SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication Wed, 03 Sep 2014 04:41:15 +0000 Kunena 1.6 SuSanA - Forum en-gb Re: Sanitation Matters - Issue 6 - by: osbert Interesting Magazine. The idea of entrenchment looks the cheapest in the short run for towns which still have some agricultural lands in neighborhood. But i doubt whether it can be accepted by some authorities. would be much interested in the effect of the buried sludge in a given area in terms of pollution,the magnitude of the problem especially on groundwater.]]> New publications Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:01:45 +0000 Re: Sanitation Matters - Issue 6 - by: JKMakowka New publications Mon, 01 Sep 2014 08:36:33 +0000 Re: Sanitation Matters - Issue 6 - by: SudhirPillay
Thanks for the input and advice. We call it a magazine because it is made as a popular article for both professionals and non-professionals. And it is more to be informative. And if people want more especially on technical aspects, they can read the research reports or contact the researchers.

Hope that helps. Kind Regards]]>
New publications Mon, 01 Sep 2014 06:33:34 +0000
Re: Sanitation Matters - Issue 6 - by: F H Mughal
I suggest that in future issues, there may be a spotlight on the sanitation champions of South Africa.

F H Mughal]]>
New publications Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:19:44 +0000
The interactive version of the Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies (eCompendium) is now online! - by: dorothee.spuhler
The interactive version of the Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies (eCompendium) is now online!

The eCompendium is the digital version of theCompendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies. It is an interactive planning tool designed for engineers and planners to facilitate decision-making on sanitation systems and technologies in meetings and workshops. The main added value to the eCompendium is that the user is guided throughout the entire sanitation-chain by the aid of interactive links. In order to select suitable technologies, a customised filter can be applied based on the desired input or output products of technologies.

It is based on the second edition of the Compendium (see rest of this thread). It comprises the same content as the print version, plus additional links to references, further readings and cross-references to the Sustainable Sanitation and Water Management (SSWM) Toolbox at your fingertips. All Technology Info Sheets are now stored in the SSWM database and can be directly linked with previously uploaded factsheets, further readings, training materials, weblinks, videos and - yes, even ready-made powerpoint presentations from the SSWM repository!
The eCompendium has been designed and implemented by the SSWM team on behalf of Sandec/Eawag. It is one of a series of specific topic entry pages (STEPs) with the aim of making the SSWM content more accessible for particular target groups of SSWM partners and contributors.

Go to the eCompendium:
Visit the SSWM Toolbox:

For the SSWM Team,
Dorothee Spuhler]]>
New publications Sun, 31 Aug 2014 14:15:48 +0000
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