SuSanA News   World Toilet Day Edition
November 19th is World Toilet Day
Dear SuSanA members and friends,

It's time to thank our toilets this World Toilet Day on November 19th. Around 3.6 Million people do not have proper toilets in the world.

Life without a toilet is dirty, unhealthy, dangerous and undignified.
We can change this by campaigning for sustainable sanitation. We urgently need massive investments and innovation to quadruple progress all along the ‘sanitation chain’, from toilets to the transport, collection and treatment of human waste. The public and private sectors must work with unserved communities to create sustainable sanitation systems that work for them.

As the SuSanA network, let's work together and make this happen! This WTD, we have brought together some news articles from the network.

Do not forget to join the SuSanA webinars on 'A Sanitation Journey' and on 'One Health and WASH' tomorrow.

Yours sincerely,
Arne, Shobana, Maren and Daphne
on behalf of the SuSanA Secretariat
Launch: The Film 'The Shhhh Job'
Sanitation for Liveable Cities
BORDA in cooperation with GIZ, SuSanA and FSMA produced a film on sanitation in Zambia with support from the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
The film throws light on how to achieve sanitation access through onsite sanitation and the daily lives of sanitation workers. The film has been published on BMZ's Healthy Developments website.
Uncomfortable truths
An Article on Shift Flow Diagrams (SFDs)
The SuSanA Secretariat is happy to launch the article 'Uncomfortable truths: How Shit Flow Diagrams expose the gaps in urban sanitation systems – and help to close them' on BMZ's Healthy Development website. The article explains how SFDs are used in Zambia and how it can be used as a powerful tool to provide city wide sanitation and address gaps in sanitation access and service provision.
World Toilet Day 2021: Valuing Toilets
Campaign Material
WHO and UN with other organisations have launched the World Toilet Day Campaign this year under the theme 'Valuing Toilets'. The social media cards, posters videos and other campaign materials are all easily downloadable and ready to use in multiple languages. The 60 second sanitation film – Who cares about toilets?, and campaign resources are available in Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Swahili on the World Toilet Day website.
A Sanitation Journey: from Latrines to Inclusive Sanitation
SuSanA Webinar
Join the SuSanA session 'A Sanitation Journey: from latrines to inclusive sanitation' on World Toilet Day – 19th November from 12.00-13.00 CET.

The publication 'A Sanitation Journey - Principles, Approaches and Tools for Urban Sanitation' provides an orientation to the sector’s current status and future directions, aimed at both sanitation professionals and those outside the sector. The publication describes the historical background of how urban sanitation in the Global South has developed and how the international discourse about strategies to improve urban sanitation have evolved over the past decades. It also presents a set of proven approaches and implementation tools currently in demand to achieve progress in urban sanitation and hygiene.

During this webinar, few of the authors and reviewers of this work, and other sanitation experts will join a panel to discuss aspects of the book. An audience question round will follow.

We look forward to your participation!
One Health and the Power of WASH
SuSanA Webinar
Join the SuSanA session 'One Health and the Power of WASH' on World Toilet Day – 19th November from 13.00-14.15 CET.

Besides a keynote by Prof. Dr. Jakob Zinsstag-Klopfenstein of the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, invited speakers Dr. Daniel Eibach, Senior Policy Officer for One Health, AMR and NTDs (BMZ), Benjamin Adrion, Initiator Viva con Aqua de Sankt Pauli e.V., Maurice Konje Kiboye, Country Programmes Coordinator, Kenya and Somalia (Vétérinaires Sans Frontières), Dr. Michael Köberlein, Advisor Sanitation for Millions (GIZ) will explore common threats present at the interface of human, animal and environment spheres.

The role of adequate WASH infrastructure, services, policies and practices will be highlighted by all panelists together with examples of how to use WASH to address some of the most pressing challenges to One Health.

Don’t miss this interesting exchange and register below.
Water Pavilion at COP26 in Glasgow
Sanitation discussed as the latest 'shit'
“From my perspective, I can say that water is for adaptation what energy is for mitigation. But I think what has been really overlooked over the past couple of years is that sanitation systems actually are at the heart of both.” (Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven, GIZ)

At the very first Water Pavilion at COP26 in Glasgow, GIZ, in corporation with the Resilient Cities Network and Arup, proudly organized a high-level panel discussion on 'Convergence of sanitation and climate action'. Based on the recently published study 'Climate Resilient Urban Sanitation: Accelerating the Convergence of Sanitation and Climate Action', Ingrid-Gabriela Hoven (Member of the Management Board at GIZ) together with Ani Dasgupta (President and CEO of WRI), Osward Chanda (Acting Director for the Water and Sanitation Department at the AfDB), Banchhanidhi Pani (Municipal Commissioner of Surat Municipal Corporation), Hardeep Anand (Director of the One Water Strategy at the Miami Dade Water and Sewer Department) and Mark Fletcher (Global Water Business Leader at Arup) discussed the underutilized potentials of sanitation systems in cities. They jointly urged for a much needed shift of mindsets, systems and programs towards human-centred, intersectoral and circular approaches that value sanitation and wastewater as a resource.

If you are interested in this session, you can watch the recording on YouTube.
Papers to Practice
SuSanA Working Group 1 Podcast Series
What you need to know for better regulating faecal sludge use in Uganda?

Here it is! Episode 2 of Papers to Practice with Dorothee Spuhler (Sandec-Eawag) and Charles B. Niwagaba (Makerere University).
In this episode Charles Niwaga presents the key take home messages of the Water Research paper entitled 'Assessing the microbial risk of faecal sludge use in Ugandan agriculture by comparing field and theoretical model output'. Predicting the health risk using modelling is never enough, only field measurements will reveal the real risk resulting from the sum of pathogens present from multiple sources including not only faecal sludge reuse but also grazing animal and unsafe practice. Let us know what you think and stay tuned next month for the final episode of our pilot season.

You can subscribe to this podcast simply by searching for ‘papers to practice’ on your favorite podcast app.
Open Exchange on WASH in Schools in Africa
SuSanA Working Group 7
Using the momentum of the 8th ILE, the SuSanA Working Group 7 'WASH in Institutions' hosted a meeting on Safe Reopening of Schools in Africa – Insights and Country Examples.

Belinda Abraham as co-Leader of the Working Group 7 guided through the event. The meeting focused on sharing experiences and knowledge on good practices for safe school reopening and discussing possible challenges in the education sector. Around 35 participants from different countries including Kenya, Ethiopia, Malawi, Ghana, Zambia, Nigeria, Nepal, Philippines, Japan, Germany and the Netherlands listened to presentations about the current status of WASH in schools worldwide and specifically in African countries. Interesting country examples from Kenya, Malawi and South Africa gave deeper insights into the safe reopening of schools. The participants also shared their own experience and knowledge.

If you are interested, you can watch the recording of the session on YouTube.
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