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32nd SuSanA meeting

A big thank you to all speakers and participants who contributed to the successful 32nd SuSanA meeting! Presentations and recordings are available now.

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The Future of Sanitation and Hygiene

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2018 - 2020
Container Based Sanitation Alliance (CBSA)
Cost effectiveness analysis

2016 - 2022
Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association (BORDA) & United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Developing Guidelines for Decentralised Wastewater Treatment Systems

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2020 - 2022
Women Engage for a Common Future e.V. (WECF)
Water & Sanitation Safety Planning


New partners

Container Based Sanitation Alliance
United Kingdom 

The Container Based Sanitation Alliance (CBSA) aims to be the credible voice of Container- Based Sanitation (CBS) providers. Established in 2016, CBSA represents its members as a neutral, independent, not-for-profit association. Our vision We believe that with the right support, CBS services can scale to provide affordable, safe, and dignified sanitation to 50M people in LMIC by 2030, in line with SDG 6.2. Our goal CBSA promotes the use of CBS as a safe and essential component of blended, city-wide approaches to sanitation. Our goal is to help scale the adoption of CBS by public and private providers, customers, and governments in Low-and-Middle Income Countries (LMIC) cities. In order to maximise our impact, we regularly collaborate with other organisations to overcome barriers to growth of the CBS industry.

United Purpose
United Kingdom 

UPs WASH work has historically been rooted in its robust community-focused WASH interventions, and UP has strong expertise in areas of rural water supply infrastructure and maintenance, Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) and our innovative approaches for behaviour change in our WASH in Schools work. Since 2012 (when we started tracking these metrics across the organisation), UPs WASH programming has increased access to basic drinking water supply services for 1.4 million people, supported 11,800 villages to become Open Defecation Free - ODF (and helped create the first ODF local government authority area in Nigeria), and has improved WASH facilities and practices in over 2,500 schools. We have developed an innovative financing model for rural water supply maintenance. Beyond such community-focused programming, in recent years, UP is increasingly taking a systems-based approach to improving WASH services at scale, strengthening WASH service governance at the local authority level, and applying market-based approaches to expand access to affordable WASH products and services. For example, in Mozambique we are strengthening the social accountability of local governments in the planning and delivery of WASH services, and in Brazil were using rights-based approaches and civil society dialogue platforms to improve WASH services in low-income urban areas. Were delivering a womens business initiative at scale in Bangladesh which include WASH products and services as part of their business offering, and weve been active in countries such as Malawi and Guinea on sanitation marketing. Were evolving our approaches for professionalized rural water supply maintenance services. As a multi-sectoral NGO, many of UPs programmes are integrated with our other sectors - such as nutrition, agriculture and enterprise, climate, and Sports for Development - to maximise the impact of our work. Whilst UP is primarily focused in development contexts, we have also been active in responding to humanitarian crises in the countries where we work.


New publications

Climate Policy Initiative (2021)
The State of Cities Climate Finance


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32nd SuSanA Meeting

The 32nd virtual SuSanA Meeting took place Monday, 22nd of August (9:00 - 17:00 CEST), right before the Stockholm World Water Week. It was organised by the Secretariat with support and contributions from SuSanA Partners, Members, Working Groups, Regional Chapters and many more. 

Now meeting recordings and presentations available: Click here to get to the Meeting Page!

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Resources and publications

Our library has more than 3,000 publications, factsheets, presentations, drawings etc. from many different organisations. It continues to grow thanks to the contributions from our partners.

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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.

Sanitation Workers Knowledge and Learning Hub

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, excreta flow diagrams (222 SFDs worldwide)

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

Emersan eCompendium




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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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 and our regional chapters. Our FAQs explain the benefits further.

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