Source South Asia Water Sanitation NewsIssue 8 30 Sep 08

India Water Portal
Saturday, November 22, 2014 - 10:29

Since its foundation in 1968, the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC) has facilitated the sharing, promotion and use of knowledge so that governments, professionals and organisations can better support poor men, women and children in developing countries to obtain water and sanitation services they will use and maintain The Source Water and Sanitation News Service from IRC provides news in English, French and Spanish with an emphasis on rural and peri-urban areas in developing countries. The current Source South Asia Water & Sanitation News edition has a wide range of articles.

Some highlights are: Threat of water shortage in Afghanistan due to groundwater depletion:https://www.irc.nl/page/43891 Survey reveals inadequate standards of hygiene in India: https://www.irc.nl/page/43878 India: Officials sacked for not installing flushing toilets at home: https://www.irc.nl/page/43939 Nepal: Students walk 30 minutes into the jungle for defecation as school lacks basic facilities: https://www.irc.nl/page/43936 Srilanka imposes VAT on poorer segments of water consumers: https://www.irc.nl/page/43880 Sulabh International gives lessons on sanitation to the Clinton Global Initiative: https://www.irc.nl/page/43893 Updates on research into the cost & microbiological effectiveness of boiling water in semi-urban India is available here: https://www.irc.nl/page/43979 Also research on vulnerability to diarrheal diseases during and after severe floods in Bangladesh: https://www.irc.nl/page/43980 On the technology front, new findings indicate the necessity for varied treatments for arsenic contamination based on the groundwater composition: https://www.irc.nl/page/43981 Learn more about Sanimap, a new communication tool for tackling water problems: https://www.irc.nl/page/43930 More articles regarding funding sources, book reviews and much more are available in the current edition. Access here:Source South Asia Water & Sanitation News Archives: Source South Asia Water & Sanitation News

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