What is SuSanA?
SuSanA is an informal network of people and organisations who share a common vision on sustainable sanitation and who want to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular SDG6.
SuSanA came into existence in early 2007. It is a platform for coordination and collaborative work. It is a community of people with diverse expertise and opinions, that can be a sounding board for members’ ideas. Through joint publications, meetings and initiatives SuSanA contributes to policy dialogue.
The SuSanA website with its library, project database and discussion forum is an important resource for anyone wanting to explore the possibilities of sustainable sanitation.
SuSanA is not an organisation, but rather a loose network of partner organisations and individuals working along the same lines towards sustainable sanitation. Everyone contributes at their own expense.
Our overall goal is to contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (in particular SDG 6) by promoting sustainable sanitation systems which take into consideration all dimensions of sustainability. Learn more about our definition of sustainable sanitation here.
SuSanA is open to anyone who wants to join and be active in the promotion of sustainable sanitation systems. This can be in the form of being an indivual member of SuSanA or as a representative of an organisation, thus making the organisation into a formal SuSanA partner.
You can join our network, contribute your ideas and become active in one of the thematic working groups. Learn more about our vision and the way we work here.
Our Frequently Asked Questions page will be able to answer further questions you might have.
How we work
SuSanA’s most important assets are the knowledge, experience, creativity and energy of a large and diverse membership. We focus on all the different dimensions of sustainable sanitation and the full spectrum of development contexts. SuSanA provides its members forums for discussion and analysis, structures to support collaboration, and a range of channels for effective communication.
SuSanA strives to be a true partnership, in which all members can have a voice and can all contribute. New members and organisational partners are welcome. Decision-making is achieved through reaching a broad consensus. Interactions within our network are creative, respectful and constructive.
SuSanA is guided by the Sustainable Development Goals. We provide policy advice, practical guidance and up to date knowledge about how to realise sustainable sanitation for all.