Tag Archives: water and sanitation

Challenges In Eradicating Open Defecation

Lack of proper sanitation has health implication for both the genders, but it is riskier for women. While many initiatives have been taken to curb open defecation, women in the national capital still lack access to public toilets. I came … Continue reading

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Equitable Water and Sanitation: the Challenge for Design Public

As India’s population grows and expands, clean water supply will become inadequate: demand is expected to rise by over 40 percent in the coming two decades. Large parts of the country already suffer acute shortages in clean drinking water as … Continue reading

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On World Toilet Day

Today is World Toilet Day, a day to realize the importance of sanitation services, to spread awareness about those who lack such services, and take initiatives to ensure an open defecation free society. Here are some of the facts, as … Continue reading

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E-toilets to Curb Open Defecation?

Millions of people, in our fast-modernizing country, still defecate in open, leading to a significant challenge facing our country today. As the Government intensifies its Total Sanitation Campaign, launched in 1999, innovative ideas are pouring in, like ‘No toilet, No … Continue reading

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An Innovation that Changed People’s Life

An innovative idea changed many lives in the country of Bangladesh where people did not have access to electricity or telephone, and the nearest health-care facility was hours away. Education in such a situation remained a dream. Shidhulai Swanirvar Sangstha, … Continue reading

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Breakout Sessions at the Design Public Conclave

The structure of the Design Public Conclave has always included a morning full of panel discussions which are then followed by an afternoon of breakout sessions. Participants split up into smaller groups and discuss a specific problem from an innovation … Continue reading

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