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Lourdes Valenzuela

Brasilia June 2024: SIRWASH Dialogues: Public Policies for Economic Accessibility to Rural Water and Sanitation Services in the Context of Latin American and Caribbean Countries

  5. July 2024       107      Reading Time: 7 min.

El Taller de Diálogos SIRWASH en políticas públicas para la asequibilidad de los servicios rurales de agua y saneamiento en el contexto de los países Latinoamericanos y del Caribe estuvo organizado gracias a la colaboración entre la Agencia Suiza para el Desarrollo y la Cooperación (COSUDE) Y el Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (BID) en alianza con la Fundación Nacional de Salud Brasil (FUNASA). 

English Version below. 

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Jeremy Kohlitz, Kaiea Ribanataake Awira, Ngaouea Neemia

Can Kiritimati become a model circular economy society? Water and sanitation as potential entry points

  7. May 2024       2268      Reading Time: 4 min.

Kiritimati Island is a unique place. Situated within the Line Islands group of the Republic of Kiribati, an island country spanning almost 3.5 million km2 of ocean, it isn’t easy to find on a map. The closest international airport (other than its own) is in Honolulu – more than 2,000 km away. The capital of its own country is even farther away. Despite being  the largest coral atoll in the world, as of 2020 only 7,369 people live there.

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Ann Thomas

Nature Calls – why sanitation is the logical starting point for fighting climate change

  11. June 2024       1457      Reading Time: 8 min.

In September 2021, Hurricane Ida dropped more than six inches of rain on New York City in a matter of hours. Roughly half of that rainfall, 3.15 inches, fell within the first hour—nearly twice the rate the city’s infrastructure was designed to handle. 

At 11am that day, I got a call from my daughter’s school in the outskirts of the NYC metropolitan area asking me to collect my daughter ASAP. The school basement was filling with water … fast. By the end of the day, the school was shuttered, and the surrounding community evacuated. Meanwhile, outside my front door in suburban New York, neighbours were piling the contents of their basements onto the sidewalk. ‘The neighbourhood’s shit is in my basement!’ one exclaimed. Social media was filled with discordant images of flooded streets and Teslas floating through them.

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South Asia Young Women in Water (SAYWiW)

Tabeer Riaz

Empowering Young Women Water Professionals in South Asia: Leading the Wave of Change

  21. March 2024       1323      Reading Time: 5 min.

In September 2023, fueled by a shared vision to create a meaningful global impact, five visionary women embarked on a journey that led to the establishment of the "South Asia Young Women in Water" (SAYWiW) platform. This initiative was born out of a casual meeting, which evolved into a powerful force for change in the realm of water management in South Asia. SAYWiW stands as a beacon of empowerment for women water professionals, acknowledging their often-overlooked contributions to driving tangible change in the region. Despite encountering obstacles, these trailblazers persistently pioneer research and innovation, surpassing global counterparts and shaping the future of water management.

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Alice Brandt , Mascha Kaddori

Let’s get wild: Water, sanitation and hygiene at the human-wildlife interface

  26. March 2024       1535      Reading Time: 9 min.

One Health is an integrated, unifying approach that aims to sustainably balance and optimize the health of people, non-human animals and ecosystems. It recognizes that the health of humans, domestic and wild animals, plants, and the wider environment (including ecosystems) are closely linked and inter-dependent. 

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  11. June 2024       1457      Reading Time: 8 min.

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  7. May 2024       2268      Reading Time: 4 min.

Alice Brandt , Mascha Kaddori Let’s get wild: Water, sanitation and hygiene at the human-wildlife interface

  26. March 2024       1535      Reading Time: 9 min.

Tabeer Riaz Empowering Young Women Water Professionals in South Asia: Leading the Wave of Change

  21. March 2024       1323      Reading Time: 5 min.

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  12. March 2024       1753      Reading Time: 6 min.

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  8. March 2024       2090      Reading Time: 6 min.

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  5. March 2024       2076      Reading Time: 7 min.

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  1. February 2024       1962      Reading Time: 7 min.

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  24. January 2024       1780      Reading Time: 6 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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