BRIEFING big problems need small solutions - a lot of them!

SANITATION PROBLEMS

After the Hackathon on 1-2 December 2012, the community has identified a small set of global problem categories to tackle during this App Challenge.

1.Stop open defecation!

1.Stop open defecation!

Induce behavioural change to stop people from defecating in public places.... Read More »

2. People don’t wash their hands!

2. People don’t wash their hands!

Lack of hand-washing practice... Read More »

3. Children are at risk from poor sanitation!

3. Children are at risk from poor sanitation!

Encouraging greater awareness of sanitation issues, sensitization and behavioural change to reduce r... Read More »

4. Empower citizens to improve poor sanitation

4. Empower citizens to improve poor sanitation

Citizens have no tools to report & improve poor sanitation, Give citizens a voice to improve poor sa... Read More »

5. Sanitation facilities are often not suitable for girls!

5. Sanitation facilities are often not suitable for girls!

Helping girls to overcome the issue of school absenteeism due to unsuitable sanitation facilities an... Read More »

6. Waste water is poorly managed

6. Waste water is poorly managed

Many countries in the world lack an efficient and safe management of septage from septic tanks. ... Read More »

7. Governance: Enabling Efficient and Effective Sanitation Services

7. Governance: Enabling Efficient and Effective Sanitation Services

Tools to improve the sanitation services provided by governments.... Read More »

8. Poor access to data!

8. Poor access to data!

Empowering citizens through open data and crowd sourcing... Read More »

9. Making sanitation affordable and sustainable

9. Making sanitation affordable and sustainable

In many countries the supply chain for sanitary products is poorly developed leading to many disadva... Read More »

10. Rural areas are especially vulnerable to a lack of safe sanitation

10. Rural areas are especially vulnerable to a lack of safe sanitation

Providing rural communities with the tools to improve their health and the quality of their lives th... Read More »

Background

In order to bring about new technological innovations in the water and sanitation sector, the World Bank along with its many partners and stakeholders initiated a process that culminated in the first-ever Sanitation Hackathon in December 2012.

The event featured over 1100 participants at 14 locations worldwide who developed some 180 projects. Watch a video »

Submit a story

User stories are increasingly emerging as good practice for defining problem statements and provide actionable information for developers. You can do so by leaving a comment in each of the sanitation problem categories above.

See all problems

Dozens of problem statements were submitted by people around the world in preparation for the Sanitation Hackathon and the Sanitation App Challenge. See them all »

Resources

Do you need some help on getting started with your app? Check all the tutorials that our mentors are posting online:

Supported by

world bank water and sanitation program unicef bill & melinda gates foundation civic commons random hacks of kindness eirëne wsup akvo.org esri nokia coders 4 africa open development technology alliance ibm opengov hub FrontlineSMS

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