WASH Sector AIms to End Open Defecation by 2025

first_imgParticipants celebrate with various posters at the program in Monrovia.The Board Chair of the Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Mobutu Vlah Nyenpan, has said that the government is committed to ending open defecation.Nyenpan, who is also the Minister of Public Works, said there is an urgent need to ‘tackle open defecation’ to save lives.“Our government has been working to build conducive toilet facilities in all communities,” he said.Mr. Nyenpan made these comments at a program marking the commemoration of World Toilet Day, held in Monrovia on Tuesday, November 19.In 2013, the United Nations, adopted and passed a resolution recognizing November 19 as an official UN international day. Every year, the day is celebrated with a unique theme. This year, the theme is, “Leaving no one Behind,” with the message that ‘a toilet is not just a toilet, but a life-saver that protects dignity, and an opportunity-maker’.According to the United Nations, today, around the globe, 4.2 billion people live without safely managed sanitation. With the target to give access to safe sanitation, leaving no one behind, this year’s World Toilet Day was be celebrated across the globe.The program was supported by Oxfam in Liberia, UNICEF, National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL), WaterAid, Concern Worldwide and others.Johnathan Kaipay, Senate Chair on WASH, said it is time that officials of government develop political will to increase budgetary support to end open defecation.Vivian Mussah, program Manager of Future Leader Toilet Solution, a Liberian-owned organization, recommended the usage of bio-filtration toilet system, which use air to assist microorganisms, worms and beetles to break up organic material in wastewater with very little or no odor. Clarified wastewater settles at the bottom of the chamber where it is pumped out of the tank.Madam Mussah said the institution is working with schools and government to tackle open defecation by using the system.WASH program head, Oxfam in Liberia, Mohammed Massaley, reaffirmed the organization’s commitment to support the WASH commission in ending ‘open defecation.’He stressed for more budgetary and donor support to the sector.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

NYK Develops Tool to Detect Ship Engine Malfunctions

first_imgzoom Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) has developed a diagnostics tool that collects and visualizes the sound of an engine as part of the company’s efforts to use big data.Developed in collaboration with MTI Corporation, the system, named Kirari Muse, will help prevent accidents, according to NYK.As informed, a pilot operation will be carried out with an NYK-operated vessel.The system consists of a tool for diagnostics that based on the sound of the engine will analyze its condition.NYK explained that based on the sound data collected while sailing on daily basis, it will be possible to detect the differences in the sound emitted and detect potential malfunctions.Earlier this month, NYK, MTI Co. Ltd., Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), and NTT DATA Corporation conducted a proof-of-concept experiment for a next-generation onboard IoT platform. The test was held aboard a coastal vessel and the companies now plan to perform the experiment on an oceangoing ship.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

NEW STEW Meet Author Marcia Butler On Mays Book Stew

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — In the May episode of Book Stew, host Eileen MacDougall interviews author Marcia Butler.From the host: “The May Book Stew episode features another returning author. Marcia Butler first appeared on the show via Skype in December 2017, with her memoir about her life in music performance, The Skin Above My Knee (please read it if you haven’t). Having motored through a career as an oboist, as well as her second act as an interior designer, and now as a documentary filmmaker, the ever-striving Marcia has written her first novel, Pickle’s Progress.” Watch the episode, courtesy of Wilmington Community Television, below:—Video Playerhttps://s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/wilmington.castus-vod/vod/video/3287a640-5aa2-4abd-b912-7fe46eee8d27/video.original.mp400:0000:0030:38Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.—Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedNEW STEW: Meet Children’s Author Ioana Hobai On August’s Book StewIn “Videos”NEW STEW: Meet Author Ben Berkley On September’s Book StewIn “Videos”NEW STEW: Meet Author Renee Simms On June’s Book StewIn “Community”last_img read more