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WANA region

Welcome to the SuSanA Regional Chapter West Asia and North Africa (WANA)

By establishing a Regional Chapter, SuSanA now opens its knowledge pool and makes content relevant to the WANA region. The Chapter is currently focusing on Arabic speaking countries in West Asia and North Africa. We warmly invite contribution to the different functionalities of the chapter, including relevant publications in Arabic, open source training materials, topics for discussion on the SuSanA forum, past and ongoing project descriptions and new regional partnerships.

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Achieving Paradigm Shift in Sanitation Security and Wastewater Reuse in WANA region
The CARROT Framework

Eng. Hassan Tolba Aboelnga
Vice Chairman - Middle East Water Forum

Dr Hazim El-Naser
Founder and Chairman - Middle East Water Forum

Is Jordan really water scarce?

Dana Barqawi
Regional Project Coordinator

Do we undervalue water and sanitation?

Mahmoud Tabaqchali
Regional Programme Assistant

نهر الليطاني: ثروة طبيعية أم شريان موت؟

Marie Zarour
Lebanese Journalist

دموع مختلطة بالصرف الصحي!!...
مشاكل الصرف الصحي ومحطات التكرير في لبنان .. إلى أين؟

Nesreen Ghassan
Jordanian Journalist

الأزرق: معالجة مياه الصرف الصحي أولوية في أجندة مؤجلة

Kafaa Msaed
Lebanese Journalist and Media Researcher

و"أسباب سياسية" تمنع إجراء الدراسات اللازمة
تلوث نهر الليطاني يزيد من انتشار السرطان

Dania al Maaytah
Jordanian Journalist

Forum Discussions

Latest Activities

Following the Water Journey: Field Visit for Jordanian Media Professionals

To improve the quality of constructive water coverage, the Blue Peace Media Lab implemented by cewas and MiCT, and its local partners invited a select group of Jordan-based media professionals to participate in a …

Encouraged Water and Sanitation Journalism
Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon

UN Water highlighted that billions of people around the world still lack safe water, sanitation and handwashing facilities. An estimated 63 per cent of the West Asia and North Africa (WANA) region still lack safely …

Increasing the use of the Shit Flow Diagram Tool

There is a global and regional need to address sanitation and water challenges. SDG 6 on Water and Sanitation focuses on addressing key components on water availability, sanitation, improved water quality, increased …


SFD PI (2017)
SFD Manual (in Arabic, English and French)

An excreta flow diagram (also often described as shit flow diagram, SFD) presents a clear picture of the outcome arising from wastewater and faecal sludge management practices and services in a city or town. This is …

SuSanA (2019)
SuSanA Flyer - General overview of SuSanA on one page (in Arabic, English, French and Spanish)

This flyer gives a general overview of SuSanA, its objectives, working group topics, roles, discussion forum and funding. It needs to be printed on paper that is slightly larger than A4 so that it can be a folder in …

Henson, B. (2019)
Urban WASH programming in Protracted Conflict Contexts: Aleppo's Experience, Syria

Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) for urban populations is one of UNICEF’s emerging areas of focus, highlighted in its Global WASH Strategy (2016–2030). In the Middle East, UNICEF is engaged in supporting urban …

ACWUA and GIZ (2015)
TSM - Arab Requirements for Wastewater Treatment Facilities (in Arabic)

Technical Sustainable Management TSM (Arab) is a Quality Management System managed by the following stakeholders: - ACWUA-WANT programme as financing and supervision of the TSM-Arab implementation. - Arab Countries …

WHO (2017)
Water and sanitation for health facility improvement tool (WASH FIT) (in Arabic, English, French and Spanish)

UNICEF and World Health Organization (WHO) have collaborated to produce the WASH FIT tool in Arabic, English, French, and Spanish. This tool is designed for use by health care facility managers and health care staff …

منظمة الصحة العالمية وبرنامج الأمم المتحدة للمستوطنات البشرية (2018)
Water and Sanitation (6) (Arabic)

إن توافر مياه نقية ويسهل الحصول عليها بالنسبة للجميع هو جزء أساسي من العالم الذي نريد أن نحيا ‏فيه. وتوجد مياه عذبة …

الامم المتحدة ، إدارة الشؤون الاقتصادية والاجتماعية (2018)
2018 تقريــر أهـداف التنميــة المستدامة

2030 اطلقت الامم المتحدة تقرير جديد حول اهداف التنمية المستدامة باللغة العربية الذي يستعرض التقدم المحرز في السنة …

Chapter Coordinators

Mohammad Talafha
Senior Capacity Building Engineer - Water and Sanitaiton

Amman • Jordan


Talafha has 7 years of experience in the water and sanitation sector and holds a Master's degree in Civil Engineering - Water Resources and Environmental Engineering.

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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 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.

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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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