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Urine Diverting Toilets: Technologically Ingenius, Culturally Incompatible

KAMPALA, UGANDA—To be honest, my interest is not Urine Diverting toilets. But I had heard so much about urine diverting toilets from friends who used them on a daily basis while working on an organic farm in Argentina that I … Continue reading

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Bwaise Slum

“Water is life. Unless you live in Bwaise. If you live in Bwaise water is death.” —local saying BWAISE, KAMPALA—Some stories can only be told backwards. This isn’t one of them. Let me start at the very beginning. I met … Continue reading

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The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It Matters

Did you know that 2.6 billion people in the world do not have any kind of toilet, latrine or hole in the ground? I didn’t before I read The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of Human Waste and Why It … Continue reading

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