SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication Wed, 29 Mar 2017 19:04:51 +0000 Kunena 1.6 SuSanA - Forum en-gb I am interested in pursuing an internship - question from India - by: gogreen123 I am Hiral Jariwala, Student of M.E.(Environmental Management) at L. D. College of Engineering, Ahmedabad, Gujarat. I finished my B.E.(Environmental Engineering) with 8.89 CGPA from this college in June 2016.

I am interested in pursuing an internship.

My area of interest is water and wastewater treatment.

I am planning for the internship after completion of my 2-semester exam in Second of June. So, I am planning for an internship from 12 June to 1 July 2017.

Please review it & reply me.]]>
Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:54:08 +0000
Re: Sanitation community in Brazil - by: Carol McCreary
You said it very well, Marcos.

I also think that more material in Portuguese would be a plus, in academic environment, we manage to grasp the English, but the general audience does not, so for the medium level / technical workers, Portuguese would be a plus.

How can we speed up the translation process? Portuguese is a mainstream language. Brazilian Universities have talented graduates in language and literature. Could they help with translation and spread the word about sanitation at the same time? Do you have ideas on how this could be done? Maybe partnerships among academic departments? Formal translation can be onerous and expensive so I'm wondering if English-Portuguese translation programs could speed up the process. Students with good editing skills could make sure the Portuguese was correct and easily readable and help with page layout. These editors wouldn't necessarily need great English. Perhaps quick technical reviews could be done by technical experts.

We've now got cheap video and inexpensive through flawed online translation programs. Isn't it time we broke down some of these language barriers?

I look forward to your thoughts on this. And to hearing more about the sanitation in Brazil and how people in the sector learn and exchange new information.

Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Tue, 31 Jan 2017 23:57:15 +0000
Re: Candidate looking for WASH/MHM vacancies - by: LiChin ]]> Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Wed, 23 Nov 2016 11:07:05 +0000 Re: Candidate looking for WASH/MHM vacancies - by: JKMakowka
1. MHM, while an interesting niche topic, is not a major topic for recruitment. Knowledge of it in certain hygiene focussed WASH jobs is a slight plus but not a selection factor I would guess. Therefore I would emphasise it less (once you got a job you can still push it internally if you want ).

2. Since you are not an engineer or such, push your MEAL / M&E skills and general PCM knowledge. It looks like you have some solid statistics skills... try to put that more into language HR people can relate to for project design & evaluations.

3. Chinese isn't a very relevant language in this sector for now, but for some jobs in Asia with a focus on sanitation marketing it could be a big plus.

4. Your long under-employment is definitely not a good thing (makes recruiters wonder what reasons there might be for it that you avoid mentioning in your CV). Either be more up-front about plausible reasons for it, or maybe better... try to look for an initial job where "security" knowledge can be a plus, i.e. in a country with a fragile security situation (usually less bad than it sounds from a Swedish perspective).

I recommend heading over to and look for jobs in some countries like South-Sudan, CAR, Mali... general MENA region & maybe Pakistan/Afghanistan. And preferably with one of those French organisations like ACTED, Solidarities, Handicap etc. (for various reasons I better not mention, but their pay is relatively low and they are more open to new-comers especially in those countries where it is difficult to find qualified staff; and that you speak some French is usually a big plus for them).

Such a job will likely not be very enjoyable (and I hope you are cut out for high stress, low work/life balance work environments), but it will give you a foot in the door. After a year or so, you chances finding a better job will also be much better.]]>
Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Sat, 19 Nov 2016 07:16:51 +0000
Candidate looking for WASH/MHM vacancies - by: LiChin
I have since my graduation in 2014 been struggling with finding a start-up position within WASH. With this thread I want to post a kind of an open application. Below follows a short introduction:

I hold an MSc in International Development and Management and a BSc in International Social Sciences.
I speak and write fluent English. I also master Swedish fluently, speak fluent Cantonese and have some knowledge in French and Bahasa Indonesia.

Through my internship with SNV in Lao PDR I have gained extensive knowledge within WASH. During my internship I was moreover given the opportunity to perform project evaluation, develop my own research and conduct a base study on menstrual hygiene management (MHM) in rural Laos. The mixed methods research was conducted in relation to my master thesis.

Through my studies in Lund I have furthermore acquired good management skills in managing projects; coordinating, planning, making strategic plans, executing, monitoring and evaluating. This works moreover well with my organizational, and time-management skills. I am a hard worker who has high standards on my work and aim at doing my best.

Should your organisation be interested in a candidate with my competency, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am currently based in Sweden but am ready to relocate. I have also attached my CV and added a link to my master thesis on MHM should anyone be interested in my work: Period of shame

All the best,

Liyen Chin]]>
Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:46:00 +0000
changing from this… - … to that - Website of Sahajo Waterworks - by: AquaVerde

… to that

Dear Colleagues,
I came across this Canadian very resourceful web page in English and French language with
"no copyright! use, share, copy freely"

special on floating islands & Biofilm:

The roots of the plants on a floating system create a very extensive surface for colonization. Each square meter can yield up to 120m² bio-effective surfaces. This root-sphere serves as a colonization surface for the microorganisms.
Phosphates and nitrates are taken out of the water column by different types of bacteria: Phosphates are taken out of the water by aerobic bacteria (that need oxygen to do their work) and nitrates by anaerobic bacteria (that do not need oxygen). Polluted and eutrophic water bodies typically are poor in dissolved oxygen. To be able to cultivate biofilm that accommodates the two types of bacteria, we place an aeration system below one part of the floating system: the rising bubble stream moves oxygen poor and nutrient rich cold water up to the roots; the air bubbles dissolve oxygen into the water so that the aerobic bacteria can thrive. The other part of the island only gets the water movement created by the air bubbles without the air bubbles which is convenient for the anaerobic bacteria.

The absorption of heavy metals varies according the plant species: some incorporate these pollutants in their roots, some in their leafs. The floating system does give for the first time the possibility to harvest not only the leafs but also the roots to finally take the
heavy metals permanently out of the water.

Take your own advantages out of it.

Direct contacts with the page-owner are not possible, I wounder why.

Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Sat, 11 Jun 2016 09:12:05 +0000
Introduction to ECOLOO Group (Biological Toilets) - by: ecoloo Note by moderator: See related thread about ECOLOO toilets here:

Greetings from ECOLOO Group!

Please let me introduce ourselves to you, and we'd be happy to work together with you in the near future.

ECOLOO Group is a leading Swedish organization with distributors across 5 continents specialising in sustainable solutions related to water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH) and environment with global presence in more than 17 countries to date.

Our solution has been used by UNDP (UNESCO world heritage sites such as Petra in Jordan), UNHCR, Municipalities, floating chalet, floating homes, schools, events & festivals, residential & disaster aid sites such as Tacloban in the Philippines, construction sites and public areas, just to name few.

Our best selling item, ECOLOO, is an odourless, waterless, sewage free, energy free, maintenance free toilet system that employs bacterial culture to treat the waste and create organic fertilizer that is pathogen free yet rich with nutrition. It is affordable, beneficial, biological, durable, ecological, economical and ergonomically designed for comfort, health and safety; it comes in various designs and shapes i.e. standing (urinal), sitting, squatting or both for indoor and outdoor; it is designed for multi purposes and it is suitable for all weather conditions.

To understand ECOLOO better, kindly click the links below:
Jordan Times:

Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Thanks and take care!]]>
Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Tue, 07 Jun 2016 02:51:32 +0000
Re: Recherche un fournisseur de sanplat en dalle plastique en France / English: Search for a supplier of plastic Sanplats in France - by: Florent thank you for your feedback. We plan an intervention in the Calais jungle for which the French government has launched a tender to equip the mobile toilet jungle. Unfortunately, we have not been retained for the benefit of chemical toilets.
We have in stock a few plates (5) commissioned in India 10 years ago ... Our plan was to build 60 cabins but he fell into the water.
Again thank you for your encouraging responses.
Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Wed, 27 Apr 2016 10:02:42 +0000
Re: Recherche un fournisseur de sanplat en dalle plastique en France / English: Search for a supplier of plastic Sanplats in France - by: bowenarrow Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Tue, 26 Apr 2016 21:46:21 +0000 Re: Recherche un fournisseur de sanplat en dalle plastique / English: Search for a supplier of plastic Sanplats - by: muench
Just wondering if you found a supplier in France for plastic squatting pans? What did you need them for? Are you planning to install squatting dry toilets somewhere in France?

Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Tue, 26 Apr 2016 04:36:41 +0000
Re: [SuSanA forum] Re: Transforming the sanitation sector in order to achieve universal access by 2030 (Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions)) - by: Silvester
Thank you for your post. Now I realize that iIt would have been more convincing if I had added an audio thread for the video which I shall do and upload in YouTube if necessary.

But to answer your your question, I would like to brief the following:

1) The video is demonstration of two different instances of what is happening to the exceta model lumps in a closet, sump,initially with usual water medium and secondly with our newly suggested dual liquid systemwith a non-polar liquid along with water. Anyone can observe the resistance of ecreata lumps to flush out of the closet sump in the first instance, meaning that so much of water is required to flush out.In the second instance it may be observed the magic of the excreta getting out of the sump without any flushing;This is the basis of our simple innovation which has immense value in Sanitation. This means there is water seal but the flushing does not require any effort. What is happening to the excretaafter it is ridden out of the sump of the closet and what is happening to the accumulated excreta in our newly desighned UTube septic tanks are elaborately explained the doc. attached in our earlier mail.

2) I would like to further inform you that this innovation shall simplyfy Sanitation and make the poor to practice sanitation without the burden of fetching buckets of water and the worry of emptying the septic contents periodically. Also this system willhelp eradicating the open pit latrines promoted by even by many of international organizations in the name of 'Improved Sanitation'

Kind Regards,

Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Fri, 15 Apr 2016 19:47:38 +0000
Re: Transforming the sanitation sector in order to achieve universal access by 2030 - by: canaday
This innovation is very intriguing. Is it possible to upload the video onto Youtube? Do you have a website?

How can you have a water seal without flush water?

Best wishes,
Chris Canaday]]>
Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:22:36 +0000
Re: Transforming the sanitation sector in order to achieve universal access by 2030 - by: Silvester We strongly believe that to make Sanitation really successful, we need to make Sanitation in to a consumer driven entity by rightly addressing the problems of the poor people that cause hesitation to practice Sanitation.

Three precise reasons for the problems are:

1)Non-availability of affordable and proper hardware equipment with which the poor can practice Sanitation comfortably unlike the SandPlat pit latrines with pungent smell and swamping flies.
2)The burden of fetching buckets of water from remote sources for the larine needs.
3)The trouble of periodic evacuation of septic contents.

There is no doubt if the above three problems addressed properly, Sanitation will take its own momentum without much effort of spending multimillion Dollar campaigns as it is being done all over the world today.
We, from Sanitec Madagascar has come out with new Sanitation system that shall address all of the above problems perfectly and we are sure that this system shall open a new era in Sanitation.

1)Our innovative toilet system have closets made of glazed ceramics, has perfect water seal yet does not require flush water. This also goes with a simple and affordable U-tube septic system which does not require scavenging but the digested compost is ejected out by earth worms followed by bacterial digestion of septic contents.
2)The cost of these toilet system is not more than afore said SandPlat pit latrines which are being officially promoted by the sanitation projects worldwide. It may also be noted such system when extended to upper-class Sanitation, is capable of saving millions of gallons of fresh water used every day by the municipalities in the urban cities all over the world.

A video clip demonstration and a word doc. are attached with this mail which we hope shall provide more information about the new sanitation system.

Sanitec is first of its kind noble philanthropic mission for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and basically a production unit built with a project cost of 600 000 USD. Sanitec is hub of many such innovations pertaining to WASH products and production technologies. The newly commissioned project has 100 trained local workers and with its initial production capacity, is capable of serving 300 families with affordable and innovative WASH products every day in Madagascar and other sub-Saharan African countries. Our ambition is to replicate such facilities to some of other countries in future where the WASH needs are crucial.

We are looking for funding partner organizations to enable us to have sufficient working capital to take these facilities to millions of suffering poor through institutional access. We shall be able to provide elaborate Business Plan upon hearing a positive response from you.

Kind Regards,

Note by moderator: Link to Video file on dropbox]]>
Persons or companies offering their skills or products (and introductions) Tue, 12 Apr 2016 08:12:21 +0000