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August 10, 2015

 

 

Seminar: Sustainable sanitation in development cooperation

On the 7th and 8th of August our basic seminar "Sustainable sanitation in development cooperation" took place in Karlsruhe, Germany. The two day seminar provided an introduction into the various aspects of sanitation. Some of the focal points covered by the seminar were social and cultural differences in dealing with sanitation issues as well as various technical solutions.

 

We would like to thank all participants for their input, motivation and personal experiences enriching the seminar.

 

We hope that we can soon arrange another seminar about that topic.

 

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July 20, 2015

 

 

Seminar for sustainable sanitation in urban areas

On 16 and 17. July our new basic seminar about "Sustainable sanitation in urban areas" took place in Berlin, Germany. The seminar gave an overview of the challenges and potentials of sustainable sanitation in urban areas in the context of development cooperation. Existing and local adapted technologies for sanitation as well as actual methods and approaches how to ensure a sustainable use and maintenance of the systems were introduced.

We would like to thank all participants for their input, motivation and personal experiences enriching the seminar.

 

We hope that we can soon arrange another seminar about that topic.

 

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June 29, 2015

 

Seminar "Sustainable sanitation in urban areas" - slots still available

Seats for the new seminar on sustainable sanitation in the urban context are still available.

For all NGO experts and interested people we offer our basic seminar "Sustainable Sanitation in urban areas" 17th/18th of July.

The two-days seminar offers good insights in the challenges of sanitation in urban areas. Problems with the increasing urbanization will be discussed and possible solutions and approaches will be developed to ensure sanitation in congested areas. The seminar offers various approaches and best-practice examples.

The seminar takes place on 16./17. July in Berlin

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We are looking forward to your registration.

 

 

June 19, 2015

 

International World Refugee Day 2015

On the occasion of the International World Refugee Day 2015, 150 Berlin students demonstrated against the inhumane sanitary situation in wars and crisis regions.

 

After a press conference and the demonstration, Frank Heinrich, member of the German parliament, acknlowledged the commitment and effort of the students.

 

Thanks to all participants and supporters especially to the students and teachers from the Fritz-Karsen-Schule, Konrad-Duden-Schule, 1. Gemeinschaftsschule Neukölln and Carlo-Schmid-Schule for their great effort!

 

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May 31, 2015

 

Seminar for sanitation in emergencies and reconstruction situations
Sanitärversorgung in der humanitären Hilfe und Wiederaufbausituationen
Foto: Elmer Sayre

From 29 and 30 May 2015 our seminar "Sanitation in emergencies and reconstruction situations" took place in Bonn, Germany. We talked about the important aspects of the planning and implementation of sanitation projects in the humanitarian aid. We discussed about the question how can the ultimate goal - the safe storage and removal of faecia - and according hygiene behaviour ensured in a fast and sustainable way. On the basis of case studies the relevant sanitation technologies, minimum standards, adjusted assessment, monitoring and hygiene promotion approaches and typical problems have been considered.

 

We would like to thank again all participants for their input, motivation and personal experiences enriching the seminar!

 

We hope that we can soon arrange another seminar about that topic.

 

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Seminar for sustainable water supply in Bonn

On May 08 and 09 our seminar about "Sustainable water supply in development cooperation" took place in Bonn, Germany. The seminar was intended for all with basic skills in sanitation. We talked about challenges and potentials of sustainable potable water supply in the context of development cooperation and provides a well-balanced composition of practical group exercises and theory.

 

We would like to thank especially guest lecturers Andrea Bindel from arche noVa e.V. and Stephan Simon from Welthungerhilfe for their very informative and practical reports and experiences from their numerous missions. Furthermore we would like to tank all participants for their input, motivation and personal experiences enriching the seminar.

 

We hope that we can soon arrange another seminar about that topic.

 

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April 30, 2015

 

Understanding Post Implementation Monitoring of WASH programming
Die Wasserkiosks in der Region um Addis Abeba, Äthiopien.

From 27 - 29 April 2015 the workshop "Understanding Post Implementation Monitoring of WASH programming" took place in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia. Our collegues Thilo Panzerbieter and Robert Gensch moderated the event and collected some impressions. Stephan Simon about the content of the workshop:

 

For far too many people in developing countries, water and sanitation services are unreliable and substandard. Alarmed by reports of high levels of non-functionality of infrastructure and by political debates in the donor countries demanding value for aid money – development partners are becoming more critical about the value and sustainability of their investments.

 

Increasingly governmental donors are also demanding evidence of sustained service delivery for the millions in tax money which are transferred to multilaterals and NGOs. New possibilites which are still hotly contested are "sustainability clauses" and "sustainability compacts". Why and how this should concern implementers when this is still “only” under discussion and, at this stage, multi-lateral organisations are most likely to be affected by clauses and compacts while the policy, legal and accountability issues are still to be finalised?

 

These and other interesting issues were discussed. More about it in our next ePaper (in German) and soon at washnet.de.

April 18, 2015

 

Seminar for sustainable sanitation in development cooperation

On 16 and 17. April our advanced seminar about "Sustainable sanitation in development cooperation" took place in Aachen, Germany. The seminar was intended for all with basic skills in sanitation. So we deepended the overview of sanitation technologies, non-technical accompanying measures, actual planning approaches and talked about numerous and project examples.

 

We would like to thank especially Gérard Pankert from misereor e.V.for his interesting and informative participant report about the model of the dry channel toilet. Furthermore we would like to thank all participants for their input, motivation and personal experiences enriching the seminar.

 

We hope that we can soon arrange another seminar about that topic.

 

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March 23, 2015

 

#WaterMarch - The movie

To mark the occassion of the World Water Day on 21st of March, the WASH-network marched under the motto #WaterMarch through Cologne to demonstrate for the access to water and sanitation as a human right. With the 4km long march the participants declared their solidarity with the 750 Million people worldwide who still do not have access to clean drinking water and therefore walk this distance every day.

 

Supporting organization were Viva con Agua, the Workers' Samaritan Federation, UNICEF, the World Hunger Help, Malteser International, Engineers Without Borders and of course the GTO. Additional campaigns were set up by Viva con Agua in Berlin and by arche noVa in Dresden, Leipzig and Chemnitz.

 

Check out the movie to our campaign!

 

 

 

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