SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Wed, 05 Aug 2015 12:30:31 +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: 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#14388 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#14388
It is my pleasure to announce a new Sanitation System Drawing Tool which has been uploaded to the Compendium website today: www.sandec.ch/compendium (scroll down to the bottom of the page to download it)
It is a PowerPoint-based, easy-to-use tool that is based on the 2nd Edition of the Compendium.

You can use it to:
  • Draw your own system by copying / pasting ready-made graphical elements (i.e. products, technologies and arrows) to an empty template
  • Edit and modify systems 1-9 from the Compendium by adding / removing elements, changing the position of elements, etc.
  • Print your tailor-made system, include it in a report, or use the slide in a presentation

We created this tool particularly for application in participatory workshops for sanitation system discussion and selection, as for example in step 5 (identification of service options) of the CLUES planning approach. It makes it is easy to visualize the resulting context-specific, tailor-made sanitation systems!

We hope you find this tool useful and look forward to receiving your feedback.

Kind regards,
Lukas

Ps.: The Vietnamese version of the Compendium (based on the 1st edition 2008) is now also available from the Compendium website (it is not new but we did not have an electronic version until now).]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:33:34 +0000
Manual for greywater treatment in sand and gravel filters in English - by: CWendland http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/14299-manual-for-greywater-treatment-in-sand-and-gravel-filters-in-english#14299 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/14299-manual-for-greywater-treatment-in-sand-and-gravel-filters-in-english#14299
www.wecf.eu/english/publications/2015/ma...eywatertreatment.php

Greywater management is complementing sustainable onsite sanitation solutions such as an ecosan toilet.
This manual explains how greywater can be treated in a sand or gravel filter before being re-used or discharged. Different greywater filter designs have been demonstrated in Georgia in two villages close to the Black Sea by the Georgian NGO RCDA with guidance by the student Lukas Huhn from Hamburg University of Technology. The technology is very efficient, relatively simple, low-cost and can be realized by practitioners in rural and peri-urban areas of most settings.

Claudia]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Thu, 23 Jul 2015 17:10:42 +0000
SSP Journal: July 2015 - topic: Green walls/roofs - by: Langergraber http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/14241-ssp-journal-july-2015-topic-green-wallsroofs#14241 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/14241-ssp-journal-july-2015-topic-green-wallsroofs#14241 www.ecosan.at/ssp/

Various aspects are covered in the four papers presented in this issue:
• Fabio Masi and co-workers present case studies from Italy, India and Tanzania,
• Andrea Zraunig et al. present VertECO, a vertical ecosystem for greywater treatment,
• Manfred Radke and Andrea Zraunig report on green walls for humidification of rooms, and
• Ulrike Pintha and Bernhard Scharf summarize the requirements and challenges in the interdisciplinary planning process needed to implement such technologies.

With best regards,
Guenter Langergraber
Editor SSP journal]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Sun, 19 Jul 2015 06:47:39 +0000
Greywater manual in Spanish - by: LauraAllen http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/14164-greywater-manual-in-spanish#14164 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/14164-greywater-manual-in-spanish#14164
You can access the info on http://greywateraction.org/las-aguas-grises/.



We hope you find these resources helpful for your work and communities. We want this information to be available to as many people as possible, so please share it widely!

Best wishes,
Laura]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Sun, 12 Jul 2015 19:32:46 +0000
USAID SUWASA Pathways for Urban Water and Sanitation - by: campbelldb http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/14135-usaid-suwasa-pathways-for-urban-water-and-sanitation#14135 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/14135-usaid-suwasa-pathways-for-urban-water-and-sanitation#14135
The objective of the Pathways is to communicate complicated reform topics in a highly accessible manner to a broad range of sector stakeholders and to assist with envisioning and sequencing reform efforts. There are many possible reform paths, but the SUWASA Pathways offer viable reform routes. Available for download and viewing: Performance Pathway for Water Utilities and Citywide Approach for Sanitation.

Link to the Pathways]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Thu, 09 Jul 2015 15:41:51 +0000
Re: Magazine: Africa Water Sanitation & Hygiene July- August 2015 Vol.10 No.4 Now Available - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/14111-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-july-august-2015-vol10-no4-now-available#14122 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/14111-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-july-august-2015-vol10-no4-now-available#14122
Would it be possible that you add also the table of contents (or at least the titles of the most important articles) when you announce the latest edition of your magazine? I think this would be helpful and ultimately entice more people to click on your download link.

I see on your website that this edition contains:

1. Fears Grow for Indigenous People in Path of Massive Ethiopian Dam, 2. A Closer Look at Water Main Break Prediction, 3. U.N. Chief Backs New Int’l Decade for Water for Sustainable Development and more.....


I would make the same suggestions to others who post their magazines or newsletters here on the forum.

Regards,
Elisabeth]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Thu, 09 Jul 2015 09:27:35 +0000
Magazine: Africa Water Sanitation & Hygiene July- August 2015 Vol.10 No.4 Now Available - by: mwaniki http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/14111-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-july-august-2015-vol10-no4-now-available#14111 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/14111-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-july-august-2015-vol10-no4-now-available#14111 Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

This is the new July- August 2015 Vol.10 No.4 You may view this edition via this link 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) Wed, 08 Jul 2015 20:02:09 +0000
Re: A handbook on Technical Options for Solid and Liquid Waste Management in Rural Areas (Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Govt. of India) - 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-ministry-of-drinking-water-and-sanitation-govt-of-india#14056 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-ministry-of-drinking-water-and-sanitation-govt-of-india#14056
pawan]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Sun, 05 Jul 2015 16:05:36 +0000
Re: A handbook on Technical Options for Solid and Liquid Waste Management in Rural Areas (Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Govt. of India) - by: Rafael 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-ministry-of-drinking-water-and-sanitation-govt-of-india#14055 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-ministry-of-drinking-water-and-sanitation-govt-of-india#14055
Thanks for sharing this interesting handbook devoted to Solid and Liquid Waste Management in Rural Areas. It will be a good reference to rural sanitation practitioners.

Rafael Vera]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Sun, 05 Jul 2015 14:32:23 +0000
UNICEF/WHO: Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water – 2015 update and MDG assessment - by: campbelldb http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/13964-unicefwho-progress-on-sanitation-and-drinking-water--2015-update-and-mdg-assessment#13964 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/13964-unicefwho-progress-on-sanitation-and-drinking-water--2015-update-and-mdg-assessment#13964 report on access to drinking water and sanitation ahead of the MDG’s.

There is a link to the report, fact sheets, etc. on Sanitation Updates.]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:55:00 +0000
Re: 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-ministry-of-drinking-water-and-sanitation-govt-of-india#13893 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-ministry-of-drinking-water-and-sanitation-govt-of-india#13893 The book Technological options for Solid and liquid waste management in rural areas, is not for the toilet/ on-site sanitation. It is meant for the waste water treatment not for toilet options. It does not mention any toilet technology, except septic tank. Septic tank comes under toilet as well as for primary treatment of sewage.
Options of toilet technologies are mentioned in another book – Technical options for on-site sanitation, released by the Ministry of Drinking water and sanitation. It was also written by me in 2012 and is available on the link of india water portal - www.indiawaterportal.org/sites/indiawate...ion-modws-2012_0.pdf
You are right that under option 1 there should be other technologies also in addition to Twin pit toilet for black water and soakage pit for grey water. Objective of the book is treatment of grey water. Soakage pit is the simplest way for individual households for grey water, where water table is not too high. Where other technologies for black water are available, it is equally acceptable. However, its fact that pit (single or double pit) is the most commonly found technology in India. UDDT or composting toilets are also under the guidelines of the MoDWS. Such toilets are also being implemented in some areas under the financial support from different agencies. But their number is too low.
Under different technologies of waste water treatment, we have mentioned their applicability, advantages and limitations/ disadvantages. It is upto the beneficiaries to select the technology as per their affordability and constraints.
The book is targeted to District level and state level officials involved in the field of SLWM. Much details of the technologies is not possible within the scope of the book. I get queries from States when they require further detail of any particular technology. Detail of any technology depends on quantity of waste water, quality of effluent required for different reuse purpose etc.

Regards
Pawan]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:01:42 +0000
Re: A handbook on Technical Options for Solid and Liquid Waste Management in Rural Areas - by: muench 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-ministry-of-drinking-water-and-sanitation-govt-of-india#13846 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-ministry-of-drinking-water-and-sanitation-govt-of-india#13846 Thanks for posting this handbook (which we should also put in the SuSanA library). It looks well written, laid out and pleasant to read with many photos and schematics. Congratulations and thanks for sharing!

Could you explain a bit more about the target audience for this book? It is broad, a bit like the Eawag-Sandec Compendium, providing an overview of options, but not with enough detail for people to design or implement the various systems.

However, it seems to have a strong bias on solutions that involve flush toilets, mixed wastewater, sewers and small wastewater treatment plants. That's fine if that's the target group.
I am just a bit baffled that your Option 1 on page 6 is the only one that keeps toilet waste(water) separate from greywater and that's for a twin pit pour flush toilet. I know that is the preferred recommended toilet type of the government of India.

Could you explain a little bit why no mention is made of any other types of simple toilets (without a water seal), in particular urine-diverting dry toilets (UDDTs) or composting toilets? Is that because of the issue with the manual scavenging act in India which lumps pretty much all forms of "dry latrines" together as being "insanitary latrines" (which is not "fair")?

Please also not the discussion I had started with Joe here about manual scavenging in India. I would love to hear your take of the situation here:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/142-go...of-manual-scavenging

Thanks.

Kind regards,
Elisabeth]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Wed, 24 Jun 2015 21:07:49 +0000
Magazine: Africa Water Sanitation & Hygiene May - June 2015 Vol.10 No.3 Now Available - by: mwaniki http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/14111-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-july-august-2015-vol10-no4-now-available#13564 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/14111-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-july-august-2015-vol10-no4-now-available#13564 Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

This is the new May- June 2015 Vol.10 No.3 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, 04 Jun 2015 06:05:46 +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-ministry-of-drinking-water-and-sanitation-govt-of-india#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-ministry-of-drinking-water-and-sanitation-govt-of-india#13134

Thanks for making us aware!]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Thu, 30 Apr 2015 12:54:49 +0000
A handbook on Technical Options for Solid and Liquid Waste Management in Rural Areas (Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Govt. of India) - 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-ministry-of-drinking-water-and-sanitation-govt-of-india#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-ministry-of-drinking-water-and-sanitation-govt-of-india#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