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"Linking up Sustainable Sanitation, Water Management & Agriculture"

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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.
SSWM courses overview
Homepage GWP CEE
World Water Day: Water requires energy and energy requires water
This year’s World Water Day on March 22nd focuses on the water and energy nexus. The aim is to raise awareness on the inter-linkages between water and energy, while especially paying attention to the “bottom billion” that lacks access to water, sanitation and energy. All types of energy generation and transmission need water, whereas electricity is required for pumping, treating and transporting water to various consumers. For more information on the water and energy nexus check out the factsheets on Water for Energy or the World Water Day website.
SSWM factsheets on Water for Energy
About World Water Day