SuSanA News Mail December 2016

SuSanA News Mail - December 2016

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Dear SuSanA members and partners,
 
This e-mail informs you about the latest news from SuSanA and the SuSanA partners. This e-mail is sent to 8,130 subscribers and contains the following topics:
 
  1. Preperation for the FSM in Chenai, India
  2. SuSanA @ World Water Week Stockholm
  3. SFD Exchange Meeting 2016 in cooperation with SuSanA WG 6 held
  4. Thematic Online Discussion currently running on the SuSanA Forum: Integrating sectors to address the holistic needs of children
  5. SuSanA Indian Chapter: Thematic Online Discussion "On the way to a "clean India"- 2 years of Swacch Bharat Mission (Gramin/Rural)"
  6. Thematic Online Discussion about WASH in Schools held
  7. Update from SuSanA´s monthly Webinar Series
  8. Featured SuSanA partner profile
  9. SuSanA @upcoming events: UN-Habitat III, World Toilet Day, FSM4
  10. SuSanA welcomes six new partners
  11. SuSanA Discussion Forum Digest: what has been discussed?
  12. Sharing knowledge: Recently uploaded publications in the SuSanA library
  13. Upcoming Events and training courses

1. Preperation for the FSM in Chenai, India



Group Picture 22nd SuSanA Meeting, Stockholm

The 22nd SuSanA meeting took place in Stockholm, Sweden on 27 August 2016 prior to the Stockholm World Water Week. It was hosted by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) together with the SuSanA secretariat. The meeting was attended by about 60 participants and livestreamed to allow online participation from around the world. People that could not travel to Stockholm, were sending their comments and questions via Twitter (#22susana).

The first session of the meeting started with an update on recent developments and upcoming activities. Ingeborg Krukkert (IRC) highlighted the collaboration of SuSanA and sustainableWASH.org in the context of the 21st SuSanA meeting / Kampala WASH Symposium. Danielle Boström (UN-Water) invited all SuSanA partners to join the campaign for this year’s World Toilet Day that will focus on “Toilets and Jobs”.
The second session focused on urban sanitation. Arne Panesar (GIZ) highlighted the manifold uses of SFDs (excreta flow diagrams) that were discussed at the SFD meeting the previous day and Martin Gambrill (World Bank) introduced “Diagnostic and Decision Support Tools for City-wide Inclusive Sanitation” which were recently published by the World Bank. In the subsequent presentation, Christine Moe (Emory University) explored the question: What does SaniPath tell us about exposure to faecal contamination in different cities? Ismail Shaiye (Water Services Trust Fund Kenya) and Doreen Mbalo (GIZ) gave valuable insights in a results-based financing approach to successfully scale up household sanitation in urban low-income areas in Kenya. Lastly, Daniel Ddiba (KTH) presented REVAMP – a tool for estimating resource recovery potential.

 

After lunch break, rich discussions about the Agenda 2030 and the international water architecture took place. Roland Schertenleib (Eawag emeriti) emphasized that the SDGs are more ambitious and more comprehensive than the SDGs and suggested that SuSanA could contribute to the Agenda 2030 by helping with the interpretation of target 6.2 and target 6.3 of the SDGs. Subsequently, Kim Andersson (SEI) explained the many ways that sustainable sanitation and wastewater management can help in meeting the SDGs. Daniela Krahl (BMZ) raised concerns about a mismatch between the 2030 Agenda vision and the international political structures available which will not allow effective implementation and review of the SDG6 and instead proposed the creation of an UN Intergovernmental Committee on Water. Kate Medlicott (WHO) presented a draft monitoring framework for the sanitation related SDG targets and lastly, Vishwanath Srikantaiah (Biome Trust) presented the progress and challenges with regard to the government’s “Swacch Bharat Mission” in India.

 

In the afternoon, Thilo Panzerbieter (GTO) invited SuSanA partners to act as a sounding board for the planned compendium on Sanitation and FSM option in Emergencies. Arne Panesar(GIZ) on behalf of BMZ, introduced the German government’s new sanitation programme “Sanitation for Millions”. Michael Kropac (cewas) presented the outline for a SuSanA Regional Chapter Middle East, focusing on sanitation in emergencies, and Wini Adam (Unesco IHE) presented a case study on productive sanitation in IDP Emergency Settlements in South Darfur, Sudan. Lastly, Arno Coerver (Malteser International and SuSanA WG8 lead) gave an update on the SuSanA WG 8 (Sanitation and Emergencies) and its current focus on market-based programming.

The last session of the day was dedicated to Behaviour Change & Hygiene. Laure Anquez (UNICEF) launched the Group Handwashing Compendium – a joint publication from BMZ, GIZ and UNICEF. Bella Monse (GIZ) highlighted that hygiene behavior is a management task and Sailas Nyareza (WSSCC) showed how menstrual hygiene management was included into national policies in India and Senegal. How to bring about changes in behaviour, choice and decision-making at the household level was the topic of Sarah Dickin’s (SEI) presentation, before Hanna Woodburn (PPPHW) and Belinda Abraham (UNICEF) facilitated a brainstorming session about future activities around behaviour change.

The 22nd SuSanA meeting was accompanied by several SuSanA Working Group Meetings that took place during the World Water Week: WG 1 (Capacity Development), WG 2 (Market Development), WG 7 (WASH in Schools), WG8 (Sanitation in Emergencies), WG10 (Operation and Maintenance) and WG 12 (WASH and Nutrition).
The presentations, pictures and a full video coverage of the 22nd SuSanA meeting as well as a documentation of the SuSanA Working Group meetings are available on the 22nd SuSanA meeting page and on Flickr.

Last but not least, a range of SuSanA partners displayed their publications at the SuSanA booth, which served as a meeting point for sanitation enthusiasts from all around the world.

 

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2. SuSanA @ World Water Week Stockholm

SuSanA was involved in a variety of sessions at this year’s World Water Week in Stockholm. Many of them were linked to a SuSanA working group meeting. Take a look at the following session reports.


SuSanA Booth @ World Water Week Stockholm

a) Session: City-wide sanitation services: recent thinking and experiences

During the 2016 Stockholm World Water Week SuSanAco-convened the event “City-wide sanitation services: recent thinking and   experiences”. Due to rapid informal urbanisation processes as well as the lack of clarity on how to deliver sustainable sanitation services city-wide, urban sanitation is a key challenge in the pathway towards the Sustainable Development Goal’s ambition of Universal Access by 2030. An initial presentation set the scene of the urban sanitation sector based on recent research from WaterAid. Furthermore, a so-called “marketplace” was set up for different organisations to present their city sanitation experiences. These included the World Bank WGP (Vitoria, Brazil), Borda (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) and WaterAid (Visakhapatnam, India), to name but a few. After the event, three key statements emerged: On the one hand, it should be ensured that city-wide sanitation plans are integrated into wider planning processes in cities, e.g. as part of the city-wide infrastructure master plan, to take full effect. On the other hand, communication with the utilities is crucial in the development process to make the service provision as inclusive as it needs to be. Lastly, it was raised the importance of linking sanitation plans to financial mechanisms and investment plans.

Presentations of the session are available here

Join the discussion about WaterAid’s recent research on the SuSanA Forum here

b) Session: Equitable access to water and sanitation: sustainable development for all

The focus on equity and access to safe and affordable drinking water and to adequate sanitation and hygiene ‘for all’ is a key innovation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development compared to the past global ambitions. To highlight this important shift was the objective of the session, which was convened by UNECE, WHO/Europe secretariat of the Protocol on Water and Health, OHCHR, SDC, FinWaterWEI II, French Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, GIZ, SuSanA and WaterLex. In the first part the UNECE/WHO Protocol activities on equitable access were introduced and the results of a self-assessment exercise in the Republic of Moldova presented. In the following panel a  variety of tools to address equity issues were discussed. Among them institutional WASH, experiences from rural areas in Tajikistan as well as on the “affordability of water and sanitation services” (by Léo Heller, The Special Rapporteur on human right to safe drinking water and sanitation). “More and more children are going to school, still WASH in schools is a neglected issue. There is no clarity over the responsibility for school toilets” Bella Monse (GIZ) was quoted in an article with the headline “WASH in Schools a Neglected Issue” (World Water Week Daily). “To achieve better equity the WASH-sector and the education sector need to start working together” - Intersectoral collaboration is needed to make WASH more equitable.

The presentations of the well-attended session (around 130 persons) are available here 

c) Session: WASHoholic Anonymous - Confessions of Failure and how to Reform

The event "WASHoholic Anonymous - Confessions of failure and how to reform" convened by SuSanA, IRC, Aguaconsult, DGIS; Viva con Agua, RWSN, GTO and Welthungerhilfe, addressed the sustainability crisis many projects in the WASH sector are confronted with. Though projects are often successful in providing people with first time access to services, in the long-run many of them fail to provide sustainable services. Sustainability beyond the end of a project is increasingly considered in the WASH landscape and has led to the initiation of the Sustainable Service Initiative. Interactively, practitioners, donors and government representatives debated obstacles to general uptake and scaling up of corrective actions to improve sector sustainability. The session featured a “round of confessions” in which representatives of NGOs, donors, local government and researchers shared their failures and lessons learnt. The concerns which were raised included: monitoring for sustainability is not budgeted; fear of reporting failure of services; and ambiguity about responsibility for corrective action. Thus participants of the seminar emphasised e.g. that a switch from outputs to outcome is needed when it comes to monitoring and that government systems need more support and need to be more accountable as duty bearer.

The session was accompanied by a SuSanA WG10 (Operation & Maintenance) meeting. The presentations and minutes of the meeting are available here

d) Session: Opportunities & Limitations of Market-based Programming to Address Humanitarian WASH Needs

The promotion of a market-based contribution to WASH needs in humanitarian aid was defined in the session "Opportunities of Marked-Based Programming to Address Humanitarian WASHNeeds". As the humanitarian WASH sector is still in its early stages of integrating market-based programming as a standard practice, further empirical evidence and ‘good practice’ examples are needed to illustrate that market-based programming allows people to adequately cover their WASH needs. The session brought together actors from the humanitarian community, development WASH experts, private sector and decision-makers to take a critical look at the market-based programming in the WASH sector, sounding out risks and potentials. It emphasised the need to assess and work with existing local and regional structures when using market-based programming approaches. Further it was highlighted that market-based approaches are an important intervention, but no silver bullet. In the subsequent meeting of the SuSanA WG 8 (Sanitation in Emergencies and Reconstruction Situations), the Technical Working Group on WASH & Markets of the Global WASH Cluster invited members of the SuSanA WG8 to contribute to a currently developed position paper on market-based programming in the context of WASH Emergencies.

The presentations and minutes of the WG8 Meeting are available here

e) Session: Upscaling the WASH-Nutrition Nexus for Sustainable (Body) Growth        

The session "Upscaling the WASH Nutrition Nexus for Sustainable (Body) Growth" built on the results of the Bonn WASH-Nutrition Forum 2015 and brought a range of key nutrition actors to Stockholm for the first time. It was attended by more than 120 participants and aimed to advance the thematic interface and cooperation between WASH and Nutrition at a global level. During the session a range of new tools and reports were presented: Patrizia Fracassi (Global Nutrition Report) presented the Global Nutrition Report and Jean Lapegue (ACF) provided a glimpse into the upcoming WASH’Nutrition Operational Manual, which is a practical guidebook to increase the nutritional impact through the integration of WASH and Nutrition programmes. Dan Jones (WaterAid) was asking whether policy-makers are doing enough on water, sanitation and hygiene to end mal-nutrition and recommended to plan for effective integration throughout the whole policy cycle. Emily Mates (ENN) pointed out that the current update of the Infant Feeding in Emergencies Operational Guidance explicitly includes a section on WASH and multi-sectoral engagement. Finally, the session successfully brought together the global platforms Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement and Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) Partnership, which are planning to collaborate more closely in future.

The session was complemented by a SuSanA WG 12 (WASH & Nutrition) meeting, in which the global platforms SUN and SWA took part as well as the Global Nutrition Cluster coordinator. Presentations, minutes and the agenda of the WG12 meeting are available here

f) Session: Understanding sanitation as the cornerstone of sustainable development

This session convened by SEI and moderated by GIZ provided an engaging discussion on the place of sanitation as a cornerstone for sustainable development, and its central role in achieving integrated economic, social and environmental aims. It raised awareness of new technologies, cutting edge thinking and best practices and solutions among participants of World Water Week. Following a discussion linking sustainable sanitation to a large number of SDGs targets beyond ‘goal 6,’ presenters representing the Swedish Agricultural University, WHO, Sanergy, SNV and SIDA discussed benefits such as food production, job creation, contributions to renewable energy and health promotion using a range of examples from their experiences around the world. Presentations of the session are available here

Join the discussion on SEI and UNEP’s new publication “Sanitation, wastewater management and sustainability – from waste disposal to resource recovery” on the SuSanA Forum 

g) Session: Sigmund Freud: The missing link in water and sanitation

This event, convened by SEI, WASTE, SDC, FINISH, BORDA, WTO, GTO and SuSanA, explored the most often unconscious psychological barriers which hinder successful implementation of projects in the water and sanitation sector, failing to change deeply enrooted attitudes originating from early psychological development. Freud, in his psychoanalytic theory, has described the importance of the oral and anal stages, which can be linked to water and sanitation respectively. These very early stages of development are later forgotten but remain crucial for the further development of one’s psycho-social personna and, if misunderstood or ignored, can affect the result of sanitation programs. The session explored taboos and unconscious reactions around sanitation and hygiene in a humorous manner: A dialogue between a man and his poo, happy toilets and Yoga were all part of this session.

The recording from the seminar is available here and presentations here
Questions and comments can be posted on the SuSanA Forum

 

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3. SFD Exchange Meeting 2016 in cooperation with SuSanA WG 6 held

 

Right before the Stockholm World Water Week 2016 the SFD Promotion Initiative, in cooperation with the SuSanA Working Group 6 (Cities), held a half-day exchange meeting on “SFD – its use and potential in the sanitation sector”. The main objective of the meeting was to understand how excreta flow analysis has been used in the sector and as a tool to further the dialogue with neighboring sectors. A variety of uses and adaptations building on the SFD approach were presented (click here for the complete meeting agenda). The cases showed experiences in which SFDs have been used to establish relations between sanitation and public health risk, climate impact and opportunities for resource recovery. Experiences covered also the benefits of the tool in bringing together a whole range of stakeholders to identify impacts and alternatives for unmanaged excreta. A key potential of the tool was found to be promoting understanding of sanitation systems in an intuitive way. On the technical aspects of the tool, approaches for entering data and generating the graphics were discussed. It was also raised that the challenge for the approach is to find the balance between simplicity and complexity, meaning: keep the approach as simple as possible and as complex as necessary, but not too simple, to convey the wrong messages. The meeting reconfirmed the value of SFDs when prepared in close collaboration with local partners and connected to local planning demands. The SFD exchange meeting was broadcast live and the three sessions are now available on the SuSanA Youtube channel (Session 1: Planning and Policy/ Session 2: Resource Recovery/ Session 3: Technical Aspects). Moreover, the individual presentations (PDF) can be downloaded from the SuSanA library.

Watch 'Voices on SFDs' - a series of interviews recorded at the SFD meeting in Stockholm: Teaser and Full Interviews.


4. Thematic Online Discussion currently running on the SuSanA Forum: Integrating sectors to address the holistic needs of children

 Running for three weeks from Tuesday 4 October to Thursday 27 October 2016, the BabyWASH Coalition is coordinating an online discussion on the SuSanA Forum looking at a number of key issues relating to integration between water, sanitation and hygiene; nutrition; early childhood development; and maternal newborn and child health during the first 1,000 days of life.

 A mother’s primary concern is a healthy, thriving child able to reach his/her full potential. The differences between nutrition and early childhood development messages do not matter to her, nor do technical distinctions between water, sanitation and hygiene, and maternal, newborn and child health interventions. To a mother, the essential elements which contribute to her child’s well-being are interconnected. Therefore, meeting the full spectrum of needs for a mother and her child requires greater collaboration and innovation among stakeholders from different sectors and leads us to a new way of working, free from our traditional development partitions.

 

Join us to post your questions, debate with lead experts in the field, and provide your insights and knowledge! The BabyWASH Coalition and the SuSanA secretariat are much looking forward to your engagement and fruitful exchange.

 


5. SuSanA Indian Chapter: Thematic Online Discussion “On the way to a “clean India” – 2 years of Swacch Bharat Mission (Gramin/Rural)”

The first thematic online discussion held under the umbrella of the SuSanA Indian Chapter ran from 29 July – 21 August 2016 on the SuSanA Discussion Forum. This was the first in a series of discussions that will address various aspects of sanitation with a focus on India.

 

 

Within three weeks the following topics were addressed:

1.        Policy and Institutions, discussion led by Naina Kidwai (Chairperson of the India Sanitation Coalition)

2.       Open Defecation Free, discussion led by Sanchita Ghosh (Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council)

3.       Sustainability, discussion led by Sujoy Mojumdar (UNICEF India sanitation specialist)

4.       Good Practices, discussion led by Siddhartha Das (WaterAid’s policy manager)

Many experts took part in this discussion with more than 50 detailed posts from SuSanA members. Challenges like the involvement of the end-user, equity issues and appropriate funding were discussed thoroughly. A summary of the outcome of this discussion will be available soon.

To view the full discussion, please visit the SuSanA Forum

To receive regular updates related to the SuSanA Indian Chapter, please join the Mailing List

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6. Thematic Online Discussion about WASH in Schools held

GIZ, together with the SuSanA Working Group 7 (Community, Rural, Gender, Schools), organised a 2 week thematic discussion to address the challenge of WASH in Schools globally. The discussion, which ran from 19 – 30 September 2016 on the SuSanA Forum, looked at the main concepts on WASH in Schools that support the achievement of the WASH-related SDGs. Participants highlighted the direct links of WASH in Schools to SDG2 (health), SDG6 (water and sanitation) and SDG4 (education) as a chance for a new level of inter-sectoral cooperation. Furthermore the discussion clearly showed that the education sector’s leadership and management are critical to broad-scale implementation and success of WASH in Schools.

The thematic online discussion was prepared at the SuSanA WG7 meeting, which took place on 30 August 2016 in Stockholm.

A synthesis of the discussion will be available soon. To view the full discussion please go to the SuSanA Forum

Minutes of the WG7 Meeting are available here

 

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7. Update from SuSanA’s monthly Webinar Series

There has been a lot of interest in SuSanA’s interactive monthly webinar series from practitioners, researchers and others with an interest in sanitation challenges. Most recently SEI together with the SuSanA Secretariat organised a webinar that looked at barriers local change-agents face when implementing new ideas (presented by Results for Development Institute) and how donor restrictions might affect the sustainability of water and sanitation interventions (presented by Improve International).

If you haven’t yet had the chance to join a webinar, they offer an opportunity to learn about new developments and interesting projects and you can also meet and interact with others who may be working on similar issues around the world. The next webinar is on 6 October 2016, where we will discuss learning opportunities like MOOCs. We are also looking for future presenters who would like to discuss their projects or research. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to present in one of the upcoming webinars.

If you missed previous webinars you can find videos posted on the SuSanA forum and on the SuSanA YouTube channel. Please find the presentations and recordings of the last webinar “Understanding the role of learning and donor implementer relationships” here.

Please find more information on the webinar about MOOCs on the SuSanA forum.

 

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8.  Featured SuSanA partner profile

Institute for Sustainable Futures University of Technology Sydney (ISF-UTS)

 

How to best promote your organisation’s sanitation activities online? How to exchange with other organisations and find out about their activities, events and resources?

In summer 2016, SuSanA has launched the new and multi-dimensional partner profiles, which allow partners to add projects, events, publications, maps, videos, and links to social media channels directly by themselves.

These partner profile pages are a great communication channel, which help raising the visibility of SuSanA partners and let them be aware of other organisations who might be working on the same issues. These profiles not only help SuSanA partners to reach out to their audience, but also facilitate exchange with other organisations and engagement in interesting partnerships.

Starting with the Institute for Sustainable Futures - University of Technology Sydney (ISF-UTS), the SuSanA News Mail will from now on features the profile of a SuSanA partner that has recently updated their profile to set up a comprehensive presentation of their activities in sanitation.

Please check out the newly updated profile of the Institute for Sustainable Futures University of Technology Sydney (ISF-UTS) and find out more about their projects on WASH enterprises and sanitation governance and the resources they have recently uploaded to the SuSanA library.

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9. SuSanA @upcoming events: UN-Habitat III, World Toilet Day, FSM4

UN Habitat III

The next United Nations conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (UN HABITAT III) will take place in Quito, Ecuador, from the 17 to 20 October 2016. SuSanA, together with IHC - Global Coalition for Inclusive Housing and Sustainable Cities, Habitat for Humanity, Global Communities, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and International City Managers Association (ICMA) will co-convene the networking event

Intersections: Bringing together necessary elements for Inclusive, Sustainable Sanitation Strategies in Cities” on Wednesday 19 October 2016.

The focus of the event lies on the sharing of effective, people-centred solutions to sanitation in urban areas through a multi-dimensional approach that includes market landscaping, stakeholder engagement and community development. As a result, participants will gain new perspectives on the topic, foster peer-to-peer partnerships, and get feedback with regards to funding, financing, design and implementation of sanitation projects in the future. Additionally, SuSanA Working Group 6 (Cities) will call an informal exchange meeting for SuSanA members and partners attending the Conference. Sanitation will also be discussed at the side-event “Sustainable Sanitation – a key for healthy and wealthy cities of the future”, convened by SuSanA, Borda, Aguatuya, SEI and GIZ at the German Pavilion (16 October, 17:00-18:00h).

For further information about the conference and to let us know if you will be attending UN Habitat III please visit the SuSanA Forum.

 

World Toilet Day 2016

Like every year, November 19 is dedicated to toilets. The focus of this year’s World Toilet Day is “Toilets and Jobs” and aims to create awareness about sanitation as a business opportunity and the economic transformation that can be realised through sanitation. Any field stories, reports, narrative, images or videos on sanitation initiatives especially with a focus on job linkages are appreciated and can be shared on the SuSanA Forum. More information on this year’s campaign and promotion material will be made available in the upcoming weeks.

Please find a UN-Water’s presentation about the upcoming World Toilet Day at the 22nd SuSanA meeting here (Session 1)

 

4th International Faecal Sludge Management Conference

The 4th International Faecal Sludge Management Conference (FSM4) will take place from 19-22 February 2017. FSM4 will be held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India where the State Government has recently initiated measures to address FSM with regard to policy, regulatory changes, innovative solutions, and pilots. FSM4 will focus on innovative and practical solutions that can be scaled up, including three tracks: research, case studies, and industry & exhibition. SuSanA, as the virtual home of the FSM4 conference, will keep you updated as the conference draws closer.

The call for papers is open until 14 October 2016!

 

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10. SuSanA welcomes 6 new partners

We welcome the following new partners who have recently joined SuSanA, bringing the total number to 276 partners. SuSanA members can apply online to have their organisation become a partner here (see also our selection criteria).

Voice of South Bangladesh is a non-government, non-political and voluntary organisation. The organisation is working in a climate change affected area of Bangladesh.

Dig Deep works with rural communities in Kenya to give access to water and sanitation. Dig Deep implements training and appropriate technologies to bring about sustainable improvements in health and education. Dig Deep aspires to enable people to break the cycle of poverty and transform their own lives.

Malteser International is the worldwide humanitarian relief agency of the Sovereign Order of Malta. Malteser International’s mandate is to provide relief and recovery during and following conflicts and disasters. They are primarily active in the field of health, in which they have almost 60 years of continuous experience.

Action for Rural Women's Empowerment (ARUWE) is a grassroot non-profit that works with marginalised groups of people especially rural women and children in Uganda. Initially, the organisation started its operations in Nsangi sub-county, Wakiso district focusing on women livelihood programs.

CDD Society is a not-for-profit organisation registered in 2005 addressing critical issues of urban sanitation, environment and water security particularly for the benefit of the disadvantaged poor.

ICENECDEV uses environmental education as an approach to share information, create awareness and address issues of global, national and local concern: climate change, biodiversity conservation, marine litter, water and waste management, air quality monitoring, food security, land degradation and disaster risk reduction.

   

 

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11. SuSanA Discussion Forum Digest: what has been discussed?

 

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12. Sharing knowledge: Recently uploaded publications in the SuSanA library

Several new publications have been added to SuSanA Library summing to 2.169 entries till date. We would like to highlight the following publications to you (click here for the complete library)

 

 

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13. Upcoming events and training courses

Have a look at the highlights on upcoming conferences, sanitation events and courses in this section. 

 

IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2016
09.10.2016 - 13.10.2016 (Brisbane, Australia)

The congress will cover 5 programme themes: Cities, utilities and industries leading change; re-charting the course of water resources; enabling progress with good governance, sustainable finance and ICT; water quality, safety and human health and water and wastewater processes and treatments.

 

25.10.2016 • 00:00 - 23:00

 

A global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives.
Global Handwashing Day is an opportunity to design, test, and replicate creative ways to encourage people to wash their hands with soap at critical times.

 

5th Virtual Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in WASH in Schools Conference
25.10.2016 online

The 5th Annual Virtual Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools Conference will focus on the many ways that girls’ voices are being captured and channeled into action on MHM in schools and in their lives more broadly.

 

World Toilet Day
19.11.2016 Worldwide

Each year UN World Toilet Day calls on the global community to do more to address the sanitation crisis. World Toilet Day is THE day for action. It is the day to raise awareness about all the people who do not have access to a toilet, and the urgent need to end the sanitation crisis. The theme of the World Toilet Day 2016 is “Toilets and Jobs”.

 



7th Rural Water Supply Network (RWSN) Forum
29.11.2016 - 01.12.2016 (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire)
 

The RWSN Forum is the foremost global event on rural water services and takes place every 5 years. 650 participants are anticipated from all over the world at the 2016 event which is in English and French.
The 7th RWSN Forum will explore how we are going to reach Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in rural areas and small towns? What has worked well in the past? What needs to be done differently in the future?

 

 
 

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You can find more information on eventsjobs and news on the SuSanA website. We invite you to send us information on events for publication on the SuSanA website. To provide comments and questions, please e-mail us or use our discussion forum www.forum.susana.org.
 
Kind regards from Eschborn (Germany),
Arne, Anne, Cecilia, Antonio, Anja and Magdalena


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Projects

The project database contains nearly 400 sanitation projects of many different organizations dealing with research, implementation, advocacy, capacity development etc. Advanced filtering functions and a global map are also available. Information on how and why this database was created is here.

People working for SuSanA partners can add their own projects through their partner profile page. You might need your SuSanA login upgraded for this purpose. Please contact us if you would like to add a project.


Trainings, conference and events materials

Missed important conferences or courses? Catch up by using their materials for self study. These materials have been kindly provided by SuSanA partners.

Regional chapters

Use the map or the search tool to access the most relevant information and knowledge products for your region or country. This includes relevant resources, events, partners or projects.

Shit flow diagrams (SFDs), excreta flow diagrams

Shit flow diagrams (SFDs) help to visualize excreta management in urban settings. Access SFDs and more through the SFD Portal.

 


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Discussion forum

Share knowledge, exchange experiences, discuss challenges, make announcements, ask questions and more. Hint: Your discussion forum login is the same as your SuSanA login. More about the forum's philosophy »


Integrated content

We are hosting content from some other communities of practice and information-sharing portals. This section also provides a link to SuSanA's Sanitation Wikipedia initiative.

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SuSanA partners

Learn more about current SuSanA partners, and sign up to become a partner organization (if your organization is eligible). This way you can show your support for SuSanA's vision and fully utilise the platform's functionalities. See FAQs for more details.

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SuSanA meetings

Individual membership

Register as an individual member of SuSanA free of charge. As a member you can interact with thousands of sanitation enthusiasts on the discussion forum.  You can also get engaged in one of our 13 working groups. Our FAQs explain the benefits further.

By getting a SuSanA login you can fully participate in the SuSanA community!

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