SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:13:22 +0000 Kunena 1.6 SuSanA - Forum en-gb Sanitation Matters - Issue 6 - by: SudhirPillay
In this issue:
* The SanTech Demo Programme
* The SPLASH Workshop
* Industrial Use of Faecal Sludge for Fuel Purposes
* Sanitation Community of Practice Workshop
* The Low Flush Toilet for Anal Wipers
* Entrenching of Faecal and Sewerage Sludges
* In the Spotlight: Water for People Uganda
* Snapshot: Latest from SRFA Project

WIN-SA is a network of organisations focusing on improving knowledge sharing in the water and sanitation sector, targeting decision makers in government and non-government water services sector.]]>
New publications Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:11:34 +0000
Media Handbook on Water Supply and Sanitation in Nigeria - by: babalobi
Download Inner pages: HandbookonWASH

Download Cover page: CoverWASHhandbook
The handbook contains basic information, statistics and facts on Nigeria’s WASH profile, including access rate, coverage, and status towards meeting the Millennium Development Goal and target for water and sanitation in Nigeria.

The Handbook also features challenges in providing sustainable access to WASH services in Nigeria, and social as well as economic cost of poor access to WASH services especially by the urban and rural poor]]>
New publications Fri, 08 Aug 2014 09:37:23 +0000
Water AID - Assessing the water, sanitation and hygiene needs of people living with HIV and AIDS in Papua New Guinea, 2014 - by: sebastian

Sanitation Updates wrote:
The research revealed that people living with HIV in PNG have increased needs for WASH, and that these needs are not being adequately met. Stigma and discrimination were found to be barriers to access to WASH for respondents and their families. In addition, this study identified priority areas for service providers to direct future activities and best integrate WASH into programming for people living with HIV. Priority areas include hygiene education, safe treatment and storage of water, self-treatment for diarrhoea, latrine construction, and education around the transmission of HIV.
See on Sanitation Updates website

Is there a section in this Forum on this topic?

Sebastian Klos]]>
New publications Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:00:14 +0000
Fact-sheets on some initiatives of GIZ “Support to the National Urban Sanitation Policy” (SNUSP), India - by: Soma Hydraulic assessment of trunk sewer to avoid wastewater discharge in holy river Godavari; Improved public toilet facilities in densely populated areas.

For more information on the GIZ SNUSP programme visit]]>
New publications Mon, 04 Aug 2014 07:09:24 +0000
Re: Book on Ecological Sanitation from 2004 - by: mwaniki
I had counted the moderators of the forum to come up with a response like yours but my anticipation didn’t go into that direction. Instead, for some reason I got directed to a link for the book that was already in our possession. May be it was a lapse of some kind but that was a complete surprise to me.

Thanks Chris. You have been very helpful. By the way, we couldn’t find space for the second part of the Minimalist Urine-diverting Dry Toilet as the production costs for the hard copy went stratospheric. We will make good in this oncoming edition, hopefully.

Kind regards / Mwaniki]]>
New publications Sun, 03 Aug 2014 15:57:03 +0000
Re: Book on Ecological Sanitation from 2004 - by: canaday
These two books are both very valuable, and relevant to each other, but are institutionally independant. Ecological Sanitation focusses on Urine-diverting Dry Toilets (UDDTs), which only occupy certain pages in the Compendium, as it covers all the various sanitation options.

It would be excellent to reprint sections of both of these books in African Water Sanitation and Hygiene Magazine. (I presume Eawag also permits reprinting sections of the Compendium with appropriate citation and credit.)

Would you like suggestions of sections to reprint?

Best wishes,
New publications Sun, 03 Aug 2014 13:00:38 +0000
Re: Handbook for Plumbers on Household connectivity - by: rahulsharma
Thanks a ton for the nice words.

The handbook has been prepared keeping in mind the direct target group (plumbers). As you rightly said, we made sure that the handbook is clear, concise and at the same time detailed for field use. We also tried to keep the language as simple as it could be.

I feel glad to say that we have received positive response from many stakeholders.

Through an iterative process, we (GIZ) have prepared a detailed Manual for Plumbers on Household sewage connectivity and a Training of Trainers Manual on the same subject. The plumbers’ training manual is designed to provide three days refresher training to the plumbers registered with municipalities and it can also be linked with existing plumbing courses in vocational training institutes. GIZ will be supporting its partner states / cities as deemed necessary.

Take care.
New publications Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:37:55 +0000
Book on Ecological Sanitation from 2004 - by: mwaniki
Looking for a particular book the other day in our library of sorts I accidentally came across this 2004 edition of 'Ecological Sanitation' which had been commissioned by Sida in the late 90's and published by Stockholm Environment Institute.Its been co-authored by many over the years but the 2004 version has been edited and co-authored by Uno Winblad and Mayling Simpson-Hebert.

See here:;type=2&id=487

The 141 page book (ISBN 91 88714 985)is permissioned to freely revised,abstracted,reproduced in part or whole provided one acknowledges the source of material and is not used for commercial purposes.

Has this book got any relevance to the new 'Compendium of Sanitation' which has recently been released by the forum? The purpose and style of the former looks identical to the description of the latter so the query.

Kind regards / Mwaniki]]>
New publications Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:09:40 +0000
Re: Handbook for Plumbers on Household connectivity - by: elizabethtilley
I read through the Plumbers Handbook and just love it! It is clear, concise, and detailed, but simple to read and very charming. An excellent publication that I will return to over and over again, I'm sure.

Will you be doing trainings or some kind of classes to complement the handbook?

Congratulations and all the best,

New publications Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:30:48 +0000
Re: useful links on sanitation - by: pkjha
The book on Practical Handbook on FSM by AIT/ ADB has some useful information. However, the book needs to include some important information to make it practical. It mentions biogas generation from FSM as one of the options. However, it does not mention rate of biogas production from FSM. It is expected to be very low as FSM contains mostly completely degraded/ semi degraded human wastes. Design criteria for Sand filter bed is not mentioned. Rate of filtration through sand filter is required for designing the filter bed. There is no mention of any process to make sludge pathogen free for its safe reuse for agriculture purpose. All these points need to be discussed before designing any option.

With regards
New publications Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:41:49 +0000
Re: Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies - by: F H Mughal
Thank you for your interesting feedback. Yes, I understand, the printing costs these days are high, but, at the same time, that initiative which was started before 2008, has turned out to be a prized publication - and it should continue - so to form a continuing education source for us. By the way, I happen to be the graduate of AIT.

Kind regards,

F H Mughal

Dear (our very own) Elisabeth,

Thanks for your response. That photo do emphasize my strong link with this publication.
It is nice to see good publications on this forum. I'm sure, new forum users would find publications, like this one, most helpful to their work.

Best regards,

F H Mughal]]>
New publications Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:00:31 +0000
Re: Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies - by: elizabethtilley
I'm very thankful for your comments Mughal, and I'll just quickly reply to them below:

1. A new edition in 6 years may not be possible, but certainly, we will continue to compile information, feedback (like yours!) and look for funding (since printing costs are quite high). But yes! that is the dream.

2. We may have a bias towards African publications, since this is where most of our work is based (Senegal, Kenya, South Africa) but I really hope you don't think that it is focused on "developed countries"! There are numerous publications included from our partners at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Thailand, since this is our main Asian partner, though it's true, we have few publications from Bangladesh and Pakistan. Please send us what you think would be relevant- we would be very happy to add the references for the next round.

3. We have defined the emerging technologies as "those that have moved beyond the laboratory and small-pilot phase, and are currently (as of June 2014) being implemented
in relevant contexts (i.e., in a developing country) and at a scale that indicates that expansion is possible (i.e., not a single unit)." We actually reviewed a very long list for consideration, but settled on this fairly short list of technologies that had been replicated and tested at scale (or close to it). Hopefully we will be able to add both more of a critical appraisal and more examples in the coming years once more piloting is complete.

4. Excellent suggestion!

5. It's a good point- it's always a negotiation between page limits and the need to include a holistic approach- but worth reconsidering.

Thanks again for all the feedback and support! It is very much appreciated.

Elizabeth (Liz)]]>
New publications Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:27:43 +0000
Re: Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies - by: muench featured user interview - which shows that you really like this publication! :

Well, I don't know about powerful.... With "power user" I meant someone who has read every single sentence of many of the technology factsheets (of the French version), compared the French translation to the English original, checked the URLs in the references, scrutinised the schematics (based on feedback by Christine Werner) and so forth.

By the way, you mentioned a list of further readings. I am not sure if that is necessary because there is further reading at the end of each of the 2-page factsheets. Also there is a list on page 8 called "Complementary Sanitation Sector Development Tools", which also includes a key document on "Hygiene and Sanitation Software".

Interesting that they have changed the cover page from an African-centric photo to a schematic with a clear emphasis on urban/peri-urban on-site sanitation systems showing no less than three vacuum tankers... And I see a sludge drying bed right next to a house. I wouldn't want to live in that house (flies and odour). But I guess that is the artistic freedom of the artist who designed the cover page....

And to distinguish the two Elisabeths: I have the British spelling with an "s" and Liz Tilley has the American spelling with a "z" (Elizabeth).

New publications Wed, 30 Jul 2014 08:01:33 +0000
Re: Handbook for Plumbers on Household connectivity - by: rahulsharma

The "Plumbers Handbook on Household connectivity" has been developed in English and three Indian vernacular languages (Hindi, Marathi & Malayalam). For effective use of the plumbers, the Handbook has been developed in pocket size & is highly durable (tear & water resistant).

The Handbook has been shared with the Municipal plumbers registered with our partner Urban Local Bodies (Shimla, Raipur, Nashik & Kochi). It is envisaged that, this easy to use & understand handbook will help in strengthening the capacities of municipal plumbers & hence will lead to improvement in the quality of household sewage connections (new & existing).

Best greetings.
New publications Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:46:11 +0000
Re: Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies - by: F H Mughal ).

This one is for Swiss Elisabeth!! :

I have few minor suggestions:

1. The previous version was issued in 2008, a time gap of 6 years. Since, this publication is a favourite of many persons, I suggest that new editions may be issued every 6 years.

2. Please include contributors from the Asian developing countries. The present version gives an impression that it is all a “developed countries” affair. Sanitation is a major problem in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh.

3. In case of emerging technologies, please indicate for each technology, the merits and demerits; whether it is a mature technology, or is still at pilot stage, and where it has been used. Also, the list appears small. In the new edition, please include more.

4. In an effort to make it as a “down-to-earth” publication, I suggest that towards the end of the publication, please include a list of authoritative publications on sanitation, as “further readings.”

5. Though most may not agree, I still suggest a small section on personal and community hygiene.

All said and done, it is a superb publication. I would call it a “hands-on” publication; or a guide, or a handbook.

F H Mughal]]>
New publications Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:44:31 +0000