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Sanitation for Millions

Toilets Making the Grade® school competition – A Competition where all Participants are Winners

  1. February 2024       471      Reading Time: 7 min.

Schools around the globe struggle to provide good and well-maintained school sanitation facilities. The Toilets Making the Grade® school competition helps improve just that in a creative and fun way that will benefit schools, as well as local authorities, donors and NGOs. Improving sanitation can often start with simple and creative steps, which is why the competition is so motivating. After all, who wouldn't be motivated to improve school toilets if there was something to win?

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Anne Fetscher, Jörg Felmeden

The sustainable use of tap water (in Germany) and the power of education. An Interview with Dr.-Ing. Jörg Felmeden

  24. January 2024       468      Reading Time: 6 min.

Water is the condition for (a healthy) life, which is why access to clean tap water and sanitation has been included as one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Agenda 2030, the international agreement for global development. In a global comparison, Germany is very well positioned, but we increasingly have to deal with issues such as water pollution and - due to the increasing impacts of climate change - water scarcity too. In reference to sanitation in Germany, the main question we have to ask ourselves is how we can use our tap water as economically as possible. Because of its outstanding quality in Germany it should end up in the Germans' stomachs rather than in their toilets.

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© Water for Women and iDE Cambodia / Tyler Kozole

Climate Resilient Sanitation Coalition (CRSC)

Getting sanitation back on the (global) agenda

  28. November 2023       858      Reading Time: 6 min.

Despite the proven impact and interrelationship between sanitation and climate change, sanitation is still not part of the climate conversation. It must be, not only to ensure the resilience of the infrastructure, communities and the ecosystems which we depend on in the face of a global climate emergency, but also to harness effective and under-utilised greenhouse gas mitigation possibilities. 

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Underground water reservoirs (ab-anbars) in Iran

Teresa Häberlein

The Historical Water and Sewage System of Yazd: A Lesson in Sustainability and Ingenuity

  7. September 2023       485      Reading Time: 4 min.

Yazd, a city nestled in the heart of Iran's central desert, holds a unique historical treasure - its ingenious water and sewage system. Dating back centuries, this remarkable system not only provided clean water and efficient sewage management but also demonstrated the resourcefulness and forward-thinking of its inhabitants. In this blog post, we delve into the historical background of Yazd's water and sewage system, explore what makes it unique, and uncover the valuable lessons it offers us in today's world. 

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Klein Netto

Mana Omar

Root causes of Gender-Based Violence amongst Drought Affected Communities of Musenke Sub-Location, Kajiado County

  9. November 2023       514      Reading Time: 5 min.

For a long time , the pastoral community of Musenke Sub-Location in Kajiado County has faced myriad of challenges. These challenges are directly and indirectly attributed to changes in weather pattern, under-development, marginalization, government neglect and harmful cultural/societal practices. Such causative factors have resulted to multiple other problems affecting health, gender equality, education, economic status and use of land. In order to better understand the root causes of gender-based violence (GBV) in this community Spring of the Arid and Semi-arid Lands (SASAL) recently conducted a study.

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Sanitation for Millions Toilets Making the Grade® school competition – A Competition where all Participants are Winners

  1. February 2024       471      Reading Time: 7 min.

Anne Fetscher, Jörg Felmeden The sustainable use of tap water (in Germany) and the power of education. An Interview with Dr.-Ing. Jörg Felmeden

  24. January 2024       468      Reading Time: 6 min.

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  28. November 2023       858      Reading Time: 6 min.

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  17. November 2023       908      Reading Time: 9 min.

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  16. November 2023       601      Reading Time: 3 min.

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  15. November 2023       441      Reading Time: 10 min.

Josphine Gaicugi Sanitation champion spotlight: A story of courage, determination and taking up space as a woman in WASH (featuring Eva Muhia)

  14. November 2023       1462      Reading Time: 7 min.

Belinda Abraham The Business Case for Sanitation

  13. November 2023       677      Reading Time: 5 min.

Mana Omar Root causes of Gender-Based Violence amongst Drought Affected Communities of Musenke Sub-Location, Kajiado County

  9. November 2023       514      Reading Time: 5 min.

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  6. November 2023       351      Reading Time: 5 min.

Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA)

Welcome to the SuSanA Blog!

We are excited to introduce a new addition to the SuSanA platform: Our very own blog feature!

This blog serves as a dynamic space where we delve deeper into relevant and interesting topics within the WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) sector. Here, we aim to provide a platform for our global network of members and partners to share their insights, ideas, events, projects, news, stories, and much more. The SuSanA Blog is designed to be an inclusive and representative space, amplifying voices from all around the world.

We invite you to explore the SuSanA blog, contribute your unique perspectives, and engage in conversations that can shape the future of sustainable sanitation for all. 

Happy reading and exploring!
The SuSanA Secretariat

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