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Topics in Category: WG 6 (Cities) - SuSanA Forum Wed, 24 May 2017 17:40:07 +0200 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management /media/kunena/images/icons/rss.png Topics in Category: WG 6 (Cities) - SuSanA Forum en-gb Where can I find thematic discussions about cities here on the forum? - by: muench

In contrast, this sub-section here only discusses organisational issues around the Working Group 6 on cities, such as the date for next meeting, minutes from meetings, planned outputs of working group etc.]]>
WG 6 (Cities) Mon, 07 Dec 2015 12:51:01 +0100
Working Group 6 members: Take part in our Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon 19-21 March ! - by: ruthmiskelly
Roumiana, it would be wonderful if you are willing to start a page on 'Decentralized wastewater systems'. As a rule of thumb, new articles should have at least 250 words and 3 references (ideally more!). Is this something you feel is manageable?

Also, if there are others in the group who would be willing to help in drafting this new page, please let us know :)

To the whole group: Have you edited Wikipedia before? If not, may I suggest that you head to this thread -

If you scroll down the thread, you will see a couple of videos. The 2 from myself and Elisabeth are to show beginners how to get started!

More information to follow shortly! :)]]>
WG 6 (Cities) Wed, 08 Mar 2017 18:37:22 +0100
Wikipedia article on FSM (invitation to Working Group 6 members to participate) - by: Moritz
I hope you are doing well?!

A Wikipedia article on faecal sludge management went online recently ( ). The authors are now looking for sanitation specialists (YOU) to further improve this article. Remember, Wikipedia is the key resource for most people worldwide, therefore, your contribution could really make a difference. On the top right of the Wikipedia page you find a button “edit”. Click this button to start contributing to this article. You do not need to be a registered user to edit articles:

If you would rather talk about it, here is a link to the talk page where we can discuss further improvements:

Or discuss it here on the forum:

We have set it as one of the goals of the WG6 group to contribute to Wikipedia articles.

Looking forward to your contribution.

WG 6 (Cities) Thu, 08 Sep 2016 15:46:54 +0200
SuSanA Working Group 6 (Cities) Meeting at the Kampala WASH Symposium - by: Moritz
Please find attached the minutes of the WG6 meeting at the Kampala WASH Symposium on 21 June. Thanks to those for joining.

I hope the minutes are helpful for you. There will be a meeting on urban sanitation at the Stockholm World Water Week. Please contact Cecilia if you are interested (cecilia.rodrigues at

Best regards,
WG 6 (Cities) Tue, 05 Jul 2016 16:39:17 +0200
SuSanA WG 6 (Cities) - New Co-Leads - by: annetempel I am happy to announce that WG6 (Cities) has two new co-leads.
Prit Salian (i-San Associates) and Moritz Gold (Eawag/Sandec) are now supporting Christoph Luethi (Eawag/Sandec) in coordinating the activities of WG 6.

You want to know more about the new co-leads?

Prit Salian is a WASH consultant with expertise in integrated and participatory city sanitation planning. He is well versed with the social, technical, financial and institutional aspects of urban sanitation strategy development with a focus on urban poor. His expertise includes: strategic planning, policy analysis, good governance frameworks, capacity development and technical assistance to local governments, ministries and utilities. Prit has worked with ICLEI, GIZ, FAO, IWMI and EAWAG and has in-country experience working in Europe, India, Philippines, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Currently, Prit is the team leader for a GIZ-USAid funded project to build capacities of four local governments in Uganda to develop and operationalise strategic and integrated town sanitation plans.

Moritz Gold
is a researcher with a background in environmental engineering and is working at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science (Eawag) within the Department of Water, Sanitation and Solid Waste for Development (Sandec). In collaboration with international and multidiscipline research partners, Moritz is exploring appropriate solutions for wastewater and faecal sludge management such as dewatering and resource recovery from treatment endproducts (e.g. sludge to fuel or soil conditioner). Furthermore, capacity development is a strong part of his work (workshops, supervision of students). Moritz has working experience in Senegal, India, Uganda and Tanzania.

Thanks, Moritz&Prit for taking on the hat as co-leads of WG6!
With fresh vigor, WG 6 is now taking the lead for SuSanA members interested in taking part in devising SuSanA’s input for the “New Urban Agenda” at Habitat III in Quito, in October 2016 ( ).

Kind regards,
Annkathrin (on behalf of the SuSanA Secretariat)

*By the way, the last WG 6 meeting took place in Stockholm, in August 2015. You can find the presentations here (scroll down to WG 6).

* More information about WG6 can be found here: ]]>
WG 6 (Cities) Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:43:06 +0100
SuSanA WG6 - SuSanA Meeting in Stockholm 2014 - by: rahulingle
We would like to raise your awareness regarding the upcoming SuSanA meeting taking place on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th September in Stockholm. Through the following link you can find the pre-meeting page:

We would like to organise a WG6 knowledge exchange meeting on 6th September at SEI or during the week in the SWWW venue.
I therefore kindly ask you:
1) If you are interested in attending?
2) What you would expect from such a meeting?
3) If you would like to share a special topic/issue (e.g. past/current work; ideas for working group activities; etc.) either during the WG meeting or with the whole SuSanA crowd during the plenary meeting.

Please also note that I am happy to feed in your inputs during the meeting in case you will not be personally present.

We look forward seeing some of you soon! Kind regards,

Christoph Luethi and Rahul Ingle
Working group lead and co-lead]]>
WG 6 (Cities) Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:12:57 +0200
Minutes of the SuSanA Cities working group meeting in Stockholm - by: Kiku This is me confirming that I had no issues accessing the post;-)

WG 6 (Cities) Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:25:00 +0200
WG6 Cities and planning - overview of sanitation planning approaches (factsheet) - by: muench
Thanks for your posting! In reply:

1. The term "the developing world" is to me too vague. Isn't the whole world "developing" in one way or another? It reminds be somehow of "a globalising world". What speaks against "developing countries and countries in transition"? (I am aware that "developing countries" could have a negative connotation, but overall I think nobody has come up with a better term yet which really sticks).

2. What you describe as "environmental sanitation" is for me just sanitation. Because the word sanitation does already include these 4 aspects (even if the focus is often on the first one):
Sanitation =
  • excreta management
  • greywater management
  • solid waste management
  • drainage

I just find it odd that in the factsheet, the term "environmental sanitation" is only used in the CLUES example and not anywhere else. I don't think it is necessary to introduce a new term here. But if you must, then you should probably explain it briefly with a footnote. But somehow, I have never seen this term widely used outside of Eawag-Sandec publications so I am not too sure if it is really all that helfpul to add an adjective in front of sanitation here.

Regarding urban CLTS, I am not an expert on CLTS but I think the CLTS experts would disagree with you. I just did a quick Google search on urban CLTS and there is this blog by IDS in the UK which is very good and comprehensive:
When you type in "urban CLTS" into the Search Field of that blog you get quite a few stories and reports.
But OK, I guess it is safer to exclude it from the factsheet for now.
I might try to move this question to the CLTS category on this forum and see if people with experience would share some key findings with us.

WG 6 (Cities) Fri, 23 Mar 2012 20:24:15 +0100