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Health and hygiene, schools and other non-household settings

This category contains all sanitation topics in relationship to health and hygiene. It also contains topics on sanitation for schools and other non-household settings like prisons and work places
Topics that deal with diseases caused by lack of sanitation, for example neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), can be discussed here. There is a sub-sub-category specifically for intestinal worm infections.
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Put here topics on making sanitation inclusive and accessible for all - including for people with disabilities.
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Awareness campaigns and strategies related to hygiene promotion and hand washing can be discussed here. There is a separate sub-sub-category for handwashing in schools (see above).
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In this sub-category any topic surrounding schools and sanitation & hygiene can be discussed. There is a sub-sub-category on handwashing activities at schools.
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This section is for WASH in non-household and non-school settings. It is not meant for WASH in schools, community toilets, public toilets as these have their own sections on the forum.
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Sanitation systems

The focus in this categories is on technologies required along the sanitation chains - primarily toilets, transport and treatment (but not reuse as this is in a separate category called "Resource recovery").
This includes anything to do with (wet) faecal sludge collected from pit latrines and septic tanks. Note the sub-category on transport and emptying issues.
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Sanitation systems where urine is diverted (i.e. collected separately), for example UDDTs (urine-diverting dry toilets).
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Systems involving anaerobic processes, e.g. DEWATS (Decentralised Wastewater Treatment Systems), UASBs, anaerobic baffled reactors, digesters with animal manure
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Includes composting toilets as well as composting in separate units, piles, boxes or similar.
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Chemical, biotechnology and biological approaches to processing excreta and sludge to render it harmless (pathogen removal and physico-chemical improvements).
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Odour issues(6/32)
In this category questions about decentralised treatment facilities and their quality standards are discussed – with special focus on upscaling. This category will also feature experiences of the GIZ programme “Upscaling Basic Sanitation for the Urban Poor” in Kenya.
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Topics on groundwater pollution in relationship with lack of sanitation, or with existing sanitation systems that either pollute or protect the groundwater; also drinking water treatment aspects
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This section contains topics about people's behaviours and perceptions; how to influence these behaviours and to understand the psychology behind it all.
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Includes CLTS, community health clubs and other community led approaches
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Making the general public more aware of the issues surrounding lack of sanitation (and potential solutions) in developing countries and in fact in all countries of the world
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Activities and publications to influence public policy, laws and budgets by using facts, their relationships, the media, and messaging to educate government officials and the public
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Markets, finance and governance

This category contains topics on market development, financing and governance: core functions of supply and demand in the market, supporting and rules functions. Governance and global political processes are also included in this category; they are market players as well as drivers.
Includes "sanitation as a business" programs, developing new business models for sanitation, providing improved sanitation products and services, and better faecal sludge management.
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Includes public finance from government, subsidy models, tariff systems, ODA (official development assistance) and results-based financing, and costing.
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Includes public private partnerships (PPPs), government and citizens, governments and NGOs, government to government, policies and regulations for upscaling.
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Topics around sanitation in cities in particular with regards to appropriate planning, implementation, and management processes in cities
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Includes also quality control, certifications, monitoring and enforcement issues.
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Resource recovery

The focus in this category is on technological, institutional and social aspects surrounding resource recovery from sanitation systems, be it for fertiliser, soil conditioner, water, fuel, electricity or biomass.
Ideas, questions, examples and suggestions about reuse of human excreta as well as soil conditioner produced from human excreta.
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Includes topics around black solider fly larvae (or other edible insects) fed with waste and excreta; animal protein production from waste and manure; legal aspects
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Technologies and business models to optimise the financial value recoverable from excreta and faecal sludge, such as nutrients, energy products and water.
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Many SuSanA members have become active Wikipedians. How about joining them in the effort to improve the world's largest encyclopedia for sanitation-related content?
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Here you can announce and discuss new publications. After a while, the posts might be moved to the relevant thematic categories.
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Put here topics about capacity development for more sustainable practices in sanitation where many sectors and authority levels are involved
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If you have a topic that does not fit in any of the other categories then please put it here (if need be, the moderators can move it to the right category).
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SuSanA working groups and help section

This category contains topics regarding the working groups of SuSanA. It also contains the help section of the forum.
This section is for organisational aspects of the SuSanA working groups (such as information about meetings or minutes) and not for thematic discussions which should rather take place in the other categories of the forum.
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This category is an interactive help centre for all users of the SuSanA wiki.
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