Meeting Up with the Founder of Rainsaucers – Tom Spargo

By |June 3rd, 2015|Dining For Women, guatemala, WASH, Water|

  Rainsaucers has tested their design in Guatemala, where it was well-received. Tom Spargo, founder of Rainsaucers, an innovative design for rainwater harvesting useful both in the USA and in the developing world, joined us at Castro Valley’s Dining For Women book event. Here is what Tom shared on the Rainsaucers blog: “It’s easy to lose focus when you run a busy startup.  Sometimes you need to be reminded about why you started in the first place. […]

PeeCycling! Urine = Excellent, Free Fertilizer

By |January 26th, 2015|ecosan, fertilizer, WASH|

Sridevi Govindaraj tours a banana plantation, one of the crops that she testedfor her PhD on using human urine as a [...]

Awaiting a Laundry Breakthrough…

By |January 20th, 2015|WASH, Water|

Women still do laundry in the developing world by hand, in tubs with washboards, or in streams and lakes. Remarkably [...]

Waste Reclamation: Treasures from Trash

By |January 14th, 2015|nigeria, recycling, sanitation, WASH|

Waste pickers in Pune - Julian Luckham/WIEGOGGarbage collection, waste management, and recycling - norms in the industrialized world - are [...]

Diapers: Not Just A Convenience!

By |January 13th, 2015|Uganda, WASH|

These Kijani diapers are Unganda-made, providing employement and anecological option for parents.Diapering is not new, but it has been vastly [...]

Menstrual Supplies – A Big Upgrade

By |January 12th, 2015|menarche, WASH|

Making pads from invasive waterhyacinth pulp - photo: Shana GreeneVillage VolunteersMenstruation is messy, no arguments there. It is also predictable, [...]

EcoSan – Reclaiming Value from Waste

By |January 11th, 2015|biodigesters, ecosan, WASH, Water|

A young lady in a hurry to get to the nearest Sanergy eco-toilet!Photo: SanergyEco-San, short for ecological sanitation, safely sequesters [...]

PeePoos: Biodegradable Portable Toilet Bags

By |January 10th, 2015|Kibera, WASH, Water|

Photo: PeePoople/ Camilla WirseenAbout 2.4 billion people don't have flush toilets or access to public facilities. The hygiene challenge is [...]

Handwashing: a Low Tech/ High Income Basic

By |January 9th, 2015|low tech/high impact, WASH|

Handwashing is one of the most impactful, basic public tools around. Even in water scarce regions, handwashing can be managed [...]

SODIS: Simple, Free Solar Water Disinfection in a Bottle

By |January 4th, 2015|SODIS, WASH, Water|

SODIS - an acronym for Solar Disinfection - is one of the best kept secrets around. Untreated water is simply [...]