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Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) Rapid Assessment: Leh, India

Campbell, A. V. (2020)

Published in: 2020
Pages: 44

BORDA SA; Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council Council (LAHDC); Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG)

Campbell, A. V.

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Alex Campbell

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Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association


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LEDeG and BORDA have been working in partnership since 1987. Initially cooperation was focused on renewable energy projects which provided electricity to 67 villages through micro-hydro technology. The cooperation was later expanded to include a range of income generation activities such as food processing, handicrafts and food production. In recent years the cooperation has evolved to focus on issues related to urban water and sanitation.

As a result, they have been working closely with Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) such as Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council Council (LAHDC), Municipal Committee, Leh (MCL) and Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) to help, design and implement integrated water and solid/liquid waste management plans.

At an altitude of 3 500 m Leh is the highest town of significance in India. It is defined by its desert climate, characterized by extreme cold and heat, with very little rainfall annually (>100 mm). The town is experiencing the impact of rapid urbanization and climate change, with sustainable water management becoming an increasingly pressing concern.

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This report published by BORDA SA was only made possible with generous support from Leh’s Urban Local Bodies and the Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG).

LEDeG (Ladakh Ecological Development Group) works on promoting ecological and sustainable development that harmonises with and builds upon local traditions and culture of Ladakh.

BORDA (Bremen Overseas Research & Development Association) is an expert NGO specialising in full-cycle decentralised sanitation. For over 40 years, their award-winning solutions have empowered people and set new standards in 20+ countries around the world.

Funded by: BMZ

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Campbell, A. V. (2020). Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) Rapid Assessment: Leh, India. BORDA SA; Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council Council (LAHDC); Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG)

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