Amita Bhaduri

Putting faecal sludge management on track
The cost and revenue projections for both on-demand and scheduled desludging scenarios were elaborated upon in the faecal sludge management plan for Dhen­kanal Municipality. Amita Bhaduri posted 9 months 1 week ago
Faecal Sludge Treatment Plant at Dhenkanal, Odisha
Science, fiction and sustainability
Can science-based fictional narratives help us develop a vision of a sustainable future? Amita Bhaduri posted 9 months 1 week ago
Science fiction is interrelated to sustainability because it highlights to us about possibilities. (Image: Peter Fischer, Pixabay)
Faecal sludge management policy environment for small towns: Taking a wider view
Project Nirmal helped Odisha to become a front runner among states with a comprehensive policy framework on faecal sludge management. Amita Bhaduri posted 9 months 1 week ago
Odisha is trying to fa­cilitate adoption of FSM by Urban Local Bodies so that sewage, septage/ faecal sludge, and liquid waste is safely managed, treated, and dis­posed. (Image: SCI-FI, CPR)
Embracing planning for faecal sludge management: The tale of two towns
How to plan for and implement FSM related initiatives in small towns? Amita Bhaduri posted 9 months 2 weeks ago
Project Nirmal demonstrates appropriate, low-cost, decentralized, inclusive and sustainable sanitation service delivery solutions for two small towns (Angul and Dhenkanal) in Odisha. (Image: SCI-FI, CPR)
Mobile technology for non-profits
What are the factors that need to be considered when procuring mobile devices? Amita Bhaduri posted 9 months 2 weeks ago
Nonprofits generally operate on a tight budget and the right technology solution can be of great help. (Image: Pixabay)
District development, data and diversity: Lessons and the way forward
Though we have highly sophisticated ways of depicting data nowadays, we have gone backwards on linking data with decision making. Amita Bhaduri posted 9 months 2 weeks ago
The quality of the government data for schematic reporting has improved as compared to 20 years ago, that does not necessarily mean that planning has improved (Image: Pikist)
Sustainable mobility amid COVID-19 pandemic
There is a need to address the wider challenge of development pattern and infrastructure provision to deal with the issue of sustainable mobility.
Amita Bhaduri posted 9 months 3 weeks ago
Though during the COVID-19 lockdown, people’s interest for non-motorised transport has witnessed a rise, the lack of infrastructure such as separate cycle tracks etc. among other reasons is likely to adversely affect this. (Image: Needpix)
Increasing water security for the urban underserved
A pilot study with Composite Water Vulnerability Index tool designed for ranking of slums shows that 30% households are Beyond the Pipe (BtP). Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months ago
Piramal Sarvajal and Center for Water and Sanitation launch the  Composite Water Vulnerability Index Tool (Image: Piramal Sarvajal)
Illegal river bed mining continues unabated in north India
Need effective sand mining governance and law enforcement to address the plundering of the rich river ecosystem. Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months ago
Law enforcement is missing on the ground causing immense environmental damage to the river ecosystem (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
Administrative reforms towards Atmanirbhar Bharat
Accountable and efficient governance should reach the last mile. Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months ago
Bracing for data reporting challenges
Why is your field team slack about data reporting? How can they be involved in the reporting processes? Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months 1 week ago
The data capture happens as a part of the users’ workflow instead of being batched together as a separate activity, to be done later (Image: Geralt, Pixabay license)
Bespoke software vs. platform: Choosing between the two
The essential tradeoff between these two options is of cost, time, risk, and requirement match. Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months 1 week ago
The term platform has a specific meaning which differentiates it from technology/software applications. (Image: Needpix)
Open source products protect against technology obsolescence
Open-source products offer a technology evolution path and help avoid risks in technology projects. Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months 1 week ago
Open source products track the sector and the technology evolution and evolve themselves continuously. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)
Springs that sustain millions
Springs, the greenest source of water, and the strongest bulwark against climate change in the mountains are in dire need of protection. Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months 1 week ago
Springshed management has brought the much-required difference in people's lives, as the discharge of the springs increased (Image: Kedarnathsmritivan; Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0))
A sanitation veteran leads from the front
Gyanchand Mishra has leveraged help from the urban local body and the Project Nirmal team to improve the city's sanitation chain. Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months 2 weeks ago
As a result of Gyanchand Mishra's efforts, Ward 3 of Dhenkanal became ODF in a matter of a month
Breaking down data silos in the water sector
The National Hydrology Project has created a national platform for water data and is working to enhance the technical capacities of agencies dealing with water resources management. Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months 2 weeks ago
Breakthrough cloud computing facilities and remote sensing applications have helped showthe filling pattern of a water body (tank or reservoir) through freely available satellite imagery at an interval of five days.  (Image: Maithan dam, Wikimedia Commons)
What India needs for effective waste management in times of the pandemic
The pandemic has exposed the flaws in our waste management system. Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months 3 weeks ago
Image: Roksana Helscher, Pixabay
Creating a repository for India’s water resources data
WRIS provides a comprehensive, authoritative and consistent data on India’s water resources in a standardised national GIS framework. Amita Bhaduri posted 10 months 4 weeks ago
Remoteness of the observation sites poses a challenge in setting up the data collection instrument (Image: Pxfuel)
Generating demand for sanitation infrastructure
How to steer conversations and processes that help boost the motivation of community leaders to encourage better sanitation behaviour? Amita Bhaduri posted 11 months 1 week ago
Project Nirmal uses appropriate communication inputs that help generate awareness about the impact of poor containment, collection, transportation and treatment systems on the environment among all stakeholders. (Image: SCI-FI, CPR)
Architecture of community program organisations and their data systems
A simple explanation is all you need to get your head around issues related to software technology and its use in community programs. Amita Bhaduri posted 11 months 1 week ago
Image courtesy: Pete Linforth from Pixabay
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