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Réseau Normalisation et Francophonie | 20 August 2020

Nouvelle norme ISO sur les systèmes d’assainissement – Contribution importante des pays francophones

Le Réseau Normalisation et Francophonie (RNF) tient à souligner l’importante contribution des pays francophones dans l’élaboration de la nouvelle norme internationale sur les systèmes d’assainissement publiée il y a quelques jours par l’ISO.


ISO | 12 August 2020

The Wait is Over – ISO 31800 Published

Safe and clean sanitation is a human right, yet over half of the world’s population is denied this right, meaning they hazard life-threatening illnesses every day. Emerging technologies for stand-alone systems that treat waste and turn it into clean water have the potential to restore this right and save lives. The much-awaited International Standard for such systems has just been published.

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ISO | 7 May, 2020

Sanitation Innovation Animation

ISO’s member for the USA, ANSI, recently created a video that points out the importance of toilets and proper sanitation. It couldn’t have come at a better time

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ARSO | January-April 2020

ARSO Quarterly Newsletter, January-April 2020

The African Organisation for Standardisation’s Quarterly Bulletin mentions engagement with ANSI on non-sewered sanitation standards on pages 4, 8, and 31.

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ISO | 7 May, 2020

Sanitation Innovation Animation

ISO’s member for the USA, ANSI, recently created a video that points out the importance of toilets and proper sanitation. It couldn’t have come at a better time

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ARSO | January-April 2020

ARSO Quarterly Newsletter, January-April 2020

The African Organisation for Standardisation’s Quarterly Bulletin mentions engagement with ANSI on non-sewered sanitation standards on pages 4, 8, and 31.

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ANSI | 22 April, 2020

On Earth Day 2020, ANSI Celebrates Standards that Support a Cleaner, More Sustainable World

On April 22, 2020, millions of people across the globe will forgo public gatherings and turn to digital devices at home to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cap-Net | April 2020

Cap-Net and ANSI Partner to Support National Adoption of Non-Sewered Sanitation Standards in Africa and Asia.

A new partnership between Cap-Net UNDP and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) will deliver blended training in 17 countries in Africa and Asia to encourage the national adoption and use of two international non-sewered sanitation standards, ISO 24521 and ISO 30500.

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ANSI | 7 April, 2020

On World Health Day, a Look at Standards that Support Global Sustainable Sanitation Solutions

On World Health Day, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) recognizes the important role of international standards supporting improved global health and sanitation.

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WRC | April 2020

The Water Wheel – Water Research Commission

The inaugural SANS 30500 awareness workshop was held on November 19, 2019 in Pretoria. The workshop targeted policymakers in the South African national government departments as well as other national bodies such as the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) and...

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ANSI | 20 March, 2020

New ANSI Video: International Standards Support Safe Sanitation during World Water Day

In support of United Nations initiative World Water Day on March 22, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has released a new animated video—available in French and Mandarin—that demonstrates how international standards ISO 30500 and ISO 24521 can help improve global sanitation.

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NBSM | 17 January, 2020

ISO 24521 Guidelines Adopted by NBSM as National Standards

ENPHO is pleased to announce the national adoption of ISO 24521 guidelines by Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM).

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IAPMO | 5 December, 2019

IAPMO Publishes IAPMO/ISO 30500 as National Adoption Standard for the US and Canada

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has published ANSI/CAN/IAPMO/ISO 30500:2019, Non-Sewered Sanitation Systems — Prefabricated Integrated Treatment Units — General Safety and Performance Requirements for Design and Testing as an identical National Adoption Standard for both the United States and Canada

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DailyMaverick | 19 November, 2019

New Toilet Paradigm for South Africa

On 19 November the world observes the UN’s World Toilet Day. There are many reasons to celebrate a hygienic toilet, chief among them that it is one of the most important health devices in a house, along with clean water supply.

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ANSI | 18 November, 2019

ANSI Recognizes Standards Role in Safety and Health during World Toilet Day

"World Toilet Day," a campaign launched by the World Toilet Organization in 2001, became an official United Nations day in 2013, and serves to inspire action to develop solutions for the global sanitation crisis.

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ISO | 8 May, 2019

The High-Tech World of Toilets

"Well over half the world’s population does not have access to safe sanitation. For many people, this means the indignity and risks that come of having no toilets. The answer, it seems, lies in new sustainable treatment plants..."

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reliefweb | 1 March, 2019

AfricaSan5: African Development Bank calls for scale up in implementation of sanitation targets

"The African Development Bank has called on development partners to scale up support for implementation of sanitation programs to fast track Africa’s progress and deliver on its promise to the continent."

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