SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Sat, 25 Apr 2015 01:49:00 +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: 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/12525-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-march-april-edition-0f-2015-vol10-no2#12525 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/12525-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-march-april-edition-0f-2015-vol10-no2#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
"The Business" - New blog and newsletter on sanitation marketing in the Pacific! - by: HSnape http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/12524-qthe-businessq-new-blog-and-newsletter-on-sanitation-marketing-in-the-pacific#12524 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/12524-qthe-businessq-new-blog-and-newsletter-on-sanitation-marketing-in-the-pacific#12524
We’d like to welcome you to the first edition of ‘The Business’, a twice-yearly sanitation marketing newsletter that will enable you to follow and share exciting developments in the world of sanitation marketing for the Pacific, and beyond. We thought you may be interested in receiving this and future editions, or following our articles online.

The newsletter is attached in PDF form, or you can visit our blog at www.thewashbusiness.wordpress.com, which will feature more in-depth articles updated more regularly. Please distribute through your networks and to anyone that you think might be interested.

If you would like to subscribe to the bi-annual newsletter please email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Kind Regards,

The Live & Learn International WASH Team

www.thewashbusiness.wordpress.com

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New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Thu, 19 Mar 2015 03:24:56 +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
All presentations from FSM3 - 3rd Conference on Faecal Sludge Management - in Hanoi, Vietnam (January 2015) now online - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/11671-all-presentations-from-fsm3-3rd-conference-on-faecal-sludge-management-in-hanoi-vietnam-january-2015-now-online#12472 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/11671-all-presentations-from-fsm3-3rd-conference-on-faecal-sludge-management-in-hanoi-vietnam-january-2015-now-online#12472 www.susana.org/en/resources/conference-materials-2/2015

What's new since Trevor's last announcement is that now also the presentations and summaries from the six workshops that were held on the day after the conference are available on the same page (as well as the one workshop held by BMGF on the day before the conference). I am adding a screenshot of the page below to wet your appetite for browsing.

I am really very impressed with all the hard work that Trevor and his team (Lasse Roeder being the current SuSanA intern) have put into this. I know it takes a long time to upload all this, chase after missing presentations and so forth. So, thank you very much!
Also a big thanks to all the presenters for their willingness to share their presentations online! That is great, too.

I actually think this should be a model for ALL sanitation conferences so that we can amplify the learning effects. This way, also people who couldn't make the trip (or who didn't want to create more CO2 emissions than necessary) can benefit quite considerably. Or even in my case, I missed the workshop on scaling up as I was in one of the other parallel workshops. Recently I discovered the detailed workshop description and was very grateful about it. I posted about it here - Scaling-up sanitation businesses in low- and middle-income countries (www.susana.org/en/resources/conference-m...2/2015/262-fsm3-ws-2).

Can we do the same e.g. for the upcoming WEDC conference in July in the UK?

The only downer is that the videos from the presentations are still not available from the conference organisers. Some of the powerpoint slides are hard to figure out without the words of the presenter to go with it. I am hoping that Tjibbe Veenstra will soon be able to send these videos for Trevor for uploading?

Thanks you Trevor, Lasse and whoever else whas involved to make this possible!

Screenshot of the conference page on SuSanA (www.susana.org/en/resources/conference-m...2/2015/262-fsm3-ws-2):

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New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:07:01 +0000
Re: RELEASE : Water Project Toolkit App for IOS and Android-FREE - by: aquaknow http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/12008-release--water-project-toolkit-app-for-ios-and-android-free#12441 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/12008-release--water-project-toolkit-app-for-ios-and-android-free#12441 The application is published through European Commission accounts, therefore is available in most important stores to ensure its maximum distribution. An additional advantage is that the WPT app will be updated regularly; being published in a store facilitates this updating dissemination.
Understanding your point on privacy and data sharing with Google, the .apk file can be requested by sending an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Hoping this helps.
Best regards,
Aquaknow team]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Wed, 11 Mar 2015 13:47:40 +0000
BMGF & DfiD Partners Meeting and FSM Workshop page - by: secretariat http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/11671-all-presentations-from-fsm3-3rd-conference-on-faecal-sludge-management-in-hanoi-vietnam-january-2015-now-online#12254 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/11671-all-presentations-from-fsm3-3rd-conference-on-faecal-sludge-management-in-hanoi-vietnam-january-2015-now-online#12254
the presentations and additional information on the BMGF & DfiD Partners Meeting & FSM Toolbox Planning Workshop during the FSM3 conference in Hanoi are now online on the SuSanA website (click here).

As part of the partners meeting 15 cities from Asia and Africa presented their findings on how to identify the best way to manage fecal sludge by engaging private sector.
Have a look, it's worth it!


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New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:19:06 +0000
Re: Summaries of key sector literature prepared by iDE - by: BlakeMcK http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/11931-literature-reviews-of-key-sector-reports#12156 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/11931-literature-reviews-of-key-sector-reports#12156
Thanks for pointing that out. I have fixed the link and Elisabeth has re-posted the updated document on SuSanA.

Best,
Blake]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:49:10 +0000
Re: Summaries of key sector literature prepared by iDE - by: F H Mughal http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/11931-literature-reviews-of-key-sector-reports#12069 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/11931-literature-reviews-of-key-sector-reports#12069
Interesting summaries. The link to the entire report is not working.* Can you help? Thanks

Best,

F H Mughal


*
Using this link - www.susana.org/en/resources/library/details/2154
I downloaded the first document of the list. On pp. 3 of the document, it says:

Great quotes from iDE international staff can be found throughout the report. Find the entire report here.

When I clicked "here," I could not download the report.]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Sun, 15 Feb 2015 15:37:38 +0000
Re: RELEASE : Water Project Toolkit App for IOS and Android-FREE - by: JKMakowka http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/12008-release--water-project-toolkit-app-for-ios-and-android-free#12014 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/12008-release--water-project-toolkit-app-for-ios-and-android-free#12014 New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Thu, 12 Feb 2015 01:55:47 +0000 RELEASE : Water Project Toolkit App for IOS and Android-FREE - by: aquaknow http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/12008-release--water-project-toolkit-app-for-ios-and-android-free#12008 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/12008-release--water-project-toolkit-app-for-ios-and-android-free#12008 EC WATER PROJECT TOOLKIT App
FREE download

for Android (Requires Android 2.3.3 and up)


for IOS (Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch)



Description

The Water Project Toolkit application (WPT App) provides guidance and information on best practices for implementing water and sanitation projects in the developing world.
The WPT App gives access to the analytical tools necessary to evaluate the specific context, issues and needs in your project area, as well as operational checklists to guide you throughout the project lifecycle.

Use the WPT navigator to quickly find appropriate advice on your project by selecting your sector (Water Resource management, Basic services, Municipal services, Agriculture, Energy and Sector performance) and project phase (Programming, Identification, Formulation, Implementation and Evaluation-Audit).
Once it is installed, the WPT is also accessible offline.

The Water Project Toolkit (WPT) aims to promote the sustainable development of the water sector, and is an example of the European Commission’s commitment to provide sound operational guidance to help improve the quality and effectiveness of sustainable water development projects. Based on internationally agreed principles, the WPT is a guide for those involved in developing the water sector, which helps them apply sound and environmentally sustainable practices in areas such as institutional management, socio-economic and public governance, finance, the environment, education, capacity building, communications and technology. It consists of step-by-step suggestions for the planning, identification, formulation, implementation and evaluation of water-development activities.

The first edition of the WPT was reviewed by the European Union Water Initiative (EUWI) and published by the European Commission in 1998 as a proposed strategic approach, and marked a turning point in water-related development cooperation. This second edition focuses on the evolution in international development cooperation and water sector policies over the past ten years.

The WPT is a living document which is available online at www.aquaknow.net.

The App was developed by the Joint Research Centre with EuropeAid.]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:37:33 +0000
Re: Summaries of key sector literature prepared by iDE - by: ben http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/11931-literature-reviews-of-key-sector-reports#12000 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/11931-literature-reviews-of-key-sector-reports#12000
Best]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:32:54 +0000
Re: Summaries of key sector literature prepared by iDE - by: BlakeMcK http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/11931-literature-reviews-of-key-sector-reports#11992 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/11931-literature-reviews-of-key-sector-reports#11992
Honestly we produce them on an ad hoc basis depending on the reports released and the bandwidth of the KM team. Still, we hope to produce 1 or 2 / quarter at the minimum. I will continue sharing them as they are produced on this forum and if anybody has thoughts/suggestions let me know.

Best,
Blake]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Tue, 10 Feb 2015 18:15:49 +0000
Re: Summaries of key sector literature prepared by iDE - by: petecranston http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/11931-literature-reviews-of-key-sector-reports#11991 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/11931-literature-reviews-of-key-sector-reports#11991
Cheers

Pete]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Tue, 10 Feb 2015 18:12:44 +0000
Re: Summaries of key sector literature prepared by iDE - by: campbelldb http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/11931-literature-reviews-of-key-sector-reports#11969 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/11931-literature-reviews-of-key-sector-reports#11969
Dan]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Mon, 09 Feb 2015 16:30:52 +0000