City Sanitation Plans (CSP) in India (old title DEWATS in India)

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Hi everybody, check out this article about The Kochi Corporation, who is looking into the possibilities of introducing a decentralised system for better sanitation in the city.

See if you can spot Co-Lead of WG6 Rahul in the picture.

http://newindianexpress.com/cities/kochi/Decentralised-sanitation-system-soon/2013/04/19/article1551141.ece#tabs-275876-1
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Hi,
This is great initiative. Can we have more details about the program and its implementation? It will be a great help if more information on this is shared.
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Hi, quite an old post but extremely relevant. City/Town Sanitation Plans definitely present an opportunity for implementing at scale as we move away from a cycle of pilots. The GIZ water program in Uganda will keenly follow developments in India as our future work will follow a similar approach. What we are looking at initially is development and implementation of sanitation plans at "small town" level. The terminology is relevant as towns with 5,000 to 25,000 inhabitants come with different opportunities and challenges compared to cities with 1 million-plus inhabitants.

The issues in developing and emerging economies are similar. From unclear policy and institutional environments to lack of robust/innovative funding mechanisms to governance issues, I foresee similar challenges to what colleagues in India are facing. Nonetheless, planning is always a step in the right direction.

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Hello everyone,

@Kiku, thank you for your comment. I am sure there is a lot to learn with the experience of GIZ India regarding the preparation of CSPs.

@Ananya, the project in Kochi is still a work in progress, as part of the same program of GIZ India, already mentioned in this thread by my colleagues Moritz and Christian. You can have a look at the city sanitation plan of Kochi, available in the SuSanA library (as well as Nashik, Raipur, Shimla, Tirupati): www.susana.org/lang-en/library?view=ccbktypeitem&type=2&id=1582

@Leon, I supposed you already finished your work by now. Anyways, since the elaboration of the NUSP, around 150 cities out of 7600 (roughly) developed their CSPs, mainly with the support of consultants, and around 10 states out of 28 developed their State Sanitation Strategy, as prescribed by the policy document. It seems a small progress and I can't tell you yet the influence of the document on the ground, simply put, how they contributed to the improvement of living condition of the population, specially the poorest sectors. Nevertheless, the recognition of a federal government in a country with the dimensions of India already signalizes the recognition of the issue and brings sanitation a bit higher in the agenda. It also moves one step forward towards the realization of sanitation as a human right. Many other steps in between are still to developed, strengthened, but then we can leave it to a next post... Btw, could you send us your work? I would be curious to read it! Here is a factsheet that explains a bit the NUSP and the GIZ program here: www.susana.org/lang-en/library?view=ccbktypeitem&type=2&id=1584

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Hi Cecilia,

Thanks a ton for sharing the documents. Each of them are pretty comprehensive and I enjoyed going through each one of them. Great job!

All best wishes,

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