SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:44:28 +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: Magazine: Africa Water Sanitation & Hygiene in 2014 - by: mwaniki http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals/11083-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-in-2014?limit=12&start=12#11135 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals/11083-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-in-2014?limit=12&start=12#11135
Am sorry for posting this thanking you rather late for your article which was published in the Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene November - December 2014 Vol.9 No.8 edition. But as they say in English – Its better late than never. Am afraid to say I was bogged down by an assignment. Apologies. Is this the way you would have liked us to publish your presentation?

Surprisingly, none of the viewers in the forum commented on Mr. Canaday’s ‘How Do Urine-diverting Dry Toilets Work?

Kind regards / Mwaniki]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals) Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:33:49 +0000
Re: World Toilet Day: cities can't wait - by: F H Mughal http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals/11055-world-toilet-day-cities-cant-wait#11103 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals/11055-world-toilet-day-cities-cant-wait#11103
Just a quick response to your Dhaka figures, if I take secondary treatment of wastewater as a yardstick (effluent BOD and SS, say, 40 mg/l), then the percentage of wastewater treated in megacity of Karachi is zero!!

Regards,

F H Mughal]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals) Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:05:11 +0000
Magazine: Africa Water Sanitation & Hygiene in 2014 - by: mwaniki http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals/11083-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-in-2014?limit=12&start=12#11083 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals/11083-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-in-2014?limit=12&start=12#11083 Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

This is the November - December 2014 Vol. 9 No.6 You may view this edition via this link afriwater.org/virtual-magazine or afriwater.org/publication/online-magazines . You can also download a pdf version via afriwater.org/publication/publications




Comments are welcome.

Kind regards Steven Mwaniki]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals) Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:37:32 +0000
World Toilet Day: cities can't wait - by: dietvorst http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals/11055-world-toilet-day-cities-cant-wait#11055 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals/11055-world-toilet-day-cities-cant-wait#11055
While more people in cities have access to toilets than in villages, both wastewater and solid waste remains largely untreated. Take Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh: 99 percent of the population use toilets but according to Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) a staggering 98 percent of their waste is dumped untreated in the enviroment [1].

On World Toilet Day, IRC presents its ideas how to tackle sanitation in cities. A new working paper “Towards Systemic Change in Urban Sanitation“ [2], marks one of the first steps in finding answers on how to reform a sanitation sector, which is failing a large part of the urban population. The problems in urban sanitation range from lack of facilities to lack of public funding and messy politics in urban governance.The root causes are systemic and technology alone is not the solution.

In the paper IRC argues that sanitation is a public good and is therefore a public responsibility. This does not exempt households from their responsibilities, or exclude private businesses. However, there is a strong need for governmental agencies to lead a reform in urban sanitation. At the same time, IRC proposes a process of change leading to a sector that is self-reliant, trusted by citizens and private parties, and able to respond to current and upcoming challenges.

You can join the discussion on urban sanitation with Giacomo Galli, the author of the working paper, on his blog post.

World Toilet Day is a global campaigning day where many organisations in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector collectively call to take action. Jointly they raise awareness on the 2.5 billion people who lack access to sanitation, the 1 billion people who have to defecate in the open and the women and girls who are particularly at risk because of this situation.

[1] Blackett, I., Hawkins, P., and Heymans, C., 2014. The missing link in sanitation service delivery : a review of fecal sludge management in 12 cities. (Research brief / WSP). Washington, DC, USA, Water and Sanitation Program (WSP)

[2] Galli, G., 2014. Towards systemic change in urban sanitation. (IRC working paper). The Hague, The Netherlands, IRC]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals) Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:52:01 +0000
Costing water services in a refugee context - methodological report - by: caridad http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals/11020-costing-water-services-in-a-refugee-context-methodological-report#11020 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals/11020-costing-water-services-in-a-refugee-context-methodological-report#11020 You can download the publication here.
By Christelle Pezon (IRC)]]>
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WEDC WASH guides now available as epubs - by: Rod http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals/10934-wedc-wash-guides-now-available-as-epubs#10934 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals/10934-wedc-wash-guides-now-available-as-epubs#10934 wedc.lu/wedc-guides]]> New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals) Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:44:30 +0000 Re: Sustainable Sanitation Practice Journal: July issue (number 20) out now - topic: Capacity Development - by: Langergraber http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals/5101-sustainable-sanitation-practice-journal-october-issue-number-21-out-now-topic-sludge-treatment?limit=12&start=12#10769 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals/5101-sustainable-sanitation-practice-journal-october-issue-number-21-out-now-topic-sludge-treatment?limit=12&start=12#10769 www.ecosan.at/ssp/

The three papers presented are:
• The new sludge treatment line that is currently implemented at the Vienna main wastewater treatment plant (the contribution summarises public available material),
• Markus Lechner describes the design of the first sludge drying reed bed in Montenegro, and
• Magdalena Bäuerl et al. present results of the project FaME on resource recovery from faecal sludge in Sub-Saharan Africa.

best regards,
Guenter Langergraber
Editor SSP journal]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals) Sat, 01 Nov 2014 10:49:44 +0000
Re: NaWaTech Compendium of Technologies avaliable on SuSanA library - by: pkjha http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals/10241-nawatech-compendium-of-technologies-avaliable-on-susana-library#10611 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals/10241-nawatech-compendium-of-technologies-avaliable-on-susana-library#10611
I have just gone through the book particularly the chapters dealing with waste water treatment. It is collection of available technologies. It mentions technologies – ABR, Anaerobic filter, SBR, MBR, MMBR, biogas technology, and sludge drying beds- planted and unplanted and others. It lacks technical details of the technologies mentioned. Some chapters on water and waste water have been written by Ecosan Services Foundation with examples in India.
Under references, it mentions book on Compendium of technologies by EAWAG/ SANDEC. Regarding Sludge drying beds for septage management, information available in the book by EAWAG/ SANDAC is much more and practical than this book.
The book may be useful for those interested in the field. I could not find the cost of the book.
It took about 2 hrs to download the book.

Pawan]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals) Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:26:19 +0000
Re: NaWaTech Compendium of Technologies avaliable on SuSanA library - by: lucia http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals/10241-nawatech-compendium-of-technologies-avaliable-on-susana-library#10604 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals/10241-nawatech-compendium-of-technologies-avaliable-on-susana-library#10604
thanks for your note. Indeed the file is quite large, as the book includes many fotos, drawings and full graphic design. We are working on a revision, so we´ll try and have a lower resolution version in the comming months, which we will of course share with you.

The NaWaTech Compendium covers specifically the case of India, and includes specific chapters about the water situation in India, and examples of previous experiences in India in each technology factsheet. I invite you to have some patience downloading the file and check out the book, it would be really nice to hear your comments on the content.

As for our project website (www.nawatech.net), it´s currently down but our IT department is working on it and should be up again in the coming days. There you will find the Compendium (exaclty the same file) as well as many other reports, since our results are public, so please log in in a couple of days!

Best regards,
Lucía

Lucía Doyle (M. Eng.)
Team Leader International/Renewable Energies-biomass & biofuels

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Email: LDoyle@ttz-bremerhaven.de
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New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals) Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:00:09 +0000
Re: NaWaTech Compendium of Technologies avaliable on SuSanA library - by: F H Mughal http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals/10241-nawatech-compendium-of-technologies-avaliable-on-susana-library#10595 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals/10241-nawatech-compendium-of-technologies-avaliable-on-susana-library#10595
F H Mughal]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals) Sun, 19 Oct 2014 16:34:03 +0000
Re: NaWaTech Compendium of Technologies avaliable on SuSanA library - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals/10241-nawatech-compendium-of-technologies-avaliable-on-susana-library#10584 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals/10241-nawatech-compendium-of-technologies-avaliable-on-susana-library#10584
I was just trying to look at the document you mentioned here (Compendium of Technologies) but when I tried to open it, I found it is 250 MB large!?
This seems way too large for something you want people to download and read or is it more the printed version that you are trying to disseminate rather than the softcopy? (even I stopped the download and I am on a fast connection...)

Could you tell us how it differs from other similar pulications like the Eawac-Sandec Compendium of Sanitation Systems Technologies? I guess yours is specific for India? Does it include data on costs?

I did a quick Google search to try and find your project's website but this link did not work:
www.nawatech.net/

I got to it from the seecon page as seecon was one of your partners:
www.seecon.ch/en/projects/nawatech-natur...hortages-urban-areas

Anyway, I look forward to hearing more from you what the outcomes and learnings from this project in India were.

Regards,
Elisabeth]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals) Fri, 17 Oct 2014 13:02:12 +0000
Re: Ph.D. thesis - Assessment of a black water source-separation sanitation system - by: charlesthibodeau2030 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals/10295-phd-thesis-assessment-of-black-water-source-separation-sanitation-system-using-lca-and-life-cycle-costing-charles-tibodeau-canada#10354 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals/10295-phd-thesis-assessment-of-black-water-source-separation-sanitation-system-using-lca-and-life-cycle-costing-charles-tibodeau-canada#10354
Thanks for sharing this document that is interesting... I'll may have the time to read it later on, but I understand that LCA don't provide the road map for innovation... that is for sure, but help to give the big picture of the product impacts. Positive effects? Well, do you mean that since a products has less impact then another one, it is positive? The same will economic aspect? For the social side, it is hard to measure with existing UNEP-SETAC frameworks... but I know that methodology development is going on and should be applied to measure this... but what will look like the "global" road map for innovation integrating all these aspects?

Cheers,

Charles]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals) Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:49:29 +0000
Re: Ph.D. thesis - Assessment of a black water source-separation sanitation system - by: jkeichholz http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals/10295-phd-thesis-assessment-of-black-water-source-separation-sanitation-system-using-lca-and-life-cycle-costing-charles-tibodeau-canada#10327 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals/10295-phd-thesis-assessment-of-black-water-source-separation-sanitation-system-using-lca-and-life-cycle-costing-charles-tibodeau-canada#10327 (further reading on Cradle to Cradle vs. LCA www.rvo.nl/sites/default/files/bijlagen/...or_C2C_purposes-.pdf)]]> New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals) Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:28:26 +0000 Re: Ph.D. thesis - Assessment of a black water source-separation sanitation system - by: charlesthibodeau2030 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals/10295-phd-thesis-assessment-of-black-water-source-separation-sanitation-system-using-lca-and-life-cycle-costing-charles-tibodeau-canada#10325 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals/10295-phd-thesis-assessment-of-black-water-source-separation-sanitation-system-using-lca-and-life-cycle-costing-charles-tibodeau-canada#10325 The concept of this toilet paper is interesting... it would be nice to perform an LCA on it and compare it with "classic" toilet paper to know all the environment advantages and maybe disadvantages.

Ciao
Charles]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals) Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:33:47 +0000
Re: Violence, Gender and WASH – A Practitioner’s Toolkit (on behalf of WaterAid with contributions from a wide range of actors) - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals/8972-violence-gender-and-wash--a-practitioners-toolkit-on-behalf-of-wateraid-with-contributions-from-a-wide-range-of-actors#10321 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals/8972-violence-gender-and-wash--a-practitioners-toolkit-on-behalf-of-wateraid-with-contributions-from-a-wide-range-of-actors#10321
Violence Gender & WASH - A PRACTITIONER’S TOOLKIT
Making water, sanitation and hygiene safer through improved programming and services


violence-wash.lboro.ac.uk/

It was also introduced by Sarah House in this long thread where we spoke about the rape and murder of the two cousins in India's state of Uttar Pradesh:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/142-up...ence-gender-and-wash

I made in the meantime some time to browse and read through this publication and found it very interesting. Not only from a professional WASH-related point of view but even from a general perspective as a woman (e.g. the section on how to best support a colleague who has been attacked).

For example it was interesting to learn that we should not necessarily refer to people as "victims" but more as "survivors" (or rather "a person who has experiences gender-based violence")!

Person who has experienced gender-based violence
The terms ‘victim’ and ‘survivor’ are sometimes used interchangeably for people who have experienced violence. Traditionally ‘victim’ was a term that was more often used by the legal and medical sectors, although today the medical sector no longer utilises this term.

‘Survivor’ is the term generally preferred in the psychological and social support sectors, because it implies resiliency. Understanding of meanings and the limits of each term vary and hence for the purpose of this toolkit the term ‘person who has experienced violence’ is used instead of either of these terms.


I am not really the prime target audience for this publication (as I am currently not really a "practitioner", perhaps rather a "disseminator") which is rather:

It has been developed for use by WASH practitioners but will also be useful for gender based violence (GBV), gender, protection, health and education specialists


but as I said I still found it very interesting. I really liked this graphic on "Overview of the causes and implications of violence (including GBV) with relevance to WASH" which put a lot of pieces of the puzzle together for me (it's in Briefing Note 2, page 9: violence-wash.lboro.ac.uk/vgw/Briefing-n...ing-and-services.pdf):



I was also very impressed by the sketches and drawings of situations of gender-based violence which are in the briefing notes. These were done in a very sensitive way by the artist.

I can also recommend this 6 minute video to you which brings out the issues well:



It is a little "slow" at times - compared to all the "fast" videos we are used to - but I couldn't think of a better way to show the issues in a video than in this slow and sensitive, thought-provoking way.

The video is called: As Safe As Toilets

In the Youtube description it says:

This video has been developed as one tool in the Violence, Gender and WASH Practitioner's Toolkit, as a training tool for water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practitioner's. It has not been developed for use with communities or for other purposes.


Now I would like to know: has anyone else used this toolkit yet, or browsed it, and do you have any feedback and observations? Have you been able to implement any of it in practice yet? Has it helped to start or structure the discussions on this topic?

Two further tips:
  • When you view it online, don't use Chrome or Firefox as the hyperlinks won't work. Better to use Internet Explorer.
  • If you are going to work with it, then you need to acquire the hard copy as it makes it much easier to comprehend its structure than trying to read on the screen.

I would like to congratulate all involved for this comprehensive, well structured and well researched document. I hope it gets widely used!

Perhaps WASH can be taken as an entry point into the wider topic of gender-based violence (and maybe also vice versa).

Regards,
Elisabeth


P.S. The official citation for it is:
House, Sarah, Suzanne Ferron, Marni Sommer and Sue Cavill (2014) Violence, Gender & WASH:
A Practitioner’s Toolkit – Making water, sanitation and hygiene safer through improved programming and services. London, UK: WaterAid/SHARE.]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals) Mon, 29 Sep 2014 11:41:53 +0000