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Dear SuSanA members and partners,

The May news mail with the latest news from SuSanA and SuSanA partners was sent to 4939 subscribers and contained the following topics:


1. New Head of the SuSanA secretariat!

As of the start of April, the GIZ Sector Program “Sustainable Sanitation”, who executes the secretariat function of SuSanA, has new leadership in the form of Dr. Arne Panesar.  

s-susana-cities-working-group-delhi.jpg 2. SuSanA cities working group meeting in New Delhi, India
More than forty people gathered in Delhi for a SuSanA’s cities group meeting to bring together sanitation researchers and urban sanitation practitioners who work on the ground in India.

3. Reinvent the Toilet Fair
Find materials, photos, videos, and interviews from the Reinvent the Toilet Fair in India, a Gates Foundation initiative which featured innovations in toilets and sanitation around the world.

4. SuSanA "Breaking the Taboo" sanitation cartoon competition
SuSanA and GIZ held a sanitation-themed cartoon competition towards breaking the taboo around sanitation! Check out the cartoon gallery, and links to the feature in Cartoon Watch magazine.

5. Sanitation and Water for All High Level Meeting
Read more about the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) High Level Meeting and the international discussions towards a common vision of universal access to safe water and adequate sanitation.

6. Update on webinars from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation sanitation grants
The most recent webinar of the SuSanA-Stockholm Environment Institute webinar series was held on 29 April on the topic of "Adding missing links in sanitation value chains".

7. Forum news
The SuSanA Forum recently reached 3500 members! FH Mughal has been featured as the last 'User of the Month' as the name will now be changed to 'Featured User'.

8. SuSanA welcomes eight new partners
SuSanA recently welcomed eight new partners, bringing the total number to 230. The new partners include HEEALS, Jimma University, Water For People, PID, Sanergy, and SWS.

9. Monthly SuSanA discussion forum digest: What has been discussed?
This newsmail features eleven new and ongoing discussions which are currently on the SuSanA Forum.

10. Sharing knowledge: Recently uploaded publications in the SuSanA library
Since the last newsmail, we have added another 59 documents to the SuSanA library bringing the total number to 1656, and feature several recent additions to the library.

11. Upcoming partner events and training courses
Looking for conferences, meetings, and trainings which are coming up in the next months in sanitation? We highlight a few events which are coming up in the next two months.

SuSanA Partners
(currently 231 partners)