Thematic Discussion - Setting standards and financing waste water management in India


Project year: 2019 • IRC, TARU, Ecosan Services Foundation - ESF, India Sanitation Coalition - ISC

Purpose

To discuss several aspects of the waste water economy in India

Activities

In November 2018, the SuSanA India Chapter, IRC and TARU organised a face-to-face ‘Insights Discussion’ on sharing experiences on waste water challenges and solutions, facilitated by the Ecosan Services Foundation, in Mumbai.

That discussion brought out five issues – setting standards for using waste water and sewage, faecal sludge treatment is not cheaper than sewage treatment, it has been a challenge getting companies involved in waste water treatment, ownership of waste water and alternative financing mechanisms.

This thematic discussion took a deeper looker at setting standards and alternative financing mechanisms:

- Examine the standards needed for waste water to be used in agriculture

- Examine existing and new financing mechanisms which could be used to support capital and operating costs to set up treatment facilities for sewage and sludge

The full forum discussion and a synthesis document can be found in the links section below.

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Location of main activity

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Links

IRC
The Hague
Netherlands


Established in 1968, IRC is an international think-and-do tank that works with governments, NGOs, entrepreneurs and people around the world to find long-term solutions to the global crisis in water, sanitation and hygiene services. For more information please visit www.ircwash.org

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Ecosan Services Foundation
Pune
India


ESF is a section 25 non-profit company established in 2006, with the support of gtz. It provides ecological sanitation services to municipalities & state governments, NGOs, companies & developers and private individuals. ESF offers full ecosan project packages including consulting, feasibility studies, project financing, technical designing & project planning, project implementation, Operation & Maintenance and project monitoring.

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India Sanitation Coalition
New Delhi
India


The India Sanitation Coalition has been established to bring organisations and individuals together on a common platform to find sustainable solutions for sanitation through dissemination of best practices, partnerships and collaboration and advocacy. The Coalition Mandate Success is attainable with a solid foundation. For this, the India Sanitation Coalition will operate with the following mandate: Vision To enable and to support an ecosystem for sustainable sanitation Mission To be an aggregator of knowledge and networks with nationwide outreach, focusing on models for achieving sustainable sanitation in alignment with the Swachh Bharat Mission and its goals Purpose To bring organisations and individuals together to find sustainable solutions for sanitation through a platform for corporates, civil society groups, government, financial institutions, media, donors/ bilaterals/ multilaterals, experts etc. The India Sanitation Coalition aims at bringing together all actors in the sanitation space to drive sustainable sanitation through a partnership mode. While FICCI serves the role of the secretariat of the coalition, the work of the coalition will be carried out by 4 taskforces composed of coalition members. Taskforce 1 -Advocacy, Branding and Communication Taskforce 2 - Identification and Dissemination of Best Practices Taskforce 3 - Engagement with Central and State Governments Taskforce 4 - Partnerships, Collaboration and, Growing the Members of the Coalition

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