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Author(s): Arne Panesar, Dirk Walther, Thomas Kauter-Eby, Susanne Bieker, Suresh Rohilla, Regina Dube, Kim Augustin, Roland Schertenleib
Published in: 2018
Pages: 10
Publisher: HDF/Tudor Rose in collaboration with United Nations and its agencies


The SuSanA platform and the Shit Flow Diagram - tools to achieve more sustainable sanitation for all A publication within: A BETTER WORLD Vol. 3: Actions and commitments to Sustainable Development Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all

Daniela Krahl of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation (BMZ) has said that: “The water strategy of our Ministry is seen as a model because it addresses the spirit of the SDGs in a holistic manner, thus going beyond SDG 6. That is what we need today and that is why I like the excreta flow diagram. It brings people from different spheres together to understand a challenge that they can only solve together. A platform – the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) – has been formed to allow for discussion on sanitation at all levels, particularly with an inter-sectoral outlook, and with the aim to find equitable and sustainable solutions. That is why the Ministry is supporting cooperation in German development expertise on this platform, and is proud to see its positive impact.”

? The power of iconography to reach SDG 6 and more

? The SFD as a prompt for expert discussion and action

? Two other strong visual concepts required for SFDs

? The SuSanA-network – moving to a systems approach

? Sanitation in the circular economy – closing the loop

? Case history 1: Nashik, India

? Case history 2: The Hamburg Water Cycle

? Case history 3: The Semizentral approach

? Iconography as a valuable tool in achieving the SDGs