SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:16:06 +0000 Kunena 1.6 SuSanA - Forum en-gb Re: 3rd International Conference on Faecal Sludge Management - Vietnam 19-21 January 2015 - by: muench I think also quite a few of the grantees with sanitation projects by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will be there, too (for an overview about those grants see here: or check out the new database of grants here: ).

For those that cannot be there in person: I am hoping that presentations will be filmed and made available afterwards (but I have not yet heard the final verdict from the organisers on this).

Events Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:30:45 +0000
Re: 3rd International Conference on Faecal Sludge Management - Vietnam 19-21 January 2015 - by: wasifbashir15 HOPE you people will be fine and doing all well.
I would love to share with you that I am going to participate in this esteemed learning conference and will present my research study as a speaker from Pakistan.
So I will feel pride to support you intellectual & manual for organizing SUSANA Forum there Inshallh Ul Aziz.
You can please communicate with my direct for further discussion.
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Re: 3rd International Conference on Faecal Sludge Management - Vietnam 19-21 January 2015 - by: denniskl Events Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:59:15 +0000 The 3rd International Faecal Sludge Management Conference, Hanoi - by: F H Mughal The 3rd International Faecal Sludge Management Conference will be held in Hanoi on 18-23 January 2015. According to their website (, the conference aims to present practical innovative solutions that can be applied at scale in the cities.

The website gives interesting definition of what faecal sludge is; and the faecal sludge management.

Since faecal sludge is part of sanitation, could I know who, from the SuSanA platform, would be attending the conference. It would be, beyond doubt, a great experience.

F H Mughal]]>
Events Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:01:50 +0000
5th International Dry Toilet Conference 19th - 22nd August 2015, Finland - by: Karoliina
The main theme for the 2015 Dry Toilet Conference will be solutions, the aim is to map out what kind of success stories and possible challenges the different actors have encountered during the last decades in the field of ecological sanitation. The participants will discuss concrete ideas and solutions through sessions and workshops, covering topics from ecological sanitation and nutrient recycling to dry toilet technologies and use of excreta as fertilizer.

You can find the call for papers and registration here:

We warmly welcome you to participate in the 5th International Dry Toilet Conference.

Karoliina Tuukkanen (Ms.)
Project Coordinator
Global Dry Toilet Association of Finland
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Events Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:58:30 +0000
Re: 3rd International Conference on Faecal Sludge Management - Vietnam 19-21 January 2015 - by: tmsinnovation
please take advantage of the early bird registration fees which are only valid until close of business today, 15th October 2014, and register to attend this important conference on the sanitation event calendar:

There are going to be a number of exciting workshops on 22 January 2015, with many SuSanA partner organisations involved in the event. The SuSanA secretariat is also looking into the possibilities to organise a SuSanA side event and also chatting to a number of working group leads about possible working group meetings too.

Please let me know if you will be attending and wish to support in the preparation of the SuSanA events.

Look forward to seeing many SuSanA members in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Kind regards
Events Wed, 15 Oct 2014 03:59:23 +0000
Re: Symposium on UV disinfection in developing countries (organized by UNESCO-IHE and IUVA) - 6 Nov. 2014, Delft, The Netherlands - by: kglinden
The final programme is here:

We have studied UV applications for Sol-Char but the primary benefit is due to solar heating and not germicidal UV for disinfection of surfaces or water/wastewater/septage. We do have a preliminary design for a thin film septage water disinfection with UV but this may be less efficient than solar heating.]]>
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Re: Symposium on UV disinfection in developing countries (organized by UNESCO-IHE and IUVA) - 6 Nov. 2014, Delft, The Netherlands - by: arno
What is the link between this symposium and the Sol Char project?

I have seen a standard method used in China to treat latrine sludge taken from public toilets and that is small piles left to dry in the sun prior to reuse in agriculture.]]>
Events Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:55:52 +0000
3rd International Conference on Faecal Sludge Management - Vietnam 19-21 January 2015 - by: jonpar
After the main conference, there will be an additional 2 days of workshops/site visits.

Regarding sponsorship please see the information at:]]>
Events Tue, 07 Oct 2014 17:39:15 +0000
Symposium on UV disinfection in developing countries (organized by UNESCO-IHE and IUVA) - 6 Nov. 2014, Delft, The Netherlands - by: kglinden
The International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) and UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education are organizing a one-day symposium on UV disinfection in Developing Countries that will be held at UNESCO-IHE (Delft, The Netherlands) on 6 November 2014.

The symposium will encompass basic principles of UV disinfection, applications, commercial solutions, research and future up-scaling potential of this safe and reliable technology in urban and rural developing communities.

Please have a look at the final programme:

You can register here:

Kindly share this information within your network.

Looking forward to meeting you at the symposium!

Best regards,
Karl Linden]]>
Events Tue, 07 Oct 2014 06:26:49 +0000
The Urgent Run - WTO's commemoration event for UN WTD 2014 - by: WTO
Greetings from World Toilet Organization!

The Urgent Run is WTO’s main advocacy campaign for World Toilet Day 2014. It is a global mobilization event that involves citizens around the world joining/organizing a run to show solidarity with the global sanitation movement. Held in commemoration of UN World Toilet Day, The Urgent Run aims to draw attention to the international community’s urgent calls of action to end the sanitation crisis. The Urgent Run is being endorsed by UN Water.

The Urgent Run is a fun event; most importantly, it’s accessible and inclusive. Our aim is to provide a platform for individuals of all ages, regardless of their race, creed, skin color and socio-economic background, to urge global decision-makers to stay true to their universal commitments on improving access to sanitation for one third of the world’s population.

The run in Singapore hold on November 9th will kick off the campaign which will end in New York on November 19th. Meanwhile many events will be organize in Philippines, India, Italy, Mozambique, Senegal, Ghana, togo, Gambia, UK, Canada and US.

If you want more information, participate in these event or organize an event in your country, please visit:

Thank you
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Re: FSM3 - International Faecal Sludge Management Conference 19-22 Jan 2015 in Hanoi, Vietnam - by: jonpar Everyone who submitted abstracts (but not those who submitted workshop proposals) should have heard from World Smart Capital Initiative (conference organisers). Queries to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ]]> Events Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:13:03 +0000 Re: 37th WEDC International Conference, Hanoi, Vietnam 15-19 September, 2014 - Capacity Development on Violence, Gender & WASH - feedback - by: muench
I am wondering if anyone who went to this conference in Vietnam last week could share some feedback here? What were the main issues discussed, what were the vibes? How much talk on sanitation and faecal sludge management was there? What were the hot topics?

Also, people who presented at that conference could they please share their presentations either in this thread or in the respective thematic category on the forum?

Peepoople have already done that with their presentation about using Peepoo bags in the emergency response after the typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines:

There is also the Twitter hashtag which had quite a few tweets:

And I think normally WEDC makes the papers available afterwards on their website?

I just think that so much effort goes into preparing and hosting such conferences that it would be good to also make some stuff available to people who weren't able to attend.

So if anyone went to this conference and has anything to say about it or share from it, that would be much appreciated.

Events Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:19:51 +0000
22 Sept. SuSanA side event at IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition in Lisbon, Portugal - by: tmsinnovation
Just in case those of you in Lisbon for the IWA WW congress have missed it, there will be a SuSanA side event on
22 Sept. from 15h30 to 17h30.

Room: 1.06

The side event is entitled "Determining system boundaries for climate mitigation in sanitation programmes using an energy footprint perspective"

Organised by: Borda, IWA and the SuSanA secretariat held by GIZ

After a couple of presentation inputs we will have an open fishbowl discussion which will allow everyone to engage in the discussion.

Here is a short description of what we hope to discuss in the side event:

"Sanitation systems include the user interface, conveyance, treatment and safe reuse or disposal, the combinations of technologies that can be implemented within a sanitation system and their energy footprint varies greatly from context to context. Therefore a potential to reduce Green House Gas (GHG) in sanitation systems exists. As more climate mitigation programmes are planned the potential that improved sanitation systems offer to reduce energy consumption presents an opportunity to consider the ideal system boundaries and their impact on the energy footprint.

An energy footprint perspective takes into consideration both energy consumption as well as embodied energy. With consideration of the energy footprint alongside more traditional economic analysis, decision makers would have a better perspective to judge investment decisions in sanitation systems that should contribute to climate mitigation. The challenge is where to set the system boundary.

The discussion would look at the challenges of determining the system boundaries and the impact that moving system boundaries have on the energy footprint. The discussion will include questions like; when looking at defining the ideal system boundaries for assessing a wastewater system holistically should embodied energy be considered? What happens to the energy footprint when the system boundary is expanded to take into consideration the impact of reusing wastewater in agriculture? Many more questions will come from your interactive participation in the side event."

Happy to have some further discussion ideas here and any points of correction.
Kind regards
Events Sat, 20 Sep 2014 12:17:42 +0000
Re: IWA World Water Congress 2014 - Water and Energy Workshop, Monday, September 22, 2014 - by: tmsinnovation
just in case you have not been able to find this workshop quickly in the programme for Monday 22 September, it is part of Track 2 and in room 1.09.

Below is the updated workshop description:
"Energy & Carbon Neutral Utilities
Chair: Corinne Trommsdorff IWA
Can water & wastewater utilities be carbon & energy neutral by 2030?

The workshop will capitalise on existing knowledge, and share experiences
of utilities and water sector professionals to build a toolbox of technologies
and concepts for consideration by utilities starting or continuing an energy
efficiency approach. This is an on-going process continuing after the
workshop. Gustaf Olsson (IEA Lund University, Sweden) discusses the water
cycle for energy saving avoidance and generation opportunities. A matrix of
solutions, initiated by IWA Water Climate and Energy Programme, will be
shared and developed. 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). Benchmarking, indicators, technologies
and case studies are covered."

Look forward to seeing you there.

Direct link to Monday's programme is here:]]>
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