Are you on SuSanA's Global Sanitation Map?

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[WG4] Are you on SuSanA's Global Sanitation Map?

This email was sent to WG 4 mailing list:

Dear members of SuSanA Working Group 4 ,



We invite you to share your work on sanitation related projects in SuSanA's project database which is open to all sanitation actors and enthusiasts globally.





What is the SuSanA Project Database?


Currently, 360 projects are listed in the project database. Find them under the tab 'Knowledge Hub' in the new SuSanA website ( www.susana.org ).

Or follow this link: www.susana.org/en/resources/projects

Each project entry tells the ?who, what, where, when and how? of the project or program. The Global Map automatically adds a pin to indicate the location of your project.



Do you want more visibility for your projects? What are you waiting for ? Over 8500 SuSanA members and further non-members visit the website on a regular basis.


How do you get your project on the map?

You can add your own project information if your organization is a partner to SuSanA. Hit ?reply? and we?ll give you the necessary editing privileges. If your organization isn?t a partner, hit ?reply? and send us the information by e-mail: We?ll gladly add your project to the database for you. Check here to see a list of partner organizations to find out if your employer has already joined (if not: how about joining as a partner now?): www.susana.org/en/partner



What projects should be included?

All projects or programs related to sustainable sanitation belong in the database. This is where people go to learn from other people?s experiences. It can be searched with filters such as area of focus, technology, country, beneficial products from resource recovery, funding source, grant recipient, setting and others (see the filter options in the black boxes on the left hand side here: www.susana.org/en/ resources/projects).



We hope you will take a few minutes to add your project to the SuSanA project database.



Some general information at the end:


1. Why did we send this e-mail to Working Group 4 in particular? Working Group 4 is SuSanA?s largest working group with currently 5400 members, and we want to grow the project database fast. You can see what else Working Group 4 is up to here < forum.susana.org/57-wg-4-sanitation-systems-hygiene-health >.

2. If your organisation is already a SuSanA partner then you can also add your publications, news, events and jobs to your partner profile on the SuSanA website. Please reply to this email if you are interested to use these functionalities and would like to receive guidance (or check here < www.susana.org/en/resources/library/details/2576 >).

3. If you have suggestions for improving SuSanA?s project database please put them here < forum.susana.org/project-database-of-susana > on our discussion forum. Or use the reply-all function with this e-mail which will create a forum post under your name for all to see and react to.



Best Regards,

Shobana

Shobana Srinivasan
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Re: RE: Are you on SuSanA?s Global Sanitation Map?

Hi,
My organisation, The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) is a SuSanA partner organisation.
I would like to add 2 projects to the databse and would like to have editing access for the same.
Thank you!

Prithvi Simha
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Department of Energy and Technology
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala
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Re: [WG4] Are you on SuSanA's Global Sanitation Map?

Dear all,
I am the owner of sanimap.com (also twitter.com/sanimap) and would be willing to donate this to the community if this helps in promoting the Global Sanitation Map. My initial idea was to come up with a web-based GIS that includes sanitation projects and projects them as shapes or Points of Interests (POI), but I haven't done much with it since ~2010 due to the lack of time and other ressources. So instead of this domain idling somewhere, it may be smarter to share it with everyone for this cause. What do you think? Also, will the Global Sanitation Map also receive it's own direct URL (that we can link to from sanimap.com)?

(fyi, the beta state of the website probably also means that the map itself currently doesn't display?)

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Re: [WG4] Are you on SuSanA's Global Sanitation Map?

Dear Juergen,

Thanks for your feedback and interest! OK, so as of today, we have an easier method to access the global project map of SuSanA. Just go to the front page of SuSanA ( www.susana.org ) and scroll down a bit. There you will find the map (now with smaller pins; the pins we used until today were really too large).

These pins are clickable and the map is zoomable. (yesterday we had an IT glitch with the clickable pins but that's solved now)

So please do try it out, zoom in and out and find projects in your vicinity, especially if you live in India or Kenya where there are loads of project pins on the map!

The map can also be accessed from inside of the project database: www.susana.org/en/resources/projects (but it's a bit hard to find there; look for the grey pin symbol; we need to improve on that).

I think we'll also get a direct URL for our map (will let you know once I have it).

Thanks for offering to connect with Sanimap. How could this work in practical terms? How many projects are there in Sanimap? We have currently 386 (a large chunk of those are funded by the Gates Foundation).

We have tried to ensure that each project has a good amount of information to go with its entry plus some links to click through to find out more. This is something that I have missed with other people's maps where the level of depth of information per project was often low. In our case, many of the projects even link through to forum threads where the project has been discussed with the project owners. Also we have nifty filtering options to filter out exactly what you're after.

Please give us your feedback and ideas for improvements.
And: above all: please start adding your own projects to this map! SuSanA partners can do it themselves through their partner profile (they just need to have their login upgraded). And non-SuSanA partners can do it by e-mailing the secretariat (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) - or perhaps now is a good time to join your organization as a SuSanA partner if it is eligible* ?

Regards,
Elisabeth

* What are the criteria to apply as a SuSanA partner?

To apply as a partner organisation with SuSanA, the organisation should:

- Support the aims of SuSanA (agree to the vision document)
- Carry out sanitation-related work
- Have a functioning website
- Be willing to insert the "partner of SuSanA logo" on your organisation’s website (if technically possible) and create a link back to the SuSanA website
- Have at least three persons working full time for your organisation
- Have been a registered entity for at least 2 years

Is there a registration fee to become a partner or member of SuSanA?

No, there is no fee for being a partner or member of SuSanA.

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Re: [WG4] Are you on SuSanA's Global Sanitation Map?

This is the direct link to the project database global map:
www.susana.org/en/resources/projects#map

(we'll make sure this link also appears on the website somewhere in cases users want to have it)

Dr. Elisabeth von Muench
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