funding for infrastructure?
Sanitation woes cost Africa 115 lives every hour
New UN study urges African countries to pay special attention to invest in sanitation systems for faecal sludge management
Pollution 'time bomb' ticking for Ganga despite ODF
India is on the verge of being declared open-defecation free but the next big challenge is to safely dispose millions of tonnes of shit in our …
Toilet-linked biogas plants tackle faecal sludge problem in Gujarat’s villages
The system not only prevented open defecation, addressed septage issue, but also gave easy access to clean and cheap fuel for cooking needs
Excreta as resource: Looking at recovery, reuse of faecal sludge in UP
A critical link in faecal sludge and septage management value chain is reuse of by-products generated, which include treated water as well as …
Focus on sewerage system won’t clean up cities and rivers, says expert
Two-thirds people in cities are not even connected to sewerage and use onsite sanitation systems or defecate in the open
How an environmental engineer used faecal sludge management to make his Telangana town clean
Faecal sludge and septage management could be an opportunity to re-consider future strategies regarding treatment of faecal waste
Can we declare ourselves ODF, without managing the collected excreta?
A lowdown on how to clean India and keep it that way
ODF status will mean nothing without faecal sludge & septage management
With faecal sludge treatment still in nascent stage in India, toilets will add to the load of untreated sewage being disposed in water bodies
All that crap: How can faecal sludge be reused
If more people in India’s rural areas are building septic tanks, there must be effective ways of managing faecal sludge. Here are some ways …
Treasure in excreta: Fast-depleting phosphorus can be extracted from faecal sludge
India needs more nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium for its agriculture
75 years of people’s power: Lalsot in Rajasthan is helping rural areas to treat their faecal sludge
This is an example of the informal use of urban facilities to treat rural faecal sludge
What desludging model should an urban local body adopt? Some suggestions
All models have their pros and cons and the model to be used differs from place to place; This isn’t a one-size-fits-all kind of idea
Can treated faecal sludge reuse help improve sanitation in UP
Resource recovery and reuse helps in viewing waste as a valuable resource and can help us move towards a more circular economy
What happens to our shit once we are done with it?
SFD Week: From treatment technologies to the genetics of faecal sludge
Swachh Bharat Mission: ‘Inducing behavioural change was a task’
Parameswaran Iyer, secretary, Department of Drinking water and Sanitation, spoke to Down To Earth on how intensive information-education-…
Temple and open defecation: Shifting narratives of sacred and profane
How did people of Karnataka’s Berambadi village strategically redefine the nature of open defecation spaces?
Manual scavenging: A stinking legacy of suffocation and stigma
Every year, hundreds of manual scavengers die, asphyxiated by poisonous gases
After India becomes ODF, Nigeria faces a mounting challenge
The African nation is set to replace India with the largest number of open defecators
Minister claims Ganga will be 70-80% cleaner by March 2019, but is it realistic?
So far, the government has focussed largely on curbing flow of untreated sewage into the river, but not on managing faecal sludge
Rural water and sanitation needs to prioritise sustainability
Prioritising drinking water source sustainability, mix-up of nutrient cycle and reuse of treated biosolids & wastewater …
Is the Ganga basin drowning in shit?
A slew of loopholes means that the Ganga and its tributaries will continue to receive wastewater and faecal sludge