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The SuSanA open discussion forum

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 find 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 launched an open discussion forum in July 2011. 

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 and many more.

All registered users can contribute to the forum by creating new discussion topics or by responding to the posts of others. Users can also 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.

Bonus for SuSanA members: you can post on the discussion forum by sending your contribution to:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

For further information or questions please contact the SuSanA secretariat at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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").

  • If you are already a SuSanA member you are currently receiving the digest service twice a week. You can change the frequency here.
  • If you are not yet a member you can register here and set the frequency in the registration process.

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.

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(If you prefer using your favourite RSS-feedreader you can also directly subscribe to the RSS-icon RSS feed of the forum.)

Option 3: There are different types of content specific notifications you can subscribe to:

  • If you like to receive e-mail notifications for a subcategory or topic (thread) that you find interesting you can click on "subscribe" (you need to be logged in to see the button).

  • If you write a posting yourself you will find a subscribe box which is ticked by default, so that you will automatically receive the replies to your topic. You can of course untick the box if you do not want to be informed via e-mail.

For further frequently asked questions on the SuSanA discussion forum please refer to the help section in the forum.

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