Are Communal Tiger Worm Toilets a sustainable option for camps?

Dr Claire Furlong Humanitarian, WASH Impact Series, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Leave a Comment

We tested Communal Tiger Worm Toilets in challenging conditions in Myanmar, and evaluated their sustainability. The ‘Tiger Team’ talk us through their findings. As increasing numbers of people are living in camp settings for longer, we need more sustainable alternatives to commonly used pit latrines.  Tiger Worm Toilets (TWTs) are a novel sanitary solution that contain composting worms to digest …

Sustainable emergency sanitation – no longer a pipe dream!

Lucy Polson General, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Leave a Comment

How do you install safe and sustainable toilets in crowded refugee camps which are on boggy or rocky ground? We might have the answer. For World Toilet Day Lucy Polson discusses the merits of the urine diversion dry toilet and the tiger worm toilet. How can we build sustainable and user-friendly toilet options for refugee camps? It’s an ongoing challenge …

Tiger worms: the little sanitation engineers

Mee Mee Htun Humanitarian, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) 2 Comments

Could tiger worms be the answer to some of the challenges of providing toilets in refugee and displaced people camps? Oxfam is conducting a pilot project to find out, working with the IHE Delft Institute for Water Education in camps in Myanmar. ‘What do you think about worms? Would you be comfortable working with worms?’ Bagus Setyawan from Oxfam’s Global …

Podcast – Tiger worms: An innovative solution to sanitation

Angus McBride Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Leave a Comment

[buzzsprout episode=’2559256′ player=’true’] In the first of our new podcast series on humanitarian learning, we’re diving into the world of tiger worms. Oxfam’s Sophie Mack Smith talks to Angus McBride, Public Health Engineering Team Leader. Speaking to her from Ethiopia, Angus tells us how these worms are being tested in refugee camps and why they could be the answer to some of …

Tigers in the toilet

Angus McBride Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Leave a Comment

Could the Tiger Toilet be a long lasting sanitation solution for refugee camps? We think it could be. anitation is a huge priority for Oxfam as we seek cost effective, appropriate and durable solutions for the many different contexts we operate in – humanitarian camps, following natural disaster and conflict, rural and urban environments. For many people across the world, …