SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:04:48 +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 Magazine: Africa Water Sanitation & Hygiene July - August 2014 Vol. 9 No.4 edition now released - by: mwaniki http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/7360-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-in-2014-july-august-2014-now-released?limit=12&start=12#9446 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/7360-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-in-2014-july-august-2014-now-released?limit=12&start=12#9446 Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

This is the July - August 2014 Vol. 9 No.4. You may view this edition via this link afriwater.org/virtual-magazine or download a pdf version via afriwater.org/publication/publications

Comments are welcome.

Kind regards Steven Mwaniki]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:09:27 +0000
Re: Sustainable Sanitation Practice Issue 12 - "Treatment wetlands" - by: rsilveti http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/5101-sustainable-sanitation-practice-journal-july-issue-number-20-out-now-topic-capacity-development?limit=12&start=12#9412 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/5101-sustainable-sanitation-practice-journal-july-issue-number-20-out-now-topic-capacity-development?limit=12&start=12#9412 Dear Madeleine and Elizabeth, I congratulate, for good the article in this issue of SSP.

See you in Stockholm.]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Sat, 19 Jul 2014 22:11:41 +0000
Sustainable Sanitation Practice Journal: Issue 20 (July 2014) out now - by: Langergraber http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/5101-sustainable-sanitation-practice-journal-july-issue-number-20-out-now-topic-capacity-development?limit=12&start=12#9365 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/5101-sustainable-sanitation-practice-journal-july-issue-number-20-out-now-topic-capacity-development?limit=12&start=12#9365 www.ecosan.at/ssp/

best regards,
Guenter Langergraber
Editor SSP journal


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Note by moderator:

Editorial

We are very honoured that in Issue 20 of SSP on “Capacity Development” we can present a contribution of the 2013 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate, Dr. Peter Morgan (see www.siwi.org/prizes/stockholmwaterprize/laureates/2013-2/). Peter Morgan is one of the pioneers of ecological sanitation and is known for developing low-cost practical solutions to provide access to safe sanitation and clean water that are being used by millions of people worldwide. Together with his co-worker Annie Kanyemba, Peter describes their activities related to sanitation training for pupils in schools in Zimbabwe.

Further contributions for Issue 20 of Sustainable Sanitation Practice (SSP) comprise:
Antje Sandmann et al. present a study investigating if trainings really have the effect on trainees which is aimed to be achieved;

• Madeleine Fogde and Elisabeth Kvarnström summarise the capacity development activities in the EcoSanRes 2 project;

• Sarah Achermann et al. present the Integrity Management Toolbox which is used in their business developing trainings; and

• Rochelle Holm et al. report on a project in Malawi focussing on investigating the key conditions for private sector participation in the provision of rural household sanitation facilities.



The thematic topic of the next issue (Issue 21, October 2014) is „Sludge treatment“. If you are interested to submit a
contribution please inform the SSP editorial office ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Contributions are due to 1st September 2014, the
guide for authors is available from the journal homepage (www.ecosan.at/SSP). Please feel free to suggest further topics
for issues of the journal to the SSP editorial office ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Also, we would like to invite you to contact the
editorial office if you volunteer to act as a reviewer.]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Wed, 16 Jul 2014 07:23:30 +0000
Staff at flagship organisation "Water and Sanitation for Africa" in Burkina Faso go on strike June 24, 2014 - by: arno http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/9163-staff-at-flagship-organisation-qwater-and-sanitation-for-africaq-in-burkina-faso-go-on-strike-june-24-2014#9163 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/9163-staff-at-flagship-organisation-qwater-and-sanitation-for-africaq-in-burkina-faso-go-on-strike-june-24-2014#9163 burkina24.com/2014/06/24/le-personnel-de...secretaire-executif/

According to the article published in Burkina24 by Noufou KINDO and Aboubakar KAMAGATE, the flagship organisation Water and Sanitation For Africa wsafrica.org/en with its HQ in Burkina Faso is suffering from serious management setbacks forcing the staff to go on strike to draw world attention to the conflict.

Excerpted from the article written in French:
The staff of the Pan African Intergovernmental Agency Water and Sanitation for Africa (WSA) observed a sit-in twelve hours, Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the Agency's headquarters in Ouagadougou. Several items on a platform of demands were raised. They demand, the "departure without compromise" of the director of the institution, Idrissa DOUCOURE.

"Enough is enough" say officials of the WSA critics of the financial management climate and working conditions. According to the spokesman Mamadou Ouattara, the image of the institution is "tarnished" by the lack of trust between the President Executive Secretary of the WSA, Idrissa DOUCOURE and staff and between technical partners financial and other.

The striking staff demanded "the immediate payment in arrears of salaries. They say they have repeatedly tried to attract the attention of the administration, in public and in private, on the immense risks to the institution that is "in bankruptcy".]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Mon, 30 Jun 2014 22:20:36 +0000
Magazine: Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene in 2014: May - June Vol. 9 No.3 edition now released - by: mwaniki http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/7360-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-in-2014-july-august-2014-now-released?limit=12&start=12#8875 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/7360-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-in-2014-july-august-2014-now-released?limit=12&start=12#8875 Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

This is the May - June 2014 Vol. 9 No.3. You may view this edition via this link afriwater.org/virtual-magazine or download a pdf version via afriwater.org/publication/publications


Comments are welcome.

Kind regards Steven Mwaniki]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Wed, 04 Jun 2014 22:07:50 +0000
2014 Apprenticeship SECMOL, Ladakh (India) - by: dorothee.spuhler http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/8803-2014-apprenticeship-secmol-ladakh-india#8803 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/8803-2014-apprenticeship-secmol-ladakh-india#8803
Find below the video and announcement of the 2014 Apprenticeship SECMOL, Ladakh on earth building from a good friend and the producer of the icons for the SSWM Toolbox, Sourabh Padhka, one of the graduates of our first SSWM training courses in India back in 2008...

Construction of dry composting toilets (Ladhaki style) is one of the central themes of the apprenticeship.

Cheers Dorothee




The 2014 Apprenticeship SECMOL, Ladakh


For the 2014 apprenticeship, we are back at the SECMOL campus to learn how to build with the earth beneath our feet and the sun above our heads! This beautiful campus is located near the village of Phey in the Indus Valley. This year, the course shall focus on two codependent themes:
Earth Construction & Solar Passive Design.

The apprenticeship shall comprise of physical work and learning experientially which shall be supplemented by theory classes, practicals and discussions.
(To watch a video on last year's apprenticeship, click here)

The course shall be divided into two modules of two weeks each:

Module I: Earth Construction: 15th July - 28th July

Module II: Solar Passive Design: 29th July - 11th August

The course shall be facilitated by Sourabh Phadke, Sonam Wangchuk and Robert Celaire.

We are inviting applications from individuals wishing to be a part of this journey.

Who should apply:
- Individuals interested in sustainable processes
- Individuals who enjoy working in teams and living in a community
- Individuals who are physically fit

Investment:
The apprenticeship fee is 15,000 Rs. per module (two weeks). This includes the course contents, a study tour, simple vegetarian food and dormitory style accommodation. Scholarships are available for deserving candidates.
Participants shall travel to and from SECMOL on their own and bear the expenses for the same.

How to apply:
Please send us a note about yourself along with your contact details and the module that you wish to apply for, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by the 10th of June, 2014.

Please visit www.secmol.org and www.soarhub.in to know more. Please feel free to mail queries if any, to the email address mentioned above.
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By SuSanA partners and others Sat, 31 May 2014 20:46:11 +0000
Re: Sustainable Sanitation Practice Journal: October issue (number 17) out now - by: Langergraber http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/5101-sustainable-sanitation-practice-journal-july-issue-number-20-out-now-topic-capacity-development?limit=12&start=12#8453 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/5101-sustainable-sanitation-practice-journal-july-issue-number-20-out-now-topic-capacity-development?limit=12&start=12#8453 www.ecosan.at/ssp/
In Issue 19 of SSP we present the highlights and main findings of the EU FP7 funded CLARA project (clara.boku.ac.at/). The 11 papers included in this special issue show specific aspects of the project as well as an outlook on future activities.

best regards,
Guenter Langergraber
Editor SSP journal]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Mon, 05 May 2014 12:58:57 +0000
Journal: Africa Water, Sanitation and Hygiene - March/April 2014 edition released - by: mwaniki http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/7360-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-in-2014-july-august-2014-now-released?limit=12&start=12#8154 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/7360-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-in-2014-july-august-2014-now-released?limit=12&start=12#8154
Thanks for pointing out some omissions of links in certain articles in the latest edition of the Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. These links were inadvertently missed out erroneously and we hereby apologize to you and the community.

Our editorial policy spells out special responsibility to avoid any process that would compromise our integrity. The Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene magazine operates on a policy of fairness and honesty in information dissemination.

Members of the forum reserve the right to point out any anomaly in substance or any material that is irrelevant to the interest of the Alliance and should notify the moderator for action.

Kind regards / Mwaniki]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Tue, 08 Apr 2014 22:27:15 +0000
Journal: Africa Water, Sanitation and Hygiene - March/April 2014 edition released - by: mwaniki http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/7360-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-in-2014-july-august-2014-now-released?limit=12&start=12#8096 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/7360-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-in-2014-july-august-2014-now-released?limit=12&start=12#8096
Please take note that amendments have now been affected in those articles you permitted us to carry in the Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene Mar-April 2014 edition.

Please peruse and advise us accordingly.

Kind regards / Mwaniki]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:59:28 +0000
Re: Remembering Hans Huber, former CEO of HUBER SE, Germany - by: mwink http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/8064-remembering-hans-huber-former-ceo-of-huber-se-germany#8073 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/8064-remembering-hans-huber-former-ceo-of-huber-se-germany#8073
thanks for this memorial post. I was really shocked when I learnd that Mr. Huber died. He was active in sanitation issues since I started in this field. For me he and his company were always there.
E.g. one of my first conferences was his wastewater conference in Berching in 2004 - where we already could visit the struvite reactor you mentioned running in a container.

I am very sorry but hope that his relatives, friends, companions and employees derive comfort from the knowledge of all the things he created, supported and promoted.

Martina.]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Wed, 02 Apr 2014 06:50:41 +0000
Remembering Hans Huber, former CEO of HUBER SE, Germany - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/8064-remembering-hans-huber-former-ceo-of-huber-se-germany#8064 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/8064-remembering-hans-huber-former-ceo-of-huber-se-germany#8064
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We are deeply saddened to announce that our supervisory board chairman and former CEO

Dr.-Ing. E.h. Hans G. Huber


passed away suddenly and unexpectedly the night before Saturday, 15th March 2014, at the age of 71.




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Read the full statement and orbituary from the German HUBER SE company here (in English):
www.huber.de/about-huber/on-the-death-of...eh-hans-g-huber.html

I quote:
Among the awards he received are the German Environmental Award, the Environmental Medal of the State of Bavaria, the Federal Cross of Merit with Ribbon of the Federal Republic of Germany, and the Bavarian Order of Merit. Furthermore, he has been the spokesman of the Bavarian Environmental Technology Cluster right from the beginning in 2006 when the cluster organisation was founded and recently appointed honorary spokesman. In October 2007, Dr. Huber was awarded the honorary doctorate by the Technical University of Munich due to his outstanding achievements in the field of technical environmental protection. In 2006, he further initiated the foundation of the Huber-Technology-Foundation with the goal to increase the public awareness for the element water and symbolise the idea of sustainability.


The remainder of this post I do in German:

Meine Kollegin Christine Werner (GIZ), die Herrn Huber öfters getroffen hat, schrieb mir folgendes aus Marokko:

Hans Huber ist ein zunnächst sehr überraschender Mensch gewesen ist, der sein urbayerisches Unternehmen, das ursprünglich Anlagen zum Bierbrauen hergestellt hat, zu einem der führenden internationalen Unternehmen zur Produktion hochwertiger Bauelemente aus Edelstahl für Kläranlagen gemacht hat. Hierbei hat er typisch bayrische Bodenständigkeit und Schlitzohrigkeit mit unternehmerischer und umweltpolitischer Weitsicht und Innovationsfreude verbunden. Er war ein Unikat und es war ein Vergnügen, mit ihm zusammenzuarbeiten.


Ich selber habe Hans Huber nie kennengelernt, aber stets nur Gutes über ihn gehört, und ich weiss, dass er mit seiner Firma sehr daran interessiert war, in Deutschland neuartige Sanitärsysteme (mit Wiedernutzung von Wasser und Nährstoffen) voranzubringen. Schon vor Jahren (2006?) hat er in seinem Betriebsgebäude in Berching in Bayern einen Struvit-Reaktor für die Behandlung von Urin installieren lassen. Mit dem Struvit-Dünger wurden Apfelbäume auf dem Gelände gedüngt, habe ich gehört.

Das 4-jährige SANIRESCH-Forschungsprojekt (www.saniresch.de/), das unter Leitung der GIZ (Martina Winker) von 2009 bis 2012 lief, hatte u.a. die Firma HUBER zum Partner und es war eine Modellpartnerschaft, wie sie besser nicht hätte sein können. Hier ein Beispiel von der Verfahrenstechnik (Membranereaktor für Grauwasser und Struvit-Reaktor für Urin), die von der Firma HUBER geliefert wurde und auf engstem Raum in einem Kellerraum installiert wurde:



Hans Hubers Interesse an Nachhaltigkeit und Umweltschutzaspekten im Bereich Wasser, gepaart mit seinem erfolgreichen Unternehmertum, war eine wunderbare Mischung.
Wir sind traurig, dass er zu früh von uns gegangen ist. Er wird im Wasser/Umweltsektor in Deutschland sehr fehlen. Unser Beileid gilt auch seinen Hinterbliebenen.

Elisabeth von Muench
Christine Werner]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Tue, 01 Apr 2014 21:50:52 +0000
Re: Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene March - April 2014 Vol.9 No.2 - by: mwaniki http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/7360-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-in-2014-july-august-2014-now-released?limit=12&start=12#7986 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/7360-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-in-2014-july-august-2014-now-released?limit=12&start=12#7986
You just amaze me.Mine was a just one sentence congratulating your achievement and I didn't expect you take note as it was hidden in a haystack.How do you do it across the board? To vote you as the best avid user of the forum was no fluke.Congrats once more.

Well in India alone "India Water Magazine" has just been launched but "EverythingAboutWater" has now to change its slogan as 'the only water magazine' in India.

Well there must be more other titles Such as "Asia Water" and "Water and Wastewater Asia" etc.

I know you will be energized to learn about this but we enjoy and learn from your contributions.Please give us some more readings !!

Kind regards / Mwaniki]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:19:29 +0000
Re: Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene March - April 2014 Vol.9 No.2 - by: F H Mughal http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/7360-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-in-2014-july-august-2014-now-released?limit=12&start=12#7969 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/7360-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-in-2014-july-august-2014-now-released?limit=12&start=12#7969
Thank you for your kind words. I appreciate.

Your magazine is interesting and informative. I like it. I wonder whether there is a similar magazine for Asia.

Thanks and good luck,

F H Mughal]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Wed, 26 Mar 2014 05:13:31 +0000
Social Business Recognition for SOIL's Sanitation Project - by: SOILHaiti http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/7965-social-business-recognition-for-soils-sanitation-project#7965 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/7965-social-business-recognition-for-soils-sanitation-project#7965
www.oursoil.org/press-release-soil-co-fo...preneur-of-the-year/]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:11:43 +0000
Re: Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene March - April 2014 Vol.9 No.2 - by: canaday http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/7360-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-in-2014-july-august-2014-now-released?limit=12&start=12#7955 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/7360-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-in-2014-july-august-2014-now-released?limit=12&start=12#7955
Great. I hope you find room in future issues of Africa Water Sanitation & Hygiene to reprint the remainders (and second parts) of these two texts on UDDTs and the downfalls of flush toilets.

inodoroseco.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-free-...ist-uddt-part-1.html
inodoroseco.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-free-...ist-uddt-part-2.html
www.chekhovskalashnikov.com/water-sanitation/
www.chekhovskalashnikov.com/human-waste-disposal/

I look forward to receiving any feedback your readers may have.
Please let me know if I can be of any further help.

Best wishes,
Chris Canaday]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:56:37 +0000