SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication Wed, 03 Sep 2014 06:58:21 +0000 Kunena 1.6 SuSanA - Forum en-gb WaSH case study Yaoundé / Cameroon (fr) - Pilot Study on Groundwater Quality and Health in Yaoundé - by: epesshydro1
For download and further material please look at:


Key features of the report (190 p) are:

- Groundwater microbiology and geochemistry of urban environments
- Quantitative household WaSH-survey (1137 households)
- Thematic mapping with Open Source GIS

For the EPESS-Team

P.S.: The english version (in prep.) will be announced upon availability


Note by moderator (EvM): I guess you mean this report:
INS & BGR (2013): Etude Pilote sur la Pollution des Eaux de Surface et Souterraines à Yaoundé et son Impact sur la Santé des Populations Riveraines (EPESS). - Final Technical Report: 190 p., 117 fig., 75 tab., 24 maps, 11 ann.; Yaoundé, Hanovre, Bonn. (PDF, 80 MB)

The link is here under Literature (second bullet point):

It is however 80 MB large which is not so practical. Could you please provide a lower resolution version? Even with the fast internet connection that I am on, I gave up after a few minutes of downloading time, and I thought of Chris Canaday in Ecuador for example who struggles with anything larger than say 5 MB.
WG 11 (groundwater) Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:25:36 +0000
Safer siting of sanitation systems : An introduction to criteria for risk reduction to groundwater quality - by: kanalwolf
In response to the discussions on the forum with regard to the safe siting of sanitation systems we thought to draft a small "checklist"-document on this topic.

The intention is to illustrate the most basic rules, to raise awareness and to inform about entry points for a more detailed approach.

Attached you find a first draft document, not for quotation but as an invitation to comments and suggestions for improvement.

We hope to discuss the suitability, usefulness and the content of the checklist-document during the upcoming SuSanA Meeting in Stockholm, 5.+6th of September. If there is sufficient interest, we will have a working group meeting on the 6th of September, 11:00-13:00 in Stockholm.
SuSanA draft meeting agenda

Kind regards,

Dr. Leif Wolf
SuSanA WG11 co-lead]]>
WG 11 (groundwater) Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:54:09 +0000
UPGro: major research grant for groundwater & poverty studies in Sub-Saharan Africa - by: SeanFurey UPGro: Unlocking the Potential for Groundwater for the Poor is a UK-funded research programme, and we at Skat/RWSN are the Knowledge Brokers. So we're excited to announce a new call for research proposals:

This £12m programme is an international programme funding interdisciplinary research, generating evidence and innovative tools to enable developing countries and their partners in sub-Saharan Africa to use groundwater in a sustainable way for the ultimate benefit of the poor.

This call is for outline Consortium Grant proposals which will provide an opportunity for the world's best researchers to undertake large-scale, complex and interdisciplinary social and natural science research addressing the programme's aim of enabling sustainable use of groundwater for the benefit of the poor. It is also an opportunity to further develop interdisciplinary teams that bring together developing and developed country scientists.

Proposals are invited for funding of up to £1·9m (FEC). This call has a total available budget of up to £7·6m. Projects will be funded for a maximum duration of four years.

For more details visit:

If you want to look for potential Consortium partners, we are encouraging people to post who they are, where they are and their research interests on the RWSN Groundwater group:

It would be great to see some studies that include a sanitation-groundwater component!


WG 11 (groundwater) Fri, 17 Jan 2014 08:01:02 +0000
Sanitation and Groundwater: Guidelines for assessing the risk to groundwater from on-site sanitation (from 2001) - by: F H Mughal Guidelines for Assessing the Risk to Groundwater from On-site Sanitation (ARGOSS). I'm attaching the publication, which, I'm sure, must be useful for the colleagues on this forum.

F H Mughal]]>
WG 11 (groundwater) Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:14:42 +0000