SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication Wed, 25 Nov 2015 20:18:14 +0000 Kunena 1.6 SuSanA - Forum en-gb Funny Stories in Sanitation - by: F H Mughal
It is said that sanitation is a tedious and boring business. It is also a smelly business. Under hot weather, typically the weather prevailing in developing countries, construction of latrines and sewer lines is very uncomfortable.

Sheillah Simiyu is a SHARE-funded PhD researcher based at the School of Public Leadership at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. She also lectured undergraduate courses in community and environmental health at Kenyatta University, Kenya. She is particularly interested in WASH in informal settlements and so, in 2013 she commenced a PhD investigating the socioeconomic dynamics and sanitation sustainability in the informal settlements of Kisumu, Kenya.

She has few funny sanitation-related stories. Read them and enjoy. They are available at:
(Courtesy: SHARE)

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Any other announcements Sun, 18 Oct 2015 06:08:47 +0000
Sandec (Switzerland) has a new name: Department of Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development - by: F H Mughal Sandec has a new name!

Sandec’s name has changed to the Department of Sanitation, Water and Solid Waste for Development. The new name acknowledges a major area of its research, solid waste, and reflects contemporary development discourse

(From: Paul Donahue Editor/Communication Specialist at Eawag/Sandec)

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Any other announcements Thu, 17 Sep 2015 02:54:16 +0000
Invitation to complete short survey on US WASH Donor Effectiveness - by: Improvedavis
If this is you, click the link to start the survey.
Thank you for your participation!

If you know someone who would be a good candidate, please forward this on to her or him.

Thanks very much!]]>
Any other announcements Sun, 16 Aug 2015 18:06:14 +0000
How to improve the water and sanitation situation in Malawi? - by: WASTE to boost the local private sector and create an enabling environment for local water and sanitation solutions.

For more information about this exhiting program and follow the most recent developments see:]]>
Any other announcements Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:34:42 +0000
Re: We need to push ecological sanitation - Swiss Sustainability Prize - by: Mona
thanks so much for your support and everyone who voted for MoSan on the Swiss Sustainability Prize. Unfortunately the MoSan solution did not make it to the finals. But there are still great news: just recently it received the Social Design Award from Hans-Sauer Foundation in Germany! (in German)
All finalists here:

While attending this award I had to realize that still many people are not aware of the global lack of access to sanitation. Attending the "social design elevation days" during the Munich Creative Business Week it was my mission to change this! By talking about sanitation and promoting the MoSan concept I hope to raise awareness in the creative scene!

Thanks again and all the best,
Any other announcements Sun, 08 Mar 2015 21:15:25 +0000
We need to push ecological sanitation - Swiss Sustainability Prize - by: dorothee.spuhler One of our cewas-ians needs your support to win a Swiss Sustainability Prize (Prix eco Swisscanto.
She needs a few more likes in order to win the first prize of 15'000 CHF to support her work. See her request below (Deadline is tomorrow Wednesday 04.03.15 - so please be fast ):

Please click on this Facebook link ( and 'Like' the photo. Here's why:

Clean sanitation is not accessible for 2.5 billion people worldwide. More people die from water born diseases than Aids, malaria, and measles combined. The MoSan - Mobile Sanitation concept offers an elegant solution. If it is one of the two "most Liked" photos, then it could win the 'Swiss Sustainability Prize' category "Future" and win funding for scaling and implementation!

If you support ecological sanitation, then please :

1) Click on this link, and 'Like' the photo to add your vote.

2) Share this post.

Thanks so much!

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Any other announcements Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:56:00 +0000
Hall of Fame - by: F H Mughal Hall of Fame Award" for significant contributions to the sanitation sector in Bangladesh. The award was handed to Dr. Akramul Islam at the 14th World Toilet Summit 2015 in Delhi by Dr. Subramanian Swamy MP, Former Minister of India, and Jack Sim Founder of the World Toilet Organization. Minister Devendra Chaudhry, Special Secretary, Ministry of Power India, was also present at the occasion along with representatives from governments, donors, development partners, business sectors, NGOs and media (

I suggest that the title "User of the Month" may be changed to "Hall of Fame" in sanitation.

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Any other announcements Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:43:01 +0000
BRAC enters sanitation Hall of Fame - by: dietvorst World Toilet Summit 2015 in Delhi by Dr. Subramanian Swamy MP, Former Minister of India, and Jack Sim Founder of the World Toilet Organization in the presence of Minister Devendra Chaudhry, Special Secretary, Ministry of Power India.

Bangladesh has made remarkable progress in providing basic sanitation services to its people. It is now estimated that throughout Bangladesh, 57% use sanitary latrines, while a mere 3% of the people still practise open defecation.

Over 8 years, the BRAC WASH programme reached more than 66 million people, about half of the rural population of Bangladesh. It has successfully worked to improve household sanitation by creating demand for hygienic latrines while supporting an extensive supply chain and local businesses. Current coverage with hygienic and adequately maintained toilets is 82% in the 152 districts where BRAC has worked. All these successes have been underpinned by a strong provision of service to the poor and ultra-poor and by a unique hygiene promotion programme focusing on universal use and sustainability of services in communities, households and schools.

IRC is a knowledge partner of BRAC WASH since 2005.

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Any other announcements Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:30:27 +0000
Re: Massacre in school in Pakistan: We share your grief - by: F H Mughal
Thank you so much for your kind message. I have never heard of such a ghastly tragedy before.
If you see today's Dawn newspaper (, there is a spine-chilling news. I copy a part below:

‘We have killed all the children... What do we do now?

PESHAWAR: “We have killed all the children in the auditorium,” one of the attackers told his handler. “What do we do now?” he asked. “Wait for the army people, kill them before blowing yourself,” his handler ordered.

My heart goes out to the families of those innocent children. I hope and pray that such tragedies are not repeated in future.

Thanks again for your kind message.


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Any other announcements Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:50:45 +0000
Massacre in school in Pakistan: We share your grief - by: Sowmya
You are a long-standing member of SuSanA and I have always loved to read your posts, have learnt from you and appreciate your readiness to always respond to queries and give feedback on forum discussions. This message is specially for you as much as it is to the people of your country.

The massacre of 141 people in Peshawar, 132 of whom were children, is an outrage against the people of Pakistan and the world. We share your grief and join your prayers for peace and earnestly hope that the deaths of so many innocent children will not have been in vain, that it will unite Pakistan and the world in ensuring that no child anywhere needs to know the meaning of fear.

We do know that your government is strengthening its efforts to weed out terrorism and all of us stand by you. We appreciate the courage of 17-year old Shahrukh Khan for his presence of mind, salute the proudly defiant parents for deciding to send their children back to school and join the people of Pakistan in the protest against terrorism.

Any other announcements Wed, 17 Dec 2014 04:56:26 +0000