|The SuSanA open discussion forum|
Open discussion forum helps to answer many sanitation related questions
The idea for this open discussion forum on sanitation came from our experience that when you want to buy a new car or have a question about your baby’s teeth: where do you get advice from? You put your question into a search engine like Google and you end up reading other people’s postings on a discussion forum. Usually, those questions and answers prove to be very helpful.
The same mechanism can hold true for a discussion forum on sanitation issues. This is why the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) secretariat developed a new discussion forum which was launched in July 2011. The forum is open as opposed to some existing closed fora which require a login even just for reading.
All postings are readable by everyone and searchable by search engines like Google and Yahoo. A broad range of topics are covered such as sanitation systems and technologies, health and hygiene, CLTS, school sanitation, sanitation systems for special conditions, menstrual hygiene management, SuSanA working groups, announcements and many more.
All registered users can contribute to the forum by creating new discussion topics or by responding to the posts of others. The option to create a user profile, including a passport-style photo, is available. The user can also attach additional documents and photos to his or her posts. In addition, one can subscribe to specific categories or topics after logging in and thereby follow specific discussions.
To view the discussion forum or to obtain your own login for writing on the forum, please click here.
E-mail alert services from the SuSanA discussion forum
There are three options to subscribe to an e-mail alert service from the SuSanA discussion forum.
Option 1: We have programmed our own SuSanA forum digest service. In order to satisfy your requirements you can choose how often you would like to receive the digest in your e-mail inbox. The options range from "daily" to"monthly" (if you don't like to receive the digest you can also choose "never").
Option 2: Anyone who does not want to have a SuSanA login can subscribe to a notification service by "Feedburner" here. Please enter your e-mail address below and you will be notified by e-mail of new posts from the last 24 hours. You can unsubscribe at any time.
(If you prefer using your favourite RSS-feedreader you can also directly subscribe to the RSS feed of the forum.)
Option 3: There are different types of content specific notifications you can subscribe to: