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Innovation in Sanitation services delivery conducted under the program cewas South Asia

Empowerment of entrepreneurs and creation of small medium enterprises (SME) in the ecological sanitation sector by expanding three main business concepts: Ecosan Toilets, Toilet+ and Septage Management Services. The projects aims to extend support to the flagship national program Swachh Bharat Mission and the state program Swachh Maharashtra Abhiyan. The SMEs are envisioned to provide services until the last denominator of the society thereby bridging the gap of access to sanitation in a sustainable way. To know more, visit: http://www.cewassouthasia.com

Sanitation capacity building Platform (SCBP)

Conduction of trainings, which include: preparation of detailed project reports (DPR) on fecal sludge and septage management (FSSM); preparation of local area policies (LAP) for cities of Rajasthan; trainings on Integrated wastewater management. The trainings include national and international exposure visits. The target group of participants include state, ULB and AMRUT nodal agency officials. To know more, visit: SCBP.

Sewage Cure consulting for lake rejuvenation

Provision of decentralised sewage treatment plant for a lake in Ausa, in the Latur district of Maharashtra. The treatment plant aims to treat the the domestic sewage coming from residential area as well as waste water from cattle & clothes washing and public toilets.

WASH in schools (WinS)

Provision of WASH trainings in over 200 schools in Mumbai and Pune. The trainings will revolve around: sustainability of WASH infrastructure in schools and tools for student engagement in maintenance of WASH infrastructure.

Optimization of the Shit Flow Diagram (SFD) for towns along the Indrayani river basin

Create & optimize the SFD tool for the towns of Alandi & Pandharpur which lie along the Indrayani river basin. This can prove to be a useful learning board for all relevant stakeholders to understand the fate of human excreta in that region and thereby introduce suitable improvements in infrastructure. This can also be used as a pilot project for implementation of the “Clean Ganga Mission” as envisioned by the Govt. of India.

Promoting and Establishing Viable Value Chain for 'Urban-Rural Nutrient and Carbon Cycle' (URNCC)

The objective of this project was to strengthen the processes and technology use in urban waste management such that the products thus developed are of acceptable quality, are certified (as per FCRO and HARIT norms) and are competitive in the market. Thereby, ensuring acceptability and adoption by users, primarily in the agriculture sector. This project was part of ProSoil Project by GIZ and aimed to promote and establish the viable value chains for ‘Urban-Rural Nutrient and Carbon Cycle (URNCC)’.
It primarily includes,

  • Quality analysis of products i.e. City Compost, PROM and Terra Preta
  • Procurement and technical support to establish hygienization unit at the waste to energy (WTE) plant, Nashik
  • Ensure the marketability of products i.e. city compost, PROM and Terra preta from urban organic waste at respective urban local bodies (ULBs)
  • Providing expertise and hand holding support to ULBsProviding expertise and hand holding support to ULBs
  • Cooperate and support state agriculture university on testing of products
  • Knowledge sharing and advocacy
Swachh Pathshala, Swachh Samudaya

The Credit Suisse CSR project “Swachh Pathshala, Swachh Samudaya” in its 3rd year now completed its cycle of identifying a total of 16 schools until last year and working for the refurbishment & improvement of WASH facilities in each of these schools through various software & hardware implementation through the past 2 years into the project. Following are some of the key objectives of this project: Refurbish the existing toilets, hand wash station and drinking water facilities; Institutionalizing the Bal Panchayat(BP) in the schools; Providing better WASH infrastructure/healthy living facilities to the school; Provide necessary Menstrual Hygiene Management infrastructure and awareness trainings; Providing appropriate IEC tools and resources to the schools to be the trigger point; To groom the School Management Committee (SMC) to function better and work in tandem with community to improve and maintain school sanitation & hygiene; To enable the school to become Swachh Pathshala.

PAVITR Project

PAVITR stands for "Potential and Validation of Sustainable Natural & Advance Technologies for Water & Wastewater Treatment, Monitoring and Safe Water Reuse in India."

The main aim of this project is to validate, develop and deploy cost-effective & sustainable solutions to tackle water challenges and ensure the provision of safe water reuse, rejuvenate water quality of rivers, and restore degraded ecosystems in India. This will be achieved by deploying & developing water-wastewater technologies and use of sensors for emerging and traditional contaminants. Furthermore, it also aims to develop new management & planning strategies to enable better monitoring of pollution levels in real-time modes. Through our ambition, new methodologies, deployment of novel technologies and their validation under Indian conditions will help to address drinking water and wastewater challenges.

Rainwater Harvesting for School

The entire infrastructure required for rainwater harvesting was built and setup in the 2 schools of Pune city along with the foot-operated hand washing station. Awareness and IEC information regarding rainwater harvesting & WASH were communicated through wall paintings.