Category Archives: sanitation advocacy
Tedx Concordia in Portland is already sold out, but you can watch Mathew’s startling talk online. It’s gonna be a good one.
Check out our guest post on PHLUSH’s blog. We jammed packed it full of citations and resources for those getting ready for the Toilet Hackathon happening this weekend.
The Sewer Catastrophe Companion is now a part of the official Portland emergency plan! This is all thanks to the great work of PHLUSH.
Mat’s hand sink design, our bathroom posters and the Emergency Sanitation Handbook from the PNCA class will be on display later this month in Atlanta, GA. The show is a collaboration between the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Emory University.
Our students in the Sanitation, Hygiene, and Integrated Technology lab at PNCA have released the first draft of a hands on guide to managing your own sanitation after an emergency. It’s a fun, fresh, illustrated 16 pager that’s bound to save your ass in an emergency. We’ll be doing some final touches on it with [...]
Our SHIT lab at PNCA has spent the last two months putting together a publication on emergency sanitation. Right as I was headed out the door to go to our final critique I got an email from Carol McCreary of PHLUSH about a survival guide on shit put out by COLORS (yes as in United [...]
I recently had the chance to sit down with Brent from Hyphae Design Lab in person. Although they don’t say so on their website, they have extensive toilet experience and know exactly what they’re up to. I look forward to hearing more about the project. This could really set composting toilets back [...]
Mat and I had a chance to hear Isabel Guenther speak on May 24th on the dynamics of sanitation and water investments as part of the Cewas program in Switzerland. Guenther is Professor of Development Economics at the Center for Development and Cooperation (NADEL) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH). Guenther [...]
The Cloacina Project is in Switzerland till July 9th to participate in the first ever Cewas Start Up Programme in Willisau, Switzerland. The start up program brings together 12 young professionals from around the world for a year with several sessions in Switzerland, on session in India and yearlong mentorship from some of the world’s [...]
In the 1990s, Switzerland banned the re-use of sludge for any agricultural purposes because of the high heavy metal and other persistent pollutants. Austria, and Sweden also banned such re-use. The main concern was that since waste water systems combine industrial and residential waste, the treated material could be harmful to the longterm health of [...]