Join the Webinar: an update and discussion regarding monitoring sanitation post-2015

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Join the Webinar: an update and discussion regarding monitoring sanitation post-2015

Posted on behalf of Rick, an invitation to a JMP webinar.

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Dear Colleagues,

The JMP is holding a series of webinars designed to provide a platform for exchange of information and ideas on topics related to the post-2015 development agenda. Please join us for a new JMP webinar:

Friday, 5 June, 10 am New York / 4 pm Geneva.
Click here to join the meeting: Join Meeting

Monitoring sanitation in the post-2015 framework
Proposed targets and indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals call for expanding the monitoring of personal sanitation practises beyond the MDG indicator of use of improved sanitation facilities. In particular, SDG target 6.2 in its current form reads “By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all, and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations.” In addition, SDG target 6.3 reads “By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and increasing recycling and safe reuse by [x] per cent globally.”

This webinar will provide an overview of plans for monitoring along the sanitation chain, in the context of SDG target 6.2. A family of indicators are proposed, from open defecation through “safely managed sanitation services”, and “basic sanitation” in schools and health care facilities. The webinar will particularly focus on the issue of shared sanitation, which was not considered as “improved sanitation” for purposes of MDG monitoring.

Draft Programme:

1. (10 min) Background and development of proposed indicators (Tom Slaymaker)
2. (20 min) Emerging framework for monitoring safely managed sanitation (Kate Medlicott, Rick Johnston)
3. (5 min) Practical considerations on shared sanitation (Eddy Perez)
4. (5 min) Public health impacts of shared sanitation (Tom Clasen)
5. (20 min) Discussion

Background:
In preparation for the webinar please see attached 5-page summary of proposed indicators for drinking-water, sanitation, and hygiene (Table 2 describes proposed sanitation indicators). Please also see a statistical note provided to the UN Statistical Division illustrating (in Section B2) how safely managed sanitation could be monitored, drawing upon the mass-balance sanitation chain model (or shitflow diagram) and estimating ‘safety factors’ for each stage of the sanitation chain, for different technologies in different settings.

Before joining the webinar, please give these 3 questions some thought:
  1. What information is or could become available about safe management of faecal waste along the sanitation chain?
  2. “Sharing” is used as a proxy for multiple negative aspects of sanitation facilities (inadequate isolation of faecal waste from environment, limited accessibility, dirtiness). Is this proxy valid and useful? Is there a better alternative?
  3. Is the family of indicators proposed sufficient, and is each indicator clearly defined and understood?

The meeting platform is Lync, which apparently has just turned into Skype for Business. You may need to download a plug-in to join the webinar, so allow enough time for this before the webinar starts.

With best regards on behalf of the JMP team,

Rick Johnston
Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP)
Department of Public Health, Social and Environmental Determinants of Health
World Health Organization
Geneva
Switzerland

www.who.int/water_sanitation_health
www.wssinfo.org
Trevor Surridge
Decentralized Wastewater Management for Adaptation to Climate Change in Jordan (ACC Project)
Project Manager

Deutsche Gesellschaft für
Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Shmeisani,
Amman
Jordan

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