Overview of Urine-Diverting Dry Toilets (UDDTs)
Technology review incorporates WECF's experiences with dry toilets
Authors Christian Rieck, Elisabeth von Münch and Heike Hoffmann published, on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, a technology overview of urine-diverting dry toilets (UDDTs). This overview discusses functions of the UDDTs, design considerations, installation costs, common operation, and maintenance issues. Successful examples of large-scale UDDT programmes are mentioned to illustrate this. Moreover, several projects of WECF-partners are also serving as an example, since WECF successfully makes use of the UDDTs. Most importantly, the authors fight the notion that UDDTs are only available for a relative high price. On the contrary, a number of UDDT designs can be constructed at low-costs by making use of locally available construction materials.
The entire technology overview can be found here.
Crowdfunder for ‘Environmenstrual’ Campaign from the Women's Environmental Network
WECF partner, the UK-based Women’s Environmental Network (WEN), have recently launched a ‘Crowdfunder’ for their new ‘Environmenstrual Campaign’. The goal of which is to spark a menstrual revolution and increase demand for healthy, eco-friendly menstrual products.
Reinforcing capacity building on waste water treatment in An Oston
During a five days' workshop, the engineers Stefan Deegener and Tobias Ulbrich, have brought the expertise and experience to the villagers and decision makers of An Oston
Eco-Activism: What it is and Why it is Relevant
In light of this year’s theme “New Activism”, Women and Environment Network WECF, Women Engage for a Common Future, will organize a workshop on eco-activism during Africaday in Amsterdam. What is eco-activism and what are its challenges?
13.04.2018 | Audrey Van Schoote
World Water Day 2018!
"Worries about consequences for children of pesticides present in water" - Report from Drenthe
Far too many residues of pesticides are present in the waters of Drenthe (Dutch province). This needs to be reduced. But how?