Outcomes of the working group meeting in Stockholm (Sept. 1, 2012) and next steps of the SuSanA WG5

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Outcomes of the working group meeting in Stockholm (Sept. 1, 2012) and next steps of the SuSanA WG5

Dear all,

During the SuSanA meeting last week in Stockholm we also had a brief meeting of the SuSanA WG5 and discussed potential future deliverables of the group. I would like to give you a short summary of what has been discussed:

After the overhaul of the WG5 factsheet last year (as the last main activity of the group) one of the key questions raised was how to reenergise the group and what new deliverables the group could work on next.

We ended up with a nice 'wish list' which included among others:
  • A productive sanitation blog that would allow featuring different productive sanitation initiatives and projects worldwide (similar to the emergency sanitation blog of the SuSanA WG on emergency sanitation)
  • Inventory of existing productive sanitation initiatives, experiences and current research
  • A guidance document on logistics and reuse of faecal sludge from wet systems
  • Development of a new WG5 factsheet supervised by the Swedish University of Agricultural Science (SUAS) that should give an overview on different sanitation waste streams and products and their characteristics and agricultural potential
  • Policy promotion
  • Organizing joint video conferences on specific productive sanitation related topics using Google+ hangout

The following concrete activities have been identified as immediately feasible:
  • Adding a WG5 blog section into the SuSanA forum where people are encouraged to post their current productive sanitation related activities, ongoing projects, related research activities etc. (Linus Dagersgog and I will develop a list of criteria that might be helpful in giving some guidance on what aspects should/could be covered in the blog entries)
  • Frank de Ruijter is currently applying for a fellowship at the Swedish University of Agricultural Science in Uppsala. Given that his fellowship will be approved he will develop a paper where he will look into different sanitation waste streams and products and their characteristics and agricultural potential. This could become a potential second factsheet of the WG5. As soon as the paper is developed we are planning to share it with all of you and incorporate your inputs and feedback.

In case you would like to volunteer to work on one or more of the other above mentioned deliverables from the wish list or if you or your organisation are currently working on additional products that could potentially become a deliverable of the WG5 please kindly let us know.

And particularly to those who participated in the WG5 meeting last week: Please feel free to comment or add things that I might have forgotten.

Best regards

rob



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Re: Outcomes of the working group meeting in Stockholm (Sept. 1, 2012) and next steps of the SuSanA WG5

Thanks ROBERT .
INFACT AM A NEW MEMBER ON WG5. AM THE PRESIDENT OF LEBANG TOILET SANITATION COMMON INITIATIVE GROUP..
AM STILL LEARNING ON HOW TO USE THE SUSANA WEBSITE..WILL BE HAPPY IF YOU CONTINUALLY LET ME INFORMED ABOUT ANY ACTIVITY IN THE WG5 .
THANKS
ATEM MICHAEL
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