Strengthening the Operation and Maintenance Sector for Servicing Decentralized Urban Sanitation Infrastructure in Karnataka, India (BORDA & CDD Society India)
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Strengthening the Operation and Maintenance Sector for Servicing Decentralized Urban Sanitation Infrastructure in Karnataka, India (BORDA & CDD Society India) 21 Jan 2014 06:18 #7073

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Dear all, I would herewith like to introduce you to a grant which we recently received from the BMGF. Further information is provided below in this post. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask us here on the forum.


Title of grant:

Strengthening the Operation and Maintenance Sector for Servicing Decentralized Urban Sanitation Infrastructure in Karnataka, India

Name of lead organization:
BORDA (grantee), CDD Society (sub-grantee)

Primary contact at lead organization:
Mr. Stanzin Tsephel
+91 80 28486700
tsephel@borda-sa.org

Grantee location:
BORDA - Bremen, Germany
CDD Society - Bangalore, India

Developing country where the research is being or will be tested:
India (Karnataka state)

Short description of the project:
The project seeks to develop government and private sector capacity to address the absence of professional, and an enabling environment to provide professional O&M services for urban sanitation infrastructure,especially for decentralised and onsite wastewater treatment systems.

Goal(s):
The project aims to support improved O&M services for decentralized urban sanitation infrastructure in one city in Karnataka.

Objectives:
  1. Support city governments to implement O&M related recommendations of relevant policies and advisory notes such as the septage management advisory note for decentralized sanitation infrastructure.
  2. Help improve the overall effectiveness and efficiency of O&M services for decentralized urban sanitation infrastructure.
  3. Disseminate knowledge of new approaches to O&M of decentralized urban sanitation infrastructure to non-targeted cities.

Start and end date:
01 November 2013 – 31 December 2015

Grant type and size:
Global Development Program
$ 979,663 (www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/Quic...s-Database#q/k=BORDA)

Research or implementation partners:
CDD Society, Bangalore

Links, further readings – results to date:
Project implementation launches in January 2014

Current state of affairs:
Preparing for project launch in January 2014

Biggest successes so far:
Project implementation launches in January 2014

Main challenges / frustration:
N/A
Maren Heuvels
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Last Edit: 21 Jan 2014 10:55 by muench.
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Re: Strengthening the Operation and Maintenance Sector for Servicing Decentralized Urban Sanitation Infrastructure in Karnataka, India (BORDA & CDD Society India) 08 Feb 2014 14:54 #7318

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Dear Maren,
First of all I want to give you my congratulations to the grant; it is very important to invest in the strengthening of the governance and management side of sanitation development. I know that you are just recently starting up your activities, but I hope you can answer some questions I have to get to know your project better.

Will you work with a couple of selected urban areas as pilots? What does the sanitation situation look like at the outset of the project? Since you will have a strong focus on O&M, I wonder if the infrastructural part of the sanitation system to a great extent already is in place, or will you have to invest heavily in infrastructure development as well initially? It would be nice to understand what will be your strategies and methods to mobilize the governments and key stakeholders? Will you be facilitating and supporting possible businesses opportunities for different functions along the sanitation value chain? Lastly, do you also aim at making the sanitation systems more sustainable from a resource point of view, e.g. through recycling of water and nutrients in agricultural production?

Looking forward to hear more about your project!
Thanks and best regards,
Kim
Kim Andersson
Stockholm Environment Institute
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kim.andersson@sei-international.org
Last Edit: 08 Feb 2014 14:55 by KimAndersson.

Re: Strengthening the Operation and Maintenance Sector for Servicing Decentralized Urban Sanitation Infrastructure in Karnataka, India (BORDA & CDD Society India) 10 Feb 2014 11:55 #7328

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Dear Kim,

thanks for your interest in our project and your questions.
I will forward your questions to our project team in India and will get back to you as soon as possible.

Best wishes,
Maren
Maren Heuvels
Research & Communication

Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association - BORDA
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Re: Strengthening the Operation and Maintenance Sector for Servicing Decentralized Urban Sanitation Infrastructure in Karnataka, India (BORDA & CDD Society India) 28 Feb 2014 10:38 #7552

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Dear Kim,

my appologies for the late reply! The project is just starting so some of your question cannot be answert by now.
Please find below the team's reply to your questions:


Will you work with a couple of selected urban areas as pilots?

We will work in one city in India with aim of later reaching to larger context.

Since you will have a strong focus on O&M, I wonder if the infrastructural part of the sanitation system to a great extent already is in place, or will you have to invest heavily in infrastructure development as well initially?
No, we do not aim to invest in infrastructure, large number system already exist that need O&M

It would be nice to understand what will be your strategies and methods to mobilize the governments and key stakeholders?
We will update on this few month later

Will you be facilitating and supporting possible businesses opportunities for different functions along the sanitation value chain? Lastly, do you also aim at making the sanitation systems more sustainable from a resource point of view, e.g. through recycling of water and nutrients in agricultural production?
Yes, we aim to engage private sector in O&M value chain. The project will facilitate the process.

Best wishes,
Maren on behalf of Stanzin Tsephel
Maren Heuvels
Research & Communication

Bremen Overseas Research and Development Association - BORDA
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Last Edit: 28 Feb 2014 11:11 by muench.
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