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  • Roadmap of WASH Ecosystem

    Inspired by SBM,AMRUT, SCM and supported by USAID, National Institute of Urban affairs (NIUA) endeavoured to create an Innovation Hub for Urban Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (IHUWASH) solution in India.The project has contributed significantly in improving the urban WASH sector performance...

  • Compendium
    IHUWASH. Compendium of WASH Innovations in India In Accelerated through IHUWASH program. New Delhi: National Institute of Urban Affairs, 2019.

    The Compendium of WASH Innovations in India contains the list of companies that applied for the IHUWASH Accelerator WASH Grand Challenge in January 2018. The companies listed in this document have been divided based on their respective sectors. The first section contains all the enterprises that...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • WASH Economy Report

    The initial sections of the report briefly explain the economic aspects of the sanitation and snapshot of WASH economy in the country. It narrates the magnitude of economic losses associated with poor sanitation in developing countries. The section also highlights previous and current government...

  • Smart Solutions - Coimbatore
    Smart Solutions - Coimbatore In India Smart Cities: Success Stories from Mission Cities. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    With the aim of effective implementation of the initiatives, Coimbatore has decided to adopted ICT/ technology based Smart Solutions for many of its initiatives. Towards this, an inventory of Smart Solutions and technology options was prepared keeping in mind the major interventions/ priorities...

  • Innovation for Smart Solutions
    Office Memorandum: Promoting Innovative Smart Solutions Under Smart Cities Mission, Amrut And Swachh Bharat Mission. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    The Ministry of Urban Development has launched a scheme for “Promoting Innovative Smart Solutions under Smart Cities Mission, AMRUT and Swachh Bharat Mission”. The scheme will provide funding support for industry-sponsored, outcome-oriented projects focused around the needs of ULBs under the...

  • Advisory No 7 ICT in Smart Infrastructure
    Advisory No. 7: Role of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in the Development of Smart Infrastructure. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    Based on the advice of Department of Telecommunications (DoT), the Ministry of Urban Development under the Smart Cities Mission has issued the following advisory for consiering while planning and creating Smart Infrastructure.

  • Re-Cycling of Gray Water
    Re-cycling Of Gray Water 2
    Kagathara, Ex. Spl. City. Double Plumbing System & Recycling of Gray Water in Homes: An Approach to lower down consumption of water supply in Urban Areas., 2017.

    This is a presentation on Gray Water Recycling shared by Rajkot Municipal Corporation. Gray water Recycling is a biggest source to save “Drinking Water”. Dual Plumbing System and recycling of treated gray water in new coming/constructing new Buildings can save fresh water going in to waste for...

  • Innovation for Smart Solutions
    Promoting Innovative Smart Solutions Under Smart Cities Mission, AMRUT and Swachh Bharat Mission. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2017.

    The Smart Cities Mission (SCM) of the Government of India, promotes cities that provide core infrastructure and give a decent quality of life to its citizens, a clean and sustainable environment and application of ‘Smart’ Solutions. Such Smart Solutions include ICT interventions for e-governance...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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:...

  • 10 Innovative Approaches to Improve the Urban WA-S-H Sector in India

    The goal of the IHUWASH project is to improve performance of the urban WASH sector in the country through agglomeration, incubation, and accleration of innovations to address WASH issues. The first stage of this process, agglomeration refers to compiling the existing key innovations which have...

  • 5 Innovative WASH Solutions for an Inclusive Urban India

    The goal of the IHUWASH project is to improve the performance of the urban WASH sector in the country through agglomeration, incubation, and acceleration of innovations to address WASH issues. The first stage of this process, agglomeration, refers to the compilation of existing key innovations...

  • Innovative Toilet Concepts For Urban India

    The document “Innovative toilet concepts for urban India” prepared under the IHUWASH project aims to highlight the latest efforts of individuals and organizations across the country in providing access to safe sanitation servic-
    es with clean toilet facilities and achieve the SBM Goal. The...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Smart water_west Monroe
    The Case for Smart Water. West Monroe, 2015.

    The need for increased spending paired with decreasing base water use, source of supply issues, and tighter regulations is proof that the water industry is in significant disarray. In the white paper linked below, West Monroe...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • ICT for water management
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    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...