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Are you a teacher and looking for training materials?

Our School Activity Collection assembles various activities on the vital topics of WASH, energy conservation, biodiversity and waste management.

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Badu, E., Owusu-Manu, G., Donkor-Hyiaman, K. A., Conway, C., Edwards, D. J. (2015)

Innovative Financing Mechanisms for Delivering Sanitation Infrastructure

The study identifies four traditional sanitation financing methods through the use of debt, budgetary allocations, donor funds and community-based organizations. Essentially, public private partnerships (PPPs) and private finance initiatives (PFIs) are the most significant innovative financing approaches among fifteen instruments studied. Subsidies, grants and guarantees were also observed to …

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Fonseca, C., and Pories, L. (2017)

Financing WASH
how to increase funds for the sector while reducing inequities

Globally, investments concentrate on the construction of infrastructure (capital expenditure) with insufficient attention on the systems needed to make the water and sanitation infrastructure function properly: regulations, policies, monitoring, institutions and the people that provide WASH services at regional, district and municipal levels. The lack of non-capital expenditure and support for …

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OECD (2010)

Innovative Financing Mechanisms for the Water Sector

This report examines innovative financing mechanisms that can help attract new financial resources into water and sanitation services (WSS ). A particular focus is placed on mobilising market-based repayable financing (such as loans, bonds and equity) as a way of bridging the financial gap to meet the Millennium Development Goals and other crucial sector objectives. The Camdessus and Gurria …

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Cardone, R., Fonseca C. (2006)

Innovative Financing
Experiences with Secondary Urban Centres Water Supply and Sanitation Service Delivery

Secondary urban centres vary widely, both in terms of economic base and water service delivery models. Moreover, what constitutes a Secondary urban centres in one part of the world may be deemed to be something else somewhere else. For example, what might be regarded as Secondary urban centres in India and China might be considered to be small cities in Africa. This paper specifically deals with …

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Jacob, N. (2019)

Setting Standards and Financing Waste Water Management in India
Thematic Discussion Series Synthesis

This discussion will examine a few aspects of the waste water economy. In November 2018, the SuSanA India Chapter, IRC and TARU organised a face-to-face ‘Insights Discussion’ on sharing experiences on waste water challenges and solutions, facilitated by the Ecosan Services Foundation, in Mumbai. That discussion brought out five issues – setting standards for using waste water and sewage, …

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WHO, UN-Water (2015)

Investing in Water and Sanitation: Increasing Accsess, Reducing Inequalities
GLAAS 2014 findings — Highlights for the South-East Asia Region

This South-East Asia Regional Highlights includes analysis of implementation of national policies, sustainability, human rights and equity measures, monitoring, human resources, financing and external support.

Ten out of the 11 countries in the WHO South-East Asia Region with a total population of 1.8 billion, participated in the GLAAS 2013/2014 reporting cycle. Overall, access to improved …

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WHO, UN-Water (2016)

Investing in Water and Sanitation: Increasing Access, Reducing Inequalities
GLAAS 2014 Findings — Highlights for the Region of the Americas

The Region of the Americas Highlights includes analysis of implementation of national policies, sustainability, human rights and equity measures, monitoring, human resources, financing and external support.

Sixteen countries out of 35 in the WHO Region of the Americas, with a total population of 550 million, participated in the GLAAS 2013/2014 reporting cycle. Overall, access to improved …

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WHO, UN-Water (2017)

Financing Universal Water, Sanitation and Hygiene under the Sustainable Development Goals
UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water GLAAS 2017 Report

The GLAAS 2017 report focuses on the key role of financing in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector. It is designed to provide a global perspective as the world embarks on achieving the SDGs, particularly SDG 6 relating to clean water and sanitation, which is essential to good health and well-being. It also provides country-specific data for governments to use as they plan investments …

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SanCop, Oxfam (2018)

22nd SanCoP meeting: Financing Sustainable Sanitation

The 22nd meeting of the UK’s Sanitation Community of Practice was held on the 26th of November 2018 at Oxfam House in Oxford. The aim of the event was to discuss with the participants the needs and potentials of financing sanitation. The challenges of finding funding sources, data acquisition, correct understanding of terminology, financial sustainability, and equitable service provision were …

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ADB (2016)

Financing Mechanisms for Wastewater and Sanitation

Financing sewerage and sanitation projects can be in several forms. In Kitakyushu, Japan, the central government provided subsidy to the city government in the construction of sewer lines and wastewater treatment plants. In Alandur, India, the municipality worked with a private sector partner in constructing and operating a sewerage treatment plant. In Dumaguete City, Philippines, the city …

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ACWUA and GIZ (2015)

TSM - Arab Requirements for Wastewater Treatment Facilities
متطلبات الادارة الفنية المستدامة العربية لمرافق معالجة مياه الصرف الصحي

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 Water Utilities Association (ACWUA)
- TSM-Arab Task Force of ACWUA members quality management system)
- Holding Company for Water and Wastewater (HCWW) as consultant of the …

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ACWUA and GIZ (2016)

TSM - Arab Requirements for Water Treatment Facilities (WTF)
متطلبات الادارة الفنية المستدامة العربية لمرافق مياه الشرب

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 Water Utilities Association (ACWUA)
- TSM-Arab Task Force of ACWUA members quality management system)
- Holding Company for Water and Wastewater (HCWW) as consultant of the …

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WHO (2017)

UN-Water GLAAS TrackFin Initiative
Tracking financing to sanitation, hygiene and drinking-water at the national level

Effective financing for drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) are essential for the sustainable delivery of services. The UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) indicate that there are substantial gaps in our understanding and tracking of financing to the WASH sector. Financial reporting is often insufficient to enable sound, evidence-based …

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NIUA (2017)

Faecal Sludge and Septage Management
An Orientation Module (Part A: Learning Notes) (In Hindi)

About the Training Modules

Training Modules on decentralised sanitation, septage and wastewater have been developed, tested and delivered by SCBP during 2016-17, during training of government officials from UP, Rajasthan, MP, Telengana, Bihar, Karnataka, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Chattisgarh. These Modules have also been used in Training of Trainers(ToTs) of Amrut Nodal Agencies, Academia, …

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NIUA (2017)

Faecal Sludge and Septage Management
An Orientation Module (Part C: Reading and Reference Material)

About the Training Modules

Training Modules on decentralsid sanitation, septage and waste water have been developed, tested and delivered by SCBP during 2016-17, during training of government officials from UP, Rajasthan, MP, Telengana, Bihar, Karnataka, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Chattisgarh. These Modules have also been used in Training of Trainers(ToTs) of Amrut Nodal Agencies, Academia, …

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NIUA (2017)

Faecal Sludge and Septage Management
An Orientation Module (Part B: Presentation Slides)

About the Training Modules

Training Modules on decentralsid sanitation, septage and waste water have been developed, tested and delivered by SCBP during 2016-17, during training of government officials from UP, Rajasthan, MP, Telengana, Bihar, Karnataka, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Chattisgarh. These Modules have also been used in Training of Trainers(ToTs) of Amrut Nodal Agencies, Academia, …

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NIUA (2017)

Faecal Sludge and Septage Management
An Orientation Module (Part A: Learning Notes)

About the Training Modules

Training Modules on decentralsid sanitation, septage and waste water have been developed, tested and delivered by SCBP during 2016-17, during training of government officials from UP, Rajasthan, MP, Telengana, Bihar, Karnataka, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Chattisgarh. These Modules have also been used in Training of Trainers(ToTs) of Amrut Nodal Agencies, Academia, …

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USAID (2018)

Scaling Market-Based Sanitation: Desk Review on Market-Based Rural Sanitation Development Programs

Inadequate access to sanitation remains a significant problem globally and is linked to the transmission of numerous communicable diseases with a disproportionately large effect on children. The scale of investment required to deliver sanitation goods and services to those who lack access is beyond the capacity of public finance alone. The private sector has already proven itself a key player in …

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NIUA and UMC (2018)

Faecal Sludge and Septage Management: An Orientation Module

The Handbook is an initiative of Sanitation Capacity Building Platform (SCBP) to build capacities in Feacal Sludge and Septage Management (FSSM) for officials of urban local bodies (ULB), para state technical agencies, administrators and professionals from the private sector and Non-governmental Organizations. It is meant to be freely used by any can organization (public or private), national and …

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Various Authors (2008)

Sanitation Challenge Conference in Wageningen, Netherlands
Conference materials

The Sanitation Challenge Conference was deliberately aimed to create a dialogue between civil, process, agricultural and environmental engineers; urban planners, sociologists, economists, and political scientists who are involved in international sanitation research and implementation. It took place in Wageningen, the Netherlands from 19. to 21. May 2008.

Furthermore, this conference tried to …

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SEI (2015)

8th SEI Webinar: Results based financing (RBF) for sanitation

This webinar was organised under the Knowledge Management initiative (http://www.bdskm.net/) of the Building Demand for Sanitation (BDS) program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The webinar was moderated by Peter Feldman, and supported by Pippa Scott and Pete Cranston of Euforic Services. It was hosted by Stockholm Environment Institute and the SuSanA secretariat on 29 April 2015. To watch …

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Various Authors (2016)

International Learning Exchange (ILE) - Jakarta, Indonesia
Conference materials

On 14 - 18 November 2016, 160 Experts from 16 Asian countries came together in Jakarta to exchange their experience regarding innovative WASH in Schools (WinS) approaches. The 5th WASH in Schools International Learning Exchange (ILE), was hosted by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia – with support from UNICEF and GIZ.

The conference concluded with a general agreement among …

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ESF, ISC, SuSanA Secretariat, GIZ, Samhita Social Ventures, QCI, MMC, NIUA, EcoPro, Caya Construct, Water.org, ASCI, UNICEF (2018)

SuSanA India Chapter Seminar in Panaji, Goa, 21st February 2018
Presentations of Speakers & Minutes of Meeting

The second SuSanA India Chapter meeting was held in Panaji, Goa, India on 21 February 2018 - just after the 50th Annual Convention of the Indian Water Works Association (IWWA). The seminar encouraged discussions on urban sanitation challenges, holistic approaches to sanitation as well as financing and monitoring sanitation to accelerate progress on SDGs.

Please find the presentations of the …

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UNICEF (2017)

Gender-Responsive Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: Key elements for effective WASH programming

Effective gender-responsive programming in the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) sector can contribute to progress towards gender equality and important WASH results. This document outlines essential elements that WASH practitioners should take into account at all points in the programme cycle in order to enhance a gender-responsive approach to their work.

Ensuring that women and girls have …

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Post, V., Athreye, V. (2017)

Financing Sanitation Paper Series Nr.4

In the world of sanitation, cost is often mentioned as important though seldom scrutinized. Perhaps strange is one considers that cost is one of the main reported reasons for people not having a toilet. Reducing costs while maintaining quality is a key driver of WASTE’s sanitation programmes. Yet even in our own programmes it is notoriously difficult to compare costs of sanitation systems …

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WASTE Netherlands, IFS (2017)

Beyond development aid: Sanitation financing & revenue models in reuse (human) waste
Conference Proceedings

The Institute for Fiscal Studies, in collaboration with WASTE, organized the conference “Beyond Development Aid: Sanitation Financing & Revenue Models in Reuse (human) Waste” in The Hague, Netherlands, the 15th of May 2017.
This conference brought together from different parts of the world; academics, practicioners and policymakers with the aim to generate knowledge regarding sanitation …

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Jacob, N., Saxena, S., Shahpuri, A., Nath, V. (2017)

Swachh Bharat: Vision to Mission

The India Sanitation Coalition (ISC) and Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) are pleased to present this report of the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), two and a half years after its launch. This document captures the ideas from ISC partner experiences, as well as e-discussions on the India Chapter of the SuSanA platform. It builds on these with secondary research to present the status of SBM in …

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Various authors (2017)

Sanitation Marketing Resources

The following resources are hosted on sanitation-marketing.org and therefore not provided by SuSanA.

We have gathered a list of SanMark resources for our Community of Practice to utilise. We would like this to be a shared library where we can assist each other with accessing information. If you would like to share a document, website or video we would all love to hear from you!

Please email …

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Various authors (2017)

FSM4 Conference - Day 3, Track 1: Research
Chennai, India

FSM4 was held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, where the State Government has recently initiated measures to address FSM with regard to policy, regulatory changes, innovative solutions, and pilots. FSM4 focused on innovative and practical solutions that can be scaled up, including three tracks: research, case studies, and industry & exhibition.

Find below in chronological order the presentations held …

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Various authors (2017)

FSM4 Conference - Day 3, Track 3: Industry
Chennai, India

FSM4 was held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, where the State Government has recently initiated measures to address FSM with regard to policy, regulatory changes, innovative solutions, and pilots. FSM4 focused on innovative and practical solutions that can be scaled up, including three tracks: research, case studies, and industry & exhibition.

Below you find the presentations held in track 3: Industry …

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Various authors (2017)

FSM4 Conference - Day 1, Track 1: Research
Chennai, India

FSM4 was held in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, where the State Government has recently initiated measures to address FSM with regard to policy, regulatory changes, innovative solutions, and pilots. FSM4 focused on innovative and practical solutions that can be scaled up, including three tracks: research, case studies, and industry & exhibition.

Below you find the presentations held in track 1: Research …

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Jacob, N., von Falkenhausen, A., Bauer, M. (2017)

Corporate Engagement in Sanitation
Synthesis Document - SuSanA Indian Chapter online discussion

Under the umbrella of the SuSanA Indian Chapter, the India Sanitation Coalition in partnership with SuSanA, held a four-week thematic discussion on exploring opportunities and challenges of corporate engagement in sanitation. This synthesis is a summary of all topics discussed in the forum about corporate engagement.
The discussion not only focussed on corporate engage-ment via Corporate Social …

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Walther, D. et al. (2015)

Introducing City Sanitation Plan - SNUSP II
Trainer's Manual

Ensuring citywide sanitation is challenging and needs strategic planning as well as involvement of various actors /agencies, such as decision makers at state and city level, city engineers and technical experts in areas of urban planning, sanitation, technical infrastructure and financing. One of the main requirements in establishing a citywide sanitation system on the ground is strong …

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Tiberghien, J.-E. et al. (2016)

A tale of clean cities:
Insights for planning urban sanitation from Ghana, India and the Philippines

Uncontrolled urbanisation and proliferation of slums makes development of urban sanitation a big challenge. To contribute to the efforts towards the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target of universal access to sanitation, the research A tale of clean cities aimed to learn from three cities that are performing well in sanitation: Kumasi, Ghana; San Fernando, the Philippines; and Visakhapatnam, …

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Nothomb, C. et al. (2016)

Sanitation as a business
Unclogging the blockages

The first Unclogging the Blockages conference took place in Kampala, Uganda from Feb 18-20 with the aim of putting on the table some of the major challenges facing the scale up of sustainable sanitation as well as in in collaborating towards innovative solutions. The conference gathered a diverse array of over 150 individuals both from within and outside the sanitation sector, including those …

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ISF-UTS, SNV (2014)

Financing sanitation for cities and towns

Planning and financing for sanitation in cities and towns in developing countries is often ad hoc and piecemeal. Stronger capacity to plan financing for sanitation infrastructure (and services) for the long term will lead to better outcomes. Planning for adequate long-term services requires consideration of the complete sanitation service chain over the lifecycle of the associated service …

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Ekane, N. et al. (2016)

Comparative assessment of sanitation and hygiene policies and institutional frameworks in Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania

Policies are considered critical for creating an enabling environment for improving access to sanitation and hygiene services. There are, however, certain requirements that policies must meet for them to be coherent and supportive. This paper presents a comparative assessment of the sanitation policy and institutional frameworks in Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania based on a …

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Ekane, N., Weitz, N., Nykvist, B., Nordqvist, P., Noel, S. (2016)

Comparative assessment of sanitation and hygiene policies and institutional frameworks in Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania

This assessment finds that the policies in Rwanda, Uganda, and Tanzania meet many of the recommended criteria, but are still lacking key aspects to adequately cater for sustainability of services and functionality of facilities. Further, policies should reflect the needs and preferences of people. This is usually not the case because policies are very ambitious and hard to fully translate to …

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Hunga, W. (2016)

Financing sanitation for low-income urban communities
Lessons from CCODE and the Federation in Malawi

Like many other countries in the Global South, Malawi has failed to meet Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets to improve access to sanitation. It has been estimated that only 25 percent of the country’s population has gained Access to improved sanitation since 1990 and access to it is a meagre 41 per cent, according to the latest Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) Report (2015). By utilising …

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Burt, Z., Nelson, K., Ray, I. (2016)

Towards gender equality through sanitation access
Discussion paper

This discussion paper reviews the extensive literature on sanitation to show that inadequate access to this basic service prevents the realization of a range of human rights and of gender equality. We recognize that “dignity” is a highly culture- and gender-specific term; we therefore argue that sanitation for all—sanitation that serves all genders equally—must be designed and planned …

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WSTF (2015)

Key documents to implement UBSUP

This library entry contains key documents involved in the implementation of the UBSUP programme, from the social marketing for improved toilet at household level to the construction and operation of the sanitation infrastructures (toilet and Decentralised Treatment Facility). Note that more documents are available on the SafiSan toolkit located in the WSTF website, see link below.

As an …

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Post, V., Athreye, V. (2016)

Financing Sanitation Paper Series #2
The essence of public and private funding for sanitation

The Financing Sanitation Paper Series is a unique collection of six articles about different aspects of sustainable financing of sanitation (in emerging markets) - from financial inclusion to private funding and from micro insurance to climate financing. “The essence of public and private funding for sanitation” is the second in a series of six papers on sustainable financing of sanitation.

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Post, V., Athreye, V. (2015)

Financing Sanitation Paper Series #1
An overview of the financial instruments for sanitation used in FINISH programmes in India and Kenya

The Financing Sanitation Paper Series is a unique collection of six articles about different aspects of sustainable financing of sanitation (in emerging markets) - from financial inclusion to private funding and from micro insurance to climate financing.

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BORDA (2015)

BORDA Symposium - Integrated Management of Used Water and Sanitation
10 and 11 November 2015 in Bremen, Germany

The symposium responded to needs of action as identified during 2015’s World Water Forum 7 in South-Korea and 2015’s World Water Week in Stockholm. By linking actual experiences from implementation with innovative concepts of urban development, the symposium aimed

▶▶ to generate an input to the realization of respective SDGs and to the HABITAT III process (Quito/Ecuador, October 2016) …

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Auerbach, D. et al. (2015)

Sustainable Sanitation Practice
Financing Sanitation

How to finance sanitation systems was and still is a major challenge. Issue 24 of Sustainable Sanitation Practice (SSP) on „Financing sanitation“ shows three successful examples how sanitation can be financed. The papers presented in this issue are:
• David Auerbach describes the Sanergy Way for sanitation provision in urban slums in Nairobi, Kenya,
• Rochelle Holm et al. present a …

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Cronk, R., Slaymaker, T., Bartram, J. (2015)

Monitoring drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene in non-household settings: priorities for policy and practice
International journal of hygiene and environmental health

Inadequate drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene (WaSH) in non-household settings, such as schools, health care facilities, and workplaces impacts the health, education, welfare, and productivity of populations, particularly in low and middle-income countries. There is limited knowledge on the status of WaSH in such settings. To address this gap, we reviewed international standards, …

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WRC (2015)

The Status of Faecal Sudge Management in Eight Southern and East African Countries

In 2012, the Water Research Commission, together with the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, took a strategic decision to develop capacity in Africa to deal with faecal sludge management. This initiative, known as the Sanitation Research Fund for Africa (SRFA) Project, provides an exclusive research and development grant of up to US$200 000 to African institutions and organisations.

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de Albuquerque, C. (2014)

Realising the human rights to water and sanitation
A handbook by the UN Special Repporteur Catarina de Albuquerque

This Handbook is the product of six years of work by the first UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to water and sanitation. It explains the meaning and legal obligations that arise from these rights, translating the often complex technical and legal language into accessible information.

This Handbook has been developed to:

•clarify the meaning of the human rights to water and …

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Castalia Strategic Advisors (2015)

Review of Results-Based Financing (RBF) Schemes in WASH
A Report to Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

RBF is an alternative to conventional funding mechanisms for Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene projects. Donors have been trying Results-Based Financing (RBF) in WASH since at least the mid-1990s, but until now there have been no comprehensive evaluations of RBF in WASH. This report summarizes findings from an investigation into whether RBF works in WASH, in what circumstances, how, and why. The …

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Muellegger, E., Langergraber, G., Lechner, M. (eds.) (2014)

Sludge treatment

In Issue 21 of SSP we present three papers on „Sludge treatment“, i.e. presented:
• In the first paper we describe the new sludge treatment line that is currently implemented at the Vienna main
wastewater treatment plant (the contribution summarises public available material),
• Markus Lechner describes the design of the first sludge drying reed bed in Montenegro, and
• Magdalena …

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Mehta, M., Mehta, D., Mansuri, A. (2014)

Performance Assessment Systems (PAS) for Urban Water Supply and Sanitation
Various documents on results from research grant

This library entry contains background documents for a grant that Meera Mehta and Dinesh Mehta are leading and which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Further information and a discussion is available on the SuSanA discussion forum, see link below.

Short description of the project:

Lack of reliable and updated information about operational and financial performance of …

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Cranston, P. (2014)

Knowledge Management and Building Demand for Sanitation

This document is the final report from a consultancy assignment focusing on Knowledge Management in the Building Demand for Sanitation (BDS) portfolio of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) program.

The assignment entailed:
- Surveying the participants of the 2014 annual Grantee Convening
- Facilitating a consultative and ideation process during …

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Parkinson, J., Hutton, G., Pfeiffer, V., Blume, S., Feiereisen, P. (2012)

Financial and economic analysis
Factsheet of Working Group 2

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