How Bangladesh turns toilet waste into high-value compost - in pictures  

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Scientists in Bangladesh are working on ways to treat toilet waste in rural areas and use it to develop safe, nutritious compost for food crops. Led by the school of civil engineering at Leeds University, the Value at the End of the Sanitation... read more
Friday, March 20, 2015 10:04:00 AM

Reference Group 

VESV and its partners have been working to develop a business model for the cost effective and safe collection and processing of fecal sludge (FS) from pit latrines. The overall aim is to produce safe, high quality fertilizer that is useful for farmers.

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Monday, June 30, 2014 12:04:00 PM

Managing Septage – from challenge to opportunity 

Improper septage management can become a significant burden on the environment and the water resources, which in turn can have a negative impact on human health. Having improved access to sanitation facilities is one of the significant objectives of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). If excreta is not managed properly there is a high risk that it will pollute the water, threatening progress towards the MDG of providing access to safe drinking water.

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Thursday, June 05, 2014 3:52:00 PM

Pit emptying in Pakhirachala 

In early May, latrine pit emptying field work was completed in the Pakhirachala Village in Mymensingh District. This work consisted of interviews with local pit emptiers, observations of local pit emptying operations, and testing five safety interventions in the pit emptying process. The objective of the field work was to understand local emptying practices and potentially find ways to reduce environmental and health risks to pit emptiers and the community.

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Friday, May 30, 2014 10:52:00 AM