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Rajpur Municipality was established in 2016. The municipality is located in Rautahat District, Madhesh Province. The municipality is divided into nine political wards. The municipality has a total population of 54,083 with 26,574 males and 27,509 females (Census 2021, n.d.). Out of total wards, ward number 1 has the largest population (7,801) while ward number 8 has the least population (4,193). …

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The SuSanA Secretariat hosted the Second virtual Water Women’s Day on Tuesday, 26 September in collaboration with the Community of Women in Water, Women in Water & Sanitation Network, African Women Sanitation Professionals Network, SIWI’s Women in Water Diplomacy Network in the Nile and Central Asia & Afghanistan, African Water and Sanitation Association, Rural Water Supply Network, Women for …

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In December 2017, the European Union Catalytic Support to Peace Building (EU-CSPB) Programme supported the rollout of a peacebuilding plan led by the Government of Sri Lanka and other partners. This programme supported a managed aquifer recharge (MAR) strategy in Jaffna to encourage the resettlement of communities after years of internal conflict.

To pilot a MAR feasibility study in Jaffna, …

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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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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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Several software applications incorporate recent advances in information and communication technology (ICT) to improve information gathering about water points. Among these applications, FLOW (Field Level Operations Watch) is not able because it was developed specifically for water point mapping. With FLOW, enumerators use android phones to enter data about each water point, and take its picture …

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What is trust? Why is it important in emergency-response teams? Humanitarian practitioners identify trust as one of the most important factors in launching timely and effective emergency responses.

Building Trust in Diverse Teams can be used throughout the cycle of an emergency response and features a Trust Index, to assess and measure trust within diverse teams, and ten trust-building tools …

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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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Afghanistan is affected by manmade and natural disasters, which have caused a significant displacement of people. People often move from their place of origin to cities and are settled in areas where access to safe drinking water is limited. In 2020, only 47.5 per cent of the population had access to basic drinking water services and 38.1 per cent had basic hygiene services1. As a result, …

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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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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 is the story of the Tara handpump. The Tara (Bengali for "Star") is a low-lift direct action handpump developed in Bangladesh using concepts now proving to be suitable for community water supply applications in a number of other developing countries.

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This poster is about the safety of FSTP plant workers in the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The objective of this compilation is to strengthen the capacity of organisations to design and deliver effective hygiene promotion programs leading to the improved health of communities.
This compilation of three keynote papers and 31 case studies searches for answers to the question: What makes hygiene promotion work? The case studies are written by authors from a wide variety of organisations …

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SuSanA is gearing up for its annual meeting and we want you to be part of it! The agenda for the meeting will be shaped by you – the SuSanA community. The three key topics for this year decided by the Advisory Board will be: Climate & Sanitation, Resource Recovery, and South-South Dialogue.

If you want to contribute to one of the key areas with an input, please fill in this form and reach …

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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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The UNHCR WASH Manual (7th Edition, February 2020) is the result of an open and collaborative process with WASH actors who have active programmes supporting refugees. It has been written primarily for use by UNHCR staff, WASH actors, national governmental authorities, emergency response coordinating bodies, contingency planners, programme evaluators, and is a useful reference for any individuals …

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As the Swachh Bharat Mission ventures into the second phase of its implementation - moving from ODF to ODF Plus – the Ministry of Jal Shakti released a programme inception film that shows how India will transition its efforts sustain the gains of the first phase and achieve a clean living environment through faecal and plastic waste management. The film has been jointly produced by the WASH and …

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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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There remains a large unmet need for sanitation access throughout the world that compromises both human and environmental health. Opportunities exist to employ sanitation systems that better utilize and recover scarce resources from excreta such as water, energy, and nutrients. However, technologies such as a composting latrine may require more maintenance and close handling of feces compared to …

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A análise comparativa entre os municípios de Caçador, Videira e Concórdia, em Santa Catarina, no Brasil, e Sault Ste. Marie, Thunder Bay, North Bay, Chatham-Kent, Woodstock e Kenora, em Ontário, no Canadá possibilita a identificação de diferenças e semelhanças nos sistemas de saneamento, compreensão dos desafios e oportunidades e, consequentemente, embasamento para políticas públicas …

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This poster describes steps to ensure the safety of workers cleaning drains during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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.

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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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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