Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Managing Water for Sustainable Water Supply, Sanitation and Irrigation services through Innovations and Best practices


Sustainable Ground Water Management (SuGWM) project is one of the major initiatives of Centre for World Solidarity (CWS) being implemented in Anantapur and Warangal districts of Andhra Pradesh. The project was started in 2011 and has its core focus on demonstrating innovative approaches in community management of ground water for water supply and sanitation services; as well as promoting equitable sharing and efficient use of the resource in agriculture. More details of the project are atwww.cwsy.org/sugwm.html.

Ground water is the major source in meeting drinking water, sanitation needs as well as agriculture irrigation demand in most parts of India. Many individuals, NGOs, research and government agencies have been working on these important issues for several decades in diverse methods and demonstrated innovations / best practices, with respect to:
  • developing technological innovations such as new techniques, methods and tools
  • Process innovations with new methods and techniques of planning, monitoring, implementation etc.
  • Convergence models that are scalable and having relevance to mainstreaming
  • pilot demonstrations in smaller areas that have potential of improving larger practices and policies
  • developed methods of saving and efficient use of water including augmenting recharge
  • social entrepreneurship models in water and sanitation services that are built on all 3Ps - 'people-profit-planet'
  • low-cost methods and technologies that improve service delivery to poor
Are you one of them 'pushing the limits of innovative thinking and practice' ? Or, any of your friends, associates, partners...

SuGWM and VRUTTI (www.vrutti.org) ( EU- IWRM Project ) are planning to bring out a compendium of such innovations and best practices from different states of India. Contributions from any individual, organization, NGO, research institution, Students, Government agency, Departments or CBOs are invited in the attached form before the end of 31st March, 2014. Based on the summary information provided, SuGWM will make effort to edit and compile the cases and properly acknowledge the innovator / author / contributor in the published volume. A collaborative workshop with Government agencies is also being planned as a culmination of this endeavour sometime in mid 2014.

SuGWM is pursuing this idea with an objective of capturing best practices and disseminating widely for the benefit of all those development workers. We sincerely request you to contribute to the compendium as well as refer to your friends / contacts for further dissemination and contributions. We also invite organizations and individuals interested to collaborate and support this cause, to contact Mr. R.V. Rama Mohan at +91 40 27007906 / +91 9440194866, Mr. Bala Krishnan at +919343010870 / +91 80 23419616 / 23517241 (or) write to bestpractices@cwsy.org.

Summary contributions may be sent in the attached format, either as online submission (or) as soft copy by email to bestpractices@cwsy.org (or) as a printed copy to the address given below :

CWS- SuGWM Project,
12-13-451, Street No:1,
Tarnaka, Secunderabad – 500 017,
Andhra Pradesh, India.

Experiences from both rural and urban areas are equally encouraged. Multiple contributions may also be sent using the same format, one for each case. For any further assistance and clarifications, please contact :
Ms. Sirisha      :   +91 9848455525
Mr. Basavaraj   :   +91 9019011219

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