Governance

  • The water and sanitation management organisation (WASMO) works by empowering communities to manage their local water sources, drinking water supply and environmental sanitation in the state.The site contains details about the organisation's genesis, structure and current partners, major activities s...
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  • Forwarded to the Portal by: Sharadbala Joshi, UNDP India The Water for Asian Cities Programme is a collaborative initiative of the UN-HABITAT, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Governments of Asia. The WAC Programme was officially launched at the 3rd World Water Forum with a Memorandum of Un...
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  • CEPT University has received a major grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to research urban water and sanitation issues. The aim of this programme is to develop better information on water and sanitation performance at the local level. This in turn will be used by the state and local ...
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  • Indicorps invites young Indian professionals interested in committing their time and skills to India to apply for its new sabbatical program: The Young Professionals Initiative (YPI). YPI is a pilot program designed to encourage young working professionals to contribute their skills and knowledge t...
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  • Water Initiatives Orissa(WIO) and the Indian River Network (IRN) organsied the Odisha River Conference during 18 - 20 April 2009 at Sambalpur, Odisha. Attended by about 75 participants which included activists, environmentalists, journalists, academicians, researchers and civil society representativ...
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  •  Ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, hundreds of students of several schools along with senior citizens cleaned up Poiya Ghat Sunday morning, picking up rags and used polythene bags, to focus attention on river pollution which candidates of various political parties have chosen to ignore.Brij Khandel...
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  •  The objective of the India Innovation Initiative project is to create an innovation eco-system in the country by sensitizing, encouraging and promoting innovators and facilitating commercialization of the innovations. DST and CII jointly launched the Young Inventors initiative "Steer the Big I...
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  • "Plenty on the roof", is a case study written by Shree Padre in August 2005, of how a district panchayat office in Kerala, used rainwater harvesting not just to overcome shortages in piped supply, but to tap the overhead source, so that no other source was needed.Read the case study
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  • India's dependence on the underground aquifer especially deep bore wells are well known. With over 22 million wells India has perhaps one of the largest such structures in the world. Since most of peninsular India is hard rock with basalt/granite/gneiss underlying they present a particular challenge...
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  • UN committee on economic, social and cultural rights in 2002 issued a general comment on the right to water. However, provision of safe drinking water remains a challenge.Read the comment 
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  • I am an engineering consultant. In one of the underground sewerage scheme projects that have been detailed, there is a Sewage Treatment Plant proposed in a site which was shown by the concerned Local Body for siting the plant.There are people who own non - developed land in the vicinity who would li...
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  • The Mazhapolima program is quite unique; it aims to (eventually) recharge about 4.5 lakh dug wells in the district, and do this through community awareness and action. It's driven by the District Collector, Mr. Kurian Baby, who strongly advocates sustainable, local development & innovation.A Gra...
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  • From Dipak Roy, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), New Delhi Background: There are different options for rainwater harvesting and wise water management (broadly referring to re-use of grey water and recycling of wastewater in general) in schools in different states. Most of them have been ...
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  • Arghyam is looking for a dynamic individual to join our Urban Water Initiative in Bangalore as a Consultant - Social Development. Arghyam is a not-for-profit organization working in the water sector in India. Arghyam's vision is "Enough water, safe water….always and for all". Through partnersh...
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  • I was in Bhavnagar - Saurashtra, Gujarat and came across rooftop rainwater harvesting works implemented by (one more than 10 years ago) by Utthan with financial assistance from WASMO, along the same lines as what SACHETANA is attempting . These have strongly withstood the test of time and ALL o...
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  • A member of the PLC Watsan group Dhani behn, has built an Ecosan toilet for herself - one of the first in Gujarat-about a year back. This is one of the best toilets on Ecosan I have seen and the simple and elegant story of the same is hugely impressive. It is located in Bhavnagar Saurashtra - Gujara...
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  • ABSTRACTWater essentially being harbinger for developmental activities, water managers are often confronted with the issue of resolving competing and even sometimes conflicting requirements of 'GDP' versus 'HDI". At the age of 50, Gujarat State is at the cross-roads of this dilemma as value of water...
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  • Image and Content Courtesy: Deshpande Foundation The Deshpande Fellowship Program is a unique opportunity for budding social entrepreneurs. The Fellowship is an interactive, applied learning experience that aims to foster a generation of successful social entrepreneurs. Participants will learn exis...
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  • From Raja Bir Singh of Orchha to Suraj Mal , the Jat king of Bharatpur, from Raja Bhagwan Das to Raja Mansingh; from Gokul Das , the treasurer of Scindia State to Rani Laxmi wife of Ranjit Singh of Bharatpur, the royalty and elite of princely states across India have always played a pivotal role i...
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  • "Megh Pyne Abhiyan" is a network of NGOS that has been working in flood affected areas in Bihar with Arghyam support for the past few years. MPA has been grappling with the idea of providing clean water and sanitation in Bihar. They have been able to do some great work with rainwater harvesting and ...
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Seva Sahayog, Vijnana Bharati,GIST & Maharishi Karve Stree Sikshan Sanstha

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Cummins Engineering College, MKSSS, Pune

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September 28, 2013 9:00AM - September 29, 2013 6:00PM
July 10, 2013 6:00PM

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Continuing open defecation in rural India, possible epidemic outbreak in Uttarakhand and draft bills on water laws are the highlights of this week’s news.

Toilet under the open sky for 73% of rural India

The Planning commission has found that 73% of rural India practices open defecation despite many sanitation programmes encouraged by the government. The main reason for this is the unavailability of toilets.

Battered Uttarakhand braces for possible epidemic outbreak

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