Water Community, Solution Exchange

Index of Consolidated Replies

1

Cost-Effective and Financially Sustainable Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Services

Tushaar

International Water Management Institute (IWMI)

16-Jun-05

Provides examples and experiences in context of cost-effective approaches for urban water supply and sanitation services

cr-se-wes-16060501-public.pdf

2

Considerations for Sharing of Catchment Pond Water Resources

Alka Awasthi

Jal Bhagirathi Foundation

28-Jun-05

Offers techno-socio-economic considerations for a village to resolve water security concerns and issues of common property resources

cr-se-wes-28060501.pdf

3

Urban Water Supply from Water Impounding and Aquifer Recharging

Rahul Banerjee

Aarohi Trust

19-Jul-05

Explores relevant potential experiences in the context of water impounding and aquifer recharging systems

cr-se-wes-19070501.pdf

4

International Funding Agencies Supporting NGOs in Water Conservation

Avani Mohan Singh

Hartika

29-Jul-05

Identifies funding agencies providing financing opportunities for NGOs involved in water conservation activities

cr-se-wes-29070501.pdf

5

Solid Waste Management in Urban Settings

Nidhi Prabha Tewari

Sanket Information and Research Agency

16-Aug-05

Highlights successes and failures of recycling and revenue generation potential of solid wastes through case studies

cr-se-wes-16080501.pdf

6

Options for Providing Quality Drinking Water

S. Mehta

Devarao Shivaram Trust

25-Aug-05

Explores simple, inexpensive and sustainable solutions that can be used to provide good quality, chemically free and safe drinking water

cr-se-wes-25080501.pdf

7

Arsenic Levels and Drinking Water Quality

Nupur Bose

A.N. College

8-Sep-05

Discusses arsenic contamination and the levels of arsenic contamination that are considered permissible

cr-se-wes-08090501.pdf

8

Improving Access to Irrigation by Small Farmers

Sanjeev Kumar

Krishi Bharati

23-Sep-05

Explores affordable and operationally feasible irrigation methods for small farmers, and addresses issues of access and food security

cr-se-food-wes-23090501.pdf

9

Low-Cost and Ecologically Sound Sanitation Practices

Dinesh Kumar

IWMI

3-Oct-05

Identifies low-cost, ecologically sound sanitation practices for urban and rural areas, and experiences in adopting these methods

cr-se-wes-03100501.pdf

10

Desalination Techniques

S. N. Srinivas

TERI

26-Oct-05

Provides information and experiences on desalination techniques using solar stills to produce potable water from brackish water 

cr-se-wes-26100501.pdf

11

Community Participation in Ground Water Management

A. J. James

Pragmatix

8-Nov-05

Identifies documented cases of local community-level water management practices in the context of ground water management

cr-se-wes-08110501.pdf

12

Exclusion in Drinking Water Supply Networks

Jyotsna Bapat

Independent Consultant

18-Nov-05

Highlights various aspects of social exclusion in drinking water supply networks based on (context-specific) experiences

cr-se-wes-18110501.pdf

13

Social Audit for Traditional Wetlands

Arnab Bhattacharjee

Odisha Prakrutika Jalasampad Surakhya Abhijan

15-Dec-05

Provides information on social audit methods to assess impact of development initiatives for traditional wetlands focusing on equity 

cr-se-wes-15120501.pdf

14

Water Management Conflicts Between Communities and External Actors

Prema Gera

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

18-Dec-05

Showcases the management of water conflicts (rural-urban, inter-sectoral, policy triggered) between communities & external actors

cr-se-wes-global-18120501.pdf

15

Sanitation Schemes and Biogas Digesters

B. K. Sharma

Gwalior Children's Hospital

28-Dec-05

Provides experiences on community-based sanitation schemes using biogas digesters, and information on relevant technologies.

cr-se-wes-28120501.pdf

16

Bio-Technology Enzymes Process for Wastewater Treatment

B. Hariharasubramanian

TWAD Board

10-Jan-06

Provides experience in adopting bio-technology enzymes process for waste water treatment

cr-se-wes-10010601.pdf

17

Integrated Watershed Approaches

Ramachandrudu Mocherla

WASSAN

15-Jan-06

Provides information and experiences of watershed projects, attempting to address or develop a large area, in an integrated manner

cr-se-wes-15010601.pdf

18

State of Environment Report and District Planning

 

 

10-Feb-06   cr-se-decn-wes-10020601.pdf

19

Watershed Development: Alternative Financing Mechanisms

Nandkishor Agrawal

German Development Bank

22-Feb-06

Provides experiences and lessons learned on alternative finance mechanisms for watershed development and examines the potential for scaling-up successful models.

cr-se-wes-22020601.pdf

20

Treatment of Wastewater for Reuse

K. A. S. Mani

APFAMGS

14-Mar-06

Explores range of approaches in wastewater treatment covering small household level treatment devices, middle range technologies and large intensive solutions

cr-se-wes-14030601.pdf

21

Corporate Social Responsibility in Water Resource Management

Divya Sehgal

Independent Consultant

23-Mar-06

Provides examples of corporate and industry involvement in the water sector and their subsequent impact on the livelihoods of communities living within

cr-se-wes-23030601.pdf

22

Financing Urban Water and Sanitation Projects that Include the Poor

Chetan Vaidya

USAID-India

30-Mar-06

Provides examples of commercially viable urban infrastructure investment projects, for extending access to drinking water and sanitation services for poor people living in cities

cr-se-wes-30030601.pdf

23

Popularizing Treatment Technologies for Kitchen Wastes

Gopal Sane

Samruddhi

13-Apr-06

Provides range of experiences and lessons learned by trying to promote adoption of ecologically friendly technologies and related innovations in communities

cr-se-wes-13040601.pdf

24

Corruption and WSS Service Delivery

V. Kurian Baby

SEUF

20-Apr-06

Explores series of monitoring mechanisms that maybe employed in project design & development to minimize inefficiencies and enable generation of positive incentives

cr-se-wes-20040601.pdf

25

Biomedical Waste Management in Rural PHCs

Venkatesh Harvoo

Exide India

4-May-06

Describes the government regulations, standard guidelines as well as practical experiences on the management of Biomedical Waste in a rural health centre

cr-se-mch-wes-21040601.pdf

26

State and Non-State Actors in WSS Service Delivery

Padmaja Nair

Independent Consultant

13-May-06

Discusses forms and nature of organizational relationships or partnerships, formal or informal arrangement and factors that promote such collaboration

cr-se-wes-13050601.pdf

27

Improving Irrigation Efficiency for Crops using Groundwater

K. A. S. Mani

APFAMGS

26-May-06

Examines the usefulness of concepts such as water use efficiency, discusses available technologies and recommends policy measures to improve irrigation

cr-se-food-wes-26050602.pdf

28

Public-Private Partnership in Delivery of Urban Services

A. N. P. Sinha

Planning Commission

8-Jun-06

Addresses various aspects of service delivery in urban areas, highlighting PPP models and the underlying features of these partnership arrangements

cr-se-decn-wes-08060601.pdf

29

Low-Cost Technology for Treating Sullage in Special Soils

Vijaya Saradhi Atluri

Byrraju Foundation

27-Jun-06

Provides technological options to treat sullage for rural communities and specifically for black cotton soil, highlights contextual specifications when selecting an appropriate sullage treatment design

cr-se-wes-27060601.pdf

30

The Issue of Convergence in WES Programmes

Bhawna Vajpai

Water and Sanitation Consultant

28-Jun-06

Identifies major barriers to convergence, emphasizes role of communities and their institutions in operationalizing it at grassroots, provides experiences and suggestions to ensure better convergence

cr-se-wes-28060601.pdf

31

Reward Mechanisms Promoting Successful Urban WES Projects

Sharadbala Joshi

WEDC

5-Jul-06

Discuses reward mechanisms in urban areas which help promotion and dissemination of good experiences, deliberates on the social acceptability of awards in this context

cr-se-wes-05070601.pdf

32

Comparative Analysis of Biogas Digester Models

Sheldon Mendonca

WOTR

18-Jul-06

Provides experiences in working with different biogas models, criteria for evaluating models and dos and don’ts while implementing biogas programs

cr-se-wes-18070601.pdf

33

UN Interventions in the WES Sector

Preeti Soni

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

24-Jul-06

Compiles advice from the community on strategic appropriateness of key focus areas of the proposed programmes in water resource management and environmental sanitation pertaining to the UNDAF

cr-se-wes-24070601.pdf

34

Gender Equity in Participatory Irrigation Management

M. S. Prakash

DHV-MDP

27-Jul-06

Deliberates on legal, political, socio-cultural and capacity building constraints, preventing women from being members of Water Users’ Associations (WUAs), exercising voting rights and contesting elections

cr-se-gen-wes-28070601.pdf

35

Roofwater Harvesting in Urban Areas for Groundwater Recharge

Mihir Maitra

ICEF

22-Aug-06

Discusses the challenges, and available mechanisms/systems through various experiences of RRWH

cr-se-wes-22080601.pdf

36

Rajasthan Draft Water Policy

Prema Gera

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

31-Aug-06

Provides comments on Draft Water Policy, identifies gaps, reflects on problems, and represents views and aspirations of all water users drawing from members’ experiences

cr-se-wes-31080601.pdf

37

Improving Water and Sanitation Governance by PRIs

V. Kurian Baby

Socio-Economic Unit Foundation (SEUF)

8-Sep-06

Presents examples of Panchayat-based watsan schemes, factors preventing PRIs’ effective watsan governance, and identifies capacity-building areas for PRIs

cr-se-wes-decn-08090601.pdf

38

Relevance of Public Interest Litigations for Conflict Resolution in Water Sector

Arati Davis

Svaraj

14-Sep-06

Provides examples of PILs which have resulted in tangible benefits; experiences on the use of PIL for resolving water related conflicts and key learnings that have emerged

cr-se-wes-14090601.pdf

39

Sanitation Programme for Anganwadi Centres

Meeta Jaruhar

Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation

21-Sep-06

Provides inputs for designing child friendly toilets for Anganwadi Centres (AWCs), experiences in evolving toilet designs, plan parameters and some designs developed in other parts of the country.

cr-se-wes-21090601.pdf

40

Community-Based Water Quality Monitoring and Surveillance

Ross Nickson

UNICEF

12-Oct-06

Presents examples and learnings from initiatives in water quality monitoring (WQM) from across the country on whether community based WQM can improve drinking water quality via community action

cr-se-wes-12100601.pdf

41

Water Budgeting by Communities

Ravi Niwash

United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

7-Nov-06

Presents the process that could prepare communities to take up water budgeting for better management of water resources, covering issues, suggestions and experiences

cr-se-wes-07110601.pdf

42

Details of Biofuel Operations

Ravi Prasad Garimella

Balaji Industrial & Agricultural Castings

16-Nov-06

Discusses alternate energy options through large-scale bio fuel production in India, covering biofuel sources, jatropha and other alternatives, bio fuel programmes, policies and economic instruments

cr-se-wes-food-16110601.pdf

43

Removing Fluoride Contamination

Kanish Negi

SPWD

13-Dec-06

Discusses treatment techniques for fluoride contaminated water, cites experiences in resolving the fluoride contamination issue in other parts of India.

cr-se-wes-13120601.pdf

44

Regenerating Traditional Irrigation Systems

Sarbeswara Sahoo

Kalpataru

22-Dec-06

Analyses the nuances involved in the relevance and regeneration of traditional irrigation systems, and the strengths and weaknesses of traditional irrigation systems vis-à-vis modern irrigation systems

cr-se-wes-22120601.pdf

45

Watermill Based Energy for Enterprise Development

B. M. Kandpal

SIMAR

30-Dec-06

Provides experiences in upgrading watermills for power generation and setting up village enterprises, suggests enterprises that could be taken up and possible funding sources for such projects

cr-se-wes-30120601.pdf

46

Mechanisms for Protection of Local Community's Intellectual Property Rights

Ruchi Pant

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

12-Jan-07

Cites experiences in setting up models to protect the Intellectual Property Rights and facilitate benefit – sharing arrangements of communities over their traditional knowledge

cr-se-wes-food-12010701.pdf

47

Draft Report of the SubGroup IV on NRM during XI Plan

 N. K. Sanghi

Planning Commission

31-Jan-07

Comments on TORs focusing on user rights, economic incentives, & involvement of gram  panchayats, suggesting programs coverage & fund requirements for NRM under XI Plan

cr-se-wes-01120601.pdf

48

Conservancy Staff and Municipal Sanitation

Aparna Das

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

14-Feb-07

Discusses issues on socio-economic and health status of conservancy workers, lists suggestions for integrating concerns into national policies and analyses waste collection revenue models

cr-se-wes-decn-11010701.pdf

49

Handbook on Innovations in Watsan

Chicu Lokgariwar

Gomukh Environmental Trust

28-Feb-07

Highlights a range of personal and organizational experiences and technologies for the handbook categorised as technologies, institutional and economic innovations

cr-se-wes-31010701.pdf

50

Status of Environment Education in the School Curriculum

Livleen Kahlon

The Energy Resource Institute (TERI)

28-Feb-07

Discusses experiences and challenges in integrating Environmental Education into school curriculums and offers suggestions to make subject more joyful, inclusive and meaningful

cr-se-ed-wes-01020701.pdf

51

Best Practices on Water Demand Management in Cities

Aniruddhe Mukherjee

United Nations Human Settlements Programme

29-Mar-07

Inputs to design and implement water demand management interventions, providing general principles, aspects outlining technical, economic and institutional issues on the same

cr-se-wes-07030701.pdf

52

Setting Norms for and Treating Polluted Irrigation Water

Abhay Kumar

Toxics Link

29-Mar-07

Discusses various treatment techniques and suggests possible institutional and other interventions to address the problem of setting norms for and treating polluted irrigation water

cr-se-wes-food-13020701.pdf

53

Waste Management at Tourism Sites

R. K. Anil

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

31-Mar-07

Provides experiences in designing, & implementing waste management programmes in tourism sites, also lists broad application strategies based on experiences of successful case studies

cr-se-wes-21020701.pdf

54

Role of Panchayats in De-Fluoridation of Drinking Water

Venkatrao Ghorpade

SHIRDI Foundation

17-Apr-07

Experiences to develop models where panchayats could deliver fluoride-free water to its constituents, also suggests technical and institutional mitigation mechanisms to tackle the issue

cr-se-decn-water-23030701.pdf

55

Films on Water Related Issues

Nitya Jacob

Writeshop Infotech Private Limited

18-Apr-07

Recommends national and international films on a range theme, to develop a film compendium to spread awareness on water related issues and increase water literacy among stakeholders

cr-se-wes-20030701.pdf

56

Impact of Industrial Pollution of Groundwater on Agriculture

Saugat Ganguly

Gamana

23-Apr-07

Experiences of environmental and social impacts of industrial effluents on groundwater and agricultural production is discussed with technical, legal and social mitigation measures

cr-se-food-wes-03040701.pdf

57

Role of Children in Spreading Water and Sanitation Awareness

Gyanendra Mishra

UDAAN

14-May-07

Provides experiences from across the country as well as tools and techniques in involving children in spreading water and sanitation (watsan) awareness

cr-se-wes-ed-19040701.pdf

58

Making Rural Sanitary Marts Viable and More Effective

Ajit Saxena

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

26-May-07

Discussion brought out learnings in setting up and running RSMs from different parts of the country and gave suggestions to improve functioning and sustainability of these systems

cr-se-wes-26040701.pdf

59

Best Practices in Effective Sewage Disposal

Aniruddhe Mukerjee

Government of Madhya Pradesh

13-Jun-07

Outlines various technical options and good practices from different parts of India and gives suggestions for designing institutional interventions for effective sewage management

cr-se-wes-21050701.pdf

60

Management of Water and Sanitation during Disasters

V. R. Raghavan

Oxfam GB

13-Jun-07

Explores solutions and experiences to sustain and manage water sources, mechanisms for excreta disposal, the issue of WATSAN and public health and hygiene during disasters.

cr-se-drm-wes-15050701.pdf

61

Role of Improved Sanitation in Economic Growth

Priyam Das

University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)/WaterAid

29-Jun-07

Experiences demonstrating economic benefits of investments in sanitation services, by creating livelihood opportunities/positive health outcomes, and suggests ways of sustaining investments

cr-se-wes-09060701.pdf

62

Resources on Management of Risks in Water Quality

Nick Pilgrim

Water and Sanitation Program- South Asia (WSP-SA)

30-Jun-07

Experiences and technologies developed from India and Pakistan, highlighting the need to address some basic issues while designing focused water quality interventions in the region

cr-se-wes-29050701.pdf

63

Ecological Sanitation

S. Janakarajan

Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS)

30-Jun-07

Details members’ experiences in promotion of ecosan across India, sharing their understanding, analysis of current problems and suggestions for scaling up the same

cr-se-wes-05060701.pdf

64

Nirmal Gram Puraskar

Indira Khurana

WaterAid India

30-Jun-07

Shares experiences of members with regard to the NGP, analyzing triggers and barriers in accomplishing results and provides myriad suggestions to enhance the process

cr-se-wes-decn-20060701.pdf

65

Impact of Mining on Water Availability and Quality

Pramel Gupta

Bhopal Rehabilitation

2-Aug-07

Insights on adverse effects of mining on water availability and quality from across states and explains contextual complexities and the measures that could be adopted to address the issue

cr-se-wes-03070701.pdf

66

Design of Training for Women on Creating Water Networks

Ahmed Fahmi

UNESCO

7-Aug-07

Suggestions on approach for designing course content and methodology of training, emphasizing its importance and highlights participatory, experiential learning methodologies for women

cr-se-wes-gen-29060701.pdf

67

Biofuel Plantation Through Community Groups

Rishu Garg

Association for Rural Advancement through Voluntary Action and Local Involvement (ARAVALI)

27-Aug-07

Recommends plant species for biofuel plantations, raises key issues and suggests strategies to address concerns pertaining to biofuel promotion in India

cr-se-food-wes-25070701.pdf

68

Studies and Indicators on Health Impact of Improved Sanitation

Benny George

Department of Drinking Water Supply, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India

31-Aug-07

Outlines the approach for impacting health outcomes through improved sanitation, suggests indicators for the same, and provides diverse studies on the issue

cr-se-wes-19070701.pdf

69

Watsan Services for PLHIV

Brijmohan Kandpal

SIMAR

17-Sep-07

Shares experiences and provides suggestions, case studies and references from members  related to the importance and design of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene services for PLHIV

cr-se-wes-aids-09080701.pdf

70

Revolving Fund for Household WatSan Facilities

Kulwant Singh

UN-HABITAT

27-Sep-07

Experiences and examples of models from different states in financing small household level water and sanitation facilities through revolving funds, along with design element suggestions

cr-se-wes-aids-09080701.pdf

71

Pipeline Damage and Chlorine Spillage

Swati Mitra

GoI-UNDP Disaster Risk Management Programme, National Institute of Disaster Management

30-Sep-07

Suggestions for detecting leaks post-disaster and designing responses to chlorine spillages in water treatment facilities, and discusses technologies for assessing damage to water pipelines

cr-se-drm-wes-24080701-public.pdf

72

Use of Human Excreta for Agriculture

Nivedita Varsheneya

German Agro Action/Deutsche Welthungerhilfe (DWHH/GAA)

30-Sep-07

Outlines ongoing practices and emerging technologies using human excreta for agriculture, outlines risks and precautions in handling such waste and suggests mechanisms for its use

cr-se-food-wes-11090701-public.pdf

73

Drinking Water Case Studies Using ICT Tools

Megha Phansalkar

Water Supply and Sanitation Department, Government of Maharashtra

29-Nov-07

Recommends projects utilizing GIS, Remote Sensing, Satellite Image Processing and other software tools to assess water quality and enable efficient management of water resources

cr-se-wes-ictd-28090701-public.pdf

74

Urban Waste Composting Methods and Uses for Agriculture

Avanish Kumar

Toxics Link

31-Dec-07

Recommends various composting approaches and techniques, highlights issues for deciding on composting options for urban areas, and outlines lessons learned from ongoing MSWM initiatives

cr-se-wes-food-31100701.pdf

75

Water Quality Monitoring of Lakes

Latha Bhaskar

Community Environmental Resource Centre (CERC), Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE)

31-Dec-07

Shares insights on context, monitoring, testing, and frequency parameters, outlines conditions, and lists steps to ensure effective water quality monitoring of lakes

cr-se-wes-15110701.pdf

76

Climate Change Adaptation in Water, Agriculture and Coastal Areas

Preeti Soni

Energy and Environment Division, UNDP

31-Dec-07

Discusses the larger context of climate change, shares environmental impact findings and mentions experiences with climate resilient water, agriculture and coastal management practices

cr-se-wes-food-27110701.pdf

77

Strategy for Scaling Up Rural Sanitation Coverage

A. K. Singh

Sulabh International

7-Jan-08

Discusses the gaps in rural sanitation and the ways to cover them including behaviour change. The discussion led to an action group on the same topic

e-discuss/disc01-t01-fullsumm.pdf

78

Capacity Building Initiatives in WatSan

Arumugam Kalimuthu

WES-Net India and Plan India

29-Feb-08

Shares experiences, insights and strategies on capacity building initiatives in the sector, and emphasizes the urgency of these initiatives since filed level NGOs often lack expertise to impart hygiene education

cr-se-wes-18100701.pdf

79

Discrimination and Exclusion in Accessing Water Resources

Sarbeswar Sahoo

29-Feb-08

Provides evidence on caste based discrimination and exclusion in using water resources, sharing key insights and measures available, legal and alternate to solve the water crisis for the socially excluded.

cr-se-wes-09010801.pdf

80

WUAs and Water Rights in Irrigation Management

Atreyee Majumder

International Environmental Law Research Centre

26-Mar-08

Shares experiences from various states to set up WUAs in PIM, suggests ways to overcome inherent challenges in ensuring water rights and groundwater management

cr-se-wes-food-08020801.pdf

81

Gendered Adaptations to Water Shortages and Climate Change

Meenakshi Kathel

United Nations Development Programme

26-Mar-08

Shares experiences and examples for developing gender sensitive adaptation strategies for combating the effects of climate change, diminishing livelihoods and water shortages

cr-se-gen-wes-global-15120701.pdf

82

Mitigation of Arsenic Contamination in Groundwater

Arunabha Majumder

All India Institute of Public Health and Hygiene (AIIHPH)

31-Mar-08

Discussed need for a Centre of Excellence in Arsenic mitigation, measures to eliminate arsenic in drinking water and the permissible standards of arsenic in drinking water

cr-se-wes-20020801.pdf

83

Ecorestoration of Streams/Rivers

Mrinalinee Vanarase

Ecological Society

9-May-08

Discusses role of communities, shares experiences with community eco-restoration efforts and lists reasons underlying the need for eco-restoration and factors affecting the success of such initiatives

cr-se-wes-19040801.pdf

84

Rooftop Rainwater Harvesting for Rural Schools in Karnataka

S. Vishwanath

Arghyam and Rainwater Club

9-May-08

Shares a range of RHW experiences, outlined ways NGOs can facilitate the implementation of these programmes and discussed different types of RWH tanks.

cr-se-wes-04040801.pdf

85

Comments on Booklet on Menstrual Hygiene Management

Lizette Burgers

United Nations Children's Fund

31-May-08

Provides suggestions and feedback on the booklet based on members experiences and expertise on the content and approach and on integrating MHM with the TSC or NRHM

cr-se-gen-wes-24030801.pdf

86

Decentralised Models for Providing Safe Drinking Water in Rural Areas

Shital Lodhia

Centre for Development Alternatives (CfDA)

16-Jun-08

Highlights the importance of community participation in drinking water supply schemes to promote administrative achievability and strengthen local governance substantiated by members experiences and learning

cr-se-wes-30040801.pdf

87

Developing Learning Material on WaSH for School Children

Sarita Thakore

Centre for Environment Education (CEE)

19-Jun-08

Presents members suggestions on contents as well as teaching methodologies to engage students, sharing insights and guidance based on their experiences in developing learning material for schoolchildren on WaSH

cr-se-wes-ed-27050801.pdf

88

Methods for Integrating Planning, Implementation and Monitoring at District Level

Suraj Kumar

UN Resident Coordinator's Office

8-Jul-08

Seeks experiences on  tools or methodologies for upward integration of local plans to the district level, collaborative implementation of large programmes and their M&E

cr-se-decn-wes-emp-03060801.pdf

89

Coastal Management Zone Notification, 2008

K. S. Murali and N. M. Ishwar

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

8-Aug-08

Shares comments on Integrated Coastal Zone Management for the coastal states of India in light of the draft ‘Coastal Management Zone Notification, 2008

cr-se-wes-drm-05060801.pdf

90

Paradigm Shift in Groundwater Governance

K. A. S. Mani

Andhra Pradesh Farmers Managed Groundwater Project (APFAMGS)

9-Aug-08

Raises issues concerning the existing community-managed models, shares members’ experiences with these models and suggestions for scaling up

cr-se-wes-food-12030801.pdf

91

Water Purification Technologies for Flood-Affected Bihar

G. Padmanabhan

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

9-Sep-08

Recommendations on techniques for purifying water in disaster-affected areas ranging from household remedies, free solutions, to those offered by large companies

cr-se-drm-wes-01090801.pdf

92

Resource Lists and Ideas for India Water Portal

Vijay Krishna

India Water Portal

17-Sep-08

Suggestions on organizations working on water quality testing across India, as well as those manufacturing equipment for testing water quality and providing clean drinking water

cr-se-wes-16070801.pdf

93

Technical Inputs for School WASH Program

Bhawna Vajpai

The Loomba Trust

30-Sep-08

Lists components for the school water, sanitation and hygiene programmes being implemented by the Loomba Trust in its project areas

cr-se-wes-ed-07070801.pdf

94

Participatory Well Recharge Programme- Mazhapolima

Kurian Baby

Government of Kerala

30-Sep-08

Provides resources on methods of well recharge using rainwater and other sources, ensuring community participation and financial resources

cr-se-wes-08080801.pdf

95

Flood Induced Water Conflicts

K. J. Joy, Suhas Paranjape and Shruti Vispute

Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India

30-Sep-08

In the context of the current floods in Bihar, the query assessed the conflicts, stakeholders and resolution mechanisms

cr-se-wes-drm-16090801.pdf

96

Participatory Well Recharge Programme- Mazhapolima (Revised)

Kurian Baby

Government of Kerala

21-Oct-08

contains additional resources on methods of well recharge using rainwater and other sources, ensuring community participation and financial resources. It carries inputs from the query poser.

cr-se-wes-21100801.pdf

97

Funding Sources for Water and Sanitation Projects

S. Damodaran

Water Partners International

24-Oct-08

Contains references and sources of funding for NGOs executing water and sanitation projects in India, as well innovative sources of finance.

cr-se-wes-24100801.pdf

98

New Trends in Environment Education

Shankar Musafir

Centre for Science and Environment

31-Oct-08

Suggestions on environment education reveal the need for a strong mix of field experiences with classroom lectures to spark interest in environmental issues

cr-se-ed-wes-25090801.pdf

99

Developing the SACOSAN III Declaration

Lizette Burgers

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

6-Nov-08

Suggestions for developing the SACOSANIII declaration that incorporates the major issues facing south Asian countries on sanitation

cr-se-wes-20100801.pdf

100

Developing an Indian Water Footprint

Sudhirendar Sharma

The Ecological Foundation

11-Nov-08

A mechanism on developing an Indian Water Footprint that reflects our climate, geography, culture and needs, rather than importing something from the West

cr-se-wes-food-11110801.pdf

101

Leach Pit Toilets for Rocky Terrain

Poulomy Chakraborty

Feedback Ventures

28-Nov-08

Inputs on how to train masons and local people on constructing leach pit toilets in rocky terrain, as well as alternatives to these toilets

cr-se-wes-28110801.pdf

102

Water Service Delivery by Panchayats

Puneet Srivastava

GTZ

5-Dec-08

Experiences from members of decentralized rural water supply service delivery by panchayats and recommendations regarding appropriate institutional mechanisms required for rural water supply through PRIs

cr-se-decn-wes-23100801.pdf

103

Promotion of Aqua-Agriculture in Bihar

Jeevan Kumar

Institute of Environment and Eco-Development

29-Dec-08

Experiences from members on integrated aquaculture technologies available, and how to access them.

cr-se-food-wes-31100801.pdf

104

Promoting Sustainable Groundwater Development

Shrikant Daji Limaye

Ground Water Institute

30-Dec-08

Experiences from members regarding the best practices in groundwater resource development and management in low-income countries

cr-se-wes-301208.pdf

105

Conflicts Over Drinking Water

K. J. Joy

Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India

5-Jan-09

Experiences of actual cases of conflicts around drinking water and cases of resolution of such conflicts

cr-se-wes-12110801.pdf

106

Scaling up Solid and Liquid Waste Management

Yusuf Kabir

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

27-Jan-09

Inputs regaring how to make SLWM a demand-driven activity through community participation; and the available SLWM technology options

cr-se-wes-15120801.pdf  

107

Inputs for Water Mission of National Action Plan on Climate Change

Himanshu Thakkar

South Asia Network on Dams, Rivers and People (SANDRP)

30-Jan-09

Inputs regarding the specific initiatives that should be included in the National Water Mission

cr-se-wes-29120801.pdf

108

Rainwater Harvesting Structures in Hilly Terrian

Arnab Bhattacharjee

Social Activist

20-Feb-09

Inputs regarding the appropriate rainwater harvesting structures, suitable for hilly terrain that can be designed and made by local communities

cr-se-wes-08010901.pdf

109

Survey on Household Water and Sanitation

Binayak Das

Arghyam

23-Feb-09

Inputs regarding the desirable parameters for analyzing Arghyam water and sanitation data

cr-se-wes-30010901.pdf

110

Pricing Mechanism for Water from Local Sources

Sabyasachi Das

Sahjeevan

27-Feb-09

Inputs regarding how individual user charges for water from local sources can be calculated, and the methodology for valuation of water

cr-se-wes-02020901.pdf

111

Impact of School Sanitation on Adolescent Girls

Vimala Ramachandran

ERU Consultants Private Ltd

27-Mar-09

Inputs regarding the impact of providing sanitation and drinking water in schools on the enrolment and attendance of children, especially girls, and the experiences of children from disadvantaged communities.

cr-se-wes-ed-16010901.pdf

112

Organizations Working on Combating Salt Water Ingress

Helen Rose Patterson

Auroville Water Harvest

29-Apr-09

Seeks contact information regarding organizations working on combating sea water ingress in different parts of India

cr-se-wes-13030901.pdf

113

Urban Local Body Charges for WATSAN Services

Ramakrishna Nallathiga

Centre for Good Governance,

5-May-09

Inputs regarding the guiding principles and tools for ULBs to use while working out user charges and how access to the poor can be addressed within a cost-recovery framework for these services.

cr-se-wes-decn-31030901.pdf

114

Mining Induced Conflicts Over Water

K. J. Joy, Suhas Paranjape and Shruti Vispute

Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India

6-May-09

Inputs regarding instances of conflicts over sand mining from river beds, giving details of the location of the conflict, the conflicting parties, issues at stake, present status and mining licensing issues.

cr-se-wes-20020901.pdf

115

Microfinance for Minor Irrigation and Community based Water Management Systems

Subhash Chandra Garg

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD)

10-Jun-09

Shares examples and experiences of micro financing for minor irrigation and community based water management systems; innovative irrigational processes for mountain and remote areas

 

cr-se-mf-wes-15040901.pdf

116

Low Cost Effluent Treatment Plants for Small Scale Industries

Nupur Bahl

All India Artisans and Craftworkers Welfare Association (AIACA),

26-Jun-09

Provides information on various technologies available for establishment of low cost effluent treatment plants (ETPs) to reduce pollution and health risks for artisans working in home-based dyeing units and contact details of organizations working in this area.

cr-se-wes-emp-01060901.pdf

117

Rural Drinking Water Governance and the Role of Women

Seema Kulkarni

Society for Promoting Participative Eco-System Management (SOPPECOM),

26-Jun-09

Provides inputs on how the quota system for women can ensure their participation in drinking water governance and examples of their engagement in the operation and maintenance of drinking water schemes.

cr-se-wes-gen-20050901.pdf

118

Developing City Sanitation Plans

Pramod Dabrase

Urban Administration and Development Department, Government of Madhya Pradesh,

29-Jun-09

Provides inputs on developing Capital Investment Plans, sanitation based livelihood and entrepreneurship models and the success stories on urban sanitation.

cr-se-wes-12030901.pdf

119

Use of Rainwater and Wise Water Management in Schools

Dipak Roy

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

29-Jul-09

Provides inputs regarding the scale at which initiatives such as rainwater harvesting and grey water re-use have been applied in schools in different states

cr-se-wes-13040901.pdf

120

Community-based Water Harvesting Systems and Gender Equity

Kanupriya Harish

Bhagirati Foundation

31-Jul-09

Provides information regarding how gender equity can be ensured in water harvesting projects and how IWRM can help improve women's equity in water harvesting schemes.

cr-se-wes-gen-07070901.pdf

121

Research on Correlation between Water and Climate Change 

 

B. R. Neupane

UNESCO

3-Aug-09

Provides information regarding the existing knowledge-base for climate change in the context of water resources in India and suggests suggest specific research areas and capacity building needs

cr-se-wes-01070901.pdf

122

Use of R. O. Systems for Providing Safe Drinking Water

Latha Bhaskar

Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment

17-Aug-09

Provides inputs regarding the experiences of using R.O. systems and details regarding their cost effectiveness, longevity, O&M costs, safe-guards, technology diversifications. Also provides provide details of agencies and institutions installing R.O. systems

cr-se-wes-17080901.pdf

123

Privatization of Waste Management Services

Vandana Tripathi

Sahbhagi Shikshan Kendra

7-Sep-09

Invites inputs on the impact of privatization of waste management services on efficiency of these services and on labour conditions

cr-se-decn-wes-27070901.pdf

124

New Approaches to Better Sanitation

Rajeev R. Rana

United Nations Children's Fund

16-Sep-09

Seeks inputs regarding the new approaches to sanitation that can improve access during emergencies and the roles of the community, schools, government officials and implementation agencies

cr-se-wes-drm-19080901.pdf

125

24/7 Water Supply is Wasteful

David Foster

Administrative Staff College of India

17-Sep-09

Seeks inputs regarding whether a 24/7 water supply encourage people to conserve water and if a well-managed continuously pressurized water supply system requires more water

cr-se-wes-16020901.pdf

126

Restoration of River Chite, Aizawl, Mizoram

R. Chamliana

Zoram Research Foundation

22-Sep-09

Seeks inputs on the best practices applied by agencies for river restoration, and institutions that can provide technical assistance for the ecorestoration of River Chite.

cr-se-wes-clmt-31080901.pdf

127

Inputs for Consultations with Gram Panchayats on Watsan

Sonali Srivastava

Arghyam

25-Sep-09

Seeks experiences involving information dissemination on WATSAN services to gram panchayats and pointers on building their capacity to initiate and pursue action on WATSAN

cr-se-wes-18080901.pdf

128

Evidence of Effectiveness of Hand washing on Child Health

Shivani Kapoor

Futures Group

13-Nov-09

Seeks India-specific data on key scientific evidence of the effectiveness of handwashing and its positive impacts on child health.

cr-se-wes-06100901.pdf

129

24/7Water Supply is too Expensive

David Foster

Administrative Staff College of India

1-Dec-09

Seeks inputs regarding whether a 24/7 water is too expensive for India - the poor can’t afford it and the rich don’t need it.

cr-se-wes-02030901.pdf

130

Safe and Sustainable Disposal of Solid Waste at Village Levels

Shailja Kishore

Total Sanitation Campaign

1-Dec-09

Seeks inputs regarding instances where solid waste has been safely disposed and used as a resource for empolyment generation, increasing productive, etc

cr-se-wes-01100901.pdf

131

24/7 Water is Inequitable and Unfair to the Poor

David Foster

Administrative Staff College of India

3-Dec-09

Seeks inputs regarding whether 24/7 water supply is inequitable and who will benefit from a 24/7 and fully metered water supply

cr-se-wes-27030901.pdf

132

Adaptive Capacity Building of Slum Women to Deal with Deteriorating Availability & Quality of Water

Sakshi Saini

Institute of Home Economics

15-Dec-09

Seeks instances of water management interventions at the community level which have been successful

cr-se-wes-09110901.pdf

133

Is 24/7 Water Supply Critical to Protecting Water Quality and Public Health?

David Foster

Administrative Staff College of India

16-Dec-09

Seeks inputs regarding what water quality and health effects are most commonly associated with intermittent water supply and who suffers the most

cr-se-wes-07050901.pdf

134

Developing Communication Strategies for the Drinking Water Sector

Dara Johnston

UNICEF

28-Dec-09

Seeks inputs about agencies that have developed communications strategies for the drinking water sector

cr-se-wes-03120901.pdf

135

Prevention of River Pollution from Idol Immersion

Nripendra Kumar Sarma

Public Health Engineering Department

12-Mar-10

Seeks inputs regarding the options available for mitigating the effects of immersion of idols in rivers

cr-se-wes-06110901.pdf

136

Developing a National River Action Framework

V. Kurien Baby

Government of Kerala,

22-Mar-10

Seeks inputs regaring any regional or local experiences of river basin planning and management and what are the lessons learnt

cr-se-wes-03120901.pdf

137

Development of Schools as Eco-centres inTsunami-affected Areas

G. Nagarajan

Aide et Action

10-Mar-10

Seeks inputs regarding any examples of schools which have been developed into eco- and disaster relief centres

cr-se-wes-drm-22120901.pdf

138

Obstetric Outcomes and Health Implications due to Arsenic Contamination in Water

Ashok Kumar Ghosh

Department of Environment and Water Management, A.N.College

29-Mar-10

Seeks inputs regarding field-based experiences/research outcomes that bring out the relationship between arsenic exposure and obstetric outcomes and neonatal deaths in different parts of the world

cr-se-mch-wes-05011001.pdf

139

Study on Business Models for Rural Private Water Supply Operators

Dara Johnston

UNICEF

25-Mar-10

Seeks inputs regarding the triggers that have led to the selection of a private operator model over, say, community management or management by a public agency

cr-se-wes-18011001.pdf

140

Research on Sustainable Sanitation

Prakash Kumar

Stockholm Environment Institute-United Nations Children's Fund

19-Mar-10

Seeks inputs regarding India-specific research papers for evidence-based advocacy that links sanitation with health, livelihoods, education, agriculture and energy

cr-se-wes-25011001.pdf

141

Material for Integrated Water Resources Management Course

M. S. Vaidyanathan

TN-IAMWARM Project

29-Mar-10

Seeks inputs regarding course materials manuals, audio-visual films videos on IWRM

cr-se-wes-25021001.pdf

142

Rolling out Exclusive Water and Sanitation Loan Products

Pon Ananth

Water.org

6-May-10

Seeks the scope of rolling out exclusive loan products for water and sanitation by MFIs and the main bottle necks/ in rolling out exclusive WatSan loan products

cr-se-wes-mf-15031001.pdf

143

Developing a Communication Strategy on MHM

Shweta Patnaik

 WaterAid UK India Regional Office (East),

19-May-10

Seeks inputs regarding processes that agencies have followed to develop communications strategies for MHM  and examples of how these have helped in providing women with protection from diseases and improving quality of life

cr-se-wes-12031001.pdf

144

Women's Role in Urban Watsan Services

Surabhi T. Mehrotra,

JAGORI,

11-Jun-10

Seeks • examples based in India with a focus on leadership development of women for effective gender-sensitive WATSAN services

cr-se-wes-06041001.pdf

145

:   Activities Concerning Household Water Treatment and Storage

Dara Johnston

UNICEF

10-Jun-10

Seeks information on organizations working on ways to purify water at the domestic level before drinking

cr-se-wes-10061001.pdf

146

Preparation of Strategic Plan for Drinking Water by DDWS

Bharat Lal,

Department of Drinking Water Supply, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India,

17-Jun-10

Seeks inputs specifically on the goals and aspirations r for preparation of the strategic plan for rural drinking water in the Department of Drinking Water Supply

cr-se-wes-04061001-pdf

147

Preparation of Strategic Plan for Sanitation by DDWS

Vijay Mittal,

Department of Drinking Water Supply, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India,

15-Jun-10

Seeks comment specifically on the goals and aspirations for preparation of the strategic plan for sanitation in the Department of Drinking Water Supply

cr-se-wes-04061001.pdf

148

Involving community in Construction and Maintenance of Flood Shelters

 Shakeb Nabi,

ActionAid International,

11-May-10

Seeks inputs regarding how can the community participate in and contribute to the design and construction of flood shelters and what are the essential facilities needed to ensure proper care of the community

cr-se-drm-wes-02031001.pdf

149

Social Accountability in Rural Drinking Water Supply

Aanandi Mehra

Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH

26-Aug-10

Seeks examples from the field which show what social accountability mechanisms/social audits are being practiced in rural drinking water supply

cr-se-wes-07051001.pdf

150

Improving Water and Sanitation Services in Bihar

 Prakash Kumar

DfID Sector Reform Programme

7-Sep-10

Seeks examples of how we can strengthen the delivery of TSC to ensure ODF status? How can the private sector help in behaviour change communication

cr-se-wes-23071001.pdf

151

Water Harvesting for Adapting to Climate Change

Om Prakash Sharma

Wells for India – India Office

23-Aug-10

Seeks inputs regarding the experiences on improvisation of Small Scale Water Harvesting Systems in order to best adapt to climate change or variability

cr-se-wes-clmt-15061001.pdf

152

Preparation of Strategic Plan for Drinking Water by DDWS: Assessing the Current Situation

Bharat Lal

Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India

25-Aug-10

Seeks inputs regarding current status of coverage of safe and adequate drinking water in rural areas

cr-se-wes-01071001.pdf

153

Preparation of Strategic Plan for Sanitation by DDWS Assessing the Current Situation

Vijay Mittal

Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India

25-Aug-10

Seeks inputs regarding challenges in achieving TSC goals based on field experiences from practitioners

cr-se-wes-06071001.pdf

154

Seeking Expertise for Handling Oil Spillage in Mumbai-

Ashok P. Ghule

District Disaster Mangement Authority

23-Sep-10

Seeks • references of agencies involved in handling oil spillage on shore and for cleaning the coastline at Mumbai & nearby areas

cr-se-wes-12081001.pdf

155

An Approach to Participatory Groundwater Management

Amitangshu Acharya

Arghyam

13-Sep-10

Seeks inputs regarding how the PGWM components are broken down into social, institutional, scientific and communication & advocacy. Are most components needed

cr-se-wes-14081001.pdf

156

Preparation of Strategic Plan for Drinking Water by DDWS

DDWS

19-Oct-10

Seeks inputs on how we can ensure testing of all water quality sources regularly and what regulatory mechanism, if any, can we use to ensure adequate supply of water for domestic purposes and protecting water quality

cr-se-wes-31081001.pdf

157

Documentation of good practices under Total Sanitation Campaign

Water and Sanitation Program-South Asia

7-Dec-10

Seeks inputs on best practices in sustainable sanitation

cr-se-wes-31081002.pdf

158

Groundwater Emergency in Mewat

Institute of Rural Research and Development

1-Dec-10

Seeks inputs on how we determine the salinity levels at different depths in aquifers

cr-se-wes-28091001.pdf

159

Role of PRIs in Community Water and Sanitation Services

Indic Knowledge Operations Network (iKOnet)

15-Dec-10

Seeks inputs on the existing capacity of PRIs to plan, monitor and maintain community water and sanitation facilities

cr-se-wes-decn-25101001.pdf

160

Urban Water and Sanitation Policy for Bihar

Nidan

8-Dec-10

Seeks inputs on the urban water and sanitation policies that exist at the state level in Bihar.

cr-se-wes-21101001.pdf

161

Role of Self Help Groups in promoting Hand Washing

People's Action for Clean Hands (PANCH)

9-Dec-10

Seeks inputs on any examples of SHGs which are involved in designing, producing and selling their own home-grown hand washing solutions

cr-se-wes-12101001.pdf

162

Bringing about Behavioural Changes in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

WASH Sector, SNV Bhutan

20-Dec-10

Seeks inputs on the motivating factors and ‘tipping points’ for achieving sustainable sanitation and hygiene behaviour for all

cr-se-bhutan-20121002.pdf

163

Economic incentives to conserve water

 Ajay Agrawal,

Anjali,

2-Feb-11

Seeks inputs on examples and studies from the field, which show the economic impact of improved groundwater and surface water on communities/households

cr-se-wes-09121001.pdf

164

Inputs for the Approach Paper to the 12th Five Year Plan

 

 Vijay Krishna,

Arghyam,

8-Feb-11

Seeks inputs for the approach paper to the 12th Five Year Plan

cr-se-wes-07011101.pdf

165

Strategic Plan for Rural Drinking Water by DDWS

 

Vijay Mittal

Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India

14-Feb-11

Seeks inputs on current challenges in the drinking water sector from the point of view of Source sustainability, quality, operation and maintenance, inter-sector coordination, professional support and climate change

cr-se-wes-21011101.pdf

166

Inputs for India Water Development Report

Medhavi Sharma and Anjal Prakash

SaciWATERs,

9-Mar-11

Seeks inputs on how climate change is leading to water scarcity situation in different parts\regions of India

cr-se-wes-100211.pdf

167

Inputs for Nirmal Gram Puruskar 2011 Guidelines.

Vijay Mittal

Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India

17-Feb-11

Seeks inputs on the selection process for NGP awardees and suggestions on amount of incentive linked to population

cr-se-wes-17021101.pdf