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32nd SuSanA Meeting - online 22nd of August 2022

The 32nd virtual SuSanA Meeting - the third time online - took place Monday, 22nd of August (9:00 - 17:00 CEST), right before the Stockholm World Water Week. It was organised by the Secretariat with support and contributions from SuSanA Partners, Members, Working Groups, Regional Chapters and many more.

The 32nd SuSanA Meeting was a success, and we would like to send a big thank you in all directions of the globe! We would like to express our gratitude to all our speakers for their valuable contributions and insights!

We are very excited by the great attendance of over 100 participants and send a big thank you to everyone! This only reaffirms the strengths of the SuSanA community, its members, and partners! 

Agenda and Links to the Recordings

Video recordings:  SuSanA YouTube Channel here; or click session titles to access individual chapters of the recording on YouTube

Presentation materialsSuSanA library here.

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

  • Interactive poll + short overview from ongoing work in Burkina Faso
  • Mzuzu University on reuse related work in research/practice
  • Pay Drechsel on IWMIs work to take RRR (Resource Recovery and Reuse) from theory to practice.

Linus Dagerskog (SEI)

Dr Russel Chidya (Mzuzu University Malawi)

Pay Drechsel (IWMI)

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)

Dr Said Rachida (NICD)

Natalie Schmitz (GIZ)

Maria Ferreira (KWR)

11:15 – 11:45

Decision support tools for informed choices

  • Intro and update India Chapter
  • Decision tools from Eawag: FSM book decision tree, compendium, emersan compendium,
  • India decision tree for Rural FSM

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 2.0 & Election

Daphne Manolakos, Alexandra Dubois and Maren Heuvels (Secretariat)

Alejandra Burchard Levine (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 Hygiene Promotion in Emergencies (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 (The Roddenberry Foundation)
  • FSMA: upcoming FSM7 conference in Abidjan

Kanika Singh (Initiative for Sanitation Workers)

Thorsten Reckerzügl (GTO)

Andy Peal (SFD PI)

Kareem Hassan (ESCWA, UN)

Robert Gensch (GTO)

Maryna Peter (FHNW)

Swaib Semiyaga

Susmita Sinha

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 2022
  • 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 and Dennis Wolter (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 & Bella Monse (WG 07)

16:10 – 16:55

Papers to practice: GHG emissions from different sanitation systems

Laura Kohler & Dorothee Spuhler (WG 01)

Sasha Cramer (SOIL Haiti)

Rebecca Ryals (University of California, Merced)

16:55 – 17:00


Sareen Malik (SuSanA Africa Chapter)

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