SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:25:14 +0000 Kunena 1.6 SuSanA - Forum en-gb Re: Seminar Results on monitoring of decentralised WASH services in West Africa, 7-9 April 2014, Burkina Faso - by: susanaforum De l’équipe du séminaire pS-Eau et IRC :
From the pS-Eau and IRC seminar team (see English version below):

Retrouvez l'essentiel des journées du séminaire sur le suivi-évaluation des services d'eau et d'assainissement :

Téléchargez le compte-rendu des principaux messages et consultez les événements marquants en images :
1er jour
o Le compte-rendu :
o Les images:
2ème jour
o Le compte-rendu :
o Les images:
3ème jour
o Le compte-rendu :
o Les images:

Visionnez les témoignages
1er jour:
2ème jour:

Téléchargez la synthèse globale résumée et provisoire du séminaire :

Vous pouvez retrouver l'intégralité des présentations pour chacune des sessions sur la page internet du pS-Eau :


Find the key information from the seminar on water and sanitation service monitoring and evaluation:

Download the report on the main messages, and photos of key moments from the:

1st day:
o Report:
o Photos:
2nd day:
o Report:
o Photos:
3rd and last day:
o Report:
o Photos:

You can find all the presentations from each of the sessions on the pS-Eau website:

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Events Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:46:03 +0000
Africa Water Week : how and what can we contribute? - by: rahulingle
The 5th Africa Water Week is scheduled for 26-31st May 2014 in Dakar, Senegal. The SuSanA Secretariat is planning the following SuSanA contributions and would like to request for your feedback.

1. SuSanA side event focussing on building up momentum for 4th AfricaSan conference in October in Dakar Senegal

2. A short contribution to the topic of rural sanitation in Africa

3. Suggest contributions to the technical session on sanitation marketing

I would like to hear from you on the following

1. Will you be attending the Africa Water Week?

2. Do you work in Rural sanitation or are aware of successful projects in rural sanitation? Please share it with us.

3. Do you have a project that focusses on sanitation marketing which you would like to present? Please share your project information.

Hope to hear from you. You can directly comment below or email me your responses at rahul.ingle(at)

Best regards

Events Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:53:28 +0000
3rd ADB–Developing Member Country and Partners Sanitation Dialogue May 27-29, 2014 - by: arno

One of the items to be discussed further during the Sanitation Dialogue meetings is the innovative "Financial Toolkit" for the urban sewerage and septage sector. A first workshop was held on this in January, 2014.

Here is a link to that workshop with links to the presentations:

The financial toolkits (in the form of Excel files) are available under Day 3.

Information provided by Paul Bulson (ADB): "This toolkit was prepared for ADB’s Philippines’ septage borrowers but ultimately is intended for all ADB clients or any one that wants to use it. You can find the toolkit, technology data sheets, case studies and more at "

--Arno Rosemarin/SEI]]>
Events Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:04:15 +0000
Re: Seminar on monitoring of decentralised WASH services in West Africa, 7-9 April 2014, Burkina Faso - by: susanaforum Here is some more information on the conference, sent to SuSanA by Cor:

In most African countries, the shift of responsibility for water and sanitation services to local authorities was not accompanied by a transfer of skills. If local authorities are expected to provide proper and long-term services (from planning to maintenance and costs analyses), they have to have access to powerful tracking tools. It’s obvious. You cannot manage what you cannot measure.

IRC, together with pS-Eau, will organize a seminar from 7 – 9 April 2014 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso on monitoring local water and sanitation services in West-Africa. Around 200 experts will gather to address the growing demand from local actors for tools, expertise and guidance in order to run a sustainable service.

Experts will share their experiences and knowledge around the monitoring of water and sanitation services. For three days they will have an opportunity to have an open dialogue on challenges and ways forward for monitoring and evaluation in rural areas.

During the seminar, different aspects of running a service will be discussed, including monitoring the performance of water supply services and its challenges, the use of technology to collect and analyse data, and monitoring costs, finance and the quality of water in rural areas.

The seminar “Monitoring and evaluation of water and sanitation services in rural areas and small towns in West Africa” is organized with support from the Government of Burkina Faso and ECOWAS, as well as USAID, GIZ, five French Water Agencies and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

For more information go to:

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Events Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:41:51 +0000
Re: FSM3 - International Faecal Sludge Management Conference 19-22 Jan 2015 in Hanoi, Vietnam - by: jonpar
I've only just seen your posting.

The call for abstracts and workshops has been delayed by a few days but we are working hard to get the call out for the end of this week.

So, no harm in starting to work on submissions for either a :

a) Technical session; or a
b) Workshop.

The former being the more traditional conference technical session with presentations based upon findings from applied research and development and the latter focusing on promoting discussion on key policy issues, exchange of experiences and develop of tools to support FSM programming.

Workshops proposals on training /capacity building activities will also be welcome.

Selection criteria to be advertised but for all three we are asking for 1 or 2 page abstracts/ summaries in line with the themes that you see on the website.

best regards,

Events Tue, 08 Apr 2014 17:16:15 +0000
FSM3 - International Faecal Sludge Management Conference 19-22 Jan 2015 in Hanoi, Vietnam - by: SudhirPillay
See website link:]]>
Events Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:55:47 +0000
Sanitation Business Matchmaking Estafetta (relay race) 2014 - by: dietvorst
The "Sanitation Business Matchmaking Estafetta" will culminate at the BoP WORLD Convention & Expo in Singapore in 28– 30 August 2014. The results of the Estafetta will be presented during the 2014 World Water Week in Stockholm.

The organisations that have launched the "Sanitation Business Matchmaking Estafetta" include: Aqua for All, Euromoney Water Events, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Simavi, WSP and Waste in association with IRC and the World Toilet Organization (WTO).

For more info go to Sanitation Updates.]]>
Events Sun, 06 Apr 2014 13:43:51 +0000
Call for Abstracts - 2014 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy October 13 –17, 2014 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - by: carola Call for Abstracts - 2014 Water and Health Conference

The 2014 Water and Health Conference: Where Science Meets Policy is now accepting abstracts for poster and verbal presentations. Abstracts may be submitted online until April 30. This year's conference will take place October 13 -17 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.

We are also accepting proposals for side events, such as meetings, workshops, networking sessions, training courses or open forums, for the conference. Side events are an opportunity for individuals or groups to bring together a range of stakeholders to focus on a specific area of interest. To submit a proposal, complete the online form by April 30.

Abstracts and proposals should relate to this year’s themes, which are:
• WaSH in Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals
• Hygiene and Behavior Change
• WaSH Emergency Response
• Monitoring and Evaluation: Impact and Efficiencies for Projects and Programs
• Water Supply and Quality: From Catchment to Consumer and Back
• Sanitation: How Are We Doing on Defining the Future?
• Addressing Disparities in WaSH: Rural, Peri-urban and Indigenous Populations

The early bird registration fee (available until August 29) is $395. After August 29, the rate will become $475. The student rate for the conference is $245. Single day registration will be available at $125 for students and $250 for other registrants.

More information about the conference and registration is online at]]>
Events Thu, 03 Apr 2014 12:16:46 +0000
The Guardian's Global Development Professionals Network online Q&A: March 13, 2014 - by: susanaforum Thursday March 13, 2014 from 1-3pm GMT. This Q&A will discuss issues of sustainable sanitation and challenges and solutions by bringing together experts in the field, including the SuSanA secretariat's Rahul Ingle as one of the discussion panellist.

Please follow the link for more information:

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Events Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:00:04 +0000
Call for Papers - 5th Africa Water Week in Dakar, Senegal (26-31 May 2014) - by: carola Deadline for submission is already 22 March

The theme of the 5th Africa Water Week (aww-5) is “Placing Water at the Heart of the Post-2015 Development Agenda” and it focusses on the Africa Water Vision 2025 of “An Africa where there is an equitable and sustainable use and management of water resources for poverty alleviation, socio economic development, regional cooperation and environment” and the need to further advocate for a distinct water goal in the post 2015 development framework.

Dates: 26-31 May 2014
Location: Dakar, Senegal

Sub Themes
aww-5 has four sub themes which essentially drive the consideration of water as a goal in the post-2015 development agenda viz:
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Water Resources Management for Sustainable Development
  • Wastewater Management and Water Quality
  • Water and Disaster Risk Management

aww-5 will utilize technical sessions and Sector / Stakehold-er Forum in pursuit of achieving set objectives and actions.

Call for Abstracts
If you are interested in presenting a paper under any of the sub thematic area, please send the abstract / paper synopsis to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it on before March 22nd 2014. The abstract must connect to the thematic Scope and ob-jectives of the technical sessions. The list of accepted papers will be published on or before April 30th 2014.
There are limited opportunities for those interested in serving as panellists. To be considered, kindly send in your resume, and a 1 page article on the particular area of interest connected with the general theme or any of the sub themes.

For more information, visit]]>
Events Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:50:39 +0000
Sustainability Services at Scale (Triple-S) Initiative Webinars on the Topic of Sustainability Tools March 4th and 18th - by: susanaforum IRC/Aguaconsult’s's Sustainable Service at Scale (Triple-S) Initiative, which carried out a landscaping exercise of sustainability-related tools.

The webinars will take place on March, 4th and March, 18th at 2.00pm UTC, with the first focusing on the initial mapping of sustainability assessment tools and the second on a broader set of sustainability tools. Please find attached the invitation and follow this link for registering:

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Events Fri, 21 Feb 2014 12:44:15 +0000
3rd Asian Development Bank (ADB) and​ Developing Member Country and Partners Sanitation Dialogue May 27-29, 2014 (and financial toolkits) - by: F H Mughal
This 3rd Sanitation Dialogue will emphasize a comprehensive approach to sanitation, including adoption of appropriate technology options, innovative contracts and incentives; addressing policy gaps; dealing with financing, viability and affordability issues; and demonstrating health, socioeconomic and environmental benefits.
The sanitation dialogue aims to
• Raise awareness and capacity of DMCs on how to make sustainable sanitation happen through discussion of successful projects involving creation of an enabling policy environment, choice of technology and financing options, and useful tools for planning and project preparation
• Enhance preparedness of DMCs to conceive, plan, and execute sanitation strategies and projects that increase access to adequate sanitation and more effective wastewater and septage management systems
• Provide a venue for knowledge sharing on good practices and innovative solutions, networking and partnerships among the governments, private sector, NGOs, academe and communities to ensure affordable, technically and environmentally sound, financially viable, and sustainable service delivery.

F H Mughal]]>
Events Fri, 21 Feb 2014 10:46:55 +0000
Re: Seminar on monitoring of decentralised WASH services in West Africa - by: denis
Submissions and pre-registrations are now closed...
For those who pre-registered or submitted a paper, you should receive news from the organisers before the end of this month (February)!

Denis Desille]]>
Events Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:17:17 +0000
12th Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing (GCSM) Johor Bahru, Malaysia, September 22nd-24th 2014 - by: carola Manufacturing for a Sustainable Terra Preta Sanitation System

The GCSM 2014 “Blue Responsibility Award: Manufacturing for a Sustainable Terra Preta Sanitation System” intends to stimulate the development of new sustainable sanitation systems that enable the reuse of human excreta. The objective of the competition is to design a sanitation system that creates the maximum value from what is today considered as waste and can be implemented in urban areas of early industrialized as well as emerging countries. Submissions are to be defended and the prize shall be awarded at the 12th CIRP Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing, GCSM 2014, September 22nd-24th 2014, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

Important Dates

24th February 2014 Deadline for abstracts submission

10th March 2014 Notification of abstract acceptance/rejection

12th May 2014 Deadline for full paper submission

14th July 2014 Notification of full paper acceptance/rejection

28th July 2014 Deadline for the final manuscript submission

28th August 2014 Deadline for online registration

More information]]>
Events Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:58:49 +0000
Putting Public in Public Services: Research, Action and Equity in the Global South in Cape Town, South Africa - by: carola Putting Public in Public Services: Research, Action and Equity in the Global South” from 13-16 April 2014 .

Organised by the Municipal Services Project, the conference brings together researchers, activists, labour representatives, development practitioners and policy makers from around the world working to promote progressive public services, including water and sanitation.

The following presentations focus specifically on sanitation:

Dieter Wartchow (Brazil) – National sanitation laws in Brazil: An opportunity lost?

Melanie Samson (South Africa) – Including the informal, transforming the public: Insights from innovations in the waste sector

Federico Parra (Colombia) – Recognition of the ‘recicladores’ as public managers of waste in Colombia

Poornima Chikarmane (India) – Of users, providers and the state: Solid waste management in Pune, India

Mary Galvin (South Africa) – Dealing with shit in sub-Sahara Africa: The impact of “new” approaches to sanitation on human rights

Julieta del Valle (Argentina) – Guaranteeing access to public water and sanitation: ‘Acompañamiento social’ in Buenos Aires

Registration is free for observers but priority wil be given to people with a demonstrated interest in conference themes.

Registration deadline: 14 March 2014

Those unable to attend can follow debates via video streaming, podcasts and social media.
Conference website:]]>
Events Tue, 18 Feb 2014 12:53:47 +0000