Delft, The Netherlands, 13 Sep 2013

Red Cross and WASTE asks students' feedback on prototype of latrine

On Tuesday 10 September, the Red Cross placed their first prototype of the Speedkits raised latrine in the garden of UNESCO-IHE. The main objective of displaying this prototype is to gather feedback from students and staff members about the current design. Suggestions can be shared by adding a post-it on the four boards that have been placed in the restaurant of our institute.

The expertise of UNESCO-IHE students and staff members could lead to improvements for the actual latrine, that's yet to be developed. This latrine will be part of the Speedkit, developed for speeding up emergency response for people hit by disaster. Since the Speedkits are focused on emergency areas, the main focal point is that these kits can be prepositioned and mobilized very quickly and easily. 

Public Urinals Design Contest

WASTE has taken the initiative to start a Public Urinals Design Contest, which is part of Emergency Sanitation Project. Contestants are asked to design a versatile kit for a urinal, consisting of a urinal and urine management system. This kit should be suitable for airfreight, so packing as small and light as possible are key. In addition, the size and shape should be suitable for children, adult men, adult women or less abled. The final requirement is that the kit should be quick and easy to assemble, requiring little or no skill.

UNESCO-IHE students who are interested in participating in the contest can apply until Friday 18 October at: After this deadline all proposals will be reviewed and twelve finalists will be selected divided over the four categories (children, adult men, adult women and less abled). All finalists will have the opportunity to present their design to a judging panel on World 



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