SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:46:48 +0000 Kunena 1.6 http://forum.susana.org/components/com_kunena/template/default/images/icons/rss.png SuSanA - Forum http://forum.susana.org/ en-gb Re: Working Group 6 members: Take part in our Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon 19-21 March ! Example: new article on decentralized wastewater systems - by: Decentral http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/59-wg-6-cities/20432-working-group-6-members-take-part-in-our-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-19-21-march--example-new-article-on-decentralized-wastewater-systems#20992 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/59-wg-6-cities/20432-working-group-6-members-take-part-in-our-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-19-21-march--example-new-article-on-decentralized-wastewater-systems#20992
Thanks for the improvements, the article looks very well now (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Decentralized_wastewater_system). I did add 2 sentences in the second paragraph of the background, underlining the necessity of the conveyance structure.

Regarding the illustration - yes, I would like to add something meaningful, but can not find any suitable photo or scheme. Did look up the 'flikr' photos, recommended by sanitation but -nothing suitable. Will keep looking but I do not know if I will manage till the 31st March. On the draft is written that the page waits a review, so I do not know how long it will take.

The title has been changed, which I expected (did read the Wikipedia rules); do not like it very much, but will accept the change.

Still working on the talk page, have made some progress, but have to exercise more.

Any other remarks or additions from you or the rest of the forum members are welcome.

Rest regards,
Roumiana]]>
WG 6 (Cities) Thu, 23 Mar 2017 14:45:31 +0000
Working Group 6 members: Take part in our Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon 19-21 March ! Example: new article on decentralized wastewater systems - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/59-wg-6-cities/20432-working-group-6-members-take-part-in-our-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-19-21-march--example-new-article-on-decentralized-wastewater-systems#20980 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/59-wg-6-cities/20432-working-group-6-members-take-part-in-our-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-19-21-march--example-new-article-on-decentralized-wastewater-systems#20980
Thanks for persisting despite your struggles! You did register correctly on the dashboard and that's how I found you and saw that you were busy with the article on Decentralized wastewater systems:
outreachdashboard.wmflabs.org/courses/Su..._March_2017/students
(user: RHrani)

I think your draft is already very good and ready to be looked at by other SuSanA members. I think it will soon be ready for submission as well.

Here is the link the draft article:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Decentralized_wastewater_system

Anyone with a Wikipedia account can edit it, or discuss it on the talk page (or here on the forum).

I recommend to people to use both places for discussion, depending on the nature of the points. Discussing it here might encourage other SuSanA members to take the plunge and join us on Wikipedia.

I can follow your reasoning about the title now.

I have made some small formatting changes to your draft. One thing that is important is to follow the Manual of Style (Sanitation) that we have set up. In particular using section headings that are standardised (exceptions are possible of course). So I have gently adjusted that.

How about adding some images?
This is explained here:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/S...Worldwide#Add_images

The other thing is you asked about the talk page. To write on the talk page you need to click on "Edit source". If there is no edit source button for you then you might need to adjust your preferences in Wikipedia at the top right. Perhaps you have only enabled the visual editor? You need both editors, as for the talk page you need the source editor and you need to sign your comments with this: ~~~~

I've tried to explain talk pages and the two editors in my video here:



Is it clearer for you now?

Also to you a big thank you and well done that you followed our call for the edit-a-thon and used this deadline to get this draft up and going!

We are still counting the edits of people towards the edit-a-thon until 31 March, so if you have a bit of time between now and then please continue! And of course also continue on Wikipedia beyond 31 March - that's only the date when we stop counting the edits for the edit-a-thon.

Please don't hesitate to ask any further questions here (or by direct e-mail),

Regards,
Elisabeth]]>
WG 6 (Cities) Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:50:40 +0000
Re: Working Group 6 (WG 6) members: Take part in our Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon 19/20 March ! - by: Decentral http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/59-wg-6-cities/20432-working-group-6-members-take-part-in-our-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-19-21-march--example-new-article-on-decentralized-wastewater-systems#20971 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/59-wg-6-cities/20432-working-group-6-members-take-part-in-our-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-19-21-march--example-new-article-on-decentralized-wastewater-systems#20971
Thanks for your support and interest in my participation in the Wikipedia event.

As I am new to the process of editing and communicating through Wikipedia, did experience several problems during the event, which I will list below:
1. I tried but was not able to register for the event. Received message that e-mail confirmation is necessary, and I will receive a code by e-mail. I never received any e-mail with a code.
2. I still do not know how to write on the talk page, e.g. if I want to reply to KAH87, who send a message on my talk page, how I do it? On my talk page or on user KAH87? How I can write on a talk page, I do not see any key for this purpose? Please pay attention that I can use only the visual editor and do not have time to deal with the other way of writing.
3. I had to write twice the article, because it is not explained that the sand box is obligatory and the article will be reviewed. In my brief experience, I was not able to save my first work on the designated for this purpose page, so I lost it and had to write it again.
4. There are a lot of instructions from all messages, videos, manuals, etc. , which I have read carefully, but in many cases they all say the same (on my point of view). I miss some basics on the technicalities, but may be its my fault.

Regarding the editions and help from the SusanA members, I am open to suggestions and would like to work on this draft in the near future. But may be it will be better to use this forum, but not the talk page ??

Regarding the title of the article: I would like to keep to the original one, because it describes all components of the "whole", rather than to concentrate on the treatment only. At on-site level the conveyance pipeline is very short and might not be of interest mentioning, however at the larger scales of decentralization, the conveyance is indeed important and should be given consideration. Just to explain, in a small treatment plant, lets say a constructed wetland, if the conveyance structure is not designed and build properly, the wastewater might not arrive at the treatment plant, or its quantity might be reduced significantly. But your remark indicates that I might add a paragraph, mentioning this in the article. In addition, the title is correct because it pays attention to the 3rd component - the disposal or reuse of the effluent, which is a of importance as well.
Regarding the styling and headings, I do not mind any corrections, I have used the headings shown in the visual editor. Actually, I do not know if somebody else can edit my draft in the sand box?

Best regards and looking forward to finish this work successfully,
Roumiana]]>
WG 6 (Cities) Tue, 21 Mar 2017 19:00:21 +0000
Re: Working Group 6 (WG 6) members: Take part in our Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon 19/20 March ! - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/59-wg-6-cities/20432-working-group-6-members-take-part-in-our-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-19-21-march--example-new-article-on-decentralized-wastewater-systems#20965 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/59-wg-6-cities/20432-working-group-6-members-take-part-in-our-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-19-21-march--example-new-article-on-decentralized-wastewater-systems#20965
You wrote:

I would like to support the idea of editing Wikipedia pages related to sustainable sanitation, and also to participate in it. I could do editing or fresh writing on the new page "Decentralized wastewater systems", and also in helping editing the "Integrated Urban water management"one.


I am really happy that you follow through with your plans!

I see that you have started an article in your sandbox here:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:RHrani/sandbox

Are you happy for everyone to take a look and give you feedback now?

One thing I wonder about is that you have called it Decentralized wastewater systems.

I would have probably made it Decentralized wastewater treatment systems but do you think it's better without the word "treatment" in the title?

My second comment is that I would recommend that you use standard headings for your article. We have developed standard headings and described them here in our Manual of Style (Sanitation) of the WikiProject Sanitation:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style_(Sanitation)#Recommended_section_headings

Regards,
Elisabeth

P.S. The edit-a-thon is officially still on for another hour... Come to the virtual workroom to say hello: seint.adobeconnect.com/wpeditathon/

If the workroom is already closed by the time you read this, you find more information also here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Meetup/S...A_Platform_Worldwide

Edits of registered people will still be counted all the way through until 31 March.]]>
WG 6 (Cities) Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:36:08 +0000
Re: Working Group 6 (WG 6) members: Take part in our Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon 19/20 March ! - by: ruthmiskelly http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/59-wg-6-cities/20432-working-group-6-members-take-part-in-our-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-19-21-march--example-new-article-on-decentralized-wastewater-systems#20780 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/59-wg-6-cities/20432-working-group-6-members-take-part-in-our-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-19-21-march--example-new-article-on-decentralized-wastewater-systems#20780
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 - forum.susana.org/component/kunena/213-wo...ur-wikipedia-account

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: Decentral http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/59-wg-6-cities/20432-working-group-6-members-take-part-in-our-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-19-21-march--example-new-article-on-decentralized-wastewater-systems#20724 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/59-wg-6-cities/20432-working-group-6-members-take-part-in-our-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-19-21-march--example-new-article-on-decentralized-wastewater-systems#20724
I would like to support the idea of editing Wikipedia pages related to sustainable sanitation, and also to participate in it. I could do editing or fresh writing on the new page "Decentralized wastewater systems", and also in helping editing the "Integrated Urban water management"one. I do not have experience in this direction and would need instructions and may be a mentor (as suggested). I will register for the event 19-20 March.

Best regards,

Roumiana Hranova
sites.google.com/site/rhranova/]]>
WG 6 (Cities) Thu, 02 Mar 2017 17:19:37 +0000
Re: Working Group 6 (WG 6) members: Take part in our Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon 19/20 March ! - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/59-wg-6-cities/20432-working-group-6-members-take-part-in-our-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-19-21-march--example-new-article-on-decentralized-wastewater-systems#20548 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/59-wg-6-cities/20432-working-group-6-members-take-part-in-our-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-19-21-march--example-new-article-on-decentralized-wastewater-systems#20548 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.

Regards,
Elisabeth]]>
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 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/59-wg-6-cities/20432-working-group-6-members-take-part-in-our-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-19-21-march--example-new-article-on-decentralized-wastewater-systems#20540 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/59-wg-6-cities/20432-working-group-6-members-take-part-in-our-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-19-21-march--example-new-article-on-decentralized-wastewater-systems#20540 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 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/59-wg-6-cities/20432-working-group-6-members-take-part-in-our-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-19-21-march--example-new-article-on-decentralized-wastewater-systems#20521 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/59-wg-6-cities/20432-working-group-6-members-take-part-in-our-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-19-21-march--example-new-article-on-decentralized-wastewater-systems#20521
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.

Thanks,
Ruth]]>
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 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/59-wg-6-cities/20432-working-group-6-members-take-part-in-our-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-19-21-march--example-new-article-on-decentralized-wastewater-systems#20517 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/59-wg-6-cities/20432-working-group-6-members-take-part-in-our-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-19-21-march--example-new-article-on-decentralized-wastewater-systems#20517 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".

Regards,
Daniel]]>
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 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/59-wg-6-cities/20432-working-group-6-members-take-part-in-our-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-19-21-march--example-new-article-on-decentralized-wastewater-systems#20466 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/59-wg-6-cities/20432-working-group-6-members-take-part-in-our-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-19-21-march--example-new-article-on-decentralized-wastewater-systems#20466
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
Urbanization
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 ! Example: new article on decentralized wastewater systems - by: luethich http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/59-wg-6-cities/20432-working-group-6-members-take-part-in-our-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-19-21-march--example-new-article-on-decentralized-wastewater-systems#20432 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/59-wg-6-cities/20432-working-group-6-members-take-part-in-our-wikipedia-edit-a-thon-19-21-march--example-new-article-on-decentralized-wastewater-systems#20432 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 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/59-wg-6-cities/18942-wikipedia-article-on-fsm-invitation-to-working-group-6-members-to-participate#18942 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/59-wg-6-cities/18942-wikipedia-article-on-fsm-invitation-to-working-group-6-members-to-participate#18942
I hope you are doing well?!

A Wikipedia article on faecal sludge management went online recently (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fecal_sludge_management). 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:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fecal_sludge_management

If you would rather talk about it, here is a link to the talk page where we can discuss further improvements:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Fecal_sludge_management

Or discuss it here on the forum:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/53-fae...s-improve-it-further

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

Looking forward to your contribution.

Cheers,
Moritz]]>
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 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/59-wg-6-cities/17855-susana-working-group-6-cities-meeting-at-the-kampala-wash-symposium#18362 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/59-wg-6-cities/17855-susana-working-group-6-cities-meeting-at-the-kampala-wash-symposium#18362
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 giz.de).

Best regards,
Moritz]]>
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 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/59-wg-6-cities/17855-susana-working-group-6-cities-meeting-at-the-kampala-wash-symposium#18233 http://forum.susana.org/component/kunena/59-wg-6-cities/17855-susana-working-group-6-cities-meeting-at-the-kampala-wash-symposium#18233
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.

Cheers,
Moritz

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), prit.salianatgmail.com, moritz.goldateawag.ch

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.
Agenda

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
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WG 6 (Cities) Mon, 13 Jun 2016 16:30:47 +0000