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  • Pune Smart City brochure
    Reimagining Pune. Pune Municipal Corporation, 2018.

    This brochure is  gives a overview of the initiatives that are planned to be undertaken in Pune under the Smart Cities Mission.

  • Pune SCM
    Smart Cities Mission: Pune, Projects For Launch. Pune Municipal Corporation, 2018.

    This brochure is gives an overvies of the projects planned under Smart Cities Mission in Pune.

  • Water Supply Pune
    Water For Pune's Future: 24x7 Water Supply Project. Pune Municipal Corporation, 2018.

    This brochure gives an idea how Pune plans to make itself water sufficient.

  • IHU WASH Project
    IHUWASH Innovation Hub for Urban Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Solutions In Catalyzing Innovative Urban WASH Solutions. USAID , 2018.

    The document gives a brief about the various elements of the USAID supported Innovation Hub for Urban WASH (IHUWASH) project.

  • World Water Development Report
    Nature Based Solutions for Water: World Water Development Report 2018. United Nations World Water Assessment Program, 2018.

    The global demand for water has been increasing at a rate of about 1% per year over the past decades as a function of population growth, economic development and changing consumption patterns, among other factors, and it will continue to grow significantly over the foreseeable future. Industrial...

  • Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation
    SCADA -Water management & treatment Project by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, 2018.

    Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation is responsible for catering to the domestic and commercial water demand of the city. Sabarmati river and Narmada canal are the two main sources of water for the city. AMC currently operate 3 major Water Treatment Plants namely Kotarpur, Raska, jaspur. Currently...

  • Composite Water Index
    Composite Water Management Index 2018 In A tool for Water Management. NITI Aayog, Government of India, 2018.

    The NITI Aayog on Thursday released the results of a study warning that India is facing its “worst” water crisis in history and that the demand for potable water will outstrip supply by 2030, if steps are not taken.

    Nearly 600 million Indians faced high-to-extreme water stress and about 2...

  • Application of Dual Plumbing System & Recycling of Greywater In Homes

    In urban residential flats, there are maximum water consumers and users ,westing 30% of drinking water in toilet flushing . To control this Re-cycling of Gray water concept shall be made compulsory.  This presentation by former special city engineer  RMC & environmental  consultant,...

  • water mangement
    Today, Action on Climate. Climate Resilient Water Mangement. Action on CLimate Today, 2018.

    Countries in South Asia already face considerable water management challenges: water resources are overexploited and depleting fast, and institutions are struggling to manage and allocate water effectively. Climate change will exacerbate existing problems through irregular rainfall patterns and...

  • Wastewater Treatment And Recycling

    With growing concerns over freshwater availability, concept of treating and recycling wastewater is progressively getting more pertinent. However, wastewater to be recycled need to be treated first for ensuring its quality sufficiently fit for designated uses,such as irrigation, industrial...

  • water Stress
    Organization, Food and Agricu. Progress on Level of Water Stress In Global baseline for SDG indicator 6.4.2 ., 2018.

    While the majority of countries scored “well below the 25% threshold of initial water stress,” around 23 countries are reported as experiencing water stress above 70%, and 15 countries “withdraw more than 100% of their renewable freshwater resources.” These results are contrasted against...

  • WASH in Schools
    Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools: Global baseline report 2018. United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), 2018.

    The global effort to achieve sanitation and water for all by 2030 is extending beyond the household to include institutional settings, such as schools, healthcare facilities and workplaces. This has been reinforced by global education for all strategies highlighting how water, sanitation and...

  • Technology in water
    Harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution for Water. World Economic Forum, 2018.

    As part of the Harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution for the Earth series, this paper explores the opportunity for advanced technology to help address global water and sanitation challenges

  • Policy on Waste water reuse
    Policy for Reuse of Treated Wastewater. Government of Gujarat, 2018.

    The policy for promotion of use of treated Waste water is prepared with a vision to miximise the collection & treatment of sewage generated and reuse of treated wastewater on a sustainable basis, thereby reducing dependency on freshwater resources. Further, the policy promotes use of treated...

  • Technology to save water
    Using Technology to Solve Today’s Water Challenges., 2018.

    The report titled, ‘Using Technology to Solve Today’s Water Challenges,’ illustrates various uses of the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and big data in activities that rely on environmental knowledge, including farming, early warning systems, and management of aquatic...

  • Report
    10 Innovative Approaches to Improve the Urban WA-S-H Sector in India In IHUWASH Project supported by USAID. New Delhi, India: National Institute of Urban Affairs, 2017.

    The IHUWASH project aims to improve performance of the urban WASH sector in India by following a process of agglomeration (compilation of best practices), incubation (supporting innovative solutions) and acceleration (giving momentum to innovations). IHUWASH is a collaborative initiative of the...

  • Executive Summary
    Reducing Inequalities in Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene in the Era of the Sustainable Development Goals: Synthesis Report of the Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) Poverty Diagnostic Initiative . Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group, 2017.

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the World Bank’s corporate goals of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity call for specific attention to the poor and vulnerable. The overarching objective of the SDGs is to end poverty in all its forms, but their key difference from...

  • UNESCO waste water report 2017
    2017 UN World Water Development Report, Wastewater: The Untapped Resource. Paris, France: UNESCO, 2017.

    Most human activities that use water produce wastewater. As the overall demand for water grows, the quantity of wastewater produced and its overall pollution load are continuously increasing worldwide. Over 80% of the world’s wastewater – and over 95% in some...

  • Drinking Water Treatment
    Drinking Water Treatment
    Water Management: Drinking Water Treatment (Self Paced)

    This course focuses on conventional technologies for drinking water treatment. Unit processes, involved in the treatment chain, are discussed as well as the physical, chemical and biological processes involved. The emphasis is on the effect of treatment on water quality and the dimensions of the...

  • Drinking water WHO
    Potable reuse: Guidance for producing safe drinking-water. Geneva: World Health Organisation (WHO), 2017.

    In response to growing pressures on available water resources, potable reuse represents a practical source of drinking-water in specific circumstances.

    This document describes how to apply appropriate management systems to produce safe drinking-water from municipal wastewater. Information...

  • World Bank ICT in Sanitation
    Bhatnagar, Vandana, Nidhi Batra, and Kanak Tiwari. Mainstreaming citizen feedback on service delivery using ICTs : findings and lessons from ICT-based feedback surveys on water supply and sanitation services in Indian cities. The World Bank, 2017.

    The water and sanitation sector in Indian cities is characterized by weak accountability processes and lack of customer orientation. The institutional focus of service providers tends to be on creating new assets, rather than delivery of services and performance efficiency. Moreover, in the...

  • water supply in India
    Bose, Priyanjali, and Puneet Srivastava. Water Supply for Urban Poor in India. New Delhi, India: WaterAid, India, 2017.

    The long queues and hours of wait for free water tanker adds on to the prominent challenge of inadequate and unsafe supply of potable water. People then have no other option but to purchase water at greater costs yet of lower quality. WaterAid India in collaboration with Tata Institute of Social...

  • Innovative Wash solutions NIUA
    5 Innovative WASH Solutions for an Inclusive Urban India. New Delhi, India: National Institute for Urban Affairs, 2017.

    '5 Innovative WASH Solutions for an Inclusive Urban India’ is the second document (the first being 10 Innovative Approaches to Improve the Urban WASH Sector in India) in a series of publications by IHUWASH to sensitize stakeholders and bring to the fore, innovative and simplified WASH solutions...

  • Wash Status report
    Progress on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene: 2017 update and SDG baselines. World Health Organisation (WHO), 2017.

    WHO and UNICEF established the Joint MonitoringProgramme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene in 1990, and published regular global updates throughout the= Millennium Development Goal period. This report is the first update of the SDG period. It is by far the most comprehensive global...

  • Drinking water
    Safely managed drinking water - thematic report on drinking water 2017. United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), 2017.

    he WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation is responsible for global monitoring of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

    This JMP 2017 Thematic Report on Safely Managed Drinking...

  • Best practices in water management
    Selected Best practices in Water Management. NITI Aayog, Government of India, 2017.

    This presentation by Niti Aayog gives case studies in water management practices in India. These have been categoried in the following section.

    Section 1 : Irrigation Water Management
    Section 2 : Drinking Water Management
    Section 3: Urban Water Management
    Section 4:...

  • Smart Water Supply
    Smart Water Supply: Guideline No. 2.4 (i)., 2016.

    Guideline No. 2.4 (i) provides for adequate water supply as core infrastructure element of a Smart City. The key features of a Smart water supply system are given.

    View the document at: http://smartnet.niua...

  • OM: Empanelment of Consulting Firms for Providing Technical Assistance in Assessment of Non-Revenue Water (NRW) and developing strategy and implementation plans for reduction of NRW.. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2016.

    Water Audit (including non-revenue water or losses audit) is a key Reform, to improve service delivery of water supply in the city. In order to assist in implementation of the reform, the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) empanels agencies and the States / Cities have to select agencies for...

  • Urban Water Systems in India
    Shah, Mihir. Urban Water Systems in India: A Way Forward In Working Paper 323. New Delhi: Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, 2016.

    Urban water and wastewater management are relatively under-studied subjects in India. The Indian urban space has been understood in an undifferentiated manner, which ignores the specificities deriving from the stage of urban development, the sources of water, as also the diverse nature of...

  • water report
    The Water Report 2016. Stockholm: Stockholm International Water Institute, SIWI, 2016.

    At the core of SIWI’s work is building and sharing knowledge about water and development issues. This report has three main sections. In Water, migration and how they are interlinked we raise an issue that is central to the ongoing migration crisis in the Middle East and Europe...

  • World water development report
    2016 UN World Water Development Report, Water and Jobs. Paris, France: United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), 2016.

    Three out of four of the jobs worldwide are water-dependent. In fact, water shortages and lack of access may limit economic growth in the years to come, according to the 2016 United Nations World Water Development Report, Water and Jobs, which was launched on 22 March, World Water Day, in Geneva...

  • Smart Cities Council
    Smart Cities India Readiness Guide. Smart Cities Council, 2016.

    The India Readiness Guide has over 400 pages and total of fourteen chapters. There are more than 80 relevant case studies, with half of them focusing on the Indian context as well as some providing a global perspective. Case studies cited include those from Pune, Delhi, Kolkata, Surat, Jabalpur...

  • State case studies
    State Forward - Best Practices from Our States. New Delhi, India: NITI Aayog, 2016.

    The compilation of this compendium reflects a bottoms-up approach, where States’ representatives were contacted to identify best practices of the model project examples within the States. Each contact person responsible for the implementation of the project has been identified in the NITI Aayog...

  • Jal Jeevan Cooperative
    Shroff, Deeya. Water ATM Jal Jeevan: A Potential Co-Operative Movement., 2016.

    This is an unpublished  study by that documents three cooperative movements in India namely Amul Coperative, Mahila Gruh Udyog and Water ATM jal Jeevan.

     

  • water atm + Scada
    Chavan, Sukanya. S., Priyanka. A. Pol, Shashank. P. Vhawal, and K. M. Dang. Water ATM Machine using PLC and Scada. International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology (IRJET), 2016.

    This proposed automated water distribution system is used to distribute the required amount of water from ATM machine. We provide ID & PASSWORD to each user then user will enter the required amount of water, So it will help for billing in future. The water from storage tank is measured with...

  • NYC Water Supply Report 2016
    New York City 2016 Drinking Water Supply and Quality Report. New York City: NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), 2016.

    The New York City Water Supply System provides approximately 1 billion gallons of safe drinking water daily to more than 8.5 million residents of New York City, and to the millions of tourists and commuters who visit the City throughout the year. The water supply system also provides about 110...

  • Design of IOT Systems
    Vijai, Praveen, and Bagavathi P. Sivakumar. Design of IoT Systems and Analytics in the context of Smart City initiatives in India In Procedia Computer Science. Vol. 92. Elsevier, 2016.

    The rapid growth of population and industrialization has paved way for the use of technologies like the Internet of Things which gave rise to the concept of smart cities. India as a developing country has a great prospect in developing technologies to make the cities smart. As urbanization...

  • Framework for water mangement
    Shahanas.K, Mohammed, and Dr.Bagavathi Sivakumar P.. Framework for a smart water management system in the context of smart city initiatives in India In Procedia Computer Science. Vol. 92. Elsevier, 2016.

    The Internet, invention of the century, has completely revolutionized the world and brought people closer to each other than ever before. The advancement in technologies of computing, communication brings the next generation of Internet, Internet of Things. As the population and urbanization...

  • water supply New York
    York, New. New York City 2016 Drinking Water Supply And Quality Report. New York: Department of Environmental Protection, New York City, 2016.

    The New York City Department of Environmental Protection is pleased to present the annual New York City Drinking Water Supply and Quality Report for the year 2016.

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency requires all drinking water suppliers to provide the public with an annual...

  • Auditing water
    A practical guide to Auditing water safety plans. World Health Organisation (WHO), 2016.

    Water safety plans (WPS) have been implemented in every region of the world, and many implementing countries have included WSPs in drinking-water policies or regulations. Enforcement of WSP requirements, as well as general WSP success and sustainability, requires ongoing WSP auditing, i.e....

  • water management
    Mainstreaming Water Resources Management in Urban Projects : Taking an Integrated Urban Water Management Approach. Washington, D.C.: World Bank Group, 2016.

    This note provides guidance for cities in developing countries for managing the urban water cycle in a sustainable manner by using an Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) approach. After a brief introduction to the concept of IUWM, this note profiles the different IUWM approaches applied in...

  • WASH factsheet
    The World Bank Group. Domestic private sector participation : India . The World Bank Group, 2016.

    In urban areas, piped water supply and sanitation are predominantly provided by urban local bodies (municipalities) in charge of operations and maintenance (O and M). In rural areas, there are about 100,000 water supply systems and, in some states, responsibility for service provision is being...

  • Water for Development
    Jägerskog, Anders, and Torkil Jønch Clausen. Water for Development: Charting a Water Wise Path. Stockholm: Stockholm International Water Institute, SIWI, 2015.

    Water is crucial for human sustenance, health and dignity; as a driver for business; for food and energy security; and for the ecosystems upon which our societies and continued development depend. For this report, we have invited a wide range of experts with different perspectives on water and...

  • Sustainability
    Byeon, Seongjoon, Gyewoon Choi, Seungjin Maeng, and Philippe Gourbesville. Sustainable Water Distribution Strategy with Smart Water Grid In Sustainability — Open Access Journal. Vol. 7. Basel, Switzerland: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2015.

    Many problems that are encountered in regards to water balance and resources management are related to challenges of economic development under limited resources and tough competition among various water uses. The development of major infrastructure like airports in remote areas that have...

  • ICT in Urban Services
    ICT in Urban Services In Compendium of Global Good Practices. New Delhi: National Institute of Urban Affairs, 2015.

    Technological advancements have changed the way we think of urban and spatial planning. The inclusion of conventional elements with modern technologies is allowing this field to advance at a rapid pace. The use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in urban and spatial planning has...

  • Urban Water Supply and Sanitation in Indian Cities
    Urban Water Supply and Sanitation in Indian Cities In Compendium of Good Practices. New Delhi: National Institute of Urban Affairs, 2015.

    The Compendium on ‘Good Practices in Water Supply and Sanitation in Indian cities’ seeks to showcase select good practices across a variety of sub-themes in the water and sanitation sector. The objective of this Compendium is to draw insights on underlying success factors and contextual nuances...

  • Urban Water Supply
    Urban Water Supply In Compendium of Global Good Practices. New Delhi: National Institute of Urban Affairs, 2015.

    In an effort to fill the critical knowledge gaps for efficient service delivery in Indian cities, a number of good practices from across the globe have been compiled to address specific issues in the areas of water supply, sanitation, solid waste management, urban mobility, and the incorporation...

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    Urban Green Growth Strategies for Indian Cities. Vol. 3. Delhi: ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability, South Asia, 2015.

    This research is a collection of fifteen urban practices that represent how cities in India respond locally to the urban challenges they face, through the adoption of green growth approaches. The cases have been chosen to illustrate themes on environment, economy, energy, housing, transport,...

  • Urban WASH Strategy
    M., Dash, C Ganapathy, Srivastava P., and Verghese G.. Urban WASH Strategy. New Delhi: WaterAid, India, 2015.

    This document is WaterAid India's country strategy on urban water supply, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). It is structured into three parts that illustrate a sector analysis, thematic focus and objectives, and, a strategic roadmap to achieve these objectives. This urban strategy document is an...

  • Readiness report Smart City Council
    Smart Cities Readiness Guide. Smart Cities Council, 2015.

    This document was assembled with input from many of the world’s leading smart city practitioners – the members and advisors of the Smart Cities Council. It will help you create a vision for the future of your own city. Equally important, it will help you build an action plan to get to that...

  • Addressing Water Scarcity
    Freedman, Jon, and Colin Enssle. Addressing Water Scarcity Through Recycling and Reuse: A Menu for Policymakers. GE Ecoimagination, 2015.

    This policy review, a white paper from Council Lead Partner GE, provides a valuable starting point for governments to evaluate the appropriate mix of policies that will best fit their needs as they work to expand their water recycling and reuse programs. It offers policy options as well as...

  • ICT for disaster reduction
    City of Calgary: Using Data to Predict and Mitigate Floods. California : OSIsoft, 2015.

    Spring rains and snowmelt pour into the rivers and reservoirs that feed the Calgary’s water supply. As a result, downtown businesses and residents are faced with unpredictable floods that could do millions of dollars of damage. Read in this case study why the city turned to the PI System from...

  • water atms_ research
    Kenney, Doug. Improving the Viability of Alternative Water Transfer Methods (ATMs) in Colorado: A Synthesis of Research and Findings from the Getches‐ Wilkinson Center, 2014‐2015. Colorado: Getches‐Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment (University of Colorado Law School), 2015.

    This report summarizes some of the recent research and thinking of the Getches‐ Wilkinson Center (GWC), primarily with an eye toward informing the Colorado legislature on options for facilitating a greater application of ATMs. The ideas herein are pulled from a diverse suite of integrated...

  • Model RFP for Selection of Consulting Services for Assessment of Non-Revenue Water and Developing Strategy and Implementation Action Plan for Reduction Plan for reduction of Non-Revenue Water in Select Smart Cities

    The Government of India has received financing from the International Development Association (IDA) (the “Bank”) in the form of a credit toward the cost of Capacity Building for Urban Development (CBUD) Project. The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD), Government of Indiaan...

  • Data Cloud and Water Management
    How the Cloud is Revolutionizing the Future of Water Utility Management. Badger Meter, Inc, 2014.

    Web-based software services, more commonly called cloud computing or Software as a Service (SaaS), are being implemented globally by users in virtually all types of organizations, including manufacturing, government, services, retail, and water utilities. Cloud software services are bringing...

  • Water resilient smart Grids
    Mutchek, Michele, and Eric Williams. Moving Towards Sustainable and Resilient Smart Water Grids In Challenges. Vol. 5. Basel, Switzerland: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2014.

    Urban water systems face sustainability and resiliency challenges including water leaks, over-use, quality issues, and response to drought and natural disasters. Information and communications technology (ICT) could help address these challenges through the development of smart water grids that...

  • Control on NRW
    Jerusalem and Netanya Water Utilities Monitor their Water Networks in Near Real Time. Aquarius Spectrum, 2014.

    Proactive water leak detection is one of the main goals in reducing non-revenue water (NRW) in urban water distribution networks. Read in the case study linked below how the water utilities of two cities in Israel are proactively monitoring their city water networks using technology from...

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    ICT for water management1
    Advisor, ITU Cristina B.. Partnering for solutions: ICTs and smart water management In Smart Sustainable Cities, Montevideo, Uruguay, 11-14 March 2014. United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation, 2014.

    Today, information and communication technologies (ICTs) have become pivotal in everyday life. Though there are many initiatives designed to enhance water sustainability, efficiency and accessibility via ICTs to address the water crisis, there is still a need for standardization and proper ICT...

  • Smart water mangement
    Gemma, Paolo, Ziqin Sang, Amanda Mc Intosh, and Angelica V. Ospina. Smart water management in cities. International Telecommunication Union (ITU), 2014.

    By promoting the coordinated development and management of urban water, SWM allows cities to strengthen institutional capacities, while striving to improve the sustainability of its natural resource base, particularly with respect to water and the environment. However, careful design and proper...

  • ICT and water
    Partnering for solutions: ICTs in Smart Water Management. International Telecommunication Union (ITU), 2014.

    Today, information and communication technologies (ICTs) have become pivotal in everyday life. Though there are many initiatives designed to enhance water sustainability, efficiency and accessibility via ICTs to address the water crisis, there is still a need for standardization and proper ICT...

  • Greywater
    Technical Guide for Greywater Recycling System. PUB Singapore, 2014.

    This is technical guide for design, installation, testing operation and maintenance of greywater recycling systems for collection and treatement of greywater and supply of the treated greywater for the below non-potable water use in buildings:

    1. flushing of water closets and urinals...

  • GWP
    Patnership, Global Water. WASH Climate Resilient Development. Global Water Patnership, 2014.

    In 2014, GWP and UNICEF developed a Strategic Framework for WASH Climate Resilient Development. The Framework sets out the rationale and concepts for WASH climate resilient development and highlights actions that can be taken now. The target audience includes government planners, decision-makers...

  • water market
    Shankar, Saripalli Bhavani. Market Based Solutions to Safe Drinking Water: Approaches and Constraints In Indore Management Journal. Vol. 5. Indore Management Journal, 2013.

    Universal access to safe drinking water still remains a goal to be achieved in India. In spite o huge spending on development of water infrastructure, we have not been able to arrest the spread of water borne diseases. The constraints faced by the state Governments in supplying safe drinking...

  • Self supply of water supply
    butterworth, John, Sally Sutton, and Lemessa Mekonta. Self-Supply as a Complementary Water Services Delivery Model in Ethiopia In Water Alternatives 405-423. Vol. 6. Water Alternatives, 2013.

    Self-supply, where households invest to develop their own easily-accessible water supplies, is identified as an alternative service delivery model that is potentially complementary to more highly subsidised community-level provision. The approach is widespread in Ethiopia with family wells...

  • Water Resource Management Korea
    Koun, Dr. Hyungjoon. Water Resource Management In A Primer on Korean Planning and Policy, Edited by Dr. Chongwon Kim. Vol. 6. Seoul, Republic of Korea: Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements (KRIHS), 2013.

    This primer from KRIHS, explains the issues related to water mangement in Korea, followed by water management policy that the state adopted. It also details the systems and the programs installed for water management and their implications.

  • water atms
    Jewell, Catherine. Water ATMs create a splash. World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), 2013.

    Sarvajal, an Indian social enterprise, offers an alternative. Rather than transporting water to communities from external sources, Sarvajal sells an integrated water purification service that purifies and monitors the quality of local water sources for local consumption, creating local jobs and...

  • Sarvajal case study
    Sarvajal Case Study, Ahmedabad, India. Les marches, France: SEVEA - Synergie pour l'Echange et la Valorisation des Entrepreneurs d'Avenir, 2013.

    Piramal Sarvajal, seeded by the Piramal Foundation in 2008, is a mission driven social enterprise which designs and deploys innovative solutions for creating affordable access to safe drinking water in underserved areas. Sarvajal is at the forefront of developing technologies and business...

  • Cost of Environment Damage
    India - Diagnostic assessment of select environmental challenges : An analysis of physical and monetary losses of environmental health and natural resources. World Bank Group, 2013.

    This report provides estimates of social and financial costs of environmental damage in India from three pollution damage categories: (i) urban air pollution, including particulate matter and lead; (ii) inadequate water supply, poor sanitation, and hygiene; (iii) indoor air pollution; and four...

  • Improving Urban Water Supply & Sanitation Services
    Improving Urban Water Supply & Sanitation Services. New Delhi: Ministry of Urban Development, 2012.

    This Advisory Note on Improving Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Services (WSS) in India is an effort to provide guidance to States and Cities in adopting specific policies and governance structures for improving service delivery to the customers. As we decentralize services to the Urban Local...

  • Service levels in Urban Water and Sanitation Sector - A Status Report (2010-2011)
    Service Levels in Urban Water and Sanitation Sector - A Status Report (2010-2011). New Delhi: Ministry of Urban Development, 2012.

    The publication 'Benchmarking Urban Services - 2010-2011', presents the service level data of 1400 municipalities in India for the core urban services of water supply, sewerage/sanitation, solid waste management and storm water drainage.

    The process of service level benchmarking (SLB) to...

  • ICTs Climate Change
    Finlay, Alan, and Edith Adera. Application of ICTs for Climate Change Adaptation in the Water Sector: Developing country experiences and emerging research priorities., 2012.

    The potential of information and communications technologies (ICTs) to help communities adapt to climate change is increasingly being recognised. This book investigates this potential in the water sector. It includes theoretical considerations for project decision making, regional explorations...

  • water sharing knowledge online_undp
    Online sharing of Water and Sanitation Knowledge. United Nations Development Programme, 2012.

    The relative scarcity of learning material and the need for ways to assist orientation towards knowledge sharing material is a major challenge. Another challenge is the relative scarcity of overviews or synthesis studies. Both reviews point to the traditional ways of publishing information and...

  • NYC Green Infrastructure Plan
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    Green Infrastructure Annual Report 2016
    NYC Green Infrastructure Plan: A Sustainable Strategy for Clean Waterways. New York City: NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), 2012.

    New York City’s efforts to improve water quality are a critical part of PlaNYC, Mayor Bloomberg’s blueprint for a greener, greater city. Already the Harbor is cleaner than it has been in over 100 years, and millions of people enjoy the City’s waterfront and waterways every year, thanks in part...

  • Guidance Notes for Continuous Water Supply (24-7 Supply)
    Guidance Notes for Continuous Water Supply (24-7 Supply) In A Guide To Project Preparation, Implementation And Appraisal. New Delhi: Ministry of Urban Development, 2011.

    The provision of safe, reliable and affordable water supply through efficiently managed arrangements is a key goal for the water supply sector. It is being increasingly acknowledged that these objectives are difficult to achieve through conventional water supply networks without targeting...

  • WaterAid Urban Framework
    Urban Framework. London: WaterAid, London, 2011.

    This document sets out a framework to support and guide WaterAid and its partners to develop effective strategies for their urban programmes. The framework is derived directly from the WaterAid Global Strategy 2009-2015 and provides more detail regarding the driving principles and minimum...

  • TERI NAsscom Energy ICT
    Sustainable Tomorrow: Harnessing ICT PotentialRapid., 2011.

    TERI and Nasscom worked jointly to develop this Whitepaper with recommendations put forth by over 70 industry members and government stakeholders. The initiative seeks to promote the role of ICT in enabling Indi's actions on Climate Change ans sustainable Development.

    The TERI-NASSCOM led...

  • Sarvajal
    Xu, Ming, Lauren Berent, Lilly Connett, Caitlin Harren, Meredith Neely, and Vaishnavi Tripuraneni. Water for All: Sustainable solutions for reducing and utilizing Sarvajal’s Reverse Osmosis brine in Northwestern India. Sarvajal (Piramal Water Private Limited), 2011.

    An interdisciplinary team of six students from the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources & Environment (SNRE) spent twelve months working with the India based, social enterprise, Sarvajal, to help address a water resource challenge facing their organization. Sarvajal works to...

  • ITU
    ICT as an enabler for smart water management. ITU-T Technology Watch Report, 2011.

    Smart water management has become a key policy issue for the 21st century, as a growing number of factors are impacting the delivery of already scarce fresh water to millions of people. Economic growth, seasonal climatic conditions and rising population are all affecting availability of water...

  • water and sanitation compendium
    Towards Drinking Water Security In India: Lessons from the Field. New Delhi, India: Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, 2011.

    With the help of Water and Sanitation Program (WSP), the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation has collected some models of good practices from different parts of the country. Care has been taken to ensure these are drawn from as many states as possible. In addition, the good practices...

  • Financial Model for Optimal Management in Developing Countries
    Wyatt, Alan S.. Non-Revenue Water: Financial Model for Optimal Management in Developing Countries In Methods Report. Research Triangle Park Press, 2010.

    Non-revenue water (NRW) includes physical losses (pipe leaks) and commercial losses (illegal connections, unmetered public use, meter error, unbilled metered water, and water for which payment is not collected). NRW levels are high in many developing countries, and they can be expensive to...

  • The Issues and Challenges of Reducing Non-Revenue Water
    Frauendorfer, Rudolf, and Roland Liemberger. The Issues and Challenges of Reducing Non-Revenue Water. Metro Manila, Philippines: Asian Development Bank, 2010.

    This publication provides an introduction to water utilities and reducing water losses in Asia, highlights the complexity of managing non-revenue water (NRW), offers guidance on NRW assessment, and recommends performance indicators.

    Improving the efficiency of water utilities and reducing...