SuSanA - Forum Kunena Site Syndication Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:40:27 +0000 Kunena 1.6 SuSanA - Forum en-gb Re: Could we have a forum post editor that is a "what you see is what you get" (WYSIWYG)? - by: muench
Thanks for your question. I have passed it on to our chief IT programmer behind the forum, Steffen Eisser, and here is his answer (what you are asking for is aked in IT jaron called a "what you see is what you get" editor, abbreviated to WYSIWYG):


Hi Elisabeth,

This is not a technical problem, but this is a security must for an "open" forum where everybody can register and write. Even if it is possible that you replace the editor by another one like Joomla uses, it means that it uses HTML that the user can see this live on the website WYSIWYG.

Giving HTML possibility to every user is a high risk. That's why a lot of open forums still uses bbcode editors instead of HTML ones. To support and develope such editors without risks or security holes would not be affordable by free and open source projects like Kunena. As far as I can see the newest version of Kunena (we are using here an older version of Kunena) has not implemented such an editor either.

Hope it helps


I didn't understand his message 100% but I gather it would pose too many security risks in terms of hackers or spammers.

Please don't hesitate to ask if you have follow-on questions for Steffen.

I am just wondering: Is such type of editor really so important? I am not sure if the little bit of additional convenience would be worth increased security risks or a major programming effort?

Your suggestions for improvements of the forum Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:44:56 +0000
WaSH case study Yaoundé / Cameroon (fr) - Pilot Study on Groundwater Quality and Health in Yaoundé - by: epesshydro1
For download and further material please look at:


Key features of the report (190 p) are:

- Groundwater microbiology and geochemistry of urban environments
- Quantitative household WaSH-survey (1137 households)
- Thematic mapping with Open Source GIS

For the EPESS-Team

P.S.: The english version (in prep.) will be announced upon availability


Note by moderator (EvM): I guess you mean this report:
INS & BGR (2013): Etude Pilote sur la Pollution des Eaux de Surface et Souterraines à Yaoundé et son Impact sur la Santé des Populations Riveraines (EPESS). - Final Technical Report: 190 p., 117 fig., 75 tab., 24 maps, 11 ann.; Yaoundé, Hanovre, Bonn. (PDF, 80 MB)

The link is here under Literature (second bullet point):

It is however 80 MB large which is not so practical. Could you please provide a lower resolution version? Even with the fast internet connection that I am on, I gave up after a few minutes of downloading time, and I thought of Chris Canaday in Ecuador for example who struggles with anything larger than say 5 MB.
WG 11 (groundwater) Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:25:36 +0000
Re: Sanitation Business Catalogue - by: JKMakowka Never the less, it might give someone a starting point.]]> WG 9 (business, awareness) Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:35:04 +0000 Re: The new SuSanA Flyer - by: Friederike .

Jonathan, thank you for your comment. We added it to the list of other comments, which are going to be discussed and added to the second version of the flyer.

By SuSanA secretariat or core group Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:38:42 +0000
Re: FSM3 - International Faecal Sludge Management Conference 19-22 Jan 2015 in Hanoi, Vietnam - by: jonpar Events Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:32:50 +0000 Dgroup discussion on municipal financing for urban sanitation infrastructure investment - by: jonpar
Please note that this discussion is not on SuSanA but on
If you want to participate, you need to register to be a member of the "Urban Sanitation and Hygiene" group.

I would be keen to see something similar on SuSanA.

Explanation of the Dgroup discussion

Dear colleagues,

Last year we conducted a learning activity around “Urban Sanitation Planning and Finance”. As part of that activity, we conducted a Dgroup discussion on the same topic of “Urban Sanitation Planning and Finance”. After this several of you participated in the Learning Event in Indonesia in November 2013.

During our discussions, we realised that it is important to deepen our understanding of sanitation financing, basically in two aspects:

1. How do municipalities finance their upfront investment in treatment works

2. How to make such services financially viable (be it by the municipality or by others)

Therefore we asked the Institute for Sustainable Futures at the University of Technology Sydney (ISF) to do a literature review on the first point, which is also the basis for this upcoming discussion.

At a later stage we will be organising a separate Dgroup discussion on the second point, as this links to our upcoming learning event in December.

“Municipal finance of sanitation infrastructure investment” is quite a complex topic. We feel that a Dgroup discussion may help to make it more accessible to all of us. We also hope that the discussion will add quality and practical insights to the paper written by ISF. Your contributions will be integrated by in this paper.

For whom is the Dgroup discussion?

The discussion is for all people interested in urban sanitation and hygiene, though our focus has been mostly on Asia. Currently there are 130 people from 23 countries in the urban sanitation Dgroup. Note that the urban sanitation Dgroup is a subgroup from the WASH Asia group which has 360 people.

What will we discuss?

There will be 3 topics and each topic will run for a week to 10 days. The first topic will start next Tuesday. Below are the three topics.

Week 1 (2 Sept – 15 Sept) Principles for financing water and sanitation infrastructure in developing countries

Week 2 (16 Sept – 25 Sept) Accessing repayable finance for sanitation - mechanisms and examples

Week 3 (26 Sept – 3 Oct) Other finance mechanisms and summary of insights on financing sanitation

How does it work?

On the first day of the discussion, you will find the content of a Topic and some questions in your inbox. Everybody is invited to share their ideas, comments and examples, responding to the Dgroup message. All experiences and opinions are welcome and please don’t be shy to contribute.

As this is quite a technical topic, some of our countries are planning to organise informal discussions within their own programme around the topics, and then post the outcomes of those discussions. I would like to reiterate that all ideas and opinions are welcome. Only if we reflect and discuss, we can get a better grip on the topic.

Please write your message in the main email text and not in an attachment, because some participants are based in remote locations with limited internet speed. Dgroup automatically stores attachments on the website, so people would need to go there to read your attachment.

Looking forward to hearing from all of you over the coming weeks!


Antoinette Kome
Global Sector Coordinator WASH
SNV Netherlands Development Organisation

DISCLAIMER: This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. Any views or opinions presented in this email are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of SNV. SNV accepts no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted by this email.]]>
WG 2 (finance, economics) Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:00:33 +0000
Job opportunity: TDY MANAGER (WASH) in Jacmel, Haiti - by: pascalgarde
Deadline: 15 September 2014!

For more information:]]>
Jobs and internships Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:59:30 +0000
Job opportunity: Urban Sanitation Programme Manager (Jacmel, Haiti) - by: pascalgarde
Deadline: 15 September 2014!

For more information:]]>
Jobs and internships Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:55:55 +0000
Re: Festival toilets - by: ennoschroeder
sorry for the silence. We just finished our festival season here and are now back in office.

As far as the composting process is concerned we are currently "outsourcing" the process to official composting plants as we didn't want to make mistakes in our first season.

We have already spent quite some time in investigating other composting options and are going to continue with that very soon. Seems to be good winter work

I will keep you updated.

Have a nice day,
Mobile or portable solutions, public toilets Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:38:40 +0000
Sanitation Business Catalogue (new publication by IRC) - by: F H Mughal
I consider it as a useful reference document for those connected with sanitation one way or the other – engineers, contractors, program managers, local sanitation groups and, most of all, the people.

As the document says on the first page, it is aimed to propagate the sanitation services, and bring scale-up sanitation services to the poor.

The document is available at:

F H Mughal]]>
WG 9 (business, awareness) Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:51:30 +0000
Re: Is there a difference between faecal sludge and septage? - The issue of confusing terminology - by: lucasdengel Faecal sludge management Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:04:41 +0000 Re: Countries with legislation that include material-flow-based and/or resource-oriented (sustainable) sanitation and waste management - by: AquaVerde
Maybe Dr. Katja HANSEN,

could help you on the issue a bit more direct, see e.g. part of her former work at:
toilets included.

Good luck
Global political processes Mon, 01 Sep 2014 15:46:26 +0000
Re: Do you know about wastewater disposal in deep wells in US? - by: JKMakowka
Edit: see here for example:]]>
Any other topic related to sanitation or to SuSanA Mon, 01 Sep 2014 13:25:17 +0000
Re: Do you know about wastewater disposal in deep wells in US? - by: Florian
I think "wastewater" here is waste from the oil and gas extraction industry.

Any other topic related to sanitation or to SuSanA Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:50:55 +0000
GERMAN language Alternatives to "Schedule of services and fees for architects and engineers (HOAI) "? Re: Ecosanitation consulting/ designing fees - by: AquaVerde Note by moderator: Title of this post (which is in German) is:
GERMAN language Alternatives to "Schedule of services and fees for architects and engineers (HOAI) "? Re: Ecosanitation consulting/ designing fees


You may call it too: "Results-Based Consulting fees for Sanitation", coming from "Results-Based Financing for Sanitation, RBF"

Text-Beispiele zu Zusatz-Vereinbarungen zur Honorarordnung, die ja bisher nur auf max. Quantität beruht, oder eine komplett neue Rahmen-Vereinbarung?

Hallo liebe Deutsch-Sprachige Kollegen,

Ich bin auf der Suche nach praktischen Text-Beispielen für Zusatz-Vereinbarungen oder eine alternative Rahmen-Vereinbarung zur bestehenden Honorar-Ordnung, die ja bisher im Grunde nur auf maximalsten Ressourcen-Verbrauch beruht...

Dahingehend hab ich mit Interesse den Artikel in gelesen.

"... Und der letzte Punkt ist die Honorarfrage. Die Honorartafeln entsprechen ja eigentlich einer Prostitutionstabelle: Je mehr ich verpulvere, desto mehr kriege ich dafür. Aber darum kann es nicht gehen. Der Beitrag des Architekten ist doch nicht deswegen größer, weil das Gebäude größer geworden ist. Der Beitrag des Haustechnikers ist doch nicht besser, weil er noch mehr überflüssige Haustechnik in das Gebäude projektiert. Auf Performance ebene bezahlen ist der eigentliche Schlüssel. ..."

Der Satz
"Der Beitrag des Architekten ist doch nicht deswegen größer, weil das Gebäude größer geworden ist."
, trifft M.E. auf alle Bereiche zu, so könnte ich als Wasser-Ing. auch sagen:

"... Der Beitrag des Wasser-Ings. ist doch nicht deswegen größer, weil die Kläranlage teurer und unsinnig komplexer und damit größer geworden ist. ..."

Über praktische Text-Beispiele in Deutsch oder Englisch würde ich mich sehr freuen.

Viele Grüsse
Detlef Schwager
MSc. Tropen-Wasserwirtschafts-Ing.]]>
Any other topic related to sanitation or to SuSanA Mon, 01 Sep 2014 12:12:07 +0000