- SuSanA News Mail March 2013 online March 19, 2013Dear SuSanA members and partners, This monthly e-mail informs you about the latest news from SuSanA and the SuSanA partners. This e-mail is sent to 3593 subscribers and contains the following topics: 1. Status quo analysis of SuSanA 2008 to 2012 summary now available online 2. Add your voice to the next 5 years of SuSanA 3. The 4C networking campaign 4. Vide […]
- SuSanA News Mail January 2013 online January 31, 2013This monthly e-mail informs you about the latest news from SuSanA and the SuSanA partners. This e-mail is sent to 3681 subscribers and contains the following topics: 1. SuSanA's sixth Anniversary 2. Bill Melinda Gates Foundation grants now open for discussion on SuSanA forum. Join in! 3. The world we want! The post-2015 WASH sub-consultation 4. Make pos […]
- SuSanA News Mail November 2012 online November 22, 2012The monthly news mail informs you about the latest news from SuSanA and the SuSanA partners. For more frequent news updates please visit our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/susana.org (http://www.facebook.com/susana.org) or check the SuSanA discussion forum http://www.forum.susana.org (http://www.forum.susana.org). This monthly e-mail informs you about […]
- FSM2 conference in October 2012 in Durban, South Africa November 16, 2012Read more... (http://www.susana.org/lang-en/conference-and-training-materials/materials-of-conferences/2012-conferences/243-2012-conferences/781-fsm2)
- SuSanA News Mail September 2012 online September 16, 2012The monthly news mail informs you about the latest news from SuSanA and the SuSanA partners. For more frequent news updates please visit our facebook page http://www.facebook.com/susana.org (http://www.facebook.com/susana.org) or check the SuSanA discussion forum http://www.forum.susana.org (http://www.forum.susana.org). This news mail is sent to 3120 subscr […]
- SuSanA News Mail March 2013 online March 19, 2013
- Good question! January 30, 2013The cover of the 10 January issue of The Economist:
- World Toilet Day November 19, 2012Today is World Toilet Day – see here and also ThePublicToilet.com. The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, in association with Domestos, has released this report which is well worth reading: Toilets for Health.
- No toilet, no bride! November 16, 2012In the UK Daily Mail of 23 October: No toilet? Then no bride − the Indian government's bizarre new campaign to increase indoor lavatories. Well, that’s one way of promoting sanitation!
- Top three toilets? October 31, 2012From the Gates Foundation website (dated 14 August): ‘Bill Gates Names Winners of the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge’:California Institute of Technology in the United States received the $100,000 first prize for designing a solar-powered toilet that generates hydrogen and electricity. Loughborough University in the United Kingdom won the $60,000 second place […]
- Agroforestry and arborloos August 8, 2012In a letter to The Economist (28 July 2012) Tony Simons, Director General of the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi, writes that, to reduce hunger and promote food security in the Sahel, agroforestry is the way forward. As he notes, “Trees provide not only ecological resilience but also cash income, energy, environmental services, fodder for animals and nu […]
- Erdos: “World's biggest eco-toilet scheme fails” July 31, 2012“The dry toilets in Inner Mongolia's Daxing eco-community have been quietly replaced after three years of bad smells, health problems and maggots.” Oops! See the full entry in the Guardian Environment Network (30 July 2012).
- Fossas alternas July 30, 2012IRC has on its website a good photo-sequence on how to build a fossa alterna: “This photo story shows you how to construct a fossa alterna, how to empty it and how to process the compost. After 12−18 months of composting it is safe to empty a fossa alterna toilet and use the compost as fertilizer for your garden soil”. Fossas alternas? Read Peter Morgan’s To […]
- Rural sanitation July 27, 2012What Does It Take to Scale Up Rural Sanitation? by Eduardo Perez and published earlier this month by the Water and Sanitation Program is an important document because, as the report’s webpage says, “Today, 2.5 billion people live without access to improved sanitation. … Of those without access to sanitation, 75 percent live in rural areas [emphasis added].” […]
- The 2011 Pumphandle Lecture July 26, 2012Have a look at the John Snow Society’s 2011 Pumphandle Lecture Epidemiology for the Bottom Billion – where there’s not even a pump handle to remove! by Hans Rosling who’s a professor at the Karolinska Institute and also chairman of the Gapminder Foundation. An excellent lecture. Check out the Gapminder videos − you’ll find some pretty stunning ones!Who’s Joh […]
- Global WatSan costs July 26, 2012WHO published in May this year Global costs and benefits of drinking-water supply and sanitation interventions to reach the MDG target and universal coverage by Dr Guy Hutton. Here’s the Overview from the WHO webpage for the report:This report updates previous economic analyses conducted by the World Health Organization, using new WSS coverage rates, costs o […]
- Good question! January 30, 2013
- Re: Chinese Technical Code for Application of Anaerobic Digestate Fertilizer (Bioslurry) - by: AquaVerde May 25, 2013May I add some "old" stuff from the 1970s: Jean Pain - The power of compost Jean Pain (1930 - 1981) was a French innovator who developed a compost based bioenergy system that produced 100% of his energy needs. He heated water to 60 degrees Celsius at a rate of 4 litres a minute which he used for washing and heating. He also distilled enough methane […]
- Interactive and growing: New forum help section is now online! - by: susanaforum May 25, 2013Dear all, we are very happy to announce that we created a new "Forum help section" to better cater the needs of first time users and users which experience problems or come up with questions during the use of the SuSanA discussion forum. Our idea was to create an interactive and growing help section that vividly adapts to the user's needs by a […]
- Re: legislation on the feces used as fertilizer in different countries - by: biscarlos May 24, 2013Well, I searched Ecosanred publications, and experiences in the world and made the subject of UDDT, but still I can not find any official rules, available to validate the feces and urine as fertilizer, for he wanted some data on countries that have legislated on the subject. Unfortunately, the World Health Organization has just issued recommendations, whic […]
- Re: legislation on the feces used as fertilizer in different countries - by: muench May 24, 2013Hello, Well, you only partially answered my questions. What search methods have you used so far and what have you found? Whilst there are plenty of publications on the beneficial use of faeces (and urine) on crop production (see SuSanA library, www.susana.org/library), I am not aware of any specific legislation for it. The closest I can think of are the WHO […]
- Bioelectric Toilets for Waste Treatment and Energy Production (University of Colorado, USA) - by: bioelectric May 24, 2013Dear All, I would like to introduce our technology and systems that are funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. I am an associate professor at University of Colorado, USA, and we are focusing on developing bioelectric toilets that can directly convert human waste and other waste materials to electricity and other chemicals for household and other […]
- Re: Solar Sanitation for Fecal Sludge Management - by: sahidul93 May 24, 2013Yesterday I visited such treatment plant at Meherpur Pourashava, Meherpur, Bangladesh. There was no research, but as a rumor of poisonous bacteria, the plant is going to stopped. The farmers do not use it as manure.
- Re: legislation on the feces used as fertilizer in different countries - by: biscarlos May 24, 2013Hi Elizabeth, I'm looking for information on existing legislation in the world in terms of the use of feces and urine from UDDT's for crop improvement. Mainly looking for these waste parameters required by any national or municipal regulation. This research is being conducted in Chile, to the need to validate the dried feces as a non-harmful to the […]
- Photoactive silicones for self-cleaning and antimicrobial sanitary units (American Environmental Systems, Inc., USA) - by: hmalak May 24, 2013Hello, I would like to introduce you to my GCE Phase-I grant funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation which is performed in USA: Title of grant: Photoactive Silicones for Self-Cleaning and Antimicrobial Sanitary Units Subtitle: Always Clean and Microbial Free Sanitary Units Name of lead organization: American Environmental Systems, Inc. Primary cont […]
- Re: Biogas production from digested sewage sludge - by: AquaVerde May 24, 2013I came across a good presentation on Biogas technology a key technology to adjust fluctuating renewable energy sources and to recycle scarce resources from bio-wastes and residues by Prof. Jens Born See developments on ABR technology: Fermenter Technology - M-ABR (combination of fermentation and biofilm) 1. Biogas ABR-technology has a lot of innovative poten […]
- Re: legislation on the feces used as fertilizer in different countries - by: muench May 24, 2013Hello, Please introduce yourself first, give the context of your question (why exactly do you ask), explain the search methods you have used so far, and list what you have found so far. Once you have explained all that, then I am sure someone will reply to your post. Regards, Elisabeth
- Re: Chinese Technical Code for Application of Anaerobic Digestate Fertilizer (Bioslurry) - by: AquaVerde May 25, 2013
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IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre is looking for candidates for the position of Programme Officer Sanitation and Hygiene.
The Sanitation and Hygiene Specialist will be part of the Africa team and will be expected to participate in multi-disciplinary project teams and the IRC Sanitation and Hygiene team.
Salary scale: Programme Officer, BBRA scale 10 or 11 (min. €2,396.62 to max. €4,380.72) depending on qualifications and experience.
Application deadline: 11 March 2012
For more information and application details please go to www.irc.nl/page/69584
Vacancy: Post Doctoral Fellow Microeconomics of Sanitation and Wastewater Reuse in Agriculture, IWMI, Ghana (with some travel) [deadline 30 September]
If you have recently completed your PhD in economics or sanitation but have sound understanding of both, then this could be just the assignment for you. The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) seeks the right person to analyze problems relating to human waste, as used in agriculture, then form policy recommendations to enhance livelihoods in the rural/urban interface.
- A recent PhD in agricultural or natural resources or environmental economics or environmental or civil engineering and
- A good understanding of agriculture and microeconomics
- Knowledge of sanitation challenges in developing countries: solid waste, fecal sludge and wastewater management (with on-site sanitation systems)
- Excellent written and spoken English
Complete Application Form + attach résumé + attach letter which addresses IWMI’s requirements listed in job description with names and email addresses of 3 professional referees, to be contacted if you are short-listed
Application deadline: 30 September 2010
Please do send requests for information or applications to Sanitation Updares
The IRC International Water and Sanitation Centre is seeking candidates for the vacancy of (Senior) Programme Officer, Sanitation Specialist to work in projects in the South Asian and West African regions.
IRC’s current focus in the thematic area of sanitation is in the development of sustainable service models for the delivery of sanitation services to the urban and rural poor. Examples of new sanitation projects that IRC is involved in are “Empowering self-help sanitation of rural and peri-urban communities and schools in Africa” (2009-2014) and Sanitation, Hygiene And Water project, Indonesia (SHAW) (2010-2014).
Read the full vacancy text and application details here. The application deadline is 30 August 2010.
Vacancy: Senior Researcher – Sanitation in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, SANDEC, Switzerland [Deadline 15 Oct 2009]
The department of Water and Sanitation in Developing Countries (Sandec) at Eawag, Switzerland, is engaged in applied research & development in water supply and environmental sanitation for low and middle income countries.
Sandec is seeking to fill a vacant position as group leader (tenure track) for sanitation.
The objectives are to develop new concepts and technologies for excreta, faecal sludge and wastewater management through applied research projects with partner organizations in developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Dissemination of research results, advocacy, developing research capacity and professional expertise, and facilitating implementation are further important activities for getting research results into policy and practice.
Special focus should be on the subject of excreta, and faecal sludge management for low- and middle-income countries.
More information is available on the EAWAG web site [pls do not send respsonses to this blog]
Enquiries can be made through Chris Zurbrügg, Tel: +41-44- 8235423, email: zurbrugg [at] eawag.ch
Deadline for applications: 15 October 2009
For more WASH vacancies go to the WASH Vacancies blog.