Posts Tagged ‘sanitation’

Composting Toilets in Construction Canada

Harnessing Wasted Opportunities: Technology of Composting ToiletsThe March issue of Construction Canada ran a feature about composting toilets written by Clivus Multrum’s own Don Mills and Amy Galvin.

“Harnessing Wasted Opportunities: the technology behind composting toilets” covers the history of human sanitation, the troubles of the current prevailing technologies and the advantages and technology of composting systems. There are also a few quick case studies.

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Source: Construction Canada

World Water Day

The theme of this year’s World Water Day is Water for Cities: Responding to the Urban Challenge.
Policy Makers met today in Cape Town, South Africa to discuss & debate ways to improve access to clean water and sanitation.

#SecClinton: One billion people walk three hours or more every day to get drinking water—most of them women and girls. #Water2011less than a minute ago via CoTweet

Fact: A child dies every 20 secs from a preventable water-related disease. Making this fact history #water2011less than a minute ago via CoTweet

According to the UN Water Group the purpose of this year’s World Water Day is to “spotlight and encourage governments, organizations, communities, and individuals to actively engage in addressing the challenges of urban water management.”

Happy World Water Day!