Engineering for Change

Interest: Sanitation

About one in three people worldwide don’t have access to improved sanitation, but managing waste could solve a lot of the world’s health problems. For all of its importance, the issue still gets little attention. We have the solutions. Good, low-cost latrines have been built worldwide, latrines that do not require an expensive sewage system because they compost waste to convert it into safe fertilizer. The toilets of the world’s future might look reminiscent of the toilets of the past, and that’s a testament to user-centered design.

Interest: Sanitation

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  • Sanitation
Rob Goodier

Reinvented Toilets Take on a Lack of Sanitation Access with Internet Connectivity and Waste Processing

October 5, 2017

Nine startups that are reinventing the toilet have won spots as finalist candidates for the Toilet Board Coalition’s accelerator...

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Krista Liguori

ANSI’s Standards Development for Non-Sewered Sanitation Systems

October 1, 2017

A key ingredient in any plan to ensure that everyone around the world has access to safe sanitation is...

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claire.benveniste

Photo gallery: The transformation of a latrine block in a Bangladeshi slum

July 20, 2017

Slum dwellers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, worked with the French non-governmental organization Eau et Vie to improve their latrines and...

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Rob Goodier

A new charitable giving platform vets Indian nonprofits to give donors peace of mind

May 18, 2017

It’s easy to forgive indecision when it comes to donating to a worthy cause in India. A bird’s eye...

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Riley Mulhern

Why technology alone will never provide sanitation for the poor

April 4, 2017

The word “still” carries a subtle indictment. We see it in the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme’s 2015 report on...

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Stephanie Potts

Charitable Foundations Have a Unique Opportunity to Change the WASH Sector

February 6, 2017

With a few changes, charitable foundations have the potential to make deep improvements in the water, sanitation and hygiene...

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Rob Goodier

Promising Prototypes to Watch in 2017

January 19, 2017

Prototypes are pushing the field of global development technology forward as they evolve in workshops, universities, laboratories and even...

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Rob Goodier

Meet Yi Wei, ‘Sexy’ Loo Designer & One of More than 200 E4C Volunteers

December 19, 2016

Yi Wei, Director of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene at iDE is one of more than 200 volunteers who has dedicated...

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Rob Goodier

How mobile tech improves global sanitation: Research brief on the Digitization of Sanitation

November 28, 2016

The mobile phone boom of the last decade has given rise to the often-repeated fact that more people worldwide...

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Rob Goodier

The best of Siemens Stiftung EPA: A wearable hypothermia monitor, trash-funded healthcare and an irrigation pump

October 17, 2016

A wearable thermometer for newborns, a medical insurance scheme for trash collectors, a hydro-powered water pump and a stove...

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Latest Comments

  • Iana Aranda says: As per Bob: reliable source of power or electrical storage and/or backup power is required. This limits the application to where this type of power is available. UV if applied appropriately can be both a safe and effective means of sterilization.

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  • OcTOBER 2, 2018 A0A PLEASE send print as under for Pakistan & Afghanistan; 1-Handbook of Participatory Design for Appropriate Technology. ENERGY | SANITATION0 OCTOBER 10, 2018 2-Biological Waste to Biogas: A Solution to Self-Sustainable Energy in Rural IndiaOCTOBER 20 3-Handbook of Participatory Des...

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  • Interesting, thanks. Nepal has been quickly gaining local capacity for tunneling projects for tunnels for its many hydro projects to larger automobile tunnels (latest in Lamjung) and much delayed Melamchi tunnel coming on line soon to bring drinking water to Kathmandu valley and to a just initiated...

    Five Questions with Jon Hurt, Tunneling Engineer with Arup and EWB-USA
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  • hello everyone, can i have a practical design for this pump as i am planning to fabricate it for small communities water supply here in laos. thanks and more power! Longtree

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  • Great technology to address livelihood challenges .............

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  • What a great write up.Here in my country Cameroon, most rural areas are depending on non-environmental friendly sources of energy to meet their needs in cooking and lighting. I hope to study the Techniques mentioned here and make a change in my community. Thanks very much for sharing

    Biological Waste to Biogas: A Solution to Self-Sustainable Energy in Rural India
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  • Iana Aranda says: As per Bob: Steam technology requires a source of water and steam – implying high power heating elements. Appropriate sources of clean, chemical free (Calcium, Iron etc.) water are necessary. Although in developed countries this is not a significant issue in developing countries...

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  • Very helpful we too have a problem with elephants in Sri Lanka.

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