Where there are no sewers: The toilet cleaners of Lucknow
On this World Toilet Day, let's turn the spotlight behind the scenes of the sanitation chain, on those who clean out latrines where there are no sewers to carry away the waste. Swati Bansal posted 4 years ago

November 19th is World Toilet Day. Enormous progress has been made in the global effort to provide safe and affordable toilets for the world's poorest citizens since World Toilet Day was first declared in 2001.

The toilet cleaners of Lucknow (Image source: CS Sharada Prasad)
When Osaka comes to Lucknow
The UP government is on a mission to replicate Osaka's riverfront in Lucknow. This spells doom for the families dependent on the Gomti for sustenance. chicu posted 5 years 2 months ago

Raghunath Lakhpat is a terrified man. He can only watch warily as the land on either side of his modest home is being dug up by huge earthmovers. “We are stuck in the middle. Sooner or later, we will have to leave. But where will we go? What will we eat?” he asks helplessly.

Earth movers cluster on the riverbed of the Gomti, engaged in channelizing the river
CPCB fails to tackle rising river pollution: Report
News this week Swati Bansal posted 6 years 4 months ago

In the last 26 years, polluted river stretches rise from 22 to over 300

Polluted Yamuna river in Agra
Access to clean water and sanitation: the rural-urban gap closes
News this week ravleen posted 7 years 6 months ago

The rural-urban divide in access to sanitation reduces: UN

Many rural areas have free toilets
Can we build an alternative society?
There is no balance between the resources we demand and their available supply. Can we do something to halt and reverse this suicidal trend? chicu posted 8 years ago

Riverside apartments are in great demand these days. This has led to a surge in the number of apartments built along rivers that flow through urban areas. These same 'premium' apartments are encroaching on the river's channel and are therefore most vulnerable to the floods that they help create by constricting the river. This harm extends beyond the apartments in question.

A wastepicker sorts through waste (source: Chicu)
A tale of two STPs
In Lucknow, two sewage treatment plants ostensibly prevent pollution of the river Gomti but are they really doing their job? The photos tell the entire story. chicu posted 8 years 2 months ago

The venerable Imperial Gazetteer says, 'Viewed from a distance Lucknow presents a picture of unusual magnificence and architectural splendour, which fades on nearer view ...' (Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 16, p. 196).

The only working STP in Lucknow -Daulatganj
WaterAid India invites applications for fundraising and grants manager, Lucknow, Apply by June 1, 2012
sucheethra posted 9 years 6 months ago

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WaterAid is an international nongovernmental organisation focused exclusively on improving poor people’s access to safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation in developing countries. WaterAid is an equal opportunities employer.

The Job holder will be responsible for securing and managing funding from bilateral and multilateral agencies and other major international NGOs, foundations and Trust. The Job holder will coordinate and support the development and implementation of WAI Fundraising strategy and reports to the Head Marketing & Communications. Fundraising and Grant Manager and will work closely with Programme, policy Partnership and Finance teams.

WaterAid India invites applications for Programme Officer, Lucknow - Apply by February 10, 2012
chetana posted 9 years 9 months ago

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WaterAid India (WAI) is an international nongovernmental organisation focused exclusively on improving poor people’s access to safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation in developing countries. WaterAid is an equal opportunities employer.

Janhit Foundation invites applications for Livelihood Executive, Lucknow – Apply by December 15, 2011
chetana posted 9 years 11 months ago

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Janhit Foundation is voluntary NGO working for sustainable livelihood improvement of Women folk through the medium of SHGs and microfinance facilitation.

DAS India is looking for environment specialists at Lucknow – Apply by August 5, 2011
content-team posted 10 years 4 months ago

DAS IndiaDAS India is an ISO 14001:2004 and NABET (under quality council of India QCI) certified consulting organization. For SDEM (Sustainable Development Environment Management) group, DAS India is interested in hiring 4 environment specialists fulfilling following criteria:

Job responsibilities:

  • Develop competencies in above sectors to contribute to EIAs
  • Assist in development of case specific TORs
  • Co-ordinate and monitor environment parameter testing