SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:43:14 +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 New issue of Sandec News now available! (Sandec's current research on water, sanitation and solid waste) - by: donahupa http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/14610-new-issue-of-sandec-news-now-available-sandecs-current-research-on-water-sanitation-and-solid-waste#14610 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/14610-new-issue-of-sandec-news-now-available-sandecs-current-research-on-water-sanitation-and-solid-waste#14610 goo.gl/ks1DcF.

Sandec News No 16 - Table of Contents

Municipal Solid Waste Management
Page 4 Selecting Appropriate Organic Waste Treatment Options in the Philippines
A report on the testing and ongoing development of an organic waste
management decision support tool.

Page 6 Improving the Energy Efficiency of the HTC Process and Reactor
An article on HTC reactor experiments on optimizing the conversion of organic
bio mass into hydrochar fuel.

Page 7 Urban Organic Waste Treatment – Evaluation of Systems in Kampala, Uganda
A summary of research on the environmental efficiency of organic waste
treatment technologies.

Excreta and Wastewater Management
Page 8 Increasing Treatment Plant Capacity by Conditioning Faecal Sludge
Research on how conditioning faecal sludge could improve treatment plant capacity.

Page 9 Portable Urine Diversion Toilet for Disaster Relief and Emergencies
An article about the development of a portable urine diversion toilet after
the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.

Page 10 Production of Pellets and Electricity from Faecal Sludge
Research on the development of faecal sludge treatment endproducts that could
be marketed for revenue and to offset treatment costs.

Page 12 Private Public Partnership Solutions for Faecal Sludge Management
An analysis of the advantages offered by private public partnerships in
the sanitation sector.

Page 14 Local Factors Influence FS Characteristics: Research in Hanoi, Vietnam
A report on developing FS characterisation methods that would assist in
the design of FS treatment technologies.

Strategic Environmental Sanitation Planning
Page 16 Reflecting on a Decade of Evolution in Urban Sanitation Planning
A summary of the changes that have taken place in the field of urban
sanitation planning over the last ten years.

Page 17 MOOCs – Reaching Students and Practitioners Worldwide
A review of the “WASH in Developing Countries” MOOC Series produced by Sandec.

Page 18 Estimating Wastewater Quantity and Characteristics at the Village-level
A summary of the work accomplished by the Egyptian-Swiss Research on
Innovations in Sustainable Sanitation Project over the last five years.

Page 20 Towards Reliable Cost Estimates of Sanitation Infrastructure
A report on Sandec’s work to develop a reliable cost-estimating tool to
assist sanitation infrastructure decision-making.

Page 22 Genderised WASH in Ugandan and Indian Public Health Care Facilities
An article about a new Sandec research project that is studying how well
WASH infrastructure in health care facilities responds to women’s needs.

Safe Water Promotion
Page 24 Evaluating Sustainable Ceramic Filter Production and Marketing in Nepal
An analysis of the factors that influence the development of successful
ceramic filter production businesses in Nepal.

Water Supply and Treatment
Page 26 Researching Water Quality, Consumer Preferences and Treatment Behaviour
Research on the development and implementation of a household water
treatment strategy in rural Nepal.

Business Innovation
Page 28 Business Model Innovation in the Sanitation Chain
A summary of research on how business model innovation can improve the
financial sustainability of sanitation businesses.

In Brief
Page 30 VUNA Final Report Published
Sandec Invites You to Take This Survey
Forthcoming Event

Page 31 The Sandec Team/ New Faces

Page 32 On the Bookshelf / On the YouTube Channel]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Fri, 21 Aug 2015 11:33:15 +0000
Re: Civil Society WASH Fund website (supporting 13 Australian and International Civil Society Organisations (CSO) to deliver 29 WASH projects) - by: kimmee22 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/14472-civil-society-wash-fund-website-supporting-13-australian-and-international-civil-society-organisations-cso-to-deliver-29-wash-projects#14491 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/14472-civil-society-wash-fund-website-supporting-13-australian-and-international-civil-society-organisations-cso-to-deliver-29-wash-projects#14491
I am consulting for the Fund on a social media project to get them on Facebook and LinkedIn. Also, I am a graduate student researching WASH projects and have been using the fund's site as a way to get myself up to date on some of the things that are going on in the WASH world in this area of the world. sometimes I have felt overwhelmed getting current on WASH when I've been reading forums and articles - I feel that the site holds good resources that have given me a chance to catch up with the rest of the sector.

The Fund itself does support a lot of neat projects (through their Innovation and Impact Fund) so organizations have the chance to test out new ideas and innovations that might help evolve the WASH sector, like questions about using ICT in making projects more sustainable.

The site holds a lot of useful information for WASH professionals who need to look for more recent resources/articles/courses but don't have a lot of time. I think one thing to point out about the fund's site is that anyone can add a resource so that it's easily available for others to find, like a library.

Hope this helps, and if you have any more questions do let me know!

Warmest,
~Kim]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Fri, 14 Aug 2015 00:10:23 +0000
Re: Civil Society WASH Fund website (supporting 13 Australian and International Civil Society Organisations (CSO) to deliver 29 WASH projects) - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/14472-civil-society-wash-fund-website-supporting-13-australian-and-international-civil-society-organisations-cso-to-deliver-29-wash-projects#14473 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/14472-civil-society-wash-fund-website-supporting-13-australian-and-international-civil-society-organisations-cso-to-deliver-29-wash-projects#14473
Thanks for this post, always good to hear what is going on in Australia with WASH!

Could you tell us a little bit more how you as a person are related to this WASH fund? Do you work for them? Is there anything in particular that prompted you to post this on the forum? Do you have particular questions to ask or things to point out about this fund?

It looks really interesting.

Regards,
Elisabeth]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Thu, 13 Aug 2015 11:16:42 +0000
Civil Society WASH Fund website (supporting 13 Australian and International Civil Society Organisations (CSO) to deliver 29 WASH projects) - by: kimmee22 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/14472-civil-society-wash-fund-website-supporting-13-australian-and-international-civil-society-organisations-cso-to-deliver-29-wash-projects#14472 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/14472-civil-society-wash-fund-website-supporting-13-australian-and-international-civil-society-organisations-cso-to-deliver-29-wash-projects#14472
The CS WASH Fund site is a knowledge and learning platform that complements the work of the Fund. Its purpose is to provide the Fund's CSO Partners and general WASH practitioners a platform for sharing and finding resources on WASH as well as the Fund. All WASH practitioners to share and use resources on the site.

Visit the CS WASH Fund site


* Note by moderator: this stands for 103 million Australian Dollars]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Thu, 13 Aug 2015 03:07:01 +0000
WASHplus Weekly: Focus on Animal Waste Management - by: campbelldb http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/14416-washplus-weekly-focus-on-animal-waste-management#14416 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/14416-washplus-weekly-focus-on-animal-waste-management#14416
This issue focuses on the management of animal waste and includes recent studies and resources on the environmental and health impacts of waste from domestic animals such as cattle, pigs, and chickens. Specifically, reviews of animal waste management by the International Livestock Research Institute, and diarrheal infections associated with animal husbandry are included, as well as aWHO fact sheet on Taeniasis/Cysticercosis, and country studies from Bangladesh, Egypt, Ghana, and more.

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New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Fri, 07 Aug 2015 16:25:18 +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#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
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
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
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