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Andy Bastable

Andy Bastable

Andy took over the leadership of Oxfam GB's Public Health Engineering team in 2002, which became part of the Oxfam Global Humanitarian Team in 2016.

Podcast: Emergency sanitation in focus

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Esther Shaylor talks to Andy Bastable, Oxfam’s expert on public health engineering, about the challenge of providing sustainable sanitation in emergencies. What happens when toilets in camps are not well planned out? How and why should tiger worms and urine dry diversion toilets be used? Find out more: Our work on water, sanitation and hygiene

A 28 year woman is photographed at her home in Haiti.

The impatient optimist: Urine-tricity to light humanitarian camps

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In this blog we’re introduced to two sides of the ‘Urine-tricity’ story. Firstly, we hear from Oxfam’s Head of Water and Sanitation Andy Bastable, who shares his eager observations on the project, which produces electrical power from urine. To conclude,  Ioannis Ieropoulos, Professor of Bioenergy and Self-sustainable Systems at University of the West of England, maps out the history of the research …