Introducing the Indian Institute for Human Settlements as a new partner organisation of SuSanA (India)


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Introducing the Indian Institute for Human Settlements as a new partner organisation of SuSanA (India)

We welcome Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS)
from India as a new SuSanA partner organisation!
The following text is taken from their application form and was written by the partner organisation themselves.

Description and Activities in Sustainable Sanitation:
The IIHS provides advisory services to national and state governments, public, parastatal municipal agencies, international agencies and private firms in the broad area of human settlements and urbanisation, with a view to providing cutting edge and integrated solutions to some of India's emerging urban development challenges. It also serves on a number of national and state level government committees and policy fora. These engagements have considerably influenced policy process and implementation in sectors like water and sanitation, housing, climate change and land records, among others. Current IIHS practice on the environmental services focuses on a range of issues such as water supply, sanitation and integrated basic environmental services. Practitioners have also been exploring notions of common property and shared natural resources, environmental governance, issues of water supply and management, and the provision of water and sanitation services to urban populations, especially the urban poor. Projects have also included the evaluations of national and state programmes and policies from a sustainability perspective, as well as large scale implementation support partnerships. This area of practice is directly aligned with the School of Urban Systems and Infrastructure, and the School of Human Development.

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Gayatri Sarangan


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Re: Introducing the Indian Institute for Human Settlements as a new partner organisation of SuSanA (India)

We welcome -- IIHS, to this august SuSanA forum.
With on going SBM, and neo Min of Jalshakhti, a lot can be done to improve WASH deliverables.
In a country like India, we desire all interventions to be low-tech,simple and ever sustaining with least efforts.
In a developing state as ours, we desire them to be fail-safe and with large redundancy provision.
With well wishes.
Prof. Ajit Seshadri, Senior Faculty in Marine Engg. Deptt. Vels University, and
Environment Consultant (Water shed Mngmnt, WWT, WASH, others) Chennai, India
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Re: Introducing the Indian Institute for Human Settlements as a new partner organisation of SuSanA (India)

Welcome to new partner IIHS. I wanted to point out that IIHS already has two projects in the SuSanA project database which you can see here:

2018 - 2020
Indian Institute for Human Settlements (iihs)
Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme - Phase II (TNUSSP)

To strengthen institutional capacities for promoting inclusive sanitation

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2015 - 2017
Indian Institute for Human Settlements (iihs)
Technical assistance to government of Tamil Nadu to establish Technical Support Unit (TSU) for urban sanitation (Phase I)

To provide public health benefits and city-wide sanitation improvements for urban populations in Tamil Nadu by demonstrating innovations in two model urban locations

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By the way, in future every new SuSanA partner has to submit at least one project for the SuSanA project database upon applying for partnership. This is to ensure that we know more about the new partner's sanitation work right from the start and that they get used to sharing information by using the different tools that SuSanA has to offer.

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