Arghyam

Enhancing water security through responsible tourism
While tourism is on the threshold of expanding in India, water scarcity and quality issues could hinder progress. What could be the way out? Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 8 months 2 weeks ago

Manisha Shah, Arghyam, Bangalore highlights the issues related to water scarcity and quality in the tourist destinations in India and shares the work of the ForWater collaborative.

Water tankers cater to the needs of populations in tourist destinations in India (Image Source: India Water Portal)
Indian Standard for Drinking Water as per BIS specifications (IS 10500-2012) (Second Revision)
This presentation gives details of the permissible and desirable limits of various parameters in drinking water as per the BIS standard specifications for potable water. ashis posted 1 year 9 months ago

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

Drinking water quality and health (Image Source: Wikimedia Commons)
How do rural India's toilets measure up?
The Total Sanitation Campaign now called the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan is the country's flagship programme for improving rural sanitation, with a spend of Rs. 7000 crore every year. How is it faring? Amita Bhaduri posted 7 years 11 months ago

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.

Toilets constructed under Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan
Exploring the change in communication in sanitation: An Arghyam consultation held on 1 August 2012
Arghyam consultation to address issues related to behaviour change communications, information education communication and to understand sanitation. priyad posted 9 years 4 months ago

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 Arghyam
Arghyam, Bangalore, a non-profit foundation focusing on domestic water and sanitation, has published a document highlighting a water quality management (WQM) framework for rural areas. The framework lays out a phased and process-driven approach to WQM in rural areas and is based on work done by 12 prominent non-governmental organisations (NGOs) who have been working on water quality (WQ), from across the country. Ayan Biswas of Arghyam writes about this. Ayan posted 9 years 7 months ago


The phases that have been identified for a sustainable WQM programme are: 

(1) Assessment of baseline situation

(2) Participatory planning

(3) Water quality monitoring

(4) Implementation

"Bottle it up: We can use it" - Scientific studies on human urine - A presentation by Arghyam
This presentation deals with the issue of reuse of human urine in agriculture. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 9 years 9 months ago

This presentation by Arghyam includes the results of doctoral study done by G Sridevi under the guidance of Prof.

Ashwas process handbook - A planning and execution guide for participatory surveys of household water and sanitation
This handbook published by Arghyam is a compilation of the insights and knowledge gained from conducting the ASHWAS (A Survey of Household Water and Sanitation) study, which included a participatory survey undertaken by Arghyam to ascertain the status of household water and sanitation in rural Karnataka, from a citizen's perspective. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 10 years 5 months ago

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 Arghyam
This film describes various water related interventions at ACCEPT which are taking it towards water self-sufficiency. content-team posted 10 years 5 months ago

 

Water interventions in the society

The society is an AIDS care hospice of about 5 acres, on the outskirts of Bangalore.

Assessment of fluoride in drinking water in Andhra Pradesh - A report by Arghyam
This document presents the findings of a study conducted by Arghyam, in fluoride-affected areas in selected villages in Andhra Pradesh. Aarti Kelkar Khambete posted 10 years 10 months ago

 

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. 

Civil society consultations for the 12th Five Year Plan Approach Paper: Urban & Rural WATSAN sector
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. iwp posted 10 years 11 months ago

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