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A Guide to What You Can & Can't Flush & Put Down the Drain

May 2, 2018

Having to call a plumber to take a look at your toilet or drain because they have been clogged can be embarrassing and quite a hassle. Even though it may seem like common sense what can and can’t be flushed and put down the drain, this is a topic that is often overlooked or taken for granted. With that said, this guide will first discuss what you can and can’t flush down the toilet, followed by what you can and can’t put down the drain.

NDU launches Challenge on gathering data on land mines and explosive remnants of war:

March 21, 2014

Each year, a large number of civilians are killed and injured by unexploded weapons such as artillery shells, land mines, mortars, grenades and bombs. These explosive remnants of war (ERW) regularly disrupt daily civilian life in post-war and conflict zones.

TIDES attends Drones for Development Deep Dive

January 24, 2014

On 22 January in Washington, D.C., TIDES took part in an IREX-sponsored an event called "Drones for Development" which brought together specialists, practitioners, and scientists from the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, private sector, and non-profit organizations to discuss rapid advances in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and system developments, policy challenges, and potential application in the developing world.

Available Disaster Aps for use in Emergencies

December 26, 2013

TIDES Project has compiled a list of available disaster apps for use in various emergencies - please forward your apps to our attention!

Working List of Apps.docx

Disaster Apps Challenge - We Need Advice!

December 26, 2013

The Center for Technology and National Security Policy is proposing a Disaster Apps Challenge to help identify and judge the best existing Disaster Apps on the market. For background, we published an article on the proliferation of disaster apps ( and have links to apps and articles about apps on our website (