SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:46:05 +0000 Kunena 1.6 SuSanA - Forum en-gb IWA World Water Congress 2014 - Water and Energy Workshop - by: sasharod WATER & ENERGY: Towards Energy & Carbon Neutral Utilities (Monday, 22/Sept, 1030)
Design Concepts and Technologies that can lead to Energy and Carbon Neutrality for Water Utilities

Chair: Corinne Trommsdorff, IWA

Water and wastewater companies are typically energy intensive (10%-35% of their total operational costs). A large number of utilities have established energy saving and energy generation programmes. They have implemented treatment design concepts or specific technologies to achieve significant reductions in their energy and carbon footprint, up to neutrality in specific cases. Many of these measures are economically beneficial, which is the main driver for change. The focus of this workshop is on reducing the energy and carbon footprint of existing utilities rather than achieving energy neutrality, which may not be economically viable for existing utilities.

The objective of the workshop is to capitalize on the existing knowledge and further share experiences of utilities and other water sector professionals, in order to build a toolbox of technologies and concepts that ought to be considered by utilities starting or continuing an energy efficiency approach. Building this toolbox is an on-going process and will continue after the workshop.

Initial presentations will cover the overall water cycle for energy saving) avoidance and generation opportunities from Gustaf Olsson (IEA Lund University, Sweden). In a second step, a matrix of solutions initiated by IWA Water Climate and Energy (WCE) Programme will be shared and further populated during the workshop. Sub-groups focusing on water treatment, distribution, wastewater treatment and households led by Daniel Nolasco (NOLASCO y Asociados S. A. , Argentina), Jose Porro (University of Girona, Spain), Enrique Cabrera (Universidad Politecnica de Valencia, Spain) and Steve Kenway (University of Queensland, Australia). On each of these topics benchmarking and indicators, technologies, and case studies will be shared and discussed.]]>
Events Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:02:10 +0000
Possible SuSanA Meeting and various sanitation events at IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition in Lisbon, Portugal on 21-26 September 2014 - by: secretariat
The International Water Association (IWA) organises the high-profile IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition every two years. The 2014 IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition will be held in Lisbon, Portugal on 21-26 September 2014.

IWA expects the Lisbon congress will draw upwards of 5,000 participants. Many will be IWA members. These individuals and companies represent every aspect of the water cycle, from research to practice. They work in all facets of water, from big-picture issues such as conservation of water resources, through to the science and management of practicalities such as drinking water, wastewater and stormwater.

Themes include:
•Cities and Basins of the Future
•Utility Management, Assets, Customers and Water Economics
Water Reuse and Resource Recovery
•Protecting Human and Environmental Health
Innovative Water Supply and Wastewater Technologies & Processes
•New Industrial Water Management, Technologies & Processes
•Water Policy, Governance and Regulation in a Changing World
Breakthrough Science and Technology for the Water Cycle
•Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Water

It is possible to hold a SuSanA Meeting or Side Event. If you are interested in attending, please let the SuSanA secretariat know: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Please see also the Event in the Event calendar at SuSanA Homepage:;type=1&id=240
Or click following link for further information:

(posted by Friederike)]]>
Events Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:56:41 +0000
Re: SuSanA Presence at the Stockholm World Water Week in Sept. 2014 - and suggestions for online participation - by: secretariat
For your convenience, here's a list of the sanitation events during the Stockholm World Water Week 2014, which are also listed in the .pdf file attached:

Securing Water, Energy, Sanitation and Livelihoods through Consensus: How Community Health Clubs Work
Convenor: Stockholm Environment Institute; Co-Convenor: Africa AHEAD
SUN 2014-08-31, 09:00-12:30, Room K16/17, Seminar

Global Monitoring of WaSH: A 2014 Update
Convenor: United Nations Children’s Fund and World Health Organization
SUN 2014-08-31, 12:45-13:45, Room K21, Side-Event Mon

Water & Energy Nexus: Realising the Human Right to Water and Sanitation
Convenor: Water Lex
MON 2014-09-01, 12:45-13:45, Room K24, Side-Event

Beyond Asset Management: Sector Analysis and Partnerships for Sustainable Service Delivery in WASH
Convenors: UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI and United Nations Children’s Fund; Co-Convenors: Department for International Development, UK; Directorate-General for International Cooperation, The Netherlands and Water and Sanitation Program
TUE 2014-09-02, 09:00-12:30, Room T6, Seminar Tue

Sanitation Business Models for Safe Resource Recovery and Reuse (RRR)
Convenor: GIZ, Co-Convenor: GTO and SuSanA
TUE 2014-09-02, 09:00-12:30, Room T2, Seminar Tue

What do we know about WaSH and Nutrition Linkages to Reduce Child Mortality
Convenors: United Nations Children’s Fund; United States Agency for International Development and World Health Organization; Co-Convenor: World Health Organization
TUE 2014-09-02, 12:45-13:45, Room T6, Side-Event

Output-Based Aid in Water and Energy Projects
Convenor: Global Partnership on Output-Based Aid and World Bank
WED 2014-09-03, 09:00-12:30, Room K22/23, Seminar

Streamlining Strategies for Humanitarian Aid in the Wash Sector
Convenor: AA, German WASH Network; Co-Convenor: Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Switzerland; Sanitation and Water for All; Sustainable Sanitation Alliance and United Nations Children’s Fund
WED 2014-09-03, 09:00-12:30, Room K11, Seminar

From Faecal Sludge to Fuel: Safe Sanitation with Business Opportunities
Convenors: Eawag and Sandec; Co-Conveners: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; China Node for Sustainable Sanitation; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit; German Association for Water, Wastewater and Waste; German Society for Biogas and Bioenergy; German Toilet Organization; Kristianstad University; Makerere University; Netherlands Water Partnership; Norwegian University of Life Sciences; Stockholm Environment Institute; Sustainable Sanitation Alliance; Technologies for Economic Development; University KwaZulu-Natal and World Bank
WED 2014-09-03, 14:00-17:30, Room K22/23, Seminar

New Concepts and Technologies for Sanitation in Emergency Settings
Convenors: International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Co-Convenors: Oxfam-Great Britain; Sustainable Sanitation Alliance; Swedish Red Cross and WASTE
THU 2014-09-04, 14:00-17:30, Room K24, Seminar

WASH Media Awards Ceremony
Convenors: Stockholm International Water Institute and Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council
FRI 2014-09-05, 09:00-13:00, Room n.a., Social Event

18th SuSanA Meeting
Venue 1

FRI 2014-09-05, Room K21, Stockholmsmässan, Mässvägen 1, SE-125 80 Älvsjö, Sweden
Venue 2
SAT 2014-09-06, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Linnégatan 87D, 115 23 Stockholm, Sweden
See the Draft Agenda here

[Sebastian Klos]]]>
Events Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:07:53 +0000
Topic proposals for the 5th International Dry Toilet Conference - by: Karoliina
Since August 2003, the City of Tampere, Finland has hosted the DT Conference organized by the Global Dry Toilet Association of Finland, a non-governmental organization promoting the use of dry toilets all over the world. Every three years the leading experts have gathered together to share their findings on the development of research related to dry toilet technology, sustainable sanitation methods, nutrient recycle, social welfare, and many other important topics. In 2012 we had 160 participants from 38 different countries and there were 74 oral presentations in the conference.
At the moment we are preparing to launch the first call for papers in August 2014. Before that we still need to decide on the topics for the coming conference. Any ideas on topics and themes concerning ecological sanitation and dry toilet technologies are more than welcomed. What kind of important topics should be discussed in the next conference? I will be receiving ideas until the beginning of August 2014.

The overall theme for the 2015 conference will be solutions. There are many success stories (as well as challenges) and interesting solutions in the field and this should be reflected in the abstracts and conference topics. The following topics have already been suggested:
1. Solutions for dry sanitation in large cities and urban areas
2. Dry sanitation as a solution in mass events (religious etc)
3. Hi-tec solutions for dry sanitation
4. Safe and hygienic dry sanitation solutions
5. Future solutions to nutrient cycling (also in cities and urban areas, including Europe and developed countries)
6. Solutions to food security
7. Dry sanitation as a cost effective option to traditional sewer systems
8. Solutions to (safe) reuse of toilet outputs – pharmaceutical / hormone etc. residues

In the 2012 Dry Toilet Conference the topics were:
1. Cultural, gender and social aspects of dry toilets
2. Technological options and urban applications
3. Economy, profitability and marketing
4. Productive sanitation
5. Hygienen and health aspects
6. Operation and maintenance of dry toilets
7. Sustainability and promoting dry toilets
8. Sanitation in extreme conditions

If you have any ideas, comments or questions concerning the coming conference, please do not hesitate to contact me! All of your ideas are more than welcomed.

Best wishes,
Karoliina Tuukkanen
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Events Mon, 21 Jul 2014 06:25:47 +0000
Registration open for the 18th SuSanA meeting in Stockholm - by: secretariat
The online registration has been opened for the 18th SuSanA meeting on 5th & 6th September in Stockholm, Sweden see here:

If you will be in Stockholm then please register and we look forward to welcoming you to an exciting meeting. Unfortunately the SuSanA secretariat can not offer any financial support to cover any participants travel or accommodation costs.

The first draft agenda can also be found on the meeting page, this will be updated as we manage to confirm presenters and get offers from others to present and contribute. Hence if you have any comments or suggestions about the draft agenda please feel free to post them in reply to this post or email them to the secretariat This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it we will try our best to incorporate as many suggestions as possible.

Please note that there are a number of Working Group meetings that will be taking place on the 6th September, here you can contribute by making suggestions to the respective working group lead who are putting the working group agenda's together. Keep the secretariat in CC to these suggestions if you send them via email or post them as responses in the respective working group areas on this forum.

Below is the world map showing where we have had SuSanA meetings to date:

Kind regards
Events Sat, 19 Jul 2014 08:36:33 +0000
Stockholm World Water Week & SuSanA meeting for those of us who cannot participate in person: Suggestions - by: Sowmya
Regarding the Stockholm World Water Week Event and the SuSanA meeting, our Forum has 3800 members and not all of us can participate in person. In any case, this is an online forum and I was wondering how we can give our inputs / follow the events. The Agenda for this year's Meeting can be accessed at this URL.

One aspect is the videos (of the meeting) that are posted on the website (last year’s meeting videos can be accessed at this URL). Please find below some suggestions:

Linkages with SuSanA Forum discussion threads:

(1) Post the relevant discussion threads from SuSanA forum under the videos: For each video, post the relevant discussion threads from SuSanA forum and post the links to the video page on the different forum posts. Because (a) it connects the videos of events with the discussion threads and (b) help forum members get the information they would be particularly interested in. Need to think of a suitable webpage design, though.

(2) Connect actual events with the different discussion threads: If it cannot be linked directly to the program schedule (I don't know all the major discussion threads in the forum ), allocate some time to discuss the major threads. This will help take the major issues and members’ inputs to the next level.

(3) Post interviews / inputs of major & expert contributors: Some members contribute a lot of technical & practical expertise on the forum. I was totally amazed when I saw the level of expert knowledge (was actually quite taken aback when I first joined the forum, it was absolutely wow!). Post some of it - at least those relating to the Agenda topics. And perhaps, a URL to the videos webpage when you send the ‘thank you’ email to all the people who participated in person – this will help infrequent visitors get the gist of important discussions at one place.

(4) Maintain continuity: Both the Stockholm Event and SuSanA meetings are annual events. Can we find some way of maintaining continuity throughout the year?
  • Messages during the past one year get posted (and links to this page cross posted on the forum messages).
  • Keep the discussion going on the overarching topics throughout the year - cross-posting links to other discussion threads (which is already being done exceedingly well) and keep linking to the SuSanA meeting (immediately past and forthcoming).
  • While forum members would start posts based on their topics of interest, maintain an underlying continuum with the SuSanA meetings and the Stockholm event.
  • Let the discussion threads also feed into the agenda for the next year's meeting. This could be one way of ensuring we get adequate expert inputs for SuSanA’s mandate of policy advocacy and dissemination of information and knowledge.

I just learn so much from this forum and so, I keep thinking of how all this knowledge can reach more people. Hope this is alright.

Thanks and regards,

Events Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:31:00 +0000
Re: SuSanA Presence at the SWWW 2014 (Stockholm World Water Week, Sweden) - by: Sowmya
URL for last year's video:

Thanks and regards,

Events Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:54:15 +0000
Re: What makes sanitation and hygiene happen? (proposed dates 19th-20th August 2014 Kampala) - by: sekuma We shall share with the group for further dissemination.
Simon Peter]]>
Events Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:57:31 +0000
Re: What makes sanitation and hygiene happen? (proposed dates 19th-20th August 2014 Kampala) - by: JKMakowka
For those that wonder: In a country with thousands of NGOs like Uganda, abbreviations can get confusing. The Uganda Water & Sanitation NGO Network (UWASNET; the organisation I currently support as a TA) is the official (i.e. government sanctioned) umbrella organisation of civil society organisations in Uganda, while Netwas-U is a member of UWASNET and a network of WASH professionals & implementing NGO.]]>
Events Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:47:09 +0000
What makes sanitation and hygiene happen? (proposed dates 19th-20th August 2014 Kampala) - by: sekuma • Comparative assessment of sanitation and hygiene policy and governance arrangements in Uganda, Rwanda, and Tanzania.
• Household investment in sanitation, gender division of sanitation and hygiene related labour at the household level, and household perceptions of the role of different actors.
This regional meeting will consist of a workshop (Day 1) and a write-shop (Day 2). The event will bring together sanitation and hygiene experts and decision-makers operating at different levels of society and playing different roles in the sector in Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania, to share experiences on factors and strategies that make sanitation happen in the various countries.
The meeting is organized by Water Aid in partnership with Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) and Network for Water and Sanitation - Uganda (NETWAS- U).]]>
Events Mon, 14 Jul 2014 12:54:52 +0000
Re: SuSanA Presence at the SWWW 2014 (Stockholm World Water Week, Sweden) - by: wambuak
James Wambua Kaluli, Ph.D.]]>
Events Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:39:57 +0000
Re: 37th WEDC International Conference, Hanoi, Vietnam 15-19 September, 2014 - by: muench
I am wondering if any of you - the SuSanA Forum participants - are going to the 37th WEDC International Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam on 15-19 September, 2014?
Registration for that conference is now open (but the programme is not yet uploaded):

If there are several SuSanA members going to be there, perhaps a small meeting could be organised? And make sure you tell us about the conference via twitter (do we know the official hashtag yet for the conference?)

Events Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:37:52 +0000
Re: FSM3 - International Faecal Sludge Management Conference 19-22 Jan 2015 in Hanoi, Vietnam - by: tmsinnovation 7 July Deadline for Workshop proposals and paper / presentation abstracts is just 2 days away.

Please finish putting your abstracts together and submit them on time. See here for the guidelines: If you require a few extra hours to finish then please contact the organisors and ask if you can submit a few hours late: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Abstracts are really needed for theme 5.
Theme 5: Sustaining FSM services
logistics, management arrangements, performance-based contracting

See here for an overview of all the themes:]]>
Events Sat, 05 Jul 2014 09:14:36 +0000
Re: 2014 Sustainable WaSH Forum (30 June, Amsterdam, the Netherlands) - by: bankabio Events Fri, 04 Jul 2014 08:15:55 +0000 Re: SuSanA Presence at the SWWW 2014 (Stockholm World Water Week, Sweden) - by: dorothee.spuhler
Here is where we from seecon / cewas will be involved:

Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Events Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:00:20 +0000