Published in: 2015
Center for Study of Science, Technology & Policy (CSTEP), Bangalore, India
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This library entry contains background documents for a grant that Sujaya Rathi is leading and which is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Further information is also available on the SuSanA discussion forum, see link below.
Short description of the project:
User-friendly technology decision support tool integrates cost, cap/opex costs, logistics, equity, resource constraints (e.g. water/land/energy), human skills in a way that aligns with cities' existing management planning approaches and resources. In Phase I, a Proof-of-Concept (PoC) has been developed and used in one Urban Local Body (ULB) in India to determine technology choice options. Phase II will allow CSTEP to convert the PoC to a fully functional sanitation planning/decision-making tool. It will also be modified to link it to Saniplan (CEPT tool) suited to Fecal Sludge Management (FSM) and be part of the FSM Toolbox to be developed by Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), and help in capacity building of the FSM Toolbox in India.
The tool analysis informs multiple levels of government and technical decision makers , as part of the FSM toolbox (being developed by AIT, Bangkok), that will address the different tools, mnauals, guidelines etc., at different stages of the FSM process for a city.
Will provide evidence based research result - strategic to highlighting the need and move towards FSM and other non-sewered sanitation options
- Develop a tool (from PoC) for city-wide sanitation planning that reduces the information costs associated with evaluating the costs and benefits of investing in different urban sanitation solutions (including centralized, decentralized, off-site, on-site, FSM and effluent treatment). Tool allows the user to compare and analyze potential investments in different types of sanitation technologies from different perspectives (technology, financial, environmental, etc).
- Sanitation planning tools demonstrated, using actual city data, in collaboration with 5 Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in India . The elements of the FSM toolbox is validated and tested.
- Communication and Capacity Building
Documents available for download below:
1 - Presentation on a platform for integrated sanitation investment planning, FSM3 Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam, Jan. 2015 (by Sujaya Rathi)
2 - CSTEP (2015): Integrated urban sanitation decision support tool. Review of support resources in sanitation
3 - CSTEP (2015): Platform for integrated sanitation investment planning. Proof-of-concept. Review of decision support resources compendium
Various authors (2015). Integrated sanitation investment planning tool - Various documents on results from research grant. Center for Study of Science, Technology & Policy (CSTEP), Bangalore, India
Asia & Pacific English Fundamental research and engineering
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