The Jesuit faith is based on a passionate commitment to simplicity, spirituality and intellectualism. With those principles in mind, the architects at Gray Organschi Architecture took extra care when constructing the Jesuit Community Center at Fairfield University. Nestled on a quaint hillside, and captured in photographs Robert Benson Photography, the space offers staff and students a relaxing retreat from the unyielding pace of campus life. In an effort to share their values with the community as a whole, the Jesuit’s ensured that the space makes an impressive commitment to minimizing energy consumption.
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In collaboration with the Water, Agroforestry, Nutrition and Development (WAND) Foundation the XU SUSAN Center in conducting 2-4 days practical hands-on trainings on the design and construction of different low-cost sustainable sanitation technologies ranging from the simple Arboloos (literally ‘tree toilet’) over more complex single- and double-vault Urine Diversion Dehydration Toilets (UDDTs) to Terra Preta Sanitation solutions.
This course module intended for Xavier University outreach communities and partners is a 2-day training course that combines the imparting of knowledge on: basic concepts and principles of the reuse-oriented ecological sanitation approach; linkages to health and agriculture; available low-cost sanitation technologies; newly developed TPS technology and its potential to create lasting and highly fertile soils, and basic organic farming practices
The 2-week SSWM expert training course module gives an overview on Integrated Water Resources Management (IRWM), its basic concept and linkages to the reuse-oriented sustainable sanitation approach including a comprehensive overview on existing technology options and planning approaches. The course focuses on the human influence on the water cycle, the linkages to agriculture, and the sustainable use, treatment and reuse of water resources. It enables participants get a holistic view on the water cycle and to identify more sustainable and locally appropriate technology solutions in relation to sanitation and water resources management.
The aim of the SSWRMNA project is to improve local capacity for sustainable sanitation and water resource management in Nepal and the Philippines and to consolidate and mainstream the efforts in this area in India. In order to do so, the project will establish a Sustainable Sanitation and Water Resources Management Network and provide necessary capacity building at the individual, institutional and inter-institutional levels.
The focus of ACCESSanitation will be on making tangible improvements to sanitation services and facilities in the ten participating cities in India and the Philippines. This will be achieved through the development of local capacity to plan, design and implement sustainable sanitation systems and by launching campaigns to raise awareness on improved hygiene practices.