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"Linking up Sustainable Sanitation, Water Management & Agriculture"

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Download Version of the Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies
The second, revised edition of the Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies of Eawag can now be downloaded for free! The Compendium has become the most popular technical compilation in the sanitation sector and is widely acclaimed by a large audience as an international reference tool. It provides updates and informs about an increased range of technologies.
High and Low Resolutions of the Compendium on the Eawag Website
The Compendium on the SSWM Library
Webinar on „adding missing links in sanitation value chains“
On April 29th 2014 Gates Foundation sanitation grantees and SuSanA members virtually met in a webinar to discuss missing links in sanitation value chains. Three grantees – Francis de los Reyes, Daniel Yeh and Brian von Herzen – presented their research topics that add an element to already existing sanitation systems or chains. Is a power auger “Excrevator” a suitable tool to empty pit latrines in South Africa and septic tanks in India? How can a membrane reactor be used to treat off-grid toilet products in the field? How can faeces be transformed into biochar? Seecon as the lead of the SuSanA working group 1 supports the exchange of experiences and knowledge within the sanitation community.
View the forum thread on this webinar
View the webinar online
Swiss Position on a Post-2015 Global Goal for Water
“Water stands at the centre of nearly every global challenge: climate change, health, nutrition, environment, transportation, political conflicts; all this and much more is directly linked to water.” This statement by Martin Dahinden, Director of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, highlights the importance for a dedicated Post-2015 SDG on Water. Switzerland is actively involved defining the new SDG agenda and formulated goals for a water-secure world for all. Find more information here:
Flyer for the Global Water Goal based on Swiss Position
Additional Information and Documents by the Swiss Government on the Post-2015 Goals
Coming up: Course in Ljubljana, Slovenia
In collaboration with Global Water Partnerships Central and Eastern Europe, the SSWM Team will be conducting a 2-day Sustainable Sanitation Workshop in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The training is based on the SSWM concept that links water management, sanitation and agriculture as a crucial step to sustainability. A special focus will be given to policy preparation and policy planning of decentralised sustainable small-scale solutions, as problems of water supply and sanitation in central and eastern European countries often arise in the context of small settlements. The course will take place from April 4 to 5 2014.
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