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Various Authors (2017)

Fostering WaSH marketing exchange systems in informal Melanesian settlements

Multiple papers.
1. Research Brief: Melanesian WaSH policy environments to foster inclusive WaSH marketing exchanges
2. Policy Brief: Melanesian WaSH policy environments to foster inclusive WaSH marketing exchanges
3. Programmer’s Brief: Building on existing marketing exchanges in Melanesian informal settlements to improve WaSH Research
4. Programmer’s Brief: Using participatory …

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Hall, N., Barbosa, M.C., Currie, D., Dean, A.J., Head, B., Hill, P.S., Naylor, S., Reid, S., Selvey, L., and Willis, J. (2017)

Water, sanitation and hygiene in remote Indigenous Australia
A scan of priorities

This discussion paper presents a scan of the current status of water, sanitation, and hygiene services and challenges in remote Australian Indigenous communities. It was conducted to make explicit the challenges requiring attention and to propose questions to stimulate discussion as to how various stakeholders can respond to these challenges. it was guided by examples of initiatives that have …

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Jacob, N. (2017)

Case studies are Signposts for Recognition and Encouragement
A Thematic Discussion Series hosted by the SuSanA India Chapter and India Sanitation Coalition

Case studies are an important tool of qualitative research but need to be prepared and used with care. This thematic discussion examines what constitutes a case study, how they can be collected, validated and distributed, and how they can help scale up projects.

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World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) (2017)

Progress on Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
2017 Update and SDG Baselines

The WHO/UNICEF JMP has published its first report of the SDG period, Progress on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene: 2017 update and SDG baselines. The report introduces and defines the new indicators of safely managed drinking water and sanitation services. Estimates of safely managed drinking water services, the indicator for SDG target 6.1, are presented for 96 countries, while estimates …

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Kampala Capital City Authority (2017)

Minimum Standards for Onsite Sanitation Technology Options in Kampala

KCCA’s current drive towards improving faecal sludge management in Kampala is cognisant of the city sanitation challenges and significant contribution of sanitation to economic and social development of the country and thus its citizens. The Authority and its divisions have an intermediary function for the coordination of sanitation planning and the harmonisation with urban development …

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Kampala Capital City Authority (2017)

Behaviour Change Communication
Kampala Faecal Sludge Management Program

Guiding document for Landlords, Tenants, and Local Leaders on Safe Pit Emptying, Improved Emptiable Toilets, and Toilet Hygiene.

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Kampala Capital City Authority (2017)

Community Sanitation Sensitisation
Field Officer Information Toolkit

Toolkit on sensitising the community on safe management of faecal waste.

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World Health Organisation (2017)

Water, sanitation and hygiene to combat neglected tropical diseases
Initial lessons from project implementation

Water, sanitation and hygiene are essential for preventing and managing diseases including neglected tropical diseases which affect over 1 billion people among the poorest communities. Closer coordination of WASH and NTD programmes is needed to ensure WASH services are reaching the most vulnerable populations. Many WASH and NTD actors have started to work together on the planning and …

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World Health Organisation (2015)

Water sanitation and hygiene for accelerating and sustaining progress on neglected tropical diseases
A global strategy 2015-2020

Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are critical in the prevention and care for all of the 17 neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) scheduled for intensified control or elimination by 2020.

Provision of safe water, sanitation and hygiene is one of the five key interventions within the global NTD roadmap. Yet to date, the WASH component of the strategy has received little attention and the …

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Lerebours, A. (2016)

Governance of Water and Sanitation
As applied to humanitarian and development projects

This manual sets out to summarise Action contre la Faim’s experience of water and sanitation governance, aided by invaluable contributions from a steering committee of governance experts. It was funded by the Action contre la Faim research foundation.

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Chitty, A., Roma, E., Durrans, S. (2016)

Process Evaluation of Tanzania’s National Sanitation Campaign Policy Brief

This policy brief summarises the process evaluation of Tanzania's National Sanitation Campaign (NSC). It highlights the key findings and proposes several recommendations for maximising the NSC’s effectiveness.

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Balls, E. (2017)

Menstrual Hygiene Management Policy Brief

This policy brief summarises previous research on MHM and highlights the SHARE Consortium’s contribution to this important topic. It then defines knowledge gaps which still exist and sets out clear recommendations for improving policy and programmes globally.

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Durrans, S. (2017)

Microfinance for Sanitation Policy Brief

This policy brief highlights the SHARE Consortium’s contribution to the knowledge base on microfinance for sanitation. The brief defines sanitation microfinance and summarises research conducted in India and Tanzania. It then discusses the research gaps that still exist and provides recommendations for improving policies and programmes on microfinance for sanitation globally.

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Chitty, A., Wilson-Jones, M., Jones, D. (2016)

The Missing Ingredients
Are Policy-Makers Doing Enough on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene to End Malnutrition?

This report, conducted by SHARE and WaterAid, highlights why water, sanitation and hygiene are essential for nutrition. Through an analysis of national nutrition plans and policies in 13 countries, the research highlights the extent to which WASH is embedded at policy level and where and how improvements must be made.

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Owako, E., Kanga, S. (2017)

Legislative and Institutional Summary of Sanitation in Kisumu, Kenya

The purpose of this study exercise is to identify and summarise the current national and county level sanitation situation in Kenya. This document will inform WSUP’s ongoing work in cities such as Kisumu, and will be used a basis for further analysis of Kenya’s sanitation legislation and institutional responsibilities and mandates.

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India Sanitation Coalition (2017)

Business of Change: Corporates in sanitation

This compendium is an initial collection of case studies on sanitation initiatives, and highlights how companies are engaging in the sector and supporting the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) launched by Prime Minister Modi. These interventions show how CSR spends are increasingly being used in sanitation. It is very encouraging to see how these companies have developed thoughtful projects to support …

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Abdi, R., Gautam, O.P. (2016)

Approaches to promoting behaviour change around handwashing with soap

This paper seeks to improve understanding of approaches used to promote handwashing with soap, with a view to offering practical suggestions when selecting approaches.

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De Albuquerque, C. (2014)

Realising the human rights to water and sanitation: A handbook

A product of six years of work, the goal of the handbook is to explain the meaning and legal obligations of these rights and to translate complex technical and legal language into accessible information. Designed for a broad audiences in the Global South and North, the information should be useful to civil society sanitation advocates, human right organizations, national and local offcials, …

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pS-Eau (2016)

WASH services in the Sustainable Development Goals

This document brief aims to give the context of the development of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and highlights the issues of water and sanitation in the SDGs. This should allow WASH actors to better link their actions to the implementation of the SDGs and easily find the key documents of the 2030 Agenda.

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Baron, C. et al. (2016)

Technical reports n°19 – Water in cities, sanitation and insecurity
Contrasted realities in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) and Niamey (Niger)

This study is based on surveys con-ducted in six poor districts of Oua-gadougou and five of Niamey. It gives a comparison of the situation between the two cities in terms of access to water and sanitation. Its Primary objective is to clarify ambiguous concepts of "precarious" and "poor", qualifying both households and neighbourhoods. The second objective is to appreciate the interlocking between …

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Van de Lande, L. (2015)

Eliminating discrimination and inequalities in access to water and sanitation

This document UN-Water provides a summary on discrimination and inequality in the field of water and sanitation: it explains the concept of discrimination, details the human rights in regarding equity in the WASH sector and presents the course of action towards the elimination of discrimination and inequality.

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Sommer, M. et al. (2016)

Managing menstruation in the workplace: An overlooked issue in low- und middle-income countries

The potential menstrual hygiene management barriers faced by adolescent girls and women in workplace environments in low- and middle-income countries has been under addressed in research, programming and policy. Despite global efforts to reduce poverty among women in such contexts, there has been insufficient attention to the water and sanitation related barriers, specifically in relation to …

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Barot, N., Ramisetty, M., Kapur, D. (2016)

Formative research to develop appropriate participatory approaches towards water, sanitation and hygiene in rural areas

Most sanitation promotion approaches are only partially successful in providing short term increases in sanitation coverage and usage. Behaviour change communication messages designed as marketing interventions often fail to address deeper underlying causes of resistance behind people’s reluctance to adopt improved and safe sani-tation and hygiene. This study was undertaken with the objective …

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PHLUSH (2015)

Public Toilet Advocacy Toolkit

The purpose of the Public Toilet Advocacy Toolkit is to strengthen the capacity of citizen advocates and City officials to provide and maintain great public toilets that make communities livable, respect human dignity and promote health and well-being. PHLUSH regularly responds to requests from communities throughout North America seeking to increase toilet availability. These seventeen tools are …

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Cohen, D. et al. (2010)

Advocacy Toolkit - A guide to influencing decisions that improve children's lives

UNICEF has an exceptional history of advocating to protect and promote children’s and women’s rights. The Advocacy Toolkit stems from this, systematizing and coordinating both internal and external advocacy expertise, as well developing a few innovative approaches. The Toolkit provides a set of practical tools to help UNICEF staff and Partners in the development and management of their …

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WASH Advocates & IRC (2015)

Policy innovation to accelerate change
Moving WASH Advocacy Forward in 2016 and Beyond

A group of 17 WASH advocates representing nine countries gathered in Stockholm, Sweden, and online on August 21, 2015, for a day of knowledge sharing and discussions on advocacy for WASH in developing countries. The day included case studies, open discussions, and presentations on current and emerging practices.

This report explores the common themes that emerged from the meeting. The group …

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WASH Advocates (2015)

Global Advocacy for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene
A Resource Guide

This resource guide provides recent reports, manuals, strategies, examples of advocacy efforts, and other resources that cover WASH and global advocacy along with relevant organizations in the WASH advocacy field. This guide can serve as a tool for professionals, implementers, and advocates looking to pursue and promote WASH advocacy efforts.

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Walter, E., Teague, J. (2015)

WASH Global Advocacy Landscape

This landscape intends to provide a 10-year lookback at the progression of advocacy for WASH; a current snapshot of WASH advocacy globally including gaps and areas of opportunity; and recommendations for WASH Advocacy in 2016 and beyond. The landscape intends to demonstrate the incredible work and accomplishments of the diverse actors in the WASH advocacy space. This document does not cover all …

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24thSuSanA meeting

The 24th SuSanA meeting will take place in Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday 26 August 2017 prior to the Stockholm World Water Week. It is organised by the SuSanA Secretariat together with SEI.

The 24th SuSanA meeting will take place on 26 August 2017 (Saturday, full day) at the SEI headquarter in Stockholm: Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) Linnégatan 87D, 115 23 Stockholm, Sweden

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The project database is a database for all sanitation projects - be it research, awareness raising, market development, upscaling, pilot demonstrations etc. It contains sanitation projects of SuSanA partners and of other organisations and allows you to find information for sanitation projects worldwide. Read more about the purpose of this project database »

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SuSanA provides you with various knowledge products suited to your region or country. Click on a region or look up for a specific country below to see a list of resources, learn about upcoming events, and get in touch with other active partners.

Shit flow diagrams (SFDs), excreta flow diagrams

SFDs are a way of visualising excreta management in cities and towns, with a promise to improve the understanding of urban sanitation. Find out more about the SFD promotion initiative.




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Within SuSanA several thematic working groups have been established in order to cover a variety of different sanitation aspects and to provide outputs that underline the problems and opportunities of these aspects. By joining a working group you can work with other experts on several issues to promote sustainable sanitation. You can also be active by hosting SuSanA meetings and/or by organising activities/events to promote sustainable sanitation.

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