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  • TTP Surat
    Presentation On Tertiary Sewage Treatment Plant. Drainage Department, Surat Municipal Corporation, 2018.

    This presenatation briefs about the sewage scenario in Surat,  futher explaining the need, process, capacity, productivity and utility of the existing sewage plants in the city with special mention of Bamroli TertiaryTreatment Plant.

  • 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...

  • AP Governments Study Report on CAMUS-SBT
    Report of the AP PHED Team on Study Visit to Mumbai from 15-16th May 2016 on Soil-Bio-Technology (SBT) based Sewage Treatment Plants. Public Health Engineering Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh, 2017.

    In Urban Local Bodies, major quantity of waste water is being discharged directly in to rivers, tanks and creeks. It leads to environmental pollution and indirectly affects the health of citizens and of aquatic life. In major cities also, treatment and disposal of waste water is a big problem...

  • Urban Sewage Treatment
    Urban Sewage Treatment
    Water Management: Urban Sewage Treatment (Self paced)

    This course will focus on basic technologies for the treatment of urban sewage. Unit processes involved in the treatment chain will be described as well as the physical, chemical and biological processes involved. There will be an emphasis on water quality and the functionality of each unit...

  • Smart Sewerage
    Smart Sewerage: Guideline No. 2.4 (iii)., 2016.

    Guideline No. 2.4 (iii) provides for sanitation as a core element of a Smart City. The key features of a performance based management contract for a Smart Sewerage System are given.

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  • Sanitation Tool Compendium
    Dey, Shramana, Sonali Anusree Patro, and Sujaya Rathi. Sanitation Tool Compendium. Bengaluru, India: Centre for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP), 2016.

    Sanitation, while a basic human right, is also a large and multifaceted sector that involves many different concepts and strategies. Often, projects related to sanitation are complex and require stakeholders to execute many different but crucial actions. Further, even existing projects need to...

  •  Warrangal operative guidelines for FSM 2016
    Septage Management (Capture to Disposal) - Regulations 2016., 2016.

    The operative guidelines on septage management covering collection, transportation, treatment and disposal are issued by the Municipal Commissioner to ensure effective compliance with guidelines and standards at national and state level and achieve effective septage management. The operative...

  • Septage Management Guidelines for Maharashtra
    Guidelines for Septage Management in Maharashtra In Swachh Maharashtra Mission (Urban). Urban Development Department, Government of Maharashtra, 2016.

    The objective of this guideline is to facilitate all ULBs in Maharashtra to prepare an integrated faecal sludge management plan and implement a full septage management service in their cities. This would cover aspects across the service chain of on-site sanitation including safe collection,...

  • Coursera: Planning & Design of Sanitation Systems and Technologies

    About this course:

    Do you want to learn how to plan affordable and context-specific sanitation solutions? Do you want to be updated on the newest developments in urban sanitation planning and programming? Do you want to get insights about best practices examples of urban...

  • SOP_swachh club
    Swachh Clubs, Standard Operating Procedures., 2016.

    Standard Operating Procedures for “Swachh Clubs”  lays out the infrastructure norms, assessment & inspection procedures and checklists, and sanitation and waste management best practices to be followed by clubs

  • Financing Mechanisms for Wastewater and Sanitation
    Financing Mechanisms for Wastewater and Sanitation., 2016.

    This report compiles the financing mechanisms utilized in the implementation of wastewater and sanitation projects in various countries. It aims to examine how these projects were financed and thus, provide insights into possible financing approaches that can be replicated, not only in the...

  • State of sewers
    Bill de Blasio, and Vincent Sapienza. State of the Sewers 2016, Performance Metrics. Department of Environmental Protection, New York City, 2016.

    The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) protects public health and the environment by supplying clean drinking water, collecting and treating wastewater, and reducing air, noise, and hazardous materials pollution. To achieve this mission, DEP operates and maintains 7,500...

  • Capital Financing Approaches
    Joseph, Ravi Kumar, Shubhra Jain, and Gayathri Ramesh. Approaches to capital financing and cost recovery in sewerage schemes implemented in India : lessons learned and approaches for future schemes . The World Bank Group, 2016.

    This report aims to highlight some of the successful financial management practices adopted by Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in India when implementing sewerage schemes. The findings are presented in two parts, the first part of the report discusses the approach adopted for capital financing of...

  • Developing Business Models for Fecal Sludge Management in Maputo
    Hawkins, Peter, and Odete Muxímpua. Developing Business Models for Fecal Sludge Management in Maputo. Washington DC: The World Bank, 2015.

    Only 9% of households in Maputo are connected to a sewerage system, whilst 41% rely on pit latrines and 49% use septic tanks and pour-flush toilets. Although almost 90% of Maputo residents have access to a hygienic excreta disposal facility as defined by the World Health Organization/ The United...

  • Urban Sanitation
    Urban Sanitation 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...

  • Phytorid Technology
    Phytorid Technology for Treatment of Sewage. Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India, 2015.

    A huge quantity of sewage which is generated in rural and urban areas remains untreated and disposed off in water bodies as is due to the limited capacities of centralised treatment. In order to rejuvenate the rivers and lakes it is extremely necessary to stop the flow of untreated waste from...

  • Guidelines for Swachh Bharat Mission
    Guidelines for Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM). New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, 2014.

    The Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) emanates from the vision of the Government articulated in the address of The President of India in his address to the Joint Session of Parliament on 9th June 2014: “We must not tolerate the indignity of homes without toilets and public spaces littered with...

  • From Toilets to Rivers: Experiences, New Opportunities and Innovative Solutions
    From Toilets to Rivers: Experiences, New Opportunities and Innovative Solutions. Metro Manila: Asian Development Bank, 2014.

    While issues of sanitation are often looked at in isolation, they are directly tied to issues of water security, health, food security, environmental sustainability, energy and climate change. The case studies illustrate not only the challenges of sanitation and wastewater management, but more...

  • Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies
    Tilley, Elizabeth, Lukas Ulrich, Christoph Lüthi, Philippe Reymond, and Christian Zurbrügg. Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies. 2nd Revised ed. Dübendorf: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag), 2014.

    The Compendium is a guidance document for engineers and planners in low- and middle-income countries, primarily intended to be used for communicative planning processes involving local communities. It is also intended for persons/experts who have detailed knowledge about conventional high-end...

  • Recent Trends in Technologies in Sewerage System
    Recent Trends in Technologies in Sewerage System. New Delhi: Ministry of Urban Development, 2012.

    As per Census 2001, 30.66 million urban households which form 35.49% of the urban households suffer inadequate access to sanitation. According to the report of the Central Pollution Control Board (2009), the estimated sewage generation from Class - I Cities and Class - II Towns is 38254.82...

  • Susan compilation 25
    von Muench, Dr. Elisabeth. Compilation of 25 case studies on sustainable sanitation projects from Africa. Eschborn: Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA), 2012.

    The SuSanA publishes case studies of sustainable sanitation projects to demonstrate the wide range of possible systems for sustainable sanitation systems. The case study collection comprises project examples from developing and industrialised countries, high and low tech systems, urban and rural...

  • Sub-Saharan Africa sanitation case studies
    Compilation of 27 case studies on sustainable sanitation projects from Sub-Sahara Africa. Eschborn, Germany: Sustainable Sanitation Alliance, 2011.

    The Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA) publishes case studies of sustainable sanitation projects from around the world to demonstrate the wide range of available technologies for sustainable sanitation systems. This case study book only comprises those project examples which are from sub-...

  • SusanA compilation (24 cases)
    Compilation of 24 SuSanA Case Studies. Sustainable Sanitation Alliance (SuSanA), 2009.

    The SuSanA publishes case studies of sustainable sanitation projects to demonstrate the wide range of possible systems for sustainable sanitation systems. The case study collection comprises project examples from developing and industrialised countries, high and low tech systems, urban and rural...