Cookie tracking notice
Are we allowed to crumble with cookies and anonymous tracking?

We use cookies on our website. Some of them are essential for the operation of the site (so called session cookies), while others help us to improve this site and the user experience (tracking cookies). We use the application Matomo and the external service etracker to analyze your behavior on our website anonymously. Because we value your privacy, we are here with asking your permission to use the following technologies. You can change your settings any time via this link or the menu item in footer menu. For more information visit our Data Policy


The primary purpose of the Interim Steering Committee (ISC) is to oversee the transition from the current structure and arrangements of SuSanA to the future ones of SuSanA 2.0, as laid out in the Concept Paper.

With this purpose, the ISC takes over decision making responsibilities from the Change Management Task Force (CMTF) which, in deciding on the final version of the Concept Paper has fulfilled its own purpose. With the successful establishment of the ISC, the CMTF has been dissolved.

One of the principal tasks of the ISC is to ensure the establishment of the Steering Committee (as detailed in the Concept Paper). Once the Steering Committee has been established, the ISC will hand over decision making responsibilities to the Steering Committee and will be dissolved.


The ISC consist of four individuals who, between them, reflect some of the key voices of the SuSanA membership. These four were selected by the CMTF, in a way that ensures some continuity of thinking from the CMTF’s work.

The CMTF ensured a reasonable degree of geographical spread and gender balance in the composition of the ISC, and ensured that those selected, between them, have the capacity to carry the confidence of SuSanA members.

The following people are members of the ISC: Susmita Sinha, Hiba Abu Al Rob, Alejandra Burchard-Levine and Christoph Luethi.


The ISC is the steering and decision-making body for the transition to SuSanA 2.0, tasking others as appropriate to ensure that the groundwork is carried out effectively. Further the ISC oversees, monitors and reflects on the ongoing change process. The committee serves not only as a controller but also as a consultancy which also develops, stimulates new ideas, inspirations, starts initiatives and motivates others to engage in the process

Meetings and commitments

The ISC will meet every fourteen days for 1.5 hours, with an agenda developed by its lead/chair in consultation with operational personnel. Frequency and duration of meetings will be revisited and adjusted as appropriate later in the process.

Members of the ISC should expect to attend all of these meetings, as far as possible; to take part in between-meeting correspondence and online decision-making with reasonable promptness; and to take lead responsibility for specific actions periodically.


Share this page on    

Follow us on    

SuSanA Partners currently 400 partners

Networks Circle


Latest SuSanA Blog Articles

SuSanA Blog »

SuSanA newsletter

Stay informed about the activities of SuSanA and its partners. The SuSanA newsletter is sent out around four times per year. It contains information about news, events, new partners, projects, discussions and publications of the SuSanA network.

Subscribe to newsletter »




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.

Add item to library »

The three links below take you to special groups of items in the library for more convenient access:


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.

Shit flow diagrams, excreta flow diagrams (310 SFDs worldwide)

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

Emersan eCompendium

Humanitarian Sanitation Hub

Sanitation Workers Knowledge and Learning Hub




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.

Suggest content to add »

SuSanA partners

Not yet a SuSanA partner? Show your organisation's support to SuSanA's vision and engage in  knowledge sharing by becoming partners.

Apply to become a partner »

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

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

Register as a member


Forgot your password?
Forgot your username?