"We can see that what was happening six or seven thousand years ago is still affecting what is happening in the subsurface from a salinity point of view. If you want to know what is happening now, you have to go back in time and try to understand how the groundwater system works," says Oude Essink
The BRAC WASH programme in Bangladesh is to conduct detailed planning to convert faecal matter from millions of pit latrines into commercially viable fertiliser, biogas and electricity. Speaking in the lead up to World Toilet Day (19 November), Babar Kabir, Director of the BRAC WASH programme,...
The business case for sanitation in developing countries is testified by the thousands of small scale entrepreneurs springing up to tackle problems of open defecation and process faecal waste and urine. Will these businesses be profitable and sustainable?
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have set up a joint trust fund to expand non-sewered sanitation and septage management solutions across Asia. The Gates Foundation will invest US$ 15 million into the new Sanitation Financing Partnership Trust Fund, which...
The BRAC WASH II research call for low-cost water technologies was won by PRACTICA Foundation, based in The Netherlands. Their project title is ASTRA, Aiding Sustainable Water Technology Realization in Arsenic and Salinity contaminated Areas of Bangladesh.
SWIBANGLA is the name of the winning project tendered by the IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre for the BRAC WASH II programme. SWIBANGLA stands for managing saltwater intrusion impacts in Bangladesh and was kicked-off formally at the BRAC head office in Dhaka on Sunday 7 July, 2013.
The Managing Saltwater Intrusion Impacts in Bangladesh (SWIBANGLA) applied research project aims to make the salinization issue an integral part of water safety planning in Bangladesh. This can only be achieved when a sufficient level of awareness, knowledge and skills is reached.