The 2-week SSWM expert training course module gives an overview on Integrated Water Resources Management (IRWM), its basic concept and linkages to the reuse-oriented sustainable sanitation approach including a comprehensive overview on existing technology options and planning approaches. The course focuses on the human influence on the water cycle, the linkages to agriculture, and the sustainable use, treatment and reuse of water resources. It enables participants get a holistic view on the water cycle and to identify more sustainable and locally appropriate technology solutions in relation to sanitation and water resources management.
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The aim of the SSWRMNA project is to improve local capacity for sustainable sanitation and water resource management in Nepal and the Philippines and to consolidate and mainstream the efforts in this area in India. In order to do so, the project will establish a Sustainable Sanitation and Water Resources Management Network and provide necessary capacity building at the individual, institutional and inter-institutional levels.
The focus of ACCESSanitation will be on making tangible improvements to sanitation services and facilities in the ten participating cities in India and the Philippines. This will be achieved through the development of local capacity to plan, design and implement sustainable sanitation systems and by launching campaigns to raise awareness on improved hygiene practices.
The Sustainable Sanitation Center (SuSan Center) is a multidisciplinary convergence center of Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan involving the 3 Xavier University Colleges: School of Medicine, College of Engineering and the College of Agriculture. The SUSAN center is committed to a science-based and multi-sectoral engagement in sustainable sanitation aiming to achieve a cleaner and healthier environment and promoting human dignity for peaceful and sustainable development in Mindanao, the Philippines and the wider Southeast Asian region. The SUSAN centers core activities include capacity development of communities, policy makers and other institutions on sustainable sanitation and to support the development and implementation of various sustainable sanitation technology solutions.