Arghyam has compiled a brief presentation which gives details of the permissible and desirable limits for various parameters in drinking water as per Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) specifications for potable water
India's rural sanitation programme- Total Sanitation Campaign (TSC) was started in 1999, with a goal of eradicating open defecation. Renamed to Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA) in April 2012, the focus and approach of this programme was supposed to undergo a paradigm shift.
Arghyam, which works in the areas of domestic water and sanitation, has decided to look more closely at the sanitation space to identify certain areas where it can work towards attaining total sanitation in rural areas of India.
A framework for rural drinking water quality management, based on experiences from the voluntary sector - A learning document by ArghyamPosted on 20 Apr, 2012 04:33 PM
The phases that have been identified for a sustainable WQM programme are:
(1) Assessment of baseline situation
(2) Participatory planning
(3) Water quality monitoring
Ashwas process handbook - A planning and execution guide for participatory surveys of household water and sanitationPosted on 25 Jun, 2011 04:31 PM
The handbook was created as a result of several organisations expressing their interest in conducting an exercise similar to ASHWAS. The purpose of this handbook is thus to serve as a template for those wishing to carry out a similar effort in the other parts of the country.
Soil biotechnology installation and water interventions at ACCEPT Society, Bangalore - Videos by ArghyamPosted on 23 Jun, 2011 12:15 PM
Water interventions in the society
The society is an AIDS care hospice of about 5 acres, on the outskirts of Bangalore.
High amounts of fluoride (>1.5 ppm) in drinking water is a serious issue in many parts of India. Fluorosis has been a serious issue in Andhra Pradesh, as early as 1999 with maximum reported levels at 29 ppm. Evidence indicates that 70-100% of the state is affected.
At the request of the Planning Commission, Arghyam and WaterAid agreed to co-ordinate and support a process of civil society consultation for inputs on rural and urban domestic water and sanitation for generating recommendations for the Approach Paper to the 12th Five Year Plan of the Government of India.
A glimpse of the audience