Published in: 2008
Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA)
The urgency for action in the sanitation sector is obvious, considering the 2.6 billion people worldwide who remain without access to any kind of improved sanitation, and the 2.2 million annual deaths (mostly children under the age of 5) caused mainly by sanitation-related diseases and poor hygienic conditions.
Motivated by the UN’s decision to declare 2008 as International Year of Sanitation (IYS), a core group of organisations active in the field of sanitation took the initiative to form a task force to support the IYS. In January 2007, a first meeting resulted in a large number of commitments by the participants from various organisations, and in drawing up a first draft of a “joint road map for the promotion of sustainable sanitation in IYS 2008”. During a second meeting which took place mid April, the goal and the objectives of this global competence network were clarified and the joint road map was reviewed.
In order to have a joint label for the planned activities, and to be able to align with other potential initiatives, the group formed the “Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA)”.
This document was kindly provided by WECF and partners.
SuSanA (2008). Towards more sustainable sanitation solutions (in Russian) - SuSanA Vision Document. Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA)
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