SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://forum.susana.org/ Mon, 02 May 2016 19:24:16 +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 AIDF Guide to Inspiring Solutions That Save Lives & Support Development - by: AlinaAIDF http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/17718-aidf-guide-to-inspiring-solutions-that-save-lives-a-support-development#17718 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/17718-aidf-guide-to-inspiring-solutions-that-save-lives-a-support-development#17718
As part of the annual update of the guide to "Solutions That Save Lives & Support Development", the Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF), together with the Technology Exchange Lab, have researched latest technologies and innovations, which can help humanitarian actors to mitigate the future implications of these challenges.

With over 300 solutions nominated by NGOs, local governments, UN agencies and the private sector working in 58 different countries, the guide offers an updated list of cutting-edge technologies and products which support Sustainable Development Goals, aid delivery and disaster relief efforts across the globe.

AIDF would like to thank everyone for their participation in our recent survey and congratulate organisations which made it in the 2016 edition of the guide. The solutions span from earth-imaging satellites and 3D printing to sustainable innovations in basic sanitation, shelter and nutrition.

AIDF hopes this guide will inspire new solutions to improve humanitarian aid delivery and shape brighter future outcomes. To read the 2016 edition of "Solutions That Save Lives & Support Development", please click here www.aidforum.org/disaster-relief/inspiri...lopment-2016-edition

If you are interested in hearing more about these innovations and humanitarian solutions, or you have one to suggest, attending our upcoming AIDF events will provide you with access to our sought-after round table discussions, innovation pitches from selected solution providers and networking opportunities with stakeholders from regional governments, investors, donors, UN agencies, NGOs, research institutes and the private sector.

Find out more and register to attend:

>> AIDF Asia Summit, Bangkok, 21-22 June 2016 (asia.aidforum.org)
>> AIDF Global Disaster Relief Summit, Washington DC, 7-8 September 2016 (disaster-relief.aidforum.org)
>> AIDF Africa, Addis Ababa, February 2017 (africa.aidforum.org)

Alina O’Keeffe, Marketing Manager, AIDF
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New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Thu, 14 Apr 2016 14:35:47 +0000
NOW AVAILABLE: Water Integrity Global Outlook 2016 - by: WIN http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/17542-now-available-water-integrity-global-outlook-2016#17542 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/17542-now-available-water-integrity-global-outlook-2016#17542 Water Integrity Global Outlook 2016. WIGO shows how clean governance in the water sector can fight corruption, benefit diverse stakeholders and make efficient use of investment in water services and infrastructure worldwide.

The publication is now available for download. Visit the Water Integrity Global Outlook 2016 (WIGO) subsite at http://www.waterintegritynetwork.net/wigo.]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Thu, 24 Mar 2016 14:35:56 +0000
USAID resources for World Water Day 2016 - by: campbelldb http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/17505-usaid-resources-for-world-water-day-2016#17505 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/17505-usaid-resources-for-world-water-day-2016#17505
- A photo essay highlighting some of the Water Heroes bringing clean water to their communities
- How WASH impacts girls education
- Changing the landscape for urban water access in Africa
- How a city in Indonesia is making sanitation services affordable
- Innovations to grow food with less water
- A podcast from Global Water Coordinator Chris Holmes on USAID’s support for water and its impact on health, jobs and women

The link is http://conta.cc/1UhHhyg]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Tue, 22 Mar 2016 16:52:00 +0000
Magazine: Africa Water Sanitation & Hygiene March - April 2016 Vol.11 No.2 Now Available - by: mwaniki http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/16791-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-all-editions-for-2016#17502 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/16791-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-all-editions-for-2016#17502 Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

This is the March - April 2016 Vol.11 No.2 edition. 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) Tue, 22 Mar 2016 05:51:54 +0000
Re: Broken Toilets - Online Magazine - by: Carol McCreary http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/15847-broken-toilets-online-magazine-a-new-online-magazine-with-independently-reported-stories-about-issues-central-to-global-development-local-practices-and-ideas-of-progress#17307 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/15847-broken-toilets-online-magazine-a-new-online-magazine-with-independently-reported-stories-about-issues-central-to-global-development-local-practices-and-ideas-of-progress#17307 Broken Toilets. brokentoilets.org/ Just two articles, both very thought-provoking. I have high hopes that this new magazine will fill a missing link between the civil society and public officials whose sanitation decision-making is off our screens. Given the reluctance of mainstream journalists to cover sanitation issues, experienced technical professionals functioning as citizen journalists can ease aside deep-seated toilet taboos and fill a long-empty gap.

In Good shit, good business? plain-speaking Réme Kaupp notes that in sludge management the "bottleneck is emptying and transport." He lists businesses in thie realm that have not caught on, quoting eawag:“Pilots never fail and never scale”.

Kaupp shows how toilets are "governance indicators" and political acts noting that "we seem to have forgotten that toilets are a dynamic political subject." He concludes:
"Our work needs to be ultimately targeted at the local authorities and the utility companies so that they take the same interest as we do in the challenging – and motivating – issue of on-site sanitation and sludge."

Avinash Krishnamurthy's piece Fecal Sludge, A Local Story uncovers the dynamics of decisions about technology of public health and informal solutions as social responses to real and popularly perceived problems.

A project visit in the company of public health colleagues demonstrated that "health risk barriers were socially and culturally built into existing systems." The author continues "Farmers had a sort of informal protocol for protecting their products when using wastewater for irrigation, including what crops could be irrigated with it and different ways to apply fertilizer. There was also a general consciousness that crops that didn’t directly touch the wastewater were safer, while root crops needed to be washed in fresh, clean water before being sent to the market. In fact, this town had become known a vegetable washing center for the region. Other farmers from around the area would bring their vegetables to be washed and packed before being sold. Farmers were also conscious about their personal hygiene habits: after a day’s work, especially when working with wastewater, they stressed the importance of a good bath."

The focus here is listening. For the genius of farmer experimentation. For grassroots experience. For authentic community needs. Krishnamurthy notes that "complete reliance on a technological solution does not appreciate the value of the informal systems that evolved organically and addressed many of the town’s needs."

Krishnamurthy concludes with this lament: "In my work, I’ve observed the common response of the professionalized development sector seems to instinctively mistrust the informal sector’s response to deal with problems – it becomes something to be regulated, something that’s unscientific."]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Thu, 03 Mar 2016 17:55:03 +0000
Re: Broken Toilets - Online Magazine - by: samyuvarma http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/15847-broken-toilets-online-magazine-a-new-online-magazine-with-independently-reported-stories-about-issues-central-to-global-development-local-practices-and-ideas-of-progress#17298 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/15847-broken-toilets-online-magazine-a-new-online-magazine-with-independently-reported-stories-about-issues-central-to-global-development-local-practices-and-ideas-of-progress#17298
Broken Toilets magazine launched earlier this week with its first issue "Sludge". The magazine aims to present stories about development to people working in the sector but also to a wider audience.

Our aim is not to tell stories about failures but to present independent, human interest based reporting on development issues. We chose "sludge" as our first theme because my co-founder and I work in sanitation as practitioners and it was how we met! The magazine was started with a small private donation which we are using to create the first three issues and we will be launching a Kickstarter campaign later in the month to raise funding for the magazine. More information will be up on the site about that soon and you can read about the magazine here.

These are some of the stories you will see in the issue:

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Journalist Chhavi Sachdev takes us on the Indian Railways to tell us how they are attempting to manage the massive amounts of human waste left on their tracks. Small infrastructure advocate Avinash Krishnamurthy recounts lessons learned from listening and talking about public health with a town’s municipal officers. While questioning recent fads in sanitation, Rémi Kaupp wonders why we don’t seriously reconsider the responsibilities of local government. Photographer Karen Dias presents a portrait of manual scavengers employed by the city of Chennai, India.

Documentary photographer Peter DiCampo came to us with story a bit outside the Sludge theme, but we couldn't resist his personal narrative of failed aid in Ghana and his compelling photos of broken toilets. Needless to say, it's a perfect illustration of what we're trying to explore with this magazine.

You’ll also find a new post on our blog by Nicola Greene, whose piece follows a day in the life of a pit emptier in Malawi.

Throughout the month, we'll be publishing stories on our blog related to the sludge theme as well as articles that look broadly at the ways in which development and culture intersect. If you work or write about development and have an idea for a story, write to us!

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Our second issue will be out at the end of March and is on the theme of "Recovery". We hope you will enjoy reading our magazine and do get in touch if you would like to contribute.

Best,
Samyuktha]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Thu, 03 Mar 2016 05:52:19 +0000
Re: DRAWING WATER - 2nd edition: A resource book of over 600 WASH and related images - by: JKMakowka http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/16465-drawing-water-2nd-edition-a-resource-book-of-over-600-wash-and-related-images#16965 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/16465-drawing-water-2nd-edition-a-resource-book-of-over-600-wash-and-related-images#16965 freedomdefined.org/Licenses/NC

Has a lot of good reasons why "non-commercial" licenses are generally a bad idea in an open-access context.

CC-by-SA ("Share alike") is really the best license to choose for such a picture collection, and it ensures wide use while protecting you from most forms of "commercial abuse".]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:22:26 +0000
Re: DRAWING WATER - 2nd edition: A resource book of over 600 WASH and related images - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/16465-drawing-water-2nd-edition-a-resource-book-of-over-600-wash-and-related-images#16960 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/16465-drawing-water-2nd-edition-a-resource-book-of-over-600-wash-and-related-images#16960
Thanks for your reply.
Have you considered that the boundaries of "commercial" are very fluid in the WASH sector? For example, someone (like an NGO) might run a course (perhaps with donor funding) where participants have to pay something for the course (perhaps just a portion of it and the rest of the course is subsidised by the donor). If the course presenter would then want to use one of these drawings in one of their teaching materials, they couldn't if you classify such a course as a "commercial" activity. The same might apply to some lecturers at university level if the students have to pay a fee, but not at a university where studying is for "free", i.e. covered by taxes (like in Germany).

I am just bringing this up, because such examples have been pointed out to me by others (James Heilman to be precise) to show that this fear of "commercial uses" is perhaps a bit old fashioned nowadays, at least for the WASH sector. I might go back to James and ask him for more examples. The e-mails that he sent to me about this topic a while ago really made me think.

Oh and one important component is the "SA" in the licence which stands for "share alike". This means that if someone used something for commercial uses then in turn they would have to make it available under the SAME licence. That's a good thing, isn't it? So it would automatically be open access as well.
Ah, I just see that the link I gave above is not quite right. This is the right one:
creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

It includes this part:
ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.


Oh, and I wasn't quite sure what you meant with "they are part of our brand"?

And how about use on Wikipedia pages like we did here with your schematic of a pit latrine (with your approval) - it wasn't a drawing, but a sketch by WEDC:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pit_latrine

Cheers,
Elisabeth]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:27:39 +0000
Re: DRAWING WATER - 2nd edition: A resource book of over 600 WASH and related images - by: Rod http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/16465-drawing-water-2nd-edition-a-resource-book-of-over-600-wash-and-related-images#16959 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/16465-drawing-water-2nd-edition-a-resource-book-of-over-600-wash-and-related-images#16959
Yes, we have considered this but we don't want them to be make them available for commercial ends by others as they are a part of our brand. We are happy for them to be used for non-commercial ends, however, providing they are duly acknowledged.

Rod]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:37:25 +0000
Re: DRAWING WATER - 2nd edition: A resource book of over 600 WASH and related images - by: muench http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/16465-drawing-water-2nd-edition-a-resource-book-of-over-600-wash-and-related-images#16958 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/16465-drawing-water-2nd-edition-a-resource-book-of-over-600-wash-and-related-images#16958
Have you considered making the licence into an open access licence so that the drawings could also be used in Wikipedia for example?
For that, it would need to be this licence: CC BY SA 4.0 license

Whereas your current licence statement says:
The illustrations presented in this online publication may be copied, reproduced or adapted to meet local needs without permission from the illustrator or publisher, provided the illustrations reproduced are distributed free, or at cost and not for commercial ends and the source is fully acknowledged


SuSanA has changed the licence clause for all of its publication to open access (see discussion here: forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-ann...ications-open-access)

Further details:
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
edit: or rather this link: creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/

I think the only difference to your licence statement is that it could be used for any purpose, even commercially. It still has to be fully attributed though - which in my opinion is the most important aspect to give you the credit for the drawings.]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Thu, 11 Feb 2016 07:22:46 +0000
Magazine: Africa Water Sanitation & Hygiene (all editions for 2016) - by: mwaniki http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/16791-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-all-editions-for-2016#16791 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/16791-magazine-africa-water-sanitation-a-hygiene-all-editions-for-2016#16791 Africa Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

This is the January - February 2016 Vol.11 No.1 edition. 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) Sun, 31 Jan 2016 13:20:28 +0000
Re: DRAWING WATER - 2nd edition: A resource book of over 600 WASH and related images - by: Rod http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/16465-drawing-water-2nd-edition-a-resource-book-of-over-600-wash-and-related-images#16476 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/16465-drawing-water-2nd-edition-a-resource-book-of-over-600-wash-and-related-images#16476
This is now fixed. You may need to refresh your page to see the changes.

Kind regards

Rod]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Fri, 08 Jan 2016 12:00:22 +0000
Re: DRAWING WATER - 2nd edition: A resource book of over 600 WASH and related images - by: Rod http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/16465-drawing-water-2nd-edition-a-resource-book-of-over-600-wash-and-related-images#16475 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/16465-drawing-water-2nd-edition-a-resource-book-of-over-600-wash-and-related-images#16475
However, I'll make this clearer by highlighting the themes to look like links. Thank for alerting me to this.

Rod]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Fri, 08 Jan 2016 11:39:58 +0000
Re: DRAWING WATER - 2nd edition: A resource book of over 600 WASH and related images - by: dorothee.spuhler http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/16465-drawing-water-2nd-edition-a-resource-book-of-over-600-wash-and-related-images#16474 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/16465-drawing-water-2nd-edition-a-resource-book-of-over-600-wash-and-related-images#16474
Thank you for sharing- unfortunately, the link only guides us to a short version of the document (page 1 to 10). You may want to correct that.
Cheers, Dorothee]]>
New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Fri, 08 Jan 2016 11:23:11 +0000
DRAWING WATER - 2nd edition: A resource book of over 600 WASH and related images - by: Rod http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/16465-drawing-water-2nd-edition-a-resource-book-of-over-600-wash-and-related-images#16465 http://forum.susana.org/forum/categories/89-new-publications-books-articles-partner-newsletters-journals-blogs-websites-videos/16465-drawing-water-2nd-edition-a-resource-book-of-over-600-wash-and-related-images#16465 DRAWING WATER – 2nd edition: A resource book of over 600 WASH and related images is now freely available online at: wedc.lu/drawing-water-2nd-edition]]> New publications (books, articles, partner newsletters, journals, blogs, websites, videos) Thu, 07 Jan 2016 12:39:56 +0000