SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:15:44 +0000 Kunena 1.6 http://forum.susana.org/components/com_kunena/template/default/images/icons/rss.png SuSanA - Forum http://forum.susana.org/ en-gb Re: Has anyone tried to develop a DALY for sanitation? - by: joeturner http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/166-definitions-glossaries-dictionaries-mapping-tools/20993-has-anyone-tried-to-develop-a-daly-for-sanitation#20994 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/166-definitions-glossaries-dictionaries-mapping-tools/20993-has-anyone-tried-to-develop-a-daly-for-sanitation#20994
One of his recent papers is this one: journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?i...journal.pmed.1000367

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Definitions, glossaries, dictionaries, mapping tools Thu, 23 Mar 2017 20:37:55 +0000
Has anyone tried to develop a DALY for sanitation? - by: kengelly http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/166-definitions-glossaries-dictionaries-mapping-tools/20993-has-anyone-tried-to-develop-a-daly-for-sanitation#20993 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/166-definitions-glossaries-dictionaries-mapping-tools/20993-has-anyone-tried-to-develop-a-daly-for-sanitation#20993
PSI is big on measuring our health impact, as many of you may know. We do a lot of work in reproductive health, family planning etc. and calculate the likely impact one an individual's health if they adopt a certain product or method. But of course, that's super, super complicated for sanitation. (And really, how much does having a toilet protect your health, if at all, if your neighbors don't have one?) Is there any measurable health benefit if we know a family owns (and uses) a hygienic toilet, regardless of what happens around them?

In short, does anyone know of conversations that have been had around a toilet DALY? Even if that conversation ended with "we definitely measure DALYs in sanitation," I'd be interested to know.

Thanks!
Cheers,
Genevieve]]>
Definitions, glossaries, dictionaries, mapping tools Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:25:50 +0000
Re: Translation of Ecosan in French - by: JulyG http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/166-definitions-glossaries-dictionaries-mapping-tools/235-translation-of-ecosan-in-french-and-invitation-to-french-wikipedia-edit-a-thon#20941 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/166-definitions-glossaries-dictionaries-mapping-tools/235-translation-of-ecosan-in-french-and-invitation-to-french-wikipedia-edit-a-thon#20941
Bonjour Cécile,
Je reviendrai vers toi en Avril, si tu as du temps à y consacrer c'est super!
Sur quoi travailles-tu en ce moment?
Bien cordialement,
July


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Hi Cécile,
I will come back to you in April, it is great if you have time to work on Wikipédia Edition!
What are you working on?
Best regards,
July]]>
Definitions, glossaries, dictionaries, mapping tools Mon, 20 Mar 2017 08:52:37 +0000
Re: Translation of Ecosan in French - by: cecile http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/166-definitions-glossaries-dictionaries-mapping-tools/235-translation-of-ecosan-in-french-and-invitation-to-french-wikipedia-edit-a-thon#20933 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/166-definitions-glossaries-dictionaries-mapping-tools/235-translation-of-ecosan-in-french-and-invitation-to-french-wikipedia-edit-a-thon#20933 Je suis en mission en ce momment et il m'est impossible de me mobiliser pour ce project. Je suis désolée. Si vous me recontactez en Avril - Mai, je pourrai y passer un peu plus de temps à ce momment là. Merci de votre sollicitation.
Bien cordialement,
Cécile]]>
Definitions, glossaries, dictionaries, mapping tools Sun, 19 Mar 2017 16:21:13 +0000
Re: Translation of Ecosan in French - by: JulyG http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/166-definitions-glossaries-dictionaries-mapping-tools/235-translation-of-ecosan-in-french-and-invitation-to-french-wikipedia-edit-a-thon#20905 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/166-definitions-glossaries-dictionaries-mapping-tools/235-translation-of-ecosan-in-french-and-invitation-to-french-wikipedia-edit-a-thon#20905
Bonjour Cécile et autres francophones,

Ce message vise à mobiliser tous les francophones à joindre le marathon d’édition organisé ce dimanche 19 jusqu’à mardi 21 mars 2017 par la Communauté SuSanA à l’occasion de la journée mondiale de l’eau. Nous sommes une équipe d’étudiants de l’université anglaise de Cranfield travaillant avec la communauté SuSanA sur le partage des connaissances concernant un assainissement durable.

Cet événement a pour but d’améliorer ou de créer du contenu Wikipédia sur les sujets répondants aux problématiques liées à l’eau, l’assainissement et l’hygiène. Pour plus d’informations sur l’événement vous pouvez cliquer ici.
Si vous n’êtes pas disponible du 19 au 21, pas de problème vous pouvez d’ores et déjà commencer à éditer et continuer à le faire en vous enregistrant d’abord sur le tableau de bord.

Nous encourageons les participants à éditer les articles en français et/ou en anglais préalablement identifiés comme prioritaires, listés ici et aller dans la section "New articles you could create in French".

Un membre de l’équipe sera disponible pour répondre à vos éventuelles questions concernant le processus d’édition pendant toute la durée de l’événement. Vous pouvez vous connectez en tant qu’invité (« guest » en anglais) sur la salle de discussion Adobe pour une assistance en direct du dimanche 19 au mardi 21 mars 2017.

En espérant vous voir nombreux ce WE !
Excellente journée,

Toute l’équipe Edit-a-thon]]>
Definitions, glossaries, dictionaries, mapping tools Fri, 17 Mar 2017 10:11:41 +0000
Village Cleanliness Index (Government of India) - by: nityajacob http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/166-definitions-glossaries-dictionaries-mapping-tools/19276-village-cleanliness-index-government-of-india#19276 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/166-definitions-glossaries-dictionaries-mapping-tools/19276-village-cleanliness-index-government-of-india#19276
Issued in September 2016, the note is available at mdws.gov.in/sites/default/files/SBM.pdf It includes parameters of managing solid waste, water, presence and use of toilets. A detailed statistical analysis from a sample of 70,000 households in 75 districts was conducted to work out the parameters and the weight to be attached to each.

The data from this will be included in the MIS of the Swachh Bharat Mission, after ratification by the village assembly.]]>
Definitions, glossaries, dictionaries, mapping tools Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:32:48 +0000
Re: What is sanitation success? - by: Improvedavis http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/166-definitions-glossaries-dictionaries-mapping-tools/17685-what-is-your-definition-of-sanitation-success#17885 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/166-definitions-glossaries-dictionaries-mapping-tools/17685-what-is-your-definition-of-sanitation-success#17885
Improve International has a more comprehensive report that I'm hoping we'll be able to make public soon that indeed touches on the fact that there are many different definitions of sanitation as well as sanitation success. Is it a problem? Maybe not, unless (like we did) you want to compare results across approaches / countries / time to see what's working better, so that we could learn from each other.]]>
Definitions, glossaries, dictionaries, mapping tools Mon, 02 May 2016 14:52:27 +0000
Re: What is your definition of Sanitation Success? - by: markanday http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/166-definitions-glossaries-dictionaries-mapping-tools/17685-what-is-your-definition-of-sanitation-success#17879 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/166-definitions-glossaries-dictionaries-mapping-tools/17685-what-is-your-definition-of-sanitation-success#17879 Definitions, glossaries, dictionaries, mapping tools Mon, 02 May 2016 07:54:32 +0000 What is sanitation success? - by: F H Mughal http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/166-definitions-glossaries-dictionaries-mapping-tools/17685-what-is-your-definition-of-sanitation-success#17870 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/166-definitions-glossaries-dictionaries-mapping-tools/17685-what-is-your-definition-of-sanitation-success#17870 What is sanitation success?

A recent (11 April 2016) blog of Susan Davis, Executive Director of Improve International on “What is Sanitation Success?” available at improveinternational.wordpress.com/2016/...sanitation-success/, makes an interesting reading. Susan seems to have worked hard in getting the perspectives on sanitation success, from a range of organizations and institutions, including Susana.

Susan says that there is no one widely accepted definition of sanitation success, even for broadly used approaches. She is right – there may not be a standard definition for sanitation success. I would go one step further by saying that there is not even a generally-accepted definition for “sanitation,” let alone the sanitation success; or for sanitation failures.

According to Susan, the viewpoint of Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) goes like this:

The GSF works towards attainment of universal access to improved sanitation, which they measure using these indicators: number of people with access to improved sanitation, number of people living in open-defecation free environments, and the existence, and evidence of use, of a dedicated place for handwashing and availability of soap or ash (as a proxy for people washing their hands at critical times). The GSF includes in its description access to improved sanitation by all members of a community and proper handling, storage and treatment of human waste, but these are not included in their results.

The Government of India’s outlook is:

ODF is the termination of fecal-oral transmission, defined by a) no visible faces found in the environment/village; and b) every household as well as public/community institutions using a safe technology option for disposal of faces. A safe technology option means no contamination of surface soil, ground water or surface water; excreta inaccessible to flies or animals; no handling of fresh excreta; and freedom from odor and unsightly condition.

IRC Water and Sanitation Centre’s perception is:

The sanitation service level framework evaluates the services provided by the delivery of safe latrines using four indicators:type and accessibility of latrines to households (in line with national norms); use of sanitation facilities by members of the household;cleanliness, maintenance and pit emptying of the facilities; and environmental safety of fecal waste.

Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA)’s point of view is:

The main objective of a sanitation system is to protect and promote human health by providing a clean environment and breaking the cycle of disease. In order to be sustainable a sanitation system has to (1) promote health and hygiene effectively, (2) be financially and economically viable, (3) socially acceptable and institutionally appropriate, (4) technically appropriate including operation and maintenance (O&M), and (5) protect the environment and natural resources.

- - - - fairly comprehensive!

While the perspective of other organization is also given, the standpoint of WSP (World Bank Water and Sanitation Program) is eye-catching, and goes like this:

WSP used the following performance indicators to rate relative success of sanitation case studies:

1. Prevalence of open defecation
2. Hygiene behavior
3. Access to sanitation by the poor
4. Environmental sanitation improvements
5. Extent of self-financing
6. Program cost per household
7. Range of toilet components and designs utilized
8. Local availability of sanitation wares and services
9. Regular support and monitoring
10. Implementation at scale

The definition of what constitute sanitation success, varies from country to country; and in one country, from urban areas to rural areas. Definition will also vary from one organization to another, for example, a financial institution would lay more stress on financial side.

In Pakistan, having a network of sewerage system, connected to a municipal wastewater treatment plant with sustainable operation, in urban areas will constitute a sanitation success (in a simplified form); and just having a clean toilet in rural areas, where rural population practices handwashing, would constitute a major sanitation success.

Susan Davis needs a pat on her back for her hard work is getting viewpoints from various sources.

F H Mughal]]>
Definitions, glossaries, dictionaries, mapping tools Sat, 30 Apr 2016 17:18:03 +0000
Re: FW: [SuSanA forum] What is your definition of Sanitation Success? (New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos)) - by: scottchen http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/166-definitions-glossaries-dictionaries-mapping-tools/17685-what-is-your-definition-of-sanitation-success#17694 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/166-definitions-glossaries-dictionaries-mapping-tools/17685-what-is-your-definition-of-sanitation-success#17694 Definitions, glossaries, dictionaries, mapping tools Wed, 13 Apr 2016 03:12:08 +0000 FW: [SuSanA forum] What is your definition of Sanitation Success? (New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos)) - by: Improvedavis http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/166-definitions-glossaries-dictionaries-mapping-tools/17685-what-is-your-definition-of-sanitation-success#17693 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/166-definitions-glossaries-dictionaries-mapping-tools/17685-what-is-your-definition-of-sanitation-success#17693
Susan]]>
Definitions, glossaries, dictionaries, mapping tools Tue, 12 Apr 2016 21:16:46 +0000
Re: What is your definition of Sanitation Success? - by: campbelldb http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/166-definitions-glossaries-dictionaries-mapping-tools/17685-what-is-your-definition-of-sanitation-success#17691 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/166-definitions-glossaries-dictionaries-mapping-tools/17685-what-is-your-definition-of-sanitation-success#17691 Sanitation Updates.

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Definitions, glossaries, dictionaries, mapping tools Tue, 12 Apr 2016 19:09:06 +0000
What is your definition of Sanitation Success? - by: Improvedavis http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/166-definitions-glossaries-dictionaries-mapping-tools/17685-what-is-your-definition-of-sanitation-success#17685 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/166-definitions-glossaries-dictionaries-mapping-tools/17685-what-is-your-definition-of-sanitation-success#17685 What is sanitation success?

Let us know what your organization's definition is, please.]]>
Definitions, glossaries, dictionaries, mapping tools Mon, 11 Apr 2016 21:20:25 +0000