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The Whys and Why Nots of Toilet Adoption

We, the DirtiLab crew, recently returned from our field visit to villages in three blocks within the Patna district in Bihar. The DirtiLab approaches the challenges open defecation, toilet adoption and sustained use, through user-centered design of toilets. Out work looks … Continue reading

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The mysterious child mortality puzzle among Muslims

A Religious/Communal reason for urban issues is always one that sparks off some form of conflict. More often then not it takes a bit of a violent turn. However, it is important that people pay genuine attention to the statistics … Continue reading

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This Past Week in Bihar — Toilet Design Edition

We visited Population Services international to understand their 3SI initiative that looks to provide toilets to households in villages across 8 districts of Bihar. Their approach looks at solidifying supply chains and simultaneously generating demand among users. We looked at … Continue reading

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Meet our 5th speaker for the upcoming Pecha Kucha Night: Shubhagato Dasgupta

Shubhagato Dasgupta is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. His current research is focused on drinking water and sanitation sector in India, with particular reference to flagship government programs and service delivery challenges in the … Continue reading

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Adianta School Partners with Samagra for Innovation in Sanitation

We’re very pleased to announce that the Adianta School for Leadership and Innovation has just partnered with Samagra Waste Management, an organization dedicated to improving toilet and sanitation use and awareness in India. The partnership is based on a mutual … Continue reading

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A New Approach to India’s Water and Sanitation Challenge

Water and sanitation are two of the greatest challenges in India today. A quick glance at some of the statistics is sufficient to give you a gist of the situation: . A staggering half of India’s 1.1 billion population lives … Continue reading

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Eco San: Solving India’s Toilet Problem?

How many times have you passed by someone going potty in the open? If you live in India, it’s probably happened countless times. That open defecation and sanitation is a major problem in India is a well known fact. Statistics … Continue reading

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An Inclusive Approach for Societal Development

Public-Private-Partnerships are emerging across a host of sectors in India. A recent conference in Tamil Nadu on “Emerging role of PPPP’s” conducted by The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), highlights the need for a more inclusive approach and the crucial … Continue reading

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An Inclusive Approach for Urban Poor

Working with the approach of including urban poor and vulnerable communities in the planning and decision making processes, CHF International has definitely made an attempt to develop more resilient cities around the world. I read an article by David Weiss … Continue reading

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Exploring the Water and Health Nexus

I came across a study conducted by the Bhalaswa Lok Shakti Manch and Hazards Centre recently, to assess the potability of the groundwater in areas that surround the Bhalaswa landfill site. Bhalaswa, in north eastern Delhi spread over 21.06 acres … Continue reading

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