SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Tue, 03 May 2016 01:08:17 +0000 Kunena 1.6 http://forum.susana.org/components/com_kunena/template/default/images/icons/rss.png SuSanA - Forum http://forum.susana.org/ en-gb Mobile toilets working as a good sanitation solution in Bolivia - by: mayala http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/17768-mobile-toilets-working-as-a-good-sanitation-solution-in-bolivia#17768 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/17768-mobile-toilets-working-as-a-good-sanitation-solution-in-bolivia#17768 www.facebook.com/nssd.bolivia/videos/1302606076423407/]]> Mobile or portable solutions, public toilets Tue, 19 Apr 2016 20:27:21 +0000 Re: Webinar: Container-Based Sanitation Solutions - examples from Haiti, Kenya, Ghana (Thursday, March 17, 11 am New York time) - by: dorothee.spuhler http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/17409-webinar-container-based-sanitation-solutions-examples-from-haiti-kenya-ghana-thursday-march-17-recording-now-available#17723 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/17409-webinar-container-based-sanitation-solutions-examples-from-haiti-kenya-ghana-thursday-march-17-recording-now-available#17723
In case you missed the seminar, you can watch or listen to it here: water.stanford.edu/news-events/events/we...sanitation-solutions

Cheers, Dorothee]]>
Mobile or portable solutions, public toilets Thu, 14 Apr 2016 17:09:05 +0000
Re: Webinar: Container-Based Sanitation Solutions - examples from Haiti, Kenya, Ghana (Thursday, March 17, 11 am New York time) - by: kcrussel http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/17409-webinar-container-based-sanitation-solutions-examples-from-haiti-kenya-ghana-thursday-march-17-recording-now-available#17444 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/17409-webinar-container-based-sanitation-solutions-examples-from-haiti-kenya-ghana-thursday-march-17-recording-now-available#17444
I would also note Sanivation is using Container-Based Sanitation
and has a number of posts on SUSANA as well.]]>
Mobile or portable solutions, public toilets Wed, 16 Mar 2016 08:02:52 +0000
Sanitation Possibilites - by: Amos http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/15751-the-moslet-mobile-urine-diversion-dry-toilet-health-sanitation-systems-usa#17430 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/15751-the-moslet-mobile-urine-diversion-dry-toilet-health-sanitation-systems-usa#17430
I realize the below almost seems to good to be true. But it certainly works in tests we have done.

wwww.ShareTheMoslet.com gives numerous links with more information.


Thank You
Amos Bender

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Mobile or portable solutions, public toilets Tue, 15 Mar 2016 14:18:25 +0000
Re: Webinar: Container-Based Sanitation Solutions - examples from Haiti, Kenya, Ghana (Thursday, March 17, 11 am New York time) - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/17409-webinar-container-based-sanitation-solutions-examples-from-haiti-kenya-ghana-thursday-march-17-recording-now-available#17414 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/17409-webinar-container-based-sanitation-solutions-examples-from-haiti-kenya-ghana-thursday-march-17-recording-now-available#17414
You said:
For more information or to submit questions in advance for panelists to consider...

so I would like to submit the following questions/comments:

(1)
Can you find out from the panelists what their strategy is regarding upscaling (if that is their aim)? All three projects seem to be a bit donor-driven (or let’s say donor-financed) with little active involvement by the local government or water utilities. This doesn’t have to be a bad thing – at least many people can already use these container-based systems – but if you want to get millions of people to benefit from these, then an upscaling strategy is needed, isn’t it?

(2)
If people want further information on the three projects (before or after the webinar), apart from looking at the projects’ websites, they can also see past discussions on the forum and post questions into the relevant threads. We’ve actually discussed these quite a lot on the forum so far. The threads can be found by using the search field in the forum or I have listed them here:

SOIL Haiti:

General updates:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mob...composting-and-reuse

About their reuse activities: forum.susana.org/forum/categories/17-fer...-soils-work-in-haiti

Regarding their urine diversion model:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/34-uri...ign-process-in-haiti

Link to discussion about the project with mobile sanitation that Stanford University did together with SOIL in Haiti:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mob...y-usa-and-soil-haiti

Or see SOIL’s last 20 posts here (you need to login): forum.susana.org/forum/profile/userid-2002

WSUP Ghana (where Andy Narracott used to be with Clean Team):
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mob...al-sludge-management

Sanergy Kenya:

General updates:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/170-pu...rsion-and-composting

Regarding their reuse work: forum.susana.org/forum/categories/98-res...-scale-sanergy-kenya


And there are several more such systems discussed here (like MoSan, X-runner, Banza toilet, Peepoo bags):
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mob...tions-public-toilets

I hope these threads can help prospective participants to prepare themselves for the webinar so that it's off to a flying start!

Regards,
Elisabeth]]>
Mobile or portable solutions, public toilets Mon, 14 Mar 2016 01:49:51 +0000
Webinar: Container-Based Sanitation Solutions - examples from Haiti, Kenya, Ghana (Thursday, March 17) - recording now available - by: kcrussel http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/17409-webinar-container-based-sanitation-solutions-examples-from-haiti-kenya-ghana-thursday-march-17-recording-now-available#17409 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/17409-webinar-container-based-sanitation-solutions-examples-from-haiti-kenya-ghana-thursday-march-17-recording-now-available#17409 Webinar: Container-Based Sanitation Solutions

Thursday, March 17, 8 to 9 a.m. PDT, 11 to 12p.m. EDT

As the population of urban slums around the world expands, so does the risk of public health catastrophes associated with poor sanitation. Learn more about the role container-based sanitation (CBS) can play in areas without conventional household toilets or sewage systems at a webinar organized by the Water, Health and Development Program at Stanford University. A panel of experts working in Haiti, Kenya and Ghana will discuss their experiences and findings on this innovative approach to safely managing human waste, including recent studies showing residents of low-income communities are willing to pay for subscription CBS services. The webinar will introduce the CBS concept, describe case studies and offer a moderated Q&A.

Panelists
  • Sasha Kramer, Co-founder and Executive Director, Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL)
  • Andy Narracott, Deputy Director for Global Safe Water, Evidence Action
  • David Auerbach and Ani Vallabhaneni, Co-Founders, Sanergy

Moderator
Jenna Davis, Water, Health and Development Program Co-Founder and Faculty Lead; the Higgins-Magid Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, and Associate Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Stanford University

Webinar Link

Please feel free to share this invitation with your colleagues and networks. For more information or to submit questions in advance for panelists to consider, contact: Regina Lowery, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , 650-723-3505

Webinar times around the globe:
8-9am West Coast United States
11-12am East Coast United States
3-4 pm London
6-7 pm Nairobi
8:30-9:30 pm New Dehli
11-12 pm Hong Kong
2-3 am Friday Sydney]]>
Mobile or portable solutions, public toilets Sun, 13 Mar 2016 18:01:22 +0000
Re: Drawbacks of container based systems in India - by: basicsanitations http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/13198-drawbacks-of-container-based-systems-in-india#16366 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/13198-drawbacks-of-container-based-systems-in-india#16366 We are manufacturer of Mobile Toilet made of fiber reinforced plastic (FRP). We are based in Delhi but cater to demand of all over India. In the past we had also supplied container toilet to few clients. Our experience is that with container based toilet there is a mobility problem and limitation of size as containers are normally available in 20' and 40' sizes. One cannot fabricate it according to the requirement of location.]]> Mobile or portable solutions, public toilets Thu, 24 Dec 2015 05:34:07 +0000 New Publication Part 2 - re.source: Mobile Sanitation Services for Dense Urban Slums (Stanford University, USA) - by: kcrussel http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/4002-mobile-sanitation-services-for-dense-urban-slums-project-resource-stanford-university-usa-and-soil-haiti?limit=12&start=36#15826 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/4002-mobile-sanitation-services-for-dense-urban-slums-project-resource-stanford-university-usa-and-soil-haiti?limit=12&start=36#15826
I am pleased to announce the recent publication of our second peer-reviewed article I wrote with colleagues Sebastien Tilmans, Sasha Kramer, Rachel Sklar, Daniel Tillias and Jenna Davis providing more results from our project, re.source that has been discussed in this thread. Again, thanks to generous support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, this article is available Open Access on the publisher's website at the link here: http://eau.sagepub.com/content/27/2/525.full.pdf

The title of the paper is: User perceptions of and willingness to pay for household container-based sanitation services: experience from Cap Haitien, Haiti

Consider this to be Part Two of our publications. The first article, led by Sebastien and focusing on the efficacy and costs of our CBS service to capture fecal waste was published in April 2015 in the same journal, Environment & Urbanization. Further information about that paper can be found in earlier posts here on SUSANA as well.

Abstract:
Household-level container-based sanitation (CBS) services may help address the persistent challenge of providing effective, affordable sanitation services for which low-income urban households are willing to pay. Little is known, however, about user perceptions of and demand for household CBS services. This study presents the results of a pilot CBS service programme in Cap Haitien, Haiti. One hundred and eighteen households were randomly selected to receive toilets and a twice-weekly collection service. After three months, changes in these households’ satisfaction with their sanitation situation, along with feelings of pride, modernity and personal safety, were compared to 248 households in two comparison cohorts.
Following the service pilot, 71 per cent of participating households opted to continue with the container-based sanitation service as paying subscribers. The results from this study suggest that, in the context of urban Haiti, household CBS systems have the potential to satisfy many residents’ desire for safe, convenient and modern sanitation services.]]>
Mobile or portable solutions, public toilets Mon, 09 Nov 2015 06:16:31 +0000
The Moslet, mobile urine diversion dry toilet (Health Sanitation Systems, USA) - by: Amos http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/15751-the-moslet-mobile-urine-diversion-dry-toilet-health-sanitation-systems-usa#15751 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/15751-the-moslet-mobile-urine-diversion-dry-toilet-health-sanitation-systems-usa#15751
Although this video at first might not seem important, the system it reveals may have potential to instigate a LIFE SAVING CHANGING sanitation revival in third world countries. The Moslet (toilet system) is shockingly effective, inexpensive, convenient, and sustainable. This video not only pertains to the Moslet (toilet), but to the key sanitation principles which it incorporates.

The Moslet, in a very efficient and convenient manner, simply follows the sanitation teachings of famous Moses, and the results have been incredible! The Moslet's uniqueness is self evident, while years of actual use have established the phenomenal results. This link shares vital details and possibilities of the Moslet, as well as difficulties I encountered in the Moslet project; dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16411607/SanProjDiff.pdf . With six years of intense effort I (Amos Bender) developed the Moslet in response to Google's noble request for ideas that would help the most people.

This link gives an encouraging plan for massively and meaningfully implementing the Moslet; dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/16411607/MassDistrPlanRotary.pdf . Thanks for reading, while I hope many good people, because of a mutual desire to benefit humanity will share this video and make the world very aware of the Moslet!

Kind Regards
Amos Bender
Proprietor HSS
Health Sanitation Systems

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Mobile or portable solutions, public toilets Mon, 02 Nov 2015 21:01:08 +0000
Re: Introduction of Banza Toilet - waterless toilet, mobile urine diversion toilet (Kenya) - by: wwselect http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/15604-introduction-of-banza-toilet-waterless-toilet-mobile-urine-diversion-toilet-kenya#15647 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/15604-introduction-of-banza-toilet-waterless-toilet-mobile-urine-diversion-toilet-kenya#15647

I suggest you may also wish to follow link www.facebook.com/banzasanitation/?fref=ts to the Banza facebook page where details on Banza Toilets should be available.]]>
Mobile or portable solutions, public toilets Wed, 28 Oct 2015 04:57:28 +0000
Re: Introduction of Banza Toilet - waterless toilet, mobile urine diversion toilet (Kenya) - by: wwselect http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/15604-introduction-of-banza-toilet-waterless-toilet-mobile-urine-diversion-toilet-kenya#15643 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/15604-introduction-of-banza-toilet-waterless-toilet-mobile-urine-diversion-toilet-kenya#15643
Why are Banza Toilets unique?
• The Banza Toilet is a uniquely effective and affordable sanitation solution in response to the lack of adequate facilities for families in informal settlements worldwide. When produced in quantity, the toilets are affordable, functional and attractive. They are compact and foldable to optimize use where space is limited.

• The Banza System uses biodegradable bags for human waste containment and disposal. This provides a convenient hygienic means of handling human waste for both toilet users and service providers. These bags contain no plastic and, while durable, fully dissolve in water or when composted and also can be burned without harmful residues.

• Banza Toilets also provide important solutions to the sanitation needs of refugee settlements, disaster relief organizations, rural remote locations and the needs of disabled family members unable to reach public facilities.

• The Banza Sanitation System for waste collection is easily replicated in informal settlements with a minimum of infrastructure, government involvement, financing or concerns over user acceptance or environmental issues. It does not rely on public funding of services, but instead can be organized on a grass roots basis and operated on an entrepreneurial micro-economic revenue model that may be replicated worldwide.

Banza Ltd has completed its Proof of Concept project in the Mathare slum neighborhood of Nairobi for the Banza Toilets with grant funding from Grand Challenges Canada and has solutions that are ready for Transition to Scale. This project has provided the opportunity to demonstrate the innovative design and functionality of the Banza Toilet as a uniquely suited sanitation solution in response to the lack of adequate facilities for poor families worldwide. The Banza Sanitation System demonstrates technological innovations that improve health, sanitation and prevention of disease conditions. The Banza Sanitation System is a leading example of social enterprises that solve social problems and provide social benefits in a commercially sustainable way.

Banza Ltd is a Kenyan company founded by Patrick Kiruki, a Kenyan native who is an industrial designer who designed and developed the Banza Toilet together with the Banza Sanitation System.

CONTACT: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Facebook: www.facebook.com/banzasanitation]]>
Mobile or portable solutions, public toilets Tue, 27 Oct 2015 20:35:16 +0000
Re: Introduction of Banza Toilet - waterless toilet, mobile urine diversion toilet (Kenya) - by: HAPitot http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/15604-introduction-of-banza-toilet-waterless-toilet-mobile-urine-diversion-toilet-kenya#15638 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/15604-introduction-of-banza-toilet-waterless-toilet-mobile-urine-diversion-toilet-kenya#15638
Could you tell us more about how this toilet is working. I am not seeing to much of that in the attached paper.

Thanks in anticipation,

H-A]]>
Mobile or portable solutions, public toilets Tue, 27 Oct 2015 19:53:52 +0000
Introduction of Banza Toilet - waterless toilet, mobile urine diversion toilet (Kenya) - by: wwselect http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/15604-introduction-of-banza-toilet-waterless-toilet-mobile-urine-diversion-toilet-kenya#15604 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/15604-introduction-of-banza-toilet-waterless-toilet-mobile-urine-diversion-toilet-kenya#15604 September 16, 2015 at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY as a nominee for the Community
Engagement Award. The Forum included a Panel Discussion: The Role of the Private Sector in Attaining Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The winner in this category was SOIL Haiti.

The Forum and Awards preceded the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015, where world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.

Banza Sanitation has developed the Banza Toilet which is a uniquely effective and affordable waterless toilet and sanitation solution in response to the lack of adequate facilities for families in informal settlements worldwide.
CONTACT: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Facebook: www.facebook.com/banzasanitation]]>
Mobile or portable solutions, public toilets Fri, 23 Oct 2015 18:42:37 +0000
Re: Update on SOIL's EkoMobil portable composting toilet pilot business model - by: MonikaR http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/13451-update-on-soils-ekomobil-portable-composting-toilet-pilot-business-model#15249 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/13451-update-on-soils-ekomobil-portable-composting-toilet-pilot-business-model#15249
I know Hamish and the Natural Event/Pootopia crews are probably busy still with their Europe season but thought I would take a moment to say that I worked with them last summer in Europe during the Glastonbury and Sonisphere music festivals. I also just spent a month back at SOIL in Haiti this summer, during which Claire and I had a chance to chat about the different factors that influence each system's successes and challenges: who the clients are, who the users are, how revenue is generated, what is included in the service, etc. Perhaps we will write up a blog post about comparative models, in which case we will certainly re-post it to the SuSanA community.

We also welcome more feedback from others (if you are not busy now in the field!).

Thanks so much,
Monika]]>
Mobile or portable solutions, public toilets Fri, 02 Oct 2015 18:53:51 +0000
Re: Mobile toilet in Ghana (WSUP), the Clean Team (and faecal sludge management) - by: AParker http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/4040-mobile-toilet-in-ghana-wsup-the-clean-team-and-faecal-sludge-management?limit=12&start=12#15072 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/52-mobile-or-portable-solutions-public-toilets/4040-mobile-toilet-in-ghana-wsup-the-clean-team-and-faecal-sludge-management?limit=12&start=12#15072
wedc-knowledge.lboro.ac.uk/details.html?id=22229]]>
Mobile or portable solutions, public toilets Tue, 22 Sep 2015 12:49:54 +0000