SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication Sun, 23 Apr 2017 13:55:57 +0000 Kunena 1.6 SuSanA - Forum en-gb Re: Working Group 6 (WG 6) members: Take part in our Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon 19/20 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 +0000
Re: Working Group 6 (WG 6) members: Take part in our Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon 19/20 March ! - by: muench What do you mean? Are you referring to an existing Wikipedia article? Or to a new one? If it's a new one what should its title be?
Remember that Wikipedia is an encyclopedia for the general public.

WG 6 (Cities) Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:22:44 +0000
Re: Working Group 6 (WG 6) members: Take part in our Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon 19/20 March ! - by: Mwesige WG 6 (Cities) Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:15:41 +0000 Re: Working Group 6 (WG 6) members: Take part in our Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon 19/20 March ! - by: ruthmiskelly
Thank you both for your responses

Chris, in terms of the advantages of the Edit-a-thon rather than us all working individually on the sanitation-related Wikipedia pages..

- The overall impact is greater! - If the quality of all the sanitation-related pages is increased by 20th March, when people look for sanitation information, they will find something useful on Wikipedia, and are more likely to see it as a good source of info on sanitation in future!

- Synergies are created when we work together - "team work divides the task and multiplies the success"

- Increased motivation! We might not normally prioritise the editing of Wikipedia pages, so having the event provides a window when hopefully several people can make it a priority, and enjoy working together on it at the same time

- Visibility - the Edit-a-thon event raises awareness that Wikipedia is a good place to get good quality information about sanitation out to a much broader range of sanitation stakeholders than we are able to reach through the SuSanA website and forum

On the issue of the picture you tried to upload, Elisabeth is going to give you some advice on that.

Daniel, that's a really good point that we should also focus on SDG11! I will make that edit to the list.

WG 6 (Cities) Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:33:48 +0000
Re: Working Group 6 (WG 6) members: Take part in our Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon 19/20 March ! - by: ddiba Thanks for the suggestions.
Since this is WG 6, I think that the edits related to the SDGs should also target SDG 11 - "Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable".

WG 6 (Cities) Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:18:16 +0000
Re: Working Group 6 (WG 6) members: Take part in our Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon 19/20 March ! - by: ruthmiskelly
SuSanA's Wikipedia World Water Day Editathon (19th/20th March) is being organised under the Gates Foundation Phase 3 Grant.

As 1 of the partners in this grant, WaterAid will be supporting the WG6 to get involved in the Edit-a-thon.

I will start by proposing some Wikipedia pages which WG6 members may be interested in editing.

Here are some suggestions:

Fecal Sludge Management
Urban planning
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
Technical aspects of urban planning
Failures of water supply and sanitation systems
Integrated urban water management
Sustainable development goals (with a focus on adding content under SDG6 and SDG11)
Waste management

What does the group think about focusing on these pages? Have you got ideas of more useful/relevant ones? Please enter your views here in this thread

The Edit-a-thon runs from 19th-20th March, and you can get involved from wherever you are in the world, for whatever amount of time you can spare! Soon, I'll be sharing some short videos which explain how you can make basic edits on Wikipedia pages.

Looking forward to hearing the thoughts/questions and comments from WG6!]]>
WG 6 (Cities) Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:41:24 +0000
Working Group 6 members: Take part in our Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon 19-21 March ! - by: luethich WG 6 Cities plans to update a number of Wikipedia pages referring to urban sanitation.

Wikipedia has great value to those working on the periphery of the sector. For example local government actors working on policy and legislation or media need information on WASH issues. International UN days such as World Water Day are other occasions when the number of people looking to Wikipedia to gain an understanding of WASH related issues will peak.

The objectives of our Edit-a-thon are to:
  • Edit WASH-related pages on Wikipedia (with 500 million users a month it is the world’s 5th most visited website! ). This includes pages that are not specifically about WASH topics but that should provide links to WASH topics, such as the page about malnutrition.
  • Improve quality and quantity of information available on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene.
  • Enable SuSanA members and WGs to share their knowledge, which can leverage progress towards the achievement of SDG6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

JOIN: An online event for 48 hours on the 19th-20th March when SuSanA members and others will edit WASH-related Wikipedia pages.

FIRST TASK: We decide together which Wikipedia pages we would like to edit!

Best, Christoph & Prit]]>
WG 6 (Cities) Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:16:48 +0000
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 +0000
Re: Kampala WASH Symposium with integrated 21st SuSanA Meeting - in Kampala, Uganda, 20-23 June 2016 + WG meetings - 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 +0000
Re: Kampala WASH Symposium with integrated 21st SuSanA Meeting - in Kampala, Uganda, 20-23 June 2016 + WG meetings - by: Moritz
I would like to invite you ALL for a short meeting of the SuSanA working group 6 (Cities) as part of the Kampala WASH Symposium.

Please all come and join the open and informal discussion. We would be very happy about your participation and contribution. Please see the agenda below.


SuSanA WG 6 (Cities) meeting – Kampala WASH Symposium 2016

Date: Tuesday 21 June
Time: 5 – 6.30 pm followed by mingling and networking.
Venue: Speke Resort Munyonyo, Kampala, Uganda
Hosts: Prit Salian, Moritz Gold (Co-leads WG6),,

Meeting objectives:
  • Provide space for a few presentations on new developments/products/experiences on urban sanitation.
  • Present and share hot topics on urban sanitation.
  • Spark discussions and initiatives of the WG6.
  • Meet, network and have fun.

5 pm: Welcome remarks, introduction to the agenda.

5.10 – 5.40 pm (short 10 minute presentations)
  • Daniel Ddiba (KTH): Estimating the resource recovery potential of sanitation in urban areas.
  • Angela Hudson (McGill University): The 4 Point Reliability Approach to WASH assessment: Lessons from Buea, Cameroon.
  • Prit Salian (I-San UK): Innovative toilet designs for small towns and low income areas.
5.40 pm – WG6 hot topics
WG 6 (Cities) Mon, 13 Jun 2016 16:30:47 +0000
Re: Kampala WASH Symposium with integrated 21st SuSanA Meeting - in Kampala, Uganda, 20-23 June 2016 - by: jwgakunga Good evening!
Thank you for the invite to attend Kampala WASH Symposium with integrated 21st SuSanA Meeting in Kampala,Uganda,20-23 June 2016. I hereby confirm to attend.
Kindly please let us know the requirements for our Interwaste R&D (EA) Trust to be SuSanA's partner soonest.

Best regards
John Waweru Gakunga
Founder and Managing Trustee
Interwaste R&D (EA) Trust
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WG 6 (Cities) Mon, 02 May 2016 20:09:10 +0000
SuSanA Working Group 6 (Cities) Meeting at the Kampala WASH Symposium - by: Moritz
The SuSanA working group 6 on cities will organize a meeting during the WASH Symposium in Kampala. We think about a one hour meeting followed by networking/catching up during food and drinks. Anyone is welcome, including non-SuSanA members.

We are looking for contributions to the agenda of the meeting. Please contact me or Prit if you would like to contribute (, prit.salian(at)

Several side events are currently being submitted to the Symposium on sanitation in cities and Kampala is a great place for sanitation sightseeing (e.g. one of the biggest faecal sludge treatment plants) and to discuss how sanitation planning unfolds in practice. So, come to Kampala in June. It`s going to be awesome!!!

WG 6 (Cities) Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:28:46 +0000