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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Upcoming sanitation events

23 Aug. 2020 - 28 Aug. 2020 • Stockholm • Sweden

World Water Week 2020

The theme for 2020 is “Water and Climate Change – Accelerating Action” with a focus on innovation, science and actions needed to tackle one of the greatest threats to our planet and our very existence.

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Opinions


نهر الليطاني: ثروة طبيعية أم شريان موت؟

نهر الليطاني الذي كان مقصد الشعراء في خمسينيات القرن الماضي أصبح "كابوسا" ولربما "نهر الموت" كما يصفه العديد من اللبنانيين، ومنهم حوالي مليون ونصف المليون نسمة يقيمون على ضفافه أو …

Marie Zarour
Lebanese Journalist

 

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

يتميز لبنان بأنه بلد كثير التنوع، من حيث الجغرافيا والسكان والطقس وغيره، فترى فيه الجبال المغطاة بالثلوج، والسهول الخضراء المليئة بخيرات البلد المختلطة بجهود كل من في هذا البلد، …

Nesreen Ghassan
Jordanian Journalist

 


الأزرق: معالجة مياه الصرف الصحي أولوية في أجندة مؤجلة

تغيب شبكات الصرف الصحي عن قضاء الأزرق الواقع شرقي الأردنّ، في حين تعتمد كلّ المنازل والصناعات على الحفر الامتصاصية للتخلص من المياه العادمة، ممّا يؤثّر بصورة سلبيّة على البيئة …

Kafaa Msaed
Lebanese Journalist and Media Researcher

 

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

يعاني عدد كبير من سكان لبنان من الإصابة بالأمراض السرطانية، ويعود ذلك بحسب خبراء إلى تفاقم المشكلات البيئية في هذا البلد المعروف بتنوعه البيئي وجمال طبيعته. وكشفت دراسة حديثة …

Dania al Maaytah
Jordanian Journalist

 

Forum Discussions

Latest Activities

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
Jordan

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 …

Resources

SFD PI (2017)
SFD Manual (Arabic, English, 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

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 …

جوفانا دودوس - مستشار الصحة العامة، إدارة الخبرة والدعم، قطاع المياه والصرف الصحي والنظافة العامة، منظمة العمل ضد الجوع فرنسا (2017)
التغذية والمياه والصرف الصحي والنظافة العامة (Arabic)

الدليل العملي لزيادة الأثر الغذائي من خلال دمج برامج التغذية والمياه والصرف الصحي والنظافة العامة للعاملين في المجالات …

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

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) (English, French, Spanish, Arabic)

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

Lara Nassar
Regional Chapter Coordinator

The Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association (BORDA)
Amman • Jordan

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Lara has 10 years of experience in various fields of the environment and holds a Msc in Environmental Management of Urban Land and Water from the UK and a Bsc in Environmental Health and Sciences from the AUB

Manal Al Shraideh
Regional Governance Specialist

The Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association (BORDA)
Amman • Jordan

E-MailWebsite

Manal has 8 years of experience in the water and sanitation sector, and has a Masters degree in Water and Environmental Engineering.

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29th SuSanA meeting, Kampala, Uganda

The next SuSanA meeting will take place Saturday, 22 February 2020 - just before the The African Water Association (AfWA) International Congress and Exhibition in Kampala, Uganda.

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

Projects

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.

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 (SFDs), excreta flow diagrams

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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