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32nd SuSanA Meeting - online 22nd of August 2022

The SuSanA Secretariat is happy to announce the 32nd virtual SuSanA Meeting! It will take place on Monday, 22nd of August (9:00 - 17:00 CEST), right before the Stockholm World Water Week. We are planning an exciting day of learning and exchange with support and contributions from SuSanA Partners, Members, Working Groups, Regional Chapters and many more. We will make sure to find the right balance between insightful sessions, interactive discussions, and possibilities for networking. All this in a compact one-day format, so as not to interfere too much with our daily work.

So, mark your calendar, spread the word, and stay tuned for more detailed information below.


The 32nd SuSanA meeting - the third time online - will take place on August 22nd, 2022 – one day prior the World Water Week. There will be a morning (9:00 - 12:00 CEST) and an afternoon session (13:00 - 17:00 CEST).

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Online via Microsoft Teams. Registered participants will receive the link to the Teams Meeting via email. 

Please let us know if the use of Microsoft Teams is not accessible for you or if any support is required. You can find further information on joining a meeting via Microsoft Teams here or barrier free use of Microsoft Teams here.   


The annual SuSanA Meetings are open to everyone upon registration! 

Registration is NOW open - click here.


Please note that we plan to record the meeting to share the recordings with the community afterwards.


*Please note that the agenda and time slots are still subject to change.

PART 1: (9:00 – 12:00 CEST)

Time (CEST)



9:00 – 9:05

Welcome and opening

Sareen Malik (SuSanA Africa Chapter)

9:05 – 9:15

Keynote: Link between WASH (productive sanitation systems and hygiene) and food security

Björn Vinnerås (SLU)

9:15 – 9:45

WG 05 Food security and productive sanitation systems

Linus Dagerskog (SEI)

9:45 – 10:15

WG 06 Cities (Part 1)

  • Integrated planning of water and waste in Ugandan small towns
  • The urban Water Flow Diagram: enabling multi-stakeholder dialogue for more integrated urban water management

Dorothee Spuhler & Abishek Sankara Narayan (WG 06)

10:15 – 10:30

Coffee & Tea Break

10:30 – 11:15

WG 06 Cities (Part 2: Future relevance & potential of wastewater surveillance (Covid-19, AMR, …))

  • Opening & Global activities WHO
  • Swiss wide dashboard tool
  • WRC/NICD - South Africa dashboard tool
  • GIZ country examples (Albania, Jordan, Pakistan, …)
  • KWR water on knowledge management & closing

Kate Medlicott (WHO), Tim Julian, Dorothee Sphuler (Eawag), Kerrigan McCarthy (NICD), Maria Ferreira (KWR), Natalie Schmitz (GIZ), Arne Panesar (GIZ)

11:15 – 11:45

Input from the India Chapter

  • Latest Highlights of the India Chapter
  • Introduction on decision support for sanitation technology and system selection and why we need a diversity of tools
  • FSM book decision tree
  • Official Launch of SaniChoice

Nitya Jacob (SuSanA India Chapter) & Dorothee Spuhler (Eawag)

11:45 – 12:00

Input from the Africa Chapter

  • Latest Highlights of the Africa Chapter

Sareen Malik & Chaiwe Mushauko-Sanderse (SuSanA Africa Chapter)

PART 2: (13:00 – 17:00 CEST)

Time (CEST)



13:00 – 13:25

Updates from the SuSanA Secretariat and Change Process SuSanA 2.0

  • Updates from the SuSanA Secretariat (with some highlights and statistics)
  • SuSanA at World Water Week
  • Stronger Together! Water Women Monday at the World Water Week
  • SuSanA One Health & other steppingstones
  • SuSanA Multimedia Page
  • SuSanA 2.0 & Election

Secretariat / Interim Steering Committee (ISC)

13:25 – 13:45

WG 03 Climate Mitigation and Adaption

Thorsten Reckerzügl, Martin Kerres (WG 03), Juliet Willetts (UTS), Jose Gesti (SWA)

13:45 – 14:30

Speed Launches (5min each)

  • Sanitation Workers Knowledge and Learning Hub (World Bank, WaterAid, SNV, SuSanA)
  • Humanitarian Sanitation Knowledge Hub (SaniHub) (GTO)
  • SFD Portal Updates (SFD PI)
  • Emersan compendium in Arabic (ESCWA, UN, Eawag)
  • Compendium of Sanitation Technologies in Emergencies (Ukrainian Version) & Hygiene Promotion (GTO)
  • Handwashing Facilities - Overview and Decision Support Tool with Case Studies from Uganda (GIZ, FNHW, Eawag)
  • Lessons from the journey of urban sanitation interventions in India: Captured in the Publication “A Journey of Urban Sanitation in India” published in May 2022 (GIZ)
  • SuSanA partnership in the WASH: +1 Global Fund
  • FSMA: upcoming FSM7 conference in Abidjan
Kanika Singh (Initiative for Sanitation Workers), Thorsten Reckerzügl (GTO), Alexandra Dubois (GIZ), Kareem Hassan (ESCWA, UN), Robert Gensch (GTO), Maryna Peter (FHNW), Swaib Semiyaga, Susmita Sinha, Lior Ipp, Jennifer Williams (FSMA)

14:30 – 14:45

Coffee & Tea Break

14:45 – 15:00

SuSanA forum moderation - Updates and Way forward

  • Introduction to the forum and forum moderation 
  • A discussion on recent trends
  • Updates on moderation activities and funding incl. donation button, WWF, etc 
  • How to use the forum

Chaiwe Mushauko-Sanderse & Paresh Chhajed-Picha (Forum Moderators)

15:00 – 15:15

Input from the Latin-America Chapter

  • Latest Highlights of the Latin-America Chapter
  • The Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies for the Wider Caribbean Region
  • LatinoSan
  • New Forum Moderator (for Spanish-speaking)

Lourdes Valenzuela (SuSanA Latin-America Chapter)

15:15 – 15:35

Introduction to the WASH!Game & RECLAIM Game 

  • WASH!Game: as an entry point for awareness raising for WASH
  • RECLAIM Game: Introduction to designing and use of a serious game to stimulate discussion on resource recovery from sanitation

Belinda Abraham (Viva con Agua) & Jennifer McConville (SLU)

15:35 – 15:50

Coffee & Tea Break

15:50 – 16:10

WG 07 Sustainable WASH in Institutions and Gender Equality

Belinda Abraham (WG 07)

16:10 – 16:55

WG 01 Capacity Development

  • Live podcast "Papers to practice": Greenhouse gas fluxes from human waste management pathways in Haiti

Laura Kohler & Dorothee Spuhler (WG 01)

16:55 – 17:00


Sareen Malik (SuSanA Africa Chapter)

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