30th SuSanA Meeting from 17th to 28th August - Week 2 is taking place now!

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30th SuSanA Meeting from 17th to 28th August - Registration is now open!

Dear SuSanA members, partners, and friends, 

For this upcoming 30th SuSanA meeting, there is no need to hop on a plane, there will be no jetlag, and no missing suitcases. Simply charge your devices, get some snacks ready, sink into a comfortable chair - and off we go. 

As the Stockholm World Water Week 2020, where the 30th SuSanA meeting would have taken place back to back, got canceled, the SuSanA Core Group decided to continue with an online format. We have set up a small planning committee to organise the meeting (Thanks to Belinda, Lourdes, Madeleine and Shobana!) that met last week for a planning kick-off. Here are the first general data, and an invitation to all of you to join in as speaker, moderator, translator, participant, ...

Format: Different sessions will be spread out accross a couple of days, but the assembly meeting will take place in good old tradition on the Saturday before (most likely August, 15th) 

Sessions: Open for submissions! Active members, partners, WG leads, regional chapters, etc. can suggest and organise sessions together. Please contact the secretariat via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to host a session, contribute with experiences from your project, research, etc. We aim for a first outline of sessions by the end of June. 

We are aso in discussion with other networks who would have attended/held meetings and  convened sessions at SWWW to coordinate planning for the online events.

Best regards, 
Franziska 
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Hi all 
I am so pleased to be part of organizing committee for the 30th SuSanA meeting and this meeting will be online so I really encourage you to bring forward , your, ideas , programs , exiting research and innovations.  During this Pandemic and the global lockdown I think it has become very clear for many of us how important our  joint effort to work towards sustainable sanitation solution is.. The Pandemic has helped us to put a spotlight on the invisible, sanitation workers, and how crucial their work is for keeping systems operational and  our communities safe and healthy. The pandemic will  affect our life for some more time  and it actually gives us an opportunity to look at the future where there will be need for a sustainable robust recovery of societies and system.  It is very clear that sanitation system need to be resilient, inclusive and sustainable during pandemic as well as for the future we are  facing with the ongoing climate change  deteriorating water availability caused by an increasing numbers of extreme events. This is all exiting and it will be great to have your ideas not only on content but also on engaging online methods for group work etc. 
The only thing that worries me now is how I am going to create that very special feeling with a beer on our special "island" after the SuSanA Stockholm meeting - all ideas for getting that feeling online is also welcome! Cheers Madeleine 
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It will be difficult! But lockdown are being lifted and economies are reopening in many countries. I suggest physical meeting but with nose masks and distancing rules observed including temperature checks and sanitizers especially since by August the situation must have greatly improved. My thoughts though!

Kind Regards Duru Nicodemus
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Hi Duru and all,

You suggested a physical meeting rather than an online meeting for the SuSanA meeting. However, putting those additional hygiene measures in place would be rather costly. Also, many people can currently not even leave or re-enter their countries freely (here in Australia for example all "normal / non essential" travel in and out of Australia has been stopped since March and probably will remain like this until the end of the year (same for New Zealand)!).

I have been a strong proponent of online meetings (or at least blended meetings: face to face plus a proper online component) for years (to reduce CO2 emissions and costs), so this is one aspect of the pandemic that I find good: more online meetings, less air travel at last!

Madeleine and team: do you have more information on when the sessions will be held? Is it going to be like a series of webinars? If so, don't put too many on because this might overload people. If you normally have 8 hours of SuSanA meeting on a Saturday, is the idea to now spread it out over one week and have 1-2 hours of webinars per day? How are you going to cater for different time zones? It seems like a time around lunchtime in Europe probably works best globally, as it's morning in America and evening in Asia and some of Oceania.

Regarding webinars: I have to admit that I personally feel already overloaded with the number of webinars that have sprung up in recent months. So it will be tricky to come up with a format that is perhaps different/interesting/appealing to stick out from the crowd...

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Hi all, 

a big thank you to all those, who are supporting and want to participate in the upcoming meeting(s). We can provide some more updates, however the full picture is constantly moving and developing at the moment. An important change in the above announcement is the date of the opening plenary - this was moved and will take place on Monday, 17th August, 2.00-3.30 pm CEST. 

The opening plenary will include opening remarks, key note speeches, an update what happened in SuSanA in the past year, and then short pitches for each session to happen during the week. So don't miss out on that!
The sessions throughout the week are led by working group leads, regional chapter coordinators, the secretariat and active members and partners and between 30-90 minutes.

Here is a sneak peak into the programm as of today, but some sessions are yet to be confirmed. We will send a SuSanA newsletter in the coming days, including a registration link.

Monday, 17th August
Opening Plenary,  2.00-3.30 pm CEST

Thematic sessions throughout the week
Tuesday, 18th August
  • The Discussion Forum - latest developments, insights from moderators and user survey results, 2.00-3.00 pm CEST
  • Género y WASH, 4.00-5.00 pm CEST (in Spanish)

Wednesday, 19th August
  • The invisible link: dignity, safety and health for sanitation workers, 12-1.30 pm CEST
  • New developments & research findings in urban sanitation & FSM, 2.00-3.30 pm CEST
  • Capacity development, 4.00-5.30 pm CEST
Thursday, 20th August
  • The sanitation event calender - how to access and use it (training session), 1.00-1.30 pm CEST
  • Towards inclusive, green city sanitation for Lusaka- achievements and way forward, 2.00-3.30 pm CEST
Wednesday, 25th August
  • WASH systems at home - virtual learning event and networking sessions, two options covering different time zones: 0900 EST | 1500 CEST  | 1830 IST & 1300 EST | 1900 CEST  | 2230 IST (together with Agenda for Change, Sustainable Sanitation Initiative, Millennium Water Alliance, Rural Water Supply Network, and the University of Colorado Boulder)
Friday, 28th August
  • Menstrual Hygiene Management- Relevant, Inter-sectoral and on the Rise, 11.00-12.00 pm CEST
Sessions, that might follow are on rural sanitation in a one health perspective, sewage testing for COVID-19 surveillance, behaviour change - sustaining hand washing and hygiene, the new normal - reopening schools and public toilets, ... 

Do write to us This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to present in one of the above sessions, support in preparing it, moderate, translate, ... All hands and brains welcome! 

Best regards, 
Franziska
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Hi all,

As the newsletter has been published on Monday, the registration phase has started! You can register for the meetings here .

Also, the posted programm from last week has slightly changed (coloured blue) with some other sessions yet to be confirmed: 

Monday, 17th August
Opening Plenary,  2.00-3.30 pm CEST

Thematic sessions throughout the week
Tuesday, 18th August
  • The Discussion Forum - latest developments, insights from moderators and user survey results, 2.00-3.00 pm CEST
  • Género y WASH, 4.00-5.00 pm CEST (in Spanish)
Wednesday, 19th August
  • The invisible link: dignity, safety and health for sanitation workers, 12-1.30 pm CEST
  • New developments & research findings in urban sanitation & FSM, 2.00-3.30 pm CEST
  • Capacity development, 4.00-5.30 pm CEST
Thursday, 20th August
  • The sanitation event calender - how to access and use it (training session), 1.00-1.30 pm CEST
Friday, 21st August
  • Open discussion: What did COVID-19 teach us?, 3.00-4.00 pm CEST
Tuesday, 25th August
  • WASH systems at home - virtual learning event and networking sessions, two options covering different time zones: 0900 EST | 1500 CEST  | 1830 IST & 1300 EST | 1900 CEST  | 2230 IST (together with Agenda for Change, Sustainable Sanitation Initiative, Millennium Water Alliance, Rural Water Supply Network, and the University of Colorado Boulder)
Thursday, 27th August
  • Towards inclusive, green city sanitation forLusaka- achievements and way forward, 1.00-1.40 pm CEST
Friday, 28th August
  • Menstrual Hygiene Management- Relevant, Inter-sectoral and on the Rise, 11.00-12.00 pm CEST
Best regards, 
Finn
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Dear all,

there are new updates on the program! All changes since the last update are coloured blue. There are still a few sessions to be confirmed (and added later).

Monday, 17th August
Opening Plenary,  2.00-3.30 pm CEST

Thematic sessions throughout the week
Tuesday, 18th August
  • Hand Hygiene Session, 12.30-2.00 pm CEST
  • The Discussion Forum - latest developments, insights from moderators and user survey results, 2.00-3.00 pm CEST
  • Género y WASH, 4.00-5.00 pm CEST (in Spanish)
Wednesday, 19th August
  • The invisible link: dignity, safety and health for sanitation workers, 12-1.30 pm CEST
  • New developments & research findings in urban sanitation & FSM, 2.00-3.30 pm CEST
  • Capacity development, 4.00-5.30 pm CEST
Thursday, 20th August
  • Sewage testing for COVID 19, 11.00-12.30 pm CEST 
  • The sanitation event calender - how to access and use it (training session), 1.00-1.30 pm CEST
Friday, 21st August
  • Open discussion: What did COVID-19 teach us?, 3.00-4.00 pm CEST
Tuesday, 25th August and Wednesday, 26th of August
  • WASH Systems, Sustainability, and Resilience: Why do they matter? (New name)
    Three options covering different time zones:
    - Tuesday: 3.00-4:30 pm and 7.00-8:30 pm CEST (available in Spanish, French and English)
    - Wednesday: 6:00-7:30 am CEST (English only)
     
Thursday, 27th August
  • Towards inclusive, green city sanitation forLusaka- achievements and way forward, 1.00-1.40 pm CEST
Friday, 28th August
  • Menstrual Hygiene Management- Relevant, Inter-sectoral and on the Rise, 11.00-12.00 pm CEST
Best regards, 
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Hi Madeleine,
We will like to share and contribute from our project experience implementing sanitation and MHH among female inmates and people living in informal settlement in Nigeria. 
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Dear all,

There is another update on the latest (and for now last) changes of the program of our 30th SuSanA Meeting! All changes since the last update are, as in the previous post, coloured . You can register for the different sessions here .

Monday, 17th August
Opening Plenary,  2.00-3.30 pm CEST

Thematic sessions throughout the week
Tuesday, 18th August
  • Hand Hygiene Session, 12.30-2.00 pm CEST
  • Género y WASH, 4.00-5.00 pm CEST (in Spanish)
Wednesday, 19th August
  • The invisible link: dignity, safety and health for sanitation workers, 12-1.30 pm CEST
  • New developments & research findings in urban sanitation & FSM, 2.00-3.30 pm CEST
  • Capacity development, 4.00-5.30 pm CEST
Thursday, 20th August
  • Sewage testing for COVID 19, 11.00-12.30 pm CEST 
  • The sanitation event calender - how to access and use it (training session), 1.00-1.30 pm CEST
  • WinS Network (WASH in Schools), 2.00 - 3.00 pm CEST
  • Reopening of Public Restrooms during COVID-19, 3.00-3.30 pm CEST
Friday, 21st August
  • Sanitation from a One Health perspective,  1.00-2.15 pm CEST
  • Open discussion: What did COVID-19 teach us?, 3.00-4.00 pm CEST 
Tuesday, 25th August
  • The Discussion Forum - latest developments, insights from moderators and user survey results, 2.00-3.00 pm CEST 
  • WASH Systems, Sustainability, and Resilience: Why do they matter? 
     3.00-4:30 pm and 7.00-8:30 pm CEST (available in Spanish, French and English)
Wednesday, 26th August
  • WASH Systems, Sustainability, and Resilience: Why do they matter?, 6.00-7.30 am CEST (English only)
  • Launch of the SuSanA Africa Chapter, 12.00-1.00 pm CEST
Thursday, 27th August
  •  Towards inclusive, green city sanitation for Lusaka- achievements and way forward, 12.30-1.30 pm CEST
Friday, 28th August
  • Menstrual Hygiene Management- Relevant, Inter-sectoral and on the Rise, 11.00-12.00 pm CEST
Best regards, 
Finn
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I  have  already  communicated  my  keenness  to make  a  presentation  on REDUCING   FAECAL SLUDGE  LOAD  OF  RURAL   AREAS  OF  INDIA  BY  RETROFITTING/UP-GRADING SINGLE  PIT  TOILETS &  SEPTIC  TANK  TOILETS (TANKS  OFF  THE TOILET  STRUCTURE )TO  TWIN  LEACH  PIT  TOILETS  .A  article may    be  reviewed   in    the following  link  :  
https://www.linkedin.com/post/edit/669604714199285760    

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Hi all,
We are happy to announce the agenda for the 30th SuSanA Meeting Opening Plenary. The Opening Plenary will take place from 2 pm to 3.30 pm CEST and be streamed live on our facebook and YouTube channels! 
  • 2.00 - 2.10 pm - Welcoming and Introduction to the 30th SuSanA Meeting by Dr. Arne Panesar (Head of the SuSanA Secretariat)
  • 2.10 - 2.20 pm - Keynote Speech by Ylva Schwinn, Program Specialist WASH at the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA)
  • 2.20 - 2.30 pm - Keynote Speech by Hind Khatib-Othman, Chair of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) 
  • 2.30 - 2.50 pm - Updates from SuSanA and the path to SuSanA 2.0 by Franziska Volk (SuSanASecretariat) and Leonie Hyde-Smith, (SuSanAChange Management Task Force (CMTF))
  • 2.50 - 3.10 pm - Thematic Inputs:
    by Euphresia Luseka, Water Governance Expert and author of the article "Initiating De-colonisation of WASH Sector Knowledge" and
    by Chibesa Pensulo, Water Specialist at Green Climate Fund (GFC) on "Climate Finance for Sanitation and Wastewater Management"
  • 3.10 - 3.25 pm - Feedback and Questions from participants, moderated by SuSanA Secretariat
  • 3.25 - 3.30 - Outlook into 2 weeks of #susana30
Looking forward to see you on monday!

Best,

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help.
how do I enter and/or listen to the plenary taking place right now???
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