Would you like to learn more on Sustainable Sanitation and Water Management?

The SSWM Toolbox (www.sswm.info) is an open-source capacity development tool for the local level, linking water management, sanitation and agriculture.

 It helps you to prioritise and understand your problems, to choose the solution that best meets your needs, to design the planning and implementation process, and to understand the background of it all. And the best part – it’s all for free and open source!

Specific Topic Entry Pages (STEPs)
Recently, several new chapters were added to the Toolbox, providing an entry point and information on a particular topic or group of users. These Specific Topic Entry Pages (STEPs) offer you tailor-made "mini SSWM Toolboxes" with a focus on a topic or region, compiling an overview on the relevant resources available and amended with background and specific content within the field of SSWM. Both the concepts presented within the STEP, as well as the linked information from the SSWM Toolbox, are complemented with further readings, awareness raising and training material, case study documentation, ready-made PowerPoint presentations and a glossary.

Overview of STEPs:
• The SSWM Course for Universities developed in collaboration with the Norwegian University of Life Science: STEP University

• The Training-of-Trainers

• The chapter on SSWM in Sub-Saharan Africa, developed in collaboration with GIZ Zambia, the Water and Sanitation Association of Zambia (WASAZA) and Cap-Net: STEP Sub-Saharan Africa

• Business Development in SSWM, compiled in collaboration with the international centre for water management services (cewas) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI): STEP Business Development

• The chapter on urban sanitation, developed in collaboration with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, as part of the programme “Support to the National Urban Sanitation Policy in India”: STEP SNUSP

These STEPs will continuously be updated and completed. From 2013, the SSWM Toolbox team is planning to cover 2 to 4 new topics annually, depending on the demand. Currently, the STEPs “emergency preparedness and response” and “sanitation systems” are amongst others being developed.

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