Insights into Open Defecation in India

Recent research offers insights into the impact of caste on open defecation, stunting, and high infant mortality rates in India. Concerns about pit emptying seem to be a the route of resistance to toilets – who will do the emptying? Traditionally a job of the Dalit caste, others don’t want to do it, and former Dalit caste members don’t either – they are looking forward. Read More…

Community Water Management

Clarissa Brocklehurst recently posted on the RWSN network the following:

At the Water Institute at the University of North Carolina, we decided to make community management the focus of our most recent WASH Policy Research Digest.  (more…)