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The Sanitation Workers Knowledge + Learning Hub is the best source for all current news, trends, articles and updates on sanitation workers rights around the world.

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The capital city of Malawi, Lilongwe City, is situated in the Lilongwe river inland plains at the junction of the Namanthanga and Lilongwe rivers. The city is located in Lilongwe District which is found in the Central Region of the Republic of Malawi.

Lilongwe city had a population of 989,318 people as per the most recent census in 2018, which was 5.6% of Malawi's total population. As of 2018, …

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This page is a collection of the most important factsheets provided by the Water Supply and Sanitation for Refugee Settlements and Host Communities in Northern Uganda project (WatSSUP), implemented by GIZ, which is funded by the German Government through the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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The Arborloo is a simple ecological toilet that was designed to recycle human waste within a shallow pit where the contents are transformed from a vile and disease forming material into a product which trees can tolerate, thrive and grow in without the user having to be in contact with the pit material. Many articles have been written by the writer about the Arborloo and other ecological toilets …

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Sanitation workers encounter significant challenges that jeopardize their dignity and health, crucial for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Despite their vital role, many governments in low- and middle-income countries neglect support for this workforce due to insufficient understanding of their needs and obstacles.

The paper explores challenges faced by sanitation workers in …

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Sanitation workers provide an essential public service to ensure cleanliness and safety along the sanitation chain. This is key to achieving the ambitious Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, although poor working conditions, social and economic marginalization, high risk of infection and injury even death, mean it is often at the cost of their dignity, health and life. Strengthening social …

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O procedimento de revisão de cinco passos desenvolvido pela iniciativa de promoção de SFD garante a padronização de todos os relatórios SFD publicados no Portal Web de SFD. Teremos o prazer de fornecer comentários sobre o seu relatório SFD.

Um membro do grupo de especialistas fornecerá comentários sobre a avaliação e orientará você através da verificação de qualidade para …

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El procedimiento de revisión de cinco pasos desarrollado por la iniciativa de promoción de SFD garantiza la estandarización de todos los reportes SFD publicados en el Portal Web de SFD. Estaremos encantados de proporcionarle comentarios sobre su reporte SFD.

Un miembro del grupo de expertos le proporcionará comentarios sobre la evaluación y lo guiará a través del control de calidad para …

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La procédure d'examen en cinq étapes développée par l'initiative de promotion des SFD garantit la standardisation de tous les SFD publiés sur le portail web. Nous vous offrons la possibilité d’une révision de votre rapport SFD.

Un membre du pool d'experts vous fournira des commentaires sur votre évaluation et vous guidera à travers le contrôle de qualité pour finaliser votre …

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Masekelo ward and Ndala ward are the selected project areas in Shinyanga for the GIZ “Scaling up of access to water supply and sanitation services in under-privileged urban areas”. It is currently implementing a scaling up project to connect the wards for the first time to piped water from surface water source through the Shinyanga Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority (SHUWASA) water …

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Ng’hong’ohna Ward (which covers practically the same area as Ng’hong’ohna Mtaa) is one of the 41 wards located in Dodoma City. It is located on the south-eastern part of the city covering an area of 130.675 m² (Dodoma Municipal Council, 2017). The area is characterized by a broad upland plain and located between hills bordering the University of Dodoma.

The current total population …

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Shinyanga Municipality is the headquarters of Shinyanga Region and is in the northern area of Tanzania. It lies between latitudes 30 30' and 30 45' South and longitudes 330 20’ and 330 35’ East, about 1,000 kilometres from Dar es Salaam and 165 kilometres from Mwanza City.

According to Tanzania’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS, 2018), the projected population of Shinyanga …

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Dodoma City Council is located at the south-eastern end of the Tanzania Central Plateau at an elevation of 1,200 metres above sea level with coordinates 6°10′23″S 35°44′31″E. The city council is divided into 41 wards and Mtaas (streets) and covers an area of about to 2,769 sq. km. The 41 wards are grouped into four divisions.

Currently, the population of Dodoma Municipal is …

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Enclosed you can find the Climate Resilient Sanitation Coalition Member Resources.

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Shaarada Municipality is situated in Salyan District of Karnali Province in the western region of Nepal. It is divided into 15 wards and covers an area of 198.34 sq. km. It was officially established on May 16, 2014

As per the national population and housing census conducted in 2021, Shaarada Municipality has a total population of 34,663 with 16,388 male and 18,275 female population. It has …

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Janakpurdham Sub-Metropolitan City is situated in Dhanusa District of Madhesh Province in the southern region of Nepal. Formerly, it was established as Janakpur Sub-metropolitan City on 1960. Later on 2014, it was re-named as Janakpurdham and changed the sub-metropolitan city to sub-metropolitan city. It is divided into 25 wards

As per the national population and housing census conducted in …

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Tilottama Municipality is in Rupandehi District, Lumbini Province of Nepal (MoLFM, 2016). The municipality was established on 8 May 2014. It has a total of 17 wards and covers 126.19 square kilometres of area. It is surrounded by Butwal Submetropolitan City in the north, Siddharthanagar Municipality and Omsatiya Rural Municipality in the south, Rohini River and Devdaha Municipality in the east …

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Kharas is a Palestinian village in Hebron Governorate, located 12 km northwest Hebron city, in the south of the West Bank. The village is located within the southern Palestinian mountains, to the north of Wadi Arab. The village is surrounded by Halhul to the east, Nuba and Beit Ula to the south, Surief to the north and the Green Line to the west.

The population of Kharas town for the year …

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Salfeet is located in the middle of the West Bank. It is bordered by the Ariel settlement and Marda village to the north, Nablus Governorate to the east, the Green Line (the 1949 Armistice Line) to the west, and Ramallah Governorate to the south. As a region, Salfeet covers a total land area of 27 km2.

The 2021 population is 11,873 inhabitants (PCBS, 2021) with a population growth rate of …

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The idea of a WASH Network Circle was born in 2022 from bilateral discussions between SuSanA and other networks, who expressed the need for key networks in the WASH sector to harmonise their activities and identify synergies. The WASH Network Circle was officially launched in Bonn in May 2023 during a meeting hosted by GIZ. Key networks including IWA, FSMA, GWOPA, pS-Eau, SSWM, SWEP, WIN, SaniHub …

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Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools program in the Philippines has improved significantly over the past years of implementation and contributed to the health and well-being of school children. The program started in 2016 through the DepEd Order No. 10 S-2016 titled “Policy and Guidelines for the Comprehensive WASH in Schools (WinS) Program”. This policy has able to set specific …

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The integration of gender equality and inclusion within water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) service provision is critical to ensuring sustained and equitable access. Efforts to integrate gender considerations in the WASH sector have evolved from an instrumental approach towards a more transformational approach that supports dual outcomes in WASH and in gender equality more broadly. This report …

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Urlabari Municipality was declared as municipality on 8th May 2014. The municipality is located in Morang District, Koshi Province. The municipality is divided into nine political wards. The municipality has total 70,908 population with 33,356 males and 37,552 females (Census 2021, n.d.).

Basic sanitation coverage in the municipality is 100%. All the surveyed households in the municipality …

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Tansen Municipality is one of the oldest municipalities in the country, established in March 1950. It is located in Palpa District, Lumbini Province. The Municipality has a total of 14 political wards. Tansen Municipality occupies an area of 109.8 square kilometres. The municipality has a total population of 50,792 with 23,414 males and 27,378 females (Census 2021, n.d.).

Palpa District was …

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The WASH for Health approach presents significant opportunities for advancing not only SDG 3 (Good Health and Wellbeing) and SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation) through improving public health outcomes, including WASH in infectious disease control, health system strengthening, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. Adopting the One Health approach provides a broader perspective, …

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The present project (K5/2897) was about the development, testing and evaluation of two prototype solar thermal drying technologies for the treatment of faecal sludge, namely a greenhouse-type solar dryer and a screw conveyer, and it included a pre-feasibility study.
The prototype testing showed that, temperatures between 35 and 45°C could be obtained with peaks up to 50°C, as well as relative …

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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 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.

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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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