Public toilets in Pakistan 15 Feb 2009
In Lahore, only 21 public toilets have been constructed for a population of 10 million in the city since 2001.
Plumbing industry gets smart about water use 15 Feb 2009
One of the foundation aims of worldplumbinginfo.com is to spread knowledge and good practice globally to reduce water use and improve sanitation. The first two water-saving ideas, which we have called ‘Cleaning the carrots’ and ‘Money laundering’, are from Australia.
A scientific look at adapting showers for water conservation 15 Feb 2009
Conserving one of the planet’s most precious resources was the focus of a recent interdisciplinary study into domestic showering in the UK. The results are part of a widespread program to move the country towards a better water-saving regime.
Pumped shower awareness 15 Feb 2009
An extensive public awareness program is needed to steer customers away from using pumped showers.
Filipino health problems 15 Feb 2009
A recent study by the World Bank and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) found that some 31 Filipinos, mostly children, die every day from diarrhoea due to poor sanitation and hygiene.
Bucket toilet system 15 Feb 2009
The South African ANC Government has reneged on its commitment to eradicate the bucket toilet system in formal settlements by the end of 2007.
Drinking quality in China 15 Feb 2009
More than 40% of drinking water in rural areas of China is unhealthy, according to the Ministry of Health.
Bad water kills more children than war 12 Feb 2009
In the Western world there is scant appreciation of how fortunate we are to have public infrastructure, general good health and pleasant living conditions.
Clean water in Vietnam 12 Feb 2009
Around 74% of the Vietnamese population live in rural areas, where only 66% of rural residents have access to clean water, compared to 82% in urban areas.