CEPT is a University for Planning, Environment, Development, Human Habitat & Technology. CEPT, an autonomous institution was established in the year 1972. Since 1994 CEPT has been registered as a separate society & a Public Trust. Through an act of Govt. of Gujarat in April 2005, CEPT has been conferred the status of University.
Asia & Pacific University, education or research institution
2018 - 2022
Wai - Citywide Inclusive Sanitation
To demonstrate an approach for achieving citywide inclusive sanitation services across the service chain and moving towards ODF+ and ODF++ in small and medium towns in India by supporting Wai municipality.
Small and medium towns in India (100,000 in population) have nearly 40% of India’s urban population. While there are large gaps in sanitation across urban India, these gaps are more pronounced in the small and medium towns. This project supports one town in the Indian state of Maharashtra – Wai, to demonstrate a viable approach to provide …
2019 - 2023
Technical support to the state government of Maharashtra on urban sanitation and FSSM
Providing technical support to enable the Government of Maharashtra in scaling up citywide inclusive sanitation service delivery across urban Maharashtra, focusing on introducing regular, equitable and inclusive desludging practices and ensuring treatment
The State government in Maharashtra achieved Open Defecation Free status on 1st October 2017 under its Swachh Maharashtra Mission for Urban Areas (SMMUA) by making all its cities ODF. The state intends to roll out FSSM across all 393 cities in the state. In enabling Government of Maharashtra in scaling up of citywide inclusive sanitation service …
2017 - 2018
Financing fecal sludge & septage management (FSSM) services in the state of Maharashtra
To develop potential financing and business models for Maharashtra to support them in moving towards ODF+ status.
Global reviews of sanitation finance suggest that public finance is now being recognized as a major source of funds. It is also recognized that it is necessary to use these to leverage additional funds from private and commercial sources. In India, there is little documentation of public finance allocated to sanitation, and FSSM in particular. …
2016 - 2019
Supporting sustainable sanitation services at scale in India
To move beyond the aim of India's Swachh Bharat Mission of making cities Open Defecation Free (ODF) and support cities in Maharashtra to become ODF+
Additional support from CEPT is being requested by the government of Maharashtra and cities in Maharashtra. There is also additional demand for extension of PAS in other states and sanitation planning tools developed by the CEPT needs to use in many small towns in India.
Project ongoing since: 2005
CEPT University Research Projects
To focus on understanding, designing, planning, constructing and managing human habitats. This includes water and sanitation projects, a current major project being the Performance Assessment System (PAS) Project.
CEPT University focuses on understanding, designing, planning, constructing and managing human habitats. CEPT University also undertakes advocacy and advisory projects to further the goal of making habitats more livable. This includes water and sanitation projects, a current major project being the Performance Assessment System (PAS) Project. PAS, …
2014 - 2017
Bringing sustainable and equitable sanitation services to small and medium towns in India
Bringing universal sanitation services across the FSM chain to two small towns in Maharashtra, India and capture the lessons in order to build the capacity of other small and medium cities in the state of Maharashtra and India
This project demonstrates an approach for small and medium towns in India to achieve universal sanitation. This includes promoting ‘one family one toilet’ where possible, as well as safe collection, conveyance, and treatment of fecal sludge. While the local governments are mandated with this responsibility, the project will explore private …
2008 - 2016
Performance assessment systems (PAS) for urban water supply and sanitation
To develop and test, through implementation in two states in India, a performance assessment system (PAS) for urban water supply and sanitation. Working hypothesis: A well performing and sustainable PAS will make service delivery more efficient.
The Performance Assessment System (PAS) Project has developed appropriate methods and tools to measure, monitor and improve delivery of water and sanitation in urban India. The Project has three major components of performance measurement, monitoring and improvement. It covers all urban local bodies (ULBs) in Gujarat and Maharashtra. The project …
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