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Preparing to be unprepared

Decision Making and the Use of Guidance on Sanitation Systems and Faecal Sludge Management in the First Phase of Rapid-Onset Emergencies

This research contributes towards building credible evidence and increasing understanding of the current proven solutions in the emergency context through two components. The first component aims to investigate and compile what options have been proven for applications in the emergency context. The second component aims to understand what are the driving forces behind the decisions made on faecal sludge disposal in first phase emergencies at the field level.

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Global WaSH Cluster

The Global WaSH Cluster, created in 2006, is an open and formal platform for humanitarian WaSH actors to work together in partnership. It is today made up of 76 partners and aims at improving the coordination and the humanitarian response in the WaSH sector. It is led by UNICEF. At country level, the objective of the cluster approach is to strengthen response through predictability, accountability and partnership by ensuring better prioritisation and by defining roles and responsibilities of humanitarian organisations.

The GWC is in charge of establishing Technical Working Groups when major crises occur in order to coordinate the response on-site.

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Compendium of Sanitation Technologies in Emergencies

The Compendium of Sanitation Technologies in Emergencies provides a structured and user-friendly manual and planning guide for sanitation solutions in emergency settings. It supports and enables decision making by providing the necessary framework for developing a sanitation system design. It compiles a wide range of tried and tested technologies in a single document and gives concise information on key decision criteria for each technology, facilitating the combination of technologies to come up with full sanitation system solutions, all linked to relevant cross-cutting issues.

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Training on Faecal Sludge Management in Emergencies

Sanitation Systems Perspective

The Sanitation Systems Perspective is an interactive version of EAWAG’s Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies, a compilation of appropriate sanitation technologies, plus a tool for combining technologies in a full system.

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SuSanA (Sustainable Sanitation Alliance) is an informal network of people and organisations who share a common vision on sustainable sanitation and who want to contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular SDG6.

Created in 2007, SuSanA provides a platform that connects members to a community of people with diverse expertise and opinions. SuSanA also serves as sounding board for innovative ideas. Finally, SuSanA contributes to policy dialogue through joint publications, meetings and initiatives.

The website contains numerous publications and resources, a project database and a discussion forum.

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Mémento de l'assainissement

The Mémento de l’assainissement is a methodological and practical guide developed by a French NGO GRET. It covers the entire sanitation sector, from wastewater and sewage sludge collection to their treatment, and provides recommendations that can be applied to both urban and semi-urban contexts.

It is only available in French for now.

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