SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Fri, 25 Apr 2014 08:07:54 +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 Contributions to the SSP journal: Issue 20 will be on "Capacity development"! - by: dorothee.spuhler http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/8256-contributions-to-the-ssp-journal-issue-20-will-be-on-qcapacity-developmentq#8256 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/8256-contributions-to-the-ssp-journal-issue-20-will-be-on-qcapacity-developmentq#8256
The Sustainable Sanitation Practice (SSP) journal published quarterly by the ecosan club Austria aims at making available high quality information on practical experiences with available sustainable sanitation systems (www.ecosan.at/ssp).

The thematic topic of the next issue (Issue 20, July 2014) is "Capacity development".
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 1 June 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.

Kind regards

Dorothee]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:24:53 +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-march-april-edition-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-march-april-edition-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-march-april-edition-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-march-april-edition-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-march-april-edition-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-march-april-edition-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-march-april-edition-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-march-april-edition-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
La lettre PSEau n°74 vient de paraitre/ PSEau newsletter n°74 has been released - by: susanaforum http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/7953-la-lettre-pseau-nd74-vient-de-paraitre-pseau-newsletter-nd74-has-been-released#7953 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/7953-la-lettre-pseau-nd74-vient-de-paraitre-pseau-newsletter-nd74-has-been-released#7953 La lettre PSEau n°74 vient de paraitre:
PSEau newsletter n°74 has been released:

www.pseau.org/outils/ouvrages/ps_eau_let...u_ps_eau_74_2014.pdf



Les articles qui sont particulièrement lié à l’assainissement incluent:
Articles particularly related to sanitation include:

L’urgence d’un objectif résolument dédié à l’eau
(p. 3)
Urgency of an objective which is clearly dedicated to water
- Le role de l’assainnissement et de l’eau dans les objectifs post 2015
- The role of sanitation and water as part of the Post-2015 goals

Créer des services et stimuler les initiatives de prévention(p. 4)
Creating services and stimulating prevention initiatives
- Les expériences des initiatives adaptées aux contextes dans lesquels elle opère menées dans différents pays
- Experiences in different countries of initiatives adapted to the contexts in which they work

Un programme défini et mis en oeuvre avec les populations (p. 8 )
A program defined and implemented with the population
- Hygiène et santé à Bujumbura, au Burundi
- Hygiene and health in Bujumbura, Burundi

Les Ong maliennes se mobilisent en nombre
(p. 14)
Mali NGOs mobilising in number
- Le programme « Eau, hygiène et assainissement en milieu scolaire » lancé en 2010
- The programme ‘WASH in schools’ launched in 2010

Compte-rendu (p. 16)
Report
- La gestion et l’entretien des installations d’assainissement liquide dans les villes ouest-africaines
- Management and maintenance of sewage facilities in West African cities

(Posted by Roslyn)]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Mon, 24 Mar 2014 12:53:40 +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-march-april-edition-now-released?limit=12&start=12#7935 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/7360-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-in-2014-march-april-edition-now-released?limit=12&start=12#7935
Thanks for pointing out that anomaly about the link. We sincerely apologize for the oversight and the amendment will be effected in the online version in due course. I’ll also request the editor to mention the term ‘excerpt’ at the end of the text.

I'll personally supervise the second parts for the links to be inserted correctly if the editor decides to use them in the oncoming edition.

And we all wish to congratulate Eng.Mughal for being the best user of the forum.Keep it up.

Kind regards / Mwaniki]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Sun, 23 Mar 2014 20:43:58 +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-march-april-edition-now-released?limit=12&start=12#7927 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/7360-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-in-2014-march-april-edition-now-released?limit=12&start=12#7927
Thank you for reprinting my interview about the downfalls of water-based toilets and my blog post of the design of a zero-monetary-investment UDDT. The only problem is that the link is not correct for the first, it does not say that this is an excerpt, and there is no link for the second.

The virtual version of your magazine, afriwater.org/publication/virtual-magazine, give the following link
www.chekhovskalashnikov.com/tag/water-sanitation/
whereas the correct link is
www.chekhovskalashnikov.com/water-sanitation/

The missing link for the blog post is
inodoroseco.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-free-...ist-uddt-part-1.html

I suggest reprinting the rest and the second parts of both of these texts in future issues of Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene ... including, please, the correct links.

I hope your readers find this interesting and I would be happy to answer any questions they may have. I would also like to know of the persons who apply the Minimalist UDDT design.

Best wishes,
Chris Canaday]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:42:00 +0000
IRC selected as an exhibitor for the Reinvent the Toilet Fair: India - by: dietvorst http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/7926-irc-selected-as-an-exhibitor-for-the-reinvent-the-toilet-fair-india#7926 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/7926-irc-selected-as-an-exhibitor-for-the-reinvent-the-toilet-fair-india#7926
The Reinvent the Toilet Fair: India aims to stimulate discussion and spur partnerships to improve global sanitation and bring affordable sanitation solutions to people who need it most. The fair is also an opportunity to recognize India’s leadership and commitment to improving child health and fostering innovative solutions to persistent development challenges.

IRC’s project is one of approximately 50 exhibits that will be on display during the two-day fair.

IRC will present the WASHCost Calculator; an online tool that helps professionals to plan for WASH services that are built to last. WASH organisations working in developing countries have largely been focusing on infrastructure, instead of providing services. The result is that pumps break down, water stops flowing, and investment is wasted. To combat this short-term planning, the WASHCost Calculator was developed.

The Calculator takes into account everything from construction, finance, and installation, to maintenance, repairs and eventual replacement. It raises issues such as who owns the infrastructure or who is responsible for replacement. It helps you to think about how you are going to maintain the service before you’re trying to build it. The online tool is designed to compare data across organisations and is dynamically updated, growing smarter with each additional project. And the tool is now online at http://washcost.ircwash.org

“Of the 1.1 billion people who defecate in the open, almost 60 percent are Indian,” said Professor K. VijayRaghavan, secretary of the Indian Department of Biotechnology. “Sanitation solutions using the latest technology need not be complex or driven by expensive gadgetry, but they need to be innovative and address the many aspects of this multifaceted problem.”

“Today, because of a lack of toilets and poorly functioning infrastructure, massive amounts of untreated waste winds up in the environment, spreading disease,” said Brian Arbogast, director of the Water, Sanitation & Hygiene team at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “We are privileged to host the Reinvent the Toilet Fair: India with our partners to advance conversations about sanitation – it is a testament to the Indian government’s commitment to improving how we deal with this pressing problem.”

Note: attendance at the fair is by invitation only. No further invitations will be extended.

Start using the basic tool at http://washcost.ircwash.org

For more detailed information on the Calculator, please contact Nicolas Dickinson at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Contact Details Local requests (India): Dr. Kurian Baby, +91 81 29 876383]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:19:35 +0000
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-march-april-edition-now-released?limit=12&start=12#7898 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/7360-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-in-2014-march-april-edition-now-released?limit=12&start=12#7898
Welcome to the latest edition of the Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene this is the March - April 2014 Vol.9 No.2.

You may view this edition via this link afriwater.org/publication/publications

Comments are welcome.

Kind regards

Steven Mwaniki]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Wed, 19 Mar 2014 19:51:22 +0000
Re: The Shitty State of Human Sanitation - by: canaday http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/7360-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-in-2014-march-april-edition-now-released?limit=12&start=12#7734 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/7360-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-in-2014-march-april-edition-now-released?limit=12&start=12#7734
It is a pleasure to be of service ... and we are glad you like our interview.

I saw your excellent recent issue on Issuu:
issuu.com/afriwater.org/docs/africa_wate...nitation___hygiene_e
It seems to be working very well. A couple of pages did not load, but I suspect the slow Ecuadorian internet. (By the way, the clay pots for purifying water seem very practical; it would be good to include more info on this and a link to detailed instructions.)

It is much better for me to see this online, as opposed to having to do big downloads.

Have you seen my recent blog post about a UDDT that costs no money to build?
inodoroseco.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-free-...ist-uddt-part-1.html
Do you think that this could be acceptable for poor people who currently have no toilet?

Best wishes,
Chris Canaday]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Tue, 11 Mar 2014 03:14:55 +0000
Re: The Shitty State of Human Sanitation - by: mwaniki http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/7360-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-in-2014-march-april-edition-now-released?limit=12&start=12#7720 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/7360-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-in-2014-march-april-edition-now-released?limit=12&start=12#7720
That was very kind of you to go all that length to get us have the permission.
We will adhere to those conditions and hope that www.chekhovskalashnikov.com will link our publication for their audience.

I would take this opportunity to kindly let the SuSanA community know that our webmaster is experimenting on the online magazine at www.afriwater.org/publications.

Please create time and visit the site.

Kind regards

Mwaniki]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:22:11 +0000