Toilet training for pigs 09 May 2011
Taiwan is coming up with pollution solutions that aims to fix smell and water use on pig farms. The experiments aim to train pigs to use the toilet.
The ISH pilgrimage 2011 09 May 2011
For the past 22 years, Connection Magazines and World Plumbing Info publisher Jeff Patchell has been fortunate to attend the world’s major bi-annual plumbing fair. In the following report Jeff explains why ISH (International Sanitation & Heating) never ceases to be an interesting week in understanding where the market is heading.
Urinal games in Japan 09 May 2011
Japanese entertainment company Sega has created an entirely new urinal experience: urinal controlled games.
National plumbing regulators forum 2011 09 May 2011
The National Plumbing Regulators Forum (NPRF) held its first conference in two and a half years at the Melbourne Convention Centre, bringing industry leaders and experts together to present and discuss topics that directly affect the plumbing industry. Jonathan Jackson reports on three days of plumbing relevance.
We know squat about female urinals 24 Feb 2011
Recently, Plumbing Connection surveyed the women of Australia to find out their thoughts on introducing a female urinal to the world of public restrooms. Dimi Kyriakou and Jonathan Jackson discuss the results and what they could mean for the plumbing sector.
Urinal amendments 21 Dec 2010
In an effort to integrate water-sensitive urban designs into current practice the National Plumbing Regulators Forum (NPRF) for Australia and New Zealand formed the Australasian Scientific Review of Reduction of Flows on Plumbing and Drainage Systems (ASFlow) Committee to conduct research into the effects reduced flows are having on drainage systems.
Female urinals: suggestion or solution? 19 Dec 2010
A new survey being conducted by Plumbing Connection magazine sets out to solve the age old mystery of why women are always queuing up to use the toilet, while examining health issues related to skin contact with toilet seats.
Inspector detector 06 Dec 2010
A Chicago plumbing inspector described by a prosecutor as a "major league bribe taker" has been sentenced to 41 months in prison, making him the most recent city employee imprisoned as part of Operation Crooked Code.
CIB Symposium Sydney 2010 29 Nov 2010
CIB Working Commission W062 on Water Supply and Drainage for Buildings, held its 36th Annual Symposium in Sydney, Australia on November 8-10, 2010.
The return of ISH 23 Nov 2010
I’m often asked if there are any must-see plumbing exhibitions to visit overseas and my response is always the same – there is only one decent event at which visitors will never be disappointed.
Top bathroom trends 23 Nov 2010
These days nobody wants to end up in a retirement home. People would much rather have a smart new bathroom with a wellness tub, comfy bench and big, modern “walk-in shower”, and there are even those who dream of a make-up table complete with big mirror. But what exactly does the one thing have to do with the other? A great deal – in fact, for many people, everything. But it’s not just a question of tastes: quality of life is what’s at stake here.
The yellow plumber 23 Nov 2010
As the world’s phosphate reserves continue to deplete, there is an opportunity to capture and reuse human urine as an agricultural fertiliser. Dimi Kyriakou investigates a new research initiative to develop the first urine diverting toilets in Australia.