SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication http://www.forum.susana.org/ Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:14:34 +0000 Kunena 1.6 http://www.forum.susana.org/components/com_kunena/template/default/images/icons/rss.png SuSanA - Forum http://www.forum.susana.org/ en-gb SANITATION INVESTMENT TRACKER (SIT) - by: rochelleholm http://www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/99-faecal-sludge-transport/6138-solutions-for-pit-desludging-and-sludge-management-in-low-income-urban-settlements-in-malawi-mzuzu-university-and-policy-issues#8269 http://www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/99-faecal-sludge-transport/6138-solutions-for-pit-desludging-and-sludge-management-in-low-income-urban-settlements-in-malawi-mzuzu-university-and-policy-issues#8269 Does anyone have experience with the SANITATION INVESTMENT TRACKER (SIT)? Is it available for use yet?

Thanks much]]>
Faecal sludge transport Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:52:16 +0000
Re: Costs of sanitation facilities - by: muench http://www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/55-wg-2-finance-economics/8259-costs-of-sanitation-facilities#8267 http://www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/55-wg-2-finance-economics/8259-costs-of-sanitation-facilities#8267 (I moved your post into this category on costs because I think it fits better here)

I agree with what Ben said that costs are very context specific.
My first question back to you would be: for what purpose do you want to know these costs? In which country, which setting (urban/rural) and so forth?
What degree of accuracy is required?

If you want it really accurate then you should work from a concept design and bill of quantity (BoQ) - you find some examples of BoQs in the SuSanA library, e.g. by putting boq in the search field: www.susana.org/library?search=boq

If you don't want such a high level of accuracy, have you tried the WASHCost Calculator from IRC? Although this might be confusing because it spits out the whole of life costs, not the capital cost (if I understood correctly). Find it here in the forum:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/55-wg-...-washcost-calculator

And also recently this new tool that came out of the CLARA project was advertised. It was called simplified planning tool but on second sight it is also a cost estimating tool. It includes Kenya as an example country. Have you tried it? (does it include the various systems that you are interested in or more the treatment systems?)
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/55-wg-...e-pre-planning-stage

(Ah, I just checked, the CLARA costing tool for Kenya does include UDDTs but not simple pit latrines and VIPs, as far as I can see. So maybe also not useful for you?)

Oh and then there is also this financial toolkit from Asian Development Bank, but again, I don't think it includes VIPs and simple latrines - although it does include faecal sludge management:
forum.susana.org/forum/categories/55-wg-...ancial-toolkits#8203

Please let us know more about why you asked and which resources on the internet you have already found and used and with what result?
You are based in Kenya, right?

Regards,
Elisabeth]]>
WG 2 (finance, economics) Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:09:26 +0000
Re: Webcast for Sanitation and Water for All - High Level Meeting in Washington D.C., USA: April 11, 2014 - by: F H Mughal http://www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/80-global-political-processes/8103-webcast-for-sanitation-and-water-for-all-high-level-meeting-in-washington-dc-usa-april-11-2014#8266 http://www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/80-global-political-processes/8103-webcast-for-sanitation-and-water-for-all-high-level-meeting-in-washington-dc-usa-april-11-2014#8266
Elisabeth: Such reviews are helpful. Even videos, in most cases, are out of reach for me.
So, can you put up more reviews?

Regards,

F H Mughal]]>
Global political processes Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:03:06 +0000
Project Manager (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) WASH - GHANA - by: Mobility http://www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8265-project-manager-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-wash-ghana#8265 http://www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8265-project-manager-water-sanitation-and-hygiene-wash-ghana#8265
Based in Accra, Ghana

International Contract, 18 months initial term



SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands nearly 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in 38 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.

SNV Ghana works together with local partners to provide technical expertise in three sectors: WASH, Renewable Energy and Agriculture, thereby contributing to finding local solutions to global challenges and sowing the seeds of lasting change.

SNV Ghana is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Project Manager WASH. The Project Manager will lead project management and implementation efforts for a DFID-funded results-based project that follows SNV’s Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All (SSH4A) approach, combining work on demand creation through Community Lead Total Sanitation (CLTS); sanitation supply chains (sanitation marketing); hygiene behavioural change communication (BCC) and governance. The program will be implemented in multiple countries and will focus on the following areas:

1. Strengthening capacity for steering and implementation of sanitation demand creation

2. Strengthening capacity for sanitation supply chains and finance

3. Strengthening capacity for behavioural change communication for hygiene promotion

4. Strengthening capacity for WASH governance

5. Ensuring performance monitoring, learning and dissemination of results to national level

In collaboration with the Ghana WASH Sector Leader, the Country Director and global Program Team, the Ghana WASH Project Manager will effectively coordinate all aspects of the project at the country level, ensuring implementation follows the global program targets and timelines.

Responsibilities
Steer, manage, monitor and report on the project, ensuring that the project is implemented in line with objectives, customer requirements, monitoring indicators and frameworks, time line, budget and contract management requirements, in consultation with the Sector Leader, Country Director and Multi-country Programme Manager.
Establish annual project implementation pipelines and systems and support the coordination of activities locally and nationally.
Provide technical direction and advice to ensure that the project activities are designed and implemented in line with global best practice in CLTS, sanitation marketing, and BCC, and in compliance with process and procedures established by key stakeholders in Ghana, such as UNICEF and the Ministry of Local Governance and Housing.
Manage the local team of three national staff and local NGO partners involved in the implementation.
Prepare ToR and SoW to ensure timely and appropriate selection of consultants and local partners to achieve project results.
Ensure positive and clear communication on project targets, objectives, and timelines to partners and team members and key stakeholders.



Candidate
Relevant advanced academic qualification in WASH or related field;
7+ years of relevant experience in WASH project management in CLTS-focused and/or sanitation marketing projects and programmes;
At least 10 years of experience working in the NGO sector, preferably in Ghana;
Proven abilities in developing monitoring and evaluation tools, data analysis and report writing;
Familiarity with DfID funded programmes and results based financing an advantage;
Excellent written English and ability with standard Office packages – Excel, Word, PowerPoint
Established WASH networks and strong relationship management skills;
The successful candidate will be a self-motivated achiever with demonstrated ability to work under pressure and to deliver quality products that meet deadlines and an experienced relationship builder with proven ability to work with a wide range of actors from different backgrounds (including ministries, local authorities, state-owned companies, private sector companies, government and other NGOs).



Desired Start Date: April, 2014



Working at SNV: SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, per international standards. We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Advisors benefit from, and contribute to, an internal global network of WASH experts. For more information, please visit our website: www.snvworld.org



How to apply

Please apply by clicking on snv.devhire.devex.com/jobs/329115 and completing your application in our in-house recruitment system before 24 April 2014).



We do not appreciate third-party mediation based on this advertisement.]]>
Jobs and internships Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:20:57 +0000
Team Leader – Senior Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist - ETHIOPIA - by: Mobility http://www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8264-team-leader--senior-urban-water-supply-and-sanitation-specialist-ethiopia#8264 http://www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8264-team-leader--senior-urban-water-supply-and-sanitation-specialist-ethiopia#8264


Based in Ethiopia



International Contract, 24 months initial term







SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands nearly 50 years ago, we have built a long-term, local presence in 38 of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors work with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organisations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.







SNV Ethiopia is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Team Leader – Senior Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist of the ONEWASH Plus programme.







Please note: we are in the bidding process and the actual start of this position is subject to successful bidding.







The Government of Ethiopia, in collaboration with its development partners has designed the ONEWASH Sector Wide Approach (SWAp). The ONEWASH PLUS programme aims to proof tests approaches in 8 towns spread over five regions and then to advocate and formulate strategies to assist the Government of Ethiopia to accelerate sustainable sanitation and water provision in small towns. The project will focus on (1) Developing and implementing a comprehensive package for urban Hygiene and Sanitation in programme areas, (2) Curriculum development and implementation of an urban water and sanitation capacity building package (3) Strengthening and enhancing the participation of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in the implementation of the national wash programme.







Responsibilities


Program Management: deliver effective development results, planning and monitoring, financial management, and donor reporting;
People Management: lead, manage, and coach the team of SNV advisors, local capacity builders and consultants;
Monitoring & Evaluation: ensure uniform understanding and practice in planning, reporting, monitoring, and evaluation of the program in line with SNV’s internal frameworks;







Candidate profile


Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist;
Expert in urban water supply systems management in small towns;
Possess experience (10 years minimum) in coordinating and participation in similar assignments – particularly in the areas of Urban Sanitation and Town Water Utilities capacity development with excellent English writing and communication skills;
Management experience (>7years);
Working experience in Ethiopia, or similar experience in other Sub Saharan and/or developing countries is a plus
Entrepreneurial skills and attitude, as well as commitment to work for clients and in remote areas;
Established networks and strong relationship management skills;
A self-motivated achiever with excellent intercultural leadership, teamwork, coaching, communication, networking and organizational skills;
Excellent English;







Working at SNV: SNV offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package, per international standards. We offer a challenging work environment, opportunities to lead and innovate, and a commitment to growing your skills in a fulfilling and diverse working environment. Sector Leaders benefit from, and contribute to, an internal global network of WASH experts. For more information, please visit our website: www.snvworld.org











How to apply





Please apply by clicking on snv.devhire.devex.com/jobs/329193 and completing your
application in our in-house recruitment system before 29 April 2014.]]>
Jobs and internships Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:19:27 +0000
Re: Sustainable Decentralized Wastewater Management in Developing Countries (AIT, Thailand) - by: christoph http://www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/105-processing-technologies-for-excreta-or-faecal-sludge/4750-sustainable-decentralized-wastewater-management-in-developing-countries-ait-thailand#8263 http://www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/105-processing-technologies-for-excreta-or-faecal-sludge/4750-sustainable-decentralized-wastewater-management-in-developing-countries-ait-thailand#8263 I am going on a tour to Thailand to see wastewater treatment plants and their potential to reduce CO2 carbon footprint. I would be very glad to exchange some ideas with you, especially regarding as well the situation of fecal sludge, as I understand that centralized treatments often have low BOD due to the septic tanks. I wonder how fecal sludge management is done and if the sludge goes to the treatment plants.
As well I would like to learn more about the wastewater refinancing.

Thanks in advance and I will contact you by email as well. Just wanted to let the comunity know, just in case there is sombody else who could (or would like to) contribute with knowledge about Thailand maybe.

Yours

Christoph]]>
Processing technologies for excreta or faecal sludge Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:40:54 +0000
Re: Webcast for Sanitation and Water for All - High Level Meeting in Washington D.C., USA: April 11, 2014 - by: arno http://www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/80-global-political-processes/8103-webcast-for-sanitation-and-water-for-all-high-level-meeting-in-washington-dc-usa-april-11-2014#8262 http://www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/80-global-political-processes/8103-webcast-for-sanitation-and-water-for-all-high-level-meeting-in-washington-dc-usa-april-11-2014#8262
mail.elsevier-alerts.com/go.asp?/bELA001...5F/xAOOU29F/cutf%2D8

Water and sanitation: addressing inequalities
The Lancet
“Water is life”, said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, at the opening session of the high-level meeting on sanitation and water for all, in Washington, DC, on April 11, 2014. Yet lack of access to safe drinking water, and poor sanitation and hygiene in many parts of the world, often leads to death. The Lancet Series on childhood pneumonia and diarrhoea estimated that in 2011 around 700 000 child deaths occurred from diarrhoeal disease alone. The Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 7c target to halve the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe water by 2015 has been declared on track, yet 768 million people globally are still without access to safe drinking water. In a letter in today's Lancet, Mira Johri and colleagues argue that the indicator does not consider water quality, and should be reconsidered. Progress for sanitation is alarmingly off track. An estimated 2·5 billion people lack access to basic sanitation (functioning toilets and safe means to dispose of human faeces). A shocking 1 billion people practice open defecation, with one in nine living in rural areas. The high-level meeting gathered ministers and representatives of finance, health, and water and sanitation from 46 countries, donors, international organisations, and civil society to discuss how to reach water and sanitation targets. Margaret Chan and Jim Kim were both in attendance. The UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking—Water (GLAAS) project, led by WHO, simultaneously released a preliminary reportInvesting in Water and Sanitation: Increasing Access, Reducing Inequalities. Special Report for the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) High-Level Meeting (HLM). The report comprehensively analysed whether an enabling environment (governance, monitoring and evaluation, financing) for reaching water and sanitation targets exists for each country. The full report will be released in September, 2014, with data from 90 countries.

The good news is that there is progress. Cambodia for example, has increased access to safe water and sanitation in urban areas for all quintiles by implementing pro-poor policies. 7% of the population in urban areas practice open defecation, reduced from 28% in 2005. 75% of countries analysed have pro-poor universal access to water and sanitation policies, and three-quarters of countries have constitutions or legislation recognising the human right to water and sanitation. The alarming news is that although many countries have established policies for disadvantaged groups (poor individuals, populations with disabilities, urban slums, and remote communities), only 30% have financed implementation plans, and household contributions range from 6—97% of water, sanitation, and hygiene financing. More than 50% of the unserved population for water and sanitation live in middle-income countries .

Access to safe water and sanitation is essential to all development outcomes across the life course. It ensures healthy growth and prevention of water-borne and food-borne diseases causing diarrhoea, which contributes to stunting in children. Contaminated and stagnant water also contribute to the global burden of trachoma, and vector-borne diseases. 165 million children worldwide with stunted growth risk compromised cognitive development, physical capabilities, and future school performance; resulting in a less productive generation, with unfulfilled potential to contribute to the workforce and the economy.

Beyond direct health outcomes, investing in water and sanitation is essential to achievement of post—2015 sustainable development goals. The Lancet highlights four areas going forward. First, the poor must remain central to all planning, because they pay the highest individual cost in health and finances in efforts to access safe drinking water and sanitation. Donors and governments must target and urgently address open defecation in particular. Second, girls and women must be prioritised. They travel long distances to fetch water, and the lack of private sanitation facilities at schools to ensure their dignity and safety risks absenteeism and drop out. Third, in fragile states and situations, access to health services, clean water, and sanitation must be secured, rapidly and without question. The supply of clean drinking water and sanitation facilities can be the difference between life and death, not to mention risks to personal security. Fourth, and finally, with the rapid and uncontrolled growth of urban slums, climate change, conflict over water resources, and growing global demand for products and food that require water for production, all sectors beyond health must develop governance mechanisms to ensure that access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene, is a right for all. Only then can the global community return to the notion of water as life.]]>
Global political processes Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:57:55 +0000
Re: Costs of sanitation facilities - by: ben http://www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/55-wg-2-finance-economics/8259-costs-of-sanitation-facilities#8261 http://www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/55-wg-2-finance-economics/8259-costs-of-sanitation-facilities#8261
This exercice is unfortunatly impossible to generalise per continent.
Just for example, when latrines are made out of concrete, the cement part of the systems can reach up to 60% of the final infrastructure price. A cement bag is 4.5$ in Cambodia, 12$ in Cameroon ...
Good luck in your research but don't expect anything theoretical to be precise, only fact sheets and experiences will be able to answer your question.

Best,

Ben]]>
WG 2 (finance, economics) Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:58:31 +0000
ACF-USA recruits a WASH Technical Advisor based in New York, USA - by: nvillemi http://www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8260-acf-usa-recruits-a-wash-technical-advisor-based-in-new-york-usa#8260 http://www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8260-acf-usa-recruits-a-wash-technical-advisor-based-in-new-york-usa#8260 www.actionagainsthunger.org/about/employment/job-opportunities

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Action Against Hunger is part of the ACF International network which provides humanitarian relief in over 40 countries worldwide in the sectors of nutrition, health, water/sanitation, & food security. ACF-USA, an independent NGO, currently manages operations in 7 countries: Cambodia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Sudan & Uganda. ACF-USA, has over $45 million in programs, approximately 60 permanent staff based in NYC, 100 expatriate employees in the missions, & over 1,200 national staff. Additional growth is anticipated.
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Summary of position
As a member of the ACF-USA technical team & specific focal point for a portfolio of countries (currently in East Africa but subject to change), the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Technical Advisor supports the development & implementation of WASH interventions, influences ACF-USA’s strategy & multi-sector approach, and is part of the global humanitarian WASH sector development & learning. More specifically, the post’s main responsibilities are to provide technical support & guidance to ACF-USA’s WASH interventions by:
 supporting country programs in Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, (other countries of intervention as needed),
 providing technical leadership to the ACF WASH sector,
 representing ACF-USA at WASH sector external coordination meetings & maintaining communication with all key actors in the sector,
 participating in the selection, placement & training of WASH personnel.

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Essential requirements
 Masters’ degree, or higher, in Water, Sanitation, Public Health, Environmental Engineering, Hydrogeology or related field
 At least 4 years work experience with an international humanitarian organization, leading a variety of WASH programs.
 Knowledge of related technical fields including WASH-related public health, community mobilization, & monitoring & evaluation
 Competence in hydraulics, pumping, hydrogeology, drilling, geophysics, or use of emergency WASH equipment preferable. Good working knowledge of relevant computer software
 Genuine interest in & commitment to the humanitarian principles of Action Against Hunger
 Capacity to represent the organization within the ACF network & externally to other humanitarian actors, funding agencies & private donors.
 Must have strong organizational skills & ability to pay attention to detailed work.
 Ability to take initiative & prioritize multiple tasks with minimum supervision
 Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work both independently & as a member of a team
 Excellent written & verbal English communication skills are essential
 Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish preferred

The complete Job Description for this role is available at www.actionagainsthunger.org/about/employment/job-opportunities.

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All candidates should apply online at www.actionagainsthunger.org/about/employment/job-opportunities
The salary range for the WASH Technical Advisor position is $64,000. ACF-USA provides all staff with an attractive benefits package. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees & qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. ACF-USA complies with all applicable laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.
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Jobs and internships Thu, 17 Apr 2014 21:58:49 +0000
Costs of sanitation facilities - by: EstherGlotzbach http://www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/55-wg-2-finance-economics/8259-costs-of-sanitation-facilities#8259 http://www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/55-wg-2-finance-economics/8259-costs-of-sanitation-facilities#8259
I'm trying to find out the average costs of building different sanitation facilities in (peri) urban low income areas such as VIPs, simple latrines, simple latrines with 2 pits, pour flush etc.
I know the costs differ per continent, region and even country.. but I was wondering whether anyone knows where perhaps this information may be available? (I am most interested in costs in African countries)

Thank you!]]>
WG 2 (finance, economics) Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:58:48 +0000
Re: Seminar Results on monitoring of decentralised WASH services in West Africa, 7-9 April 2014, Burkina Faso - by: susanaforum http://www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/21-events/7064-seminar-on-monitoring-of-decentralised-wash-services-in-west-africa-7-9-april-2014-burkina-faso#8258 http://www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/21-events/7064-seminar-on-monitoring-of-decentralised-wash-services-in-west-africa-7-9-april-2014-burkina-faso#8258 De l’équipe du séminaire pS-Eau et IRC :
From the pS-Eau and IRC seminar team (see English version below):

Retrouvez l'essentiel des journées du séminaire sur le suivi-évaluation des services d'eau et d'assainissement :


Téléchargez le compte-rendu des principaux messages et consultez les événements marquants en images :
1er jour
o Le compte-rendu : www.pseau.org/sites/default/files/nl_ouaga_1.pdf
o Les images: www.flickr.com/photos/122387276@N08/sets/72157643630589374/
2ème jour
o Le compte-rendu : www.pseau.org/sites/default/files/synthese_jour_2_v2.pdf
o Les images: www.flickr.com/photos/122387276@N08/sets/72157643688891403/
3ème jour
o Le compte-rendu : www.pseau.org/sites/default/files/0_repe.../synthese_jour_3.pdf
o Les images: www.flickr.com/photos/122387276@N08/sets/72157643737373864/

Visionnez les témoignages
1er jour:
2ème jour:

Téléchargez la synthèse globale résumée et provisoire du séminaire : www.pseau.org/sites/default/files/0_repe...lobale_seminaire.pdf

Vous pouvez retrouver l'intégralité des présentations pour chacune des sessions sur la page internet du pS-Eau : www.pseau.org/fr/ouaga2014#Que_se_passe-t-il_chaque_jour

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Find the key information from the seminar on water and sanitation service monitoring and evaluation:


Download the report on the main messages, and photos of key moments from the:

1st day:
o Report: www.pseau.org/sites/default/files/nl_ouaga_1_en.pdf
o Photos: www.flickr.com/photos/122387276@N08/sets/72157643630589374/
2nd day:
o Report: www.pseau.org/sites/default/files/synthese_jour_2_en.pdf
o Photos: www.flickr.com/photos/122387276@N08/sets/72157643688891403/
3rd and last day:
o Report: www.pseau.org/sites/default/files/0_repe...nthesis_day_3_en.pdf
o Photos: www.flickr.com/photos/122387276@N08/sets/72157643737373864/

You can find all the presentations from each of the sessions on the pS-Eau website: www.pseau.org/fr/ouaga2014#Que_se_passe-t-il_chaque_jour

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Events Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:46:03 +0000
Re: 3,500 milestone achieved! - by: susanaforum http://www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-by-susana-secretariat-or-core-group/6403-3500-milestone-achieved#8257 http://www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/10-by-susana-secretariat-or-core-group/6403-3500-milestone-achieved#8257 3,500 member milestone has been achieved!!



When we reached 3,000 members, we posed a couple questions, and we would still be interested to hear more:
- why you joined SuSanA?
- how have you benefited from SuSanA?


Thank you to all members who have joined and contributed over the past years, and we look forward to welcoming new members, and the continuing involvement of SuSanA members!

(Posted by Roslyn)]]>
By SuSanA secretariat or core group Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:56:00 +0000
Contributions to the SSP journal: Issue 20 will be on "Capacity development"! - by: dorothee.spuhler http://www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/8256-contributions-to-the-ssp-journal-issue-20-will-be-on-qcapacity-developmentq#8256 http://www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/78-by-susana-partners-and-others/8256-contributions-to-the-ssp-journal-issue-20-will-be-on-qcapacity-developmentq#8256
The Sustainable Sanitation Practice (SSP) journal published quarterly by the ecosan club Austria aims at making available high quality information on practical experiences with available sustainable sanitation systems (www.ecosan.at/ssp).

The thematic topic of the next issue (Issue 20, July 2014) is "Capacity development".
If you are interested to submit a contribution please inform the SSP editorial office ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).
Contributions are due to 1 June 2014, the guide for authors is available from the journal homepage (www.ecosan.at/SSP).

Please feel free to suggest further topics for issues of the journal to the SSP editorial office ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).
Also, we would like to invite you to contact the editorial office if you volunteer to act as a reviewer.

Kind regards

Dorothee]]>
By SuSanA partners and others Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:24:53 +0000
Senior job at American Standard Global Sanitation Programme - by: arno http://www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8255-senior-job-at-american-standard-global-sanitation-programme#8255 http://www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/20-jobs-and-internships/8255-senior-job-at-american-standard-global-sanitation-programme#8255
ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH18/ats/careers/requis...p;cws=1&rid=1147]]>
Jobs and internships Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:08:30 +0000
Re: The Earth Auger Toilet: Innovation in Waterless Sanitation (Fundacion In Terris, Ecuador) - by: mtfioravanti http://www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/106-user-interface/4079-the-earth-auger-toilet-urine-diverting-composting-toilet-fundacion-in-terris-ecuador-large-scale-demonstrations-300-toilets-to-be-installed-in-ecuador?limit=12&start=24#8254 http://www.forum.susana.org/forum/categories/106-user-interface/4079-the-earth-auger-toilet-urine-diverting-composting-toilet-fundacion-in-terris-ecuador-large-scale-demonstrations-300-toilets-to-be-installed-in-ecuador?limit=12&start=24#8254
Those are all questions that we will be able to answer with more precision at the end of the year or by july 2015.

We are analyzing everything: toilet, transport, inputs, fixing, replacements, etc. But we are starting the process of reducing costs through different approaches: materials, suppliers, etc. We are also approaching the local MFI's and realizing alternatives.

The same for the value chain, we are just studying the different and more cost-effective ways to do it. We can now speculate on panoramas, but we will know at the end of the year or by July 2015. Several approaches are under research; we are also developing audio-visual toolkits for installation and for O&M.

We promise you more information in the future!]]>
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