Dharwad District

The photo essay traces the flow of waste from pit to dump in urban India, making visible the labour that produces the sanitary city.

India’s flagship sanitation programme, Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM), highlights both the importance of latrine use, and also of “safe and proper disposal”. Since most of urban India is not connected to sewers, the SBM recommends that cities work towards technological, financing and governance initiatives that would ensure safe faecal sludge management. In practice, this means mechanical (i.e. truck-and-hose) sludge removal as opposed to the now-illegal manual method of emptying toilet pits. But how do cleaners live and work? What do their days and nights demand of them?

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About the opportunity: 

“Mentoring Young Professionals in Water and Sanitation Management” is a two year project to recruit, train, mentor and place 15 Young Professionals (YPs) in the sector of Water and Sanitation. SCOPE is looking for a competent person to work as “Project Coordinator”. The Project Coordinator will be guided and supported by the Project Mentor and a Documentationist. 

April 20, 2014 12:00AM

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About the organisation:

SCOPE is a non-profit society headquartered at Dharwad, Karnataka, India. Started in the year 2000, SCOPE focuses on Rural Development in the areas of sustainable livelihood, natural resource management, improved quality of life and environment.

About the Fellowship:

April 20, 2014 12:00AM

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Hi,

I want to know if water with TDS 1000 ppm be desalinated and used for drinking? If so what is the smallest size unit that needs to be setup (1000 lt per hour or less than that). What would be the capital cost, operating cost and total cost of potable water/m3.

I would also like to know if there are solar desalination units available which can produce 1000ltr/hr. Please advice.

 

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With no single example across the world to cite for successful model of water privatisation, the irony remains that it continues to grow in developing countries. India is witnessing a range of private sector participation in various water schemes, these come under different forms and shapes but the motive remains the same- make profit out water. Almost all privatisation endeavor in water sector has met with obstacles, Khandwa is no exception! The teething problem of the project doesn't appear to settle as the rising discontent and resistance among people continues to grow.

The bad track record of the public sector to provide water has increasingly led to private sector participation in water supply system. The proponents of privatization state that private sector would increase efficiency, bring adequate finance and help build the infrastructure that is required to run the utilities properly in an effective manner. The anti privatisation lobby argue that the price of water will increase, will undermine the socio-cultural aspects of water and also there will be water quality issues.

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