SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Sun, 24 May 2015 21:17:42 +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: Sanitation Safety Planning: Manual for Safe Use and Disposal of Wastewater, Greywater and Excreta - by: F H Mughal http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/13422-sanitation-safety-planning-manual-for-safe-use-and-disposal-of-wastewater-greywater-and-excreta#13426 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/13422-sanitation-safety-planning-manual-for-safe-use-and-disposal-of-wastewater-greywater-and-excreta#13426 According to the WHO newsletter, the formal launch of the SSP Manual is scheduled at AfricaSan 4 in Dakar, Senegal on Wednesday 27 May at 12.40 (Room C05/06) at the King Fayd Palace.]]> New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Sat, 23 May 2015 04:08:53 +0000 Re: Sanitation Safety Planning: Manual for Safe Use and Disposal of Wastewater, Greywater and Excreta - by: joeturner http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/13422-sanitation-safety-planning-manual-for-safe-use-and-disposal-of-wastewater-greywater-and-excreta#13423 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/13422-sanitation-safety-planning-manual-for-safe-use-and-disposal-of-wastewater-greywater-and-excreta#13423 New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Fri, 22 May 2015 19:09:18 +0000 Sanitation Safety Planning: Manual for Safe Use and Disposal of Wastewater, Greywater and Excreta - by: F H Mughal http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/13422-sanitation-safety-planning-manual-for-safe-use-and-disposal-of-wastewater-greywater-and-excreta#13422 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/13422-sanitation-safety-planning-manual-for-safe-use-and-disposal-of-wastewater-greywater-and-excreta#13422 Sanitation Safety Planning: Manual for Safe Use and Disposal of Wastewater, Greywater and Excreta

The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a new publication - Sanitation Safety Planning: Manual for Safe Use and Disposal of Wastewater, Greywater and Excreta – that aims to protect the public health.

According to WHO, the publication will assist the users to:

• Systematically identify and manage health risk along the sanitation chain;

• Guide investment based on actual risks, to promote health benefits and minimize adverse health impacts; and

• Provide assurance to authorities and the public on the safety of sanitation-related products and services.

As if to increase its scope, Maria Niera, Director Department of Public Heath, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, WHO, in her foreword, says:

“Sanitation Safety Planning is a tool to help sanitation system operators maximise health benefits and minimise health risk of their system. It guides operators to prioritize and target risk management efforts to where it will have the most impact and to improve over time. The outputs can be used to provide assurance to the public and authorities of the system performance based on sound risk based management.”

Interestingly, the Sanitation Safety Planning manual was tested with national authorities in Hanoi, Vietnam; Karnataka, India; Lima, Peru; Kampala Uganda; Benevente, Portugal; and Manila, Philippines under the guidance of a strategic advisory group and with review by experts and practitioners. This shows the publication’s global exposure.

The publication has a useful list of glossary and abbreviations, an aspect which Elisabeth will be delighted to see!

The companion volume of the publication: 2006 WHO Guidelines for Safe Use of Wastewater, Excreta and Greywater, is, I believe, available in the forum’s library.

The publication is available at: www.who.int/entity/water_sanitation_heal...er/ssp/en/index.html


F H Mughal]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Fri, 22 May 2015 17:25:22 +0000
Evaluation of a closed-loop sanitation system in a cold climate: a case from peri-urban areas of Mongolia - by: nazimuddin http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/13348-evaluation-of-a-closed-loop-sanitation-system-in-a-cold-climate-a-case-from-peri-urban-areas-of-mongolia#13348 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/13348-evaluation-of-a-closed-loop-sanitation-system-in-a-cold-climate-a-case-from-peri-urban-areas-of-mongolia#13348
Following study has just been published at the Journal of 'Environment and Urbanization'.

Abstract: This study examines a closed-loop sanitation system (CLSS) in the ger
areas (informal peri-urban settlements) of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia in order to evaluate
system feasibility and to identify the future prospects of CLSS as an alternative to
conventional sanitation and drainage options. Results show that the CLSS concept
is well understood and accepted by users and that services are being scaled up. Over
50 per cent of respondents used CLSS technologies during both winter and summer,
testifying to the potential for scaling up these technologies and services. Moreover,
all users responded positively in their evaluation of the emptying services. Despite
some problems and challenges, the system proved to be feasible, replicable and
acceptable in the study area. It is recommended that the entire CLSS approach be
tested through scientific validation to convince more communities, government
and other stakeholders about scaling up the system beyond the study area for better
health, environmental conservation and resource recovery.

Keywords: closed-loop sanitation system / cold climate / composting / emptying
services / ger areas / urine-diverting toilets

Link- eau.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/05/14...47815584539.abstract

Best regards

Nazim]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Fri, 15 May 2015 12:42:41 +0000
Re: A handbook on Technical Options for Solid and Liquid Waste Management in Rural Areas - by: JKMakowka http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/13130-a-handbook-on-technical-options-for-solid-and-liquid-waste-management-in-rural-areas#13134 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/13130-a-handbook-on-technical-options-for-solid-and-liquid-waste-management-in-rural-areas#13134

Thanks for making us aware!]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:54:49 +0000
Re: Conditional Cash Transfer for Toilet Use- PhD thesis - by: elizabethtilley http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/13122-conditional-cash-transfer-for-toilet-use-phd-thesis#13131 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/13122-conditional-cash-transfer-for-toilet-use-phd-thesis#13131
Of course it is totally possible that people use the toilet for urination and then sit outside for defecation. If anything though, I think it would be the reverse- using the toilet for defecation and having a quick wee somewhere else.

It is also true that a participating family could set up another system to collect their urine and then carefully dump it into the urine tanks that were attached to their UDDTs. It seems like a lot of work, but it could have happened.

Obviously, this type of large-scale field experiment was prone to any and all types of unexpected outcomes- that's what makes it fun!. However, and on the whole, cheaters, losses, errors, included, the results were large enough and positive enough that I think the use of CCTs for toilet use (and not just construction) should be considered further.

Best,

ET]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:58:59 +0000
A handbook on Technical Options for Solid and Liquid Waste Management in Rural Areas - by: pkjha http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/13130-a-handbook-on-technical-options-for-solid-and-liquid-waste-management-in-rural-areas#13130 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/13130-a-handbook-on-technical-options-for-solid-and-liquid-waste-management-in-rural-areas#13130
Its my pleasure to inform you all that a Handbook on Technical Options for Solid and Liquid Waste Management in Rural Areas, released by the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India, on 21st April,is now available on the website site of the Ministry at-


mdws.gov.in/sites/upload_files/ddws/file...id_Waste_%28E%29.pdf


I had wrote the manuscript of the book while working as a Consultant (Sanitation and Waste Management) with the Ministry till February 2014.
The book was written taking into consideration the socio-economic and cultural aspects of the rural areas and the policy and program of the Ministry to improve SLWM in rural areas. Most of the technologies mentioned in the book are equally suitable for small towns in India and many developing countries.
The book is only 3.4 MB size and can be downloaded easily. Hope, it proves useful for many professionals working in the field.

Regards

Pawan]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:15:29 +0000
Re: Conditional Cash Transfer for Toilet Use- PhD thesis - by: joeturner http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/13122-conditional-cash-transfer-for-toilet-use-phd-thesis#13126 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/13122-conditional-cash-transfer-for-toilet-use-phd-thesis#13126
But is it not the case that participants could be collecting the urine for payment/reward whilst still practicing Open Defecation? How is this showing the value of different types of reward in terms of the total use of sanitation systems?

It looks like the participants are using UDDTs, but do you know that the urine was collected from the UDDT?

Again, I need to read more of your thesis, maybe everything is explained within.]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Thu, 30 Apr 2015 09:01:57 +0000
Re: Conditional Cash Transfer for Toilet Use- PhD thesis - by: elizabethtilley http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/13122-conditional-cash-transfer-for-toilet-use-phd-thesis#13125 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/13122-conditional-cash-transfer-for-toilet-use-phd-thesis#13125
1. The project was conducted within the VUNA project which was primarily focused on the recovery of nutrients from urine. There is a long thread on the forum about the different VUNA projects, in case you are interested on the specific technologies (e.g. struvite, nitrification, etc.)*

2. Urine was relatively easy to collect, transport and measure. The payments were made based on the volume of urine delivered. I can not imagine how this could be done with faeces, though I would love to know if someone has tried!

3. I think urine was a much easier entry point for this kind of research, which was already unorthodox. Asking people to handle faeces would face many more obstacles.

All the best,

ET


* See: forum.susana.org/forum/categories/98-res...ients-in-africa#3285]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Thu, 30 Apr 2015 08:45:09 +0000
Re: Conditional Cash Transfer for Toilet Use- PhD thesis - by: joeturner http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/13122-conditional-cash-transfer-for-toilet-use-phd-thesis#13123 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/13122-conditional-cash-transfer-for-toilet-use-phd-thesis#13123 New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Thu, 30 Apr 2015 08:19:51 +0000 Conditional Cash Transfer for Toilet Use- PhD thesis - by: elizabethtilley http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/13122-conditional-cash-transfer-for-toilet-use-phd-thesis#13122 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/13122-conditional-cash-transfer-for-toilet-use-phd-thesis#13122
I was inspired by the discussion on the webinar yesterday about Results-Based Financing and thought I would add to the conversation by sharing a link to my newly finished dissertation.

It is available as a PDF here:

e-collection.library.ethz.ch/eserv/eth:47658/eth-47658-02.pdf

The official title is "Acceptance, impact and feasibility of incentives for increasing toilet use: A case study in Ethekwini, South Africa" but basically asks: Can we use CCTs for increasing toilet use?

The answer, in case you do not have time to read 187 pages is YES! but with conditions...

Many thanks also to everyone who helped to make these pages happen. It was an amazing experience, but I'm happy it's done

Liz]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Thu, 30 Apr 2015 07:56:19 +0000
Re: 2nd Edition of the Compendium of Sanitations Systems and Technologies is now available! - by: ulrichl http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/9486-2nd-edition-of-the-compendium-of-sanitations-systems-and-technologies-is-now-available?limit=12&start=12#13097 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/9486-2nd-edition-of-the-compendium-of-sanitations-systems-and-technologies-is-now-available?limit=12&start=12#13097
Yes, the Compendium is currently being translated to French and will be published in a few months. Hence, if you wish to use the French technology schematics in the final version of the factsheets for Morocco this should be possible. It is probable that they will be ready in about 2 months (though I don't know the exact date yet). Please contact me again around that time.

A French version of the eCompendium is also in the pipeline, featuring additional further readings, case studies and links to interactive materials in French. We will produce it as soon as the translation is finalized.

For anybody interested in the French version of the Compendium, you may subscribe to this thread to receive the news once it is published.

A bientôt,
Lukas]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:07:02 +0000
Re: 2nd Edition of the Compendium of Sanitations Systems and Technologies is now available! - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/9486-2nd-edition-of-the-compendium-of-sanitations-systems-and-technologies-is-now-available?limit=12&start=12#13037 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/9486-2nd-edition-of-the-compendium-of-sanitations-systems-and-technologies-is-now-available?limit=12&start=12#13037
In September last year you said that a French version of the Compendium will be coming out in the coming months... How is it looking now, is it nearly finished? That would be great.

I am particularly interested in the French schematics of the different technologies, as a few of them have been improved in the English version for the second edition compared to the 2008 version.*

I am by the way also finding the eCompendium very helpful and practical, thanks to Dorothee and everyone else involved there (ecompendium.sswm.info). Just wanted to point out that I have already incorporated some of the schematics in some Wikipedia articles, like the one on septic tanks:
(en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Septic_tank - it is not yet a very good article, needs more work):



Kind regards,
Elisabeth


* As you know, I have been including these compendium technology schematics in the 30 French 4-page factsheets on rural sanitation technologies which I have been working on for the GIZ-AGIRE project in Morocco since two years (mentioned here on the forum in the past: forum.susana.org/forum/categories/54-wg-...are-available-online). With any luck we will have them finished mid this year, too.]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:53:21 +0000
Magazine: Africa Water Sanitation & Hygiene March - April Edition 0f 2015, Vol.10 NO.2 - by: mwaniki http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/11911-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-in-2015#12525 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/11911-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-in-2015#12525 Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

This is the March - April 2015 Vol.10 No.2 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, blogs, websites, videos) Thu, 19 Mar 2015 08:17:30 +0000
Forthcoming Trash Encyclopedia - by: homemojo http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/12477-forthcoming-trash-encyclopedia#12477 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/12477-forthcoming-trash-encyclopedia#12477
amazon.com/author/bob2will.

My goal was to raise the profile of waste in major environmental decisions by contextualizing actual practices in a climate change and sustainability. All but a few countries are covered, with a web address for each respective government. The role of waste workers, the safety of women and children, and public health risks are emphasized.]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Sat, 14 Mar 2015 21:10:56 +0000