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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 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.
We know squat about female urinals 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.
Vale – Prof. John Swaffield, a great Scot  Vale – Prof. John Swaffield, a great Scot
23 Feb 2011
In February 2011, the plumbing industry lost a man who, for the past 30 years, has been considered by many to be the industry’s great visionary.
Don’t miss out on a seat at the NPRF conference
23 Feb 2011
I often hold conversations with suppliers and importers who whine about dealing with State regulators and the fact that they find things out after the event!
World Plumbing Day 2011 to see increased industry activity
07 Feb 2011
It looks likely that the second World Plumbing Day on Friday 11 March 2011 will see even more industry activity than on the first Day in 2010.
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? 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 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.
Top bathroom trends 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 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.
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.
World toilet summit
03 Aug 2010
For the first time ever, the World Toilet Summit will take place in the United States. This annual event brings together key global leaders in the sanitation and water arena to discuss and learn about innovations and business opportunities surrounding the global sanitation crisis that affects 40% of the world’s population.