SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:04:26 +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: World Water Day 2017 publications by USAID, UN Water, WaterAid and others - by: campbelldb http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/20987-world-water-day-2017-publications-by-usaid-un-water-wateraid-and-others#20989 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/20987-world-water-day-2017-publications-by-usaid-un-water-wateraid-and-others#20989
Congrats to you and your colleagues on compiling such a useful World Water Day resource.
I included a separate post on Sanitation Updates with a link to the Wikipedia article.

Dan]]>
World Toilet Day, World Water Day and other special days Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:36:44 +0000
Re: World Water Day 2017 publications by USAID, UN Water, WaterAid and others - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/20987-world-water-day-2017-publications-by-usaid-un-water-wateraid-and-others#20988 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/20987-world-water-day-2017-publications-by-usaid-un-water-wateraid-and-others#20988 Could you please add the much improved Wikipedia article on World Water Day? I am so proud of it! It is one of the outcomes from our edit-a-thon which ran from Sunday to Tuesday.
(or make it a separate news item on Sanitation Updates?)

See here:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Water_Day

It is also mentioned on the main front page of Wikipedia today (in the category "on this day" see middle right):
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

Check out the click rates for the World Water Day article on Wikipedia here:
tools.wmflabs.org/pageviews/?project=en....ages=World_Water_Day

(10,000 clicks on 21 March 2017)

Who did all the work to get the article into this much improved shape? See the article's history page here:
en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=World...y&action=history
It was mainly Diane, Esther, Ruth and more people from WaterAid, myself, Yafeti, plus Anna Nylander from UN Water who sent additional photos and references to use.

Regards,
Elisabeth

P.S. Wikipedia articles are never perfect. See anything that should be improved? Just tell me or edit it yourself.

P.P.S. The edit-a-thon is officially finished but we are still counting edits of registered people until 31 March, see forum post by Diane here from yesterday:
forum.susana.org/component/kunena/213-wo...2&start=24#20972]]>
World Toilet Day, World Water Day and other special days Wed, 22 Mar 2017 16:06:06 +0000
World Water Day 2017 publications by USAID, UN Water, WaterAid and others - by: campbelldb http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/20987-world-water-day-2017-publications-by-usaid-un-water-wateraid-and-others#20987 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/20987-world-water-day-2017-publications-by-usaid-un-water-wateraid-and-others#20987 Sanitation Updates. Please let me know if you have others that should be added to the list


- USAID Global Waters – March 2017
- World Water Day | U.S. Agency for International Development
- UN Water: World Water Development Report 2017 – Wastewater: An untapped resource
- UNICEF – Thirsting for a Future: Water and children in a changing climate
- WaterAid – Wild Water: The State of the World’s Water 2017
- World Bank – World Water Day: Take Action around the World to Tackle a Water Crisis
- World Bank Water Blog – It’s not all about toilets: Debunking 7 myths about urban sanitation on World Water Day
- World Water Day 2017 factsheet on wastewater
- WHO – How wastewater is reused in Kolkata, India
- IRC – Take the World Water Day 2017 Quiz!
- IWA open access research articles on wastewater]]>
World Toilet Day, World Water Day and other special days Wed, 22 Mar 2017 15:32:36 +0000
Re: 2 weeks to World Water Day - by: nuribepando http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/20768-world-water-day-is-today-22-march-2017-tell-us-about-your-events-for-this-day#20969 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/20768-world-water-day-is-today-22-march-2017-tell-us-about-your-events-for-this-day#20969
Please find below and attached Action Against Hunger’s World Water Day “kit for missions”, with the purpose of raising awareness and mobilizing on water and this year’s theme, wastewater, as well as the links with health and nutrition. We think it can be interesting to share through the SUSANA forum !

What is ACF doing?

•For ACF the objectives of WWD are:
-To raise awareness and mobilise the general public on water, wastewater, as well as its impact on health and nutrition.
-Mobilise the media and the public opinion on the various key messages.

•This year we have prepared a “Game of the goose”, a life-sized game of questions/answers based on access to water and sanitation and the annual theme, to invite passers-by to test their knowledge on water! At the end of the game participants are invited to take a picture with their key messages.
•ACF will organize like every year an annual event in Paris and in the regional delegations of the association.

Do not hesitate to use our material and to share it within your networks!

Best,

Natalia Uribe Pando
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Advocacy Advisor
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World Toilet Day, World Water Day and other special days Tue, 21 Mar 2017 17:11:19 +0000
World Water Day is today, 22 March 2017: Tell us about your events for this day? - by: AnnaUNwater http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/20768-world-water-day-is-today-22-march-2017-tell-us-about-your-events-for-this-day#20768 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/20768-world-water-day-is-today-22-march-2017-tell-us-about-your-events-for-this-day#20768
In 2017, we are shining a spotlight on Wastewater, and on the website (www.worldwaterday.org/) you find various resources to support the campaign. We hope you will use these materials and feel free to distribute them throughout your networks to help us build momentum.

Please also find a few easy actions you could take to inform people about this year’s theme and support the campaign in the long-term:
  • Put up posters in your office or at home;
  • Have a look at the EVENTS MAP: add your activities or see if you can join or collaborate with any events in your region;
  • Use the social media kit and share the messages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Make sure to use #WorldWaterDay (available on the RESOURCES section if you scroll down);
  • Send us ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) your inspiring STORIES about this year’s theme wastewater.



Thank you once again for your support!

Anna]]>
World Toilet Day, World Water Day and other special days Tue, 07 Mar 2017 23:28:31 +0000
Speakers wanted for international event on World Water Day - 22 March 2017 - by: Sasisoy http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/20508-speakers-wanted-for-international-event-on-world-water-day-22-march-2017#20508 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/20508-speakers-wanted-for-international-event-on-world-water-day-22-march-2017#20508 sanctioned by UN.

Ripples Make Waves is a LIVE, 24-hour, interactive video event bringing students of the world together to share water stories, discuss change and advocate FOR EACH OTHER, the need and the right for every child to have safe water. The event will start begin at 15.00 GMT on 22 March, 2017 with a representative from United Nations Water in Geneva, Switzerland. The official languages are Spanish and English. ​

We have few free positions for speakers. Presentations are 30 minutes duration + 10-15 min for possible questions. Only needed internet access and a computer with microphone and camera. If interested, write an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with a summary explaining the topic you would like to treat during your presentation and your professional experience.

All the best!]]>
World Toilet Day, World Water Day and other special days Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:53:26 +0000
Re: World Toilet Day - visit Oxfam's updated ‘Water’ website - by: jonpar http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/19584-world-toilet-day-visit-oxfams-updated-water-website#19605 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/19584-world-toilet-day-visit-oxfams-updated-water-website#19605 World Toilet Day, World Water Day and other special days Sun, 20 Nov 2016 05:20:24 +0000 Re: World Toilet Day - visit Oxfam's updated ‘Water’ website - by: F H Mughal http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/19584-world-toilet-day-visit-oxfams-updated-water-website#19604 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/19584-world-toilet-day-visit-oxfams-updated-water-website#19604
The updated website is interesting. I would suggest that the publications may be separated from the blogs. The innovations (innovative solutions) may be placed under different caption.

Regards,

F H Mughal]]>
World Toilet Day, World Water Day and other special days Sun, 20 Nov 2016 05:16:32 +0000
Empowering Families on World Toilet Day to Improve Sanitation in Bihar, India (announcement by PSI) - by: jsauer http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/19597-empowering-families-on-world-toilet-day-to-improve-sanitation-in-bihar-india-announcement-by-psi#19597 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/19597-empowering-families-on-world-toilet-day-to-improve-sanitation-in-bihar-india-announcement-by-psi#19597
#WorldToiletDay - Empowering Families to Improve Sanitation in Bihar, India ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

In the state of Bihar, more that 80% of the population practices open defecation. Improving access to and sustained use of improved sanitation at such a large scale, requires facilitating systemic changes and improvements to the sanitation market. As part of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation-funded Supporting Sustainable Sanitation Improvements (3SI) project, PSI has partnered with Unilever's Domestos Toilet Academy to increase access to toilets by developing the sanitation market in Bihar.

Through the partnership, Sunila Devi and her family, featured in the video below, have been able to purchase an affordable, desirable toilet for their home.
For families like Sunila Devi's, getting a toilet meant improved health and safety for her children; the creation of new and stronger sanitation businesses in the her community; and the assurance of privacy and dignity.

This #WorldToiletDay, we celebrate this partnership that has worked to empower people like Sunila to improve sanitation in their own communities. Watch the video below to learn more about how the project has been able to achieve this and
to show your support for clean, safe sanitation for all!




See also:
psiimpact.com/2016/11/worldtoiletday-emp...sanitation-in-india/]]>
World Toilet Day, World Water Day and other special days Fri, 18 Nov 2016 14:57:10 +0000
World Toilet Day - visit Oxfam's updated ‘Water’ website - by: jonpar http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/19584-world-toilet-day-visit-oxfams-updated-water-website#19584 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/19584-world-toilet-day-visit-oxfams-updated-water-website#19584
To mark World Toilet Day (19 November), we want to share with you why poo - and how you manage it - is so important to all of us!

Why focus on sanitation?

Having a toilet somewhere safe and dignified should not be a luxury in this day and age. And yet, this basic right is still being overlooked with over half the global population (54%) still lacking adequate sanitation (Source: Devex). Shockingly, one in ten people has no choice but to defecate in the open (Source: WHO/UNICEF 2015).

This is felt most acutely by women who suffer the consequences of unsafe and unavailable sanitation services. At least 500 million women and girls have to defecate in the open, which affects their health, dignity and personal safety on a daily basis (WHO/UNICEF 2012). Oxfam across the world is working hard to address many of these issues.

To highlight this great achievement, and to advocate for more support, we’re showcasing Oxfam's global work in three core areas:

1) water and sanitation in emergencies
12) water and sanitation for sustainable development
3) utilising green and affordable technologies to support and make a lasting change to the most vulnerable populations.

Have you heard about the magical digestive powers of the Tiger Worm? What benefits there are in separating urine from faeces? Or why giving away free toilets (outside of emergencies) is not a good idea?

To find out more, visit our updated ‘Water’ website that showcases Oxfam's global programming and innovations on Water and Sanitation: water.oxfam.org.uk/. More content will be added to it over time. Also, look out for our sanitation display in the Oxfam House atrium this week (14-18 Nov).

Please share Oxfam's water and sanitation story with your friends and networks!

For global World Toilet Day information and resources: www.worldtoiletday.info/

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LUCY POLSON | Fund Manager - Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WaSH)
Oxfam Global Humanitarian Team | Oxford
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www.oxfam.org.uk | www.twitter.com/oxfamgb]]>
World Toilet Day, World Water Day and other special days Thu, 17 Nov 2016 03:03:30 +0000
Re: World Toilet Day 2016 - 19 November 2016 - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/19362-world-toilet-day-2016-19-november-2016-lets-get-ready-for-it-theme-is-toilets-and-jobs#19535 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/19362-world-toilet-day-2016-19-november-2016-lets-get-ready-for-it-theme-is-toilets-and-jobs#19535
Thanks for your post.
I am curious how you determined that
Last year our social media voice reached nearly 700 million people.
?
Must we pretty hard to estimate this, how did you do it?

Also, every year around this time I invite people to help improve the Wikipedia article on World Toilet Day:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Toilet_Day

Every year, the page views show a spike of viewers of this page on 19 November. I think the page can still be expanded and improved a lot! Would you like to help?

If anyone has questions on how to edit Wikipedia pages, I can help. Or you can also use the article's talk page to discuss improvements, see here:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:World_Toilet_Day

See discussion we had about this last year here:
forum.susana.org/component/kunena/213-wo...un-day-qworkq-for-us

Regards,
Elisabeth]]>
World Toilet Day, World Water Day and other special days Tue, 08 Nov 2016 12:50:15 +0000
World Toilet Day 2016 - 19 November 2016, let's get ready for it (theme is toilets and jobs) - by: AnnaUNwater http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/19362-world-toilet-day-2016-19-november-2016-lets-get-ready-for-it-theme-is-toilets-and-jobs#19362 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/213-world-toilet-day-world-water-day-and-other-special-days/19362-world-toilet-day-2016-19-november-2016-lets-get-ready-for-it-theme-is-toilets-and-jobs#19362
In just a month, World Toilet Day will be celebrated around the world and your stories can help people learn more about sanitation and get inspired to take action. Thanks to many of you who have already contributed with content to the newly relaunched website. For those who have more relevant reports, videos, photos and articles that you would like to feature, please send them to us.

Please feel free to also use the posters, fact sheet, logos and memes (available in six languages) for activities on World Toilet Day and do upload your event on the world map for promotion and finding synergies with others.

Last year our social media voice reached nearly 700 million people. Can we reach even more people this year? We certainly hope so. This Social Media Guidance includes suggested messages and visuals. The material is currently being translated into Spanish, French and Portuguese so let us know if you need other languages.

We hope you will find the material and information useful. Please feel free to distribute them throughout your networks and let us know if we can assist you in view of World Toilet Day.

All the best,

Anna]]>
World Toilet Day, World Water Day and other special days Thu, 20 Oct 2016 07:46:50 +0000