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  • Internships at Athena Infonomics: In Their Own Words

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    An internship at Athena Infonomics allows you to develop, both professionally and by creating an impact in people’s everyday lives through the use of data.

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  • When the Sewers Get Blocked: Sanitation Labor in Urban India

    When the Sewers Get Blocked: Sanitation Labor in Urban India

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    A pictorial guest blog by C.S. Sharada Prasad and Isha Ray on the plight of sanitation workers in urban India.

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  • World Toilet Day: Enhancing Toilet Use in Ghana

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    Almost 23% of people in Ghana do not have access to any sanitation facility, and only 15% use improved unshared sanitation facilities1. Several challenges exist both on the demand (households’ ability and willingness to pay) and the supply side (capacity of the private sector to meet the demand). This article presents the findings from two studies conducted for Water...

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  • Dispatch – September 2019

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    We participated in our first World Water Week in Stockholm. We began with a presentation at the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA28) on our FSM Toolbox and spent the week meeting our partners and fellow WASH enthusiasts. Our co-founder Deepa Karthykeyan even had the privilege of meeting the G. Asok Kumar, the mission director for Namami Gange. Namami Gange is...

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  • Include Women in Decision Making to Mitigate the Effects of Drought

    Include Women in Decision Making to Mitigate the Effects of Drought

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    India faces major water scarcity. How can including women in decision-making help deal with drought and how can successful models be enhanced?

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  • Post ODF (Open Defecation Free): Solutions to Consider…

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    Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) has made significant strides over the last five years by providing underserved areas with access to toilets and encouraging their sustainable use. As we chart the course ahead for SBM, it is imperative that along with onsite sanitation systems, there needs to be a parallel development of faecal sludge treatment options in order to stop...

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  • World Water Week 2019

    World Water Week 2019: WASH Updates

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    In anticipation of the World Water Week 2019, we would like to share some of our work with our fellow WASH enthusiasts!

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  • FSM Toolbox for Laos: BORDA and AIT Conduct Training for Laos Government Staff

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    With funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and in cooperation with several regional and global organisations, an international and interdisciplinary research team from AIT, led by Prof. Thammarat Koottatep, developed version 1.0 of the FSM Toolbox, which was then refined by Athena Infonomics to come up with version 2.0.

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