UN-IHE Delft Documentary on Urban Sanitation in Mumbai

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UN-IHE Delft Documentary on Urban Sanitation in Mumbai

Hello Everyone,

Hopefully you are enjoying the most wonderful time of the year!

We are a group of MSc students of the UN-IHE-Delft in the Netherlands in the Water Governance Programme of Margreet Zwarteveen. Currently, we are taking the class of Water Governance (with Prof. Tatiana Guerrero), and working on a short documentary (8-10 mins) on the topic of “Water and infrastructure” focused on slum areas of Mumbai.

Specifically, we want to analyse and visualise the potential causes and socio-economic differences that led to the current sanitation situation in Mumbai especially in the context of the ongoing SWACHA BHARRAT Mission. We plan to take interviews from various stakeholders showing the different perspectives and aspects of what sanitation involves and how it connects or disconnects.

We are interested in analysing different perspectives on the issue and would like to invite interested experts to a short interview on the topic. If you are interested please give us a short notice under This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will get in touch with you.

Looking forward to hearing from you and best wishes,

Tim C. Nolden
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Re: UN-IHE Delft Documentary on Urban Sanitation in Mumbai

Hi Tim,

Good luck with your documentary! Make sure you don't neglect the manual scavenger and caste angle in relationship to emptying of latrines in slums.
A good starting point would be this discussion thread ("Where there are no sewers: The toilet cleaners of Lucknow, India - and statements about the Indian caste system", it goes over 3 pages:
forum.susana.org/71-behaviour-change-and...-indian-caste-system

Also perhaps you could suggest to your lecturers as a practical assignment to improve the Wikipedia article about the Swachh Bharat Mission. You could learn a lot and at the same time produce a useful output:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swachh_Bharat_mission

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Re: UN-IHE Delft Documentary on Urban Sanitation in Mumbai

Hey Tim,

That sounds really interesting. If the end result is there, will you share the link to the documentary in this forum as well?

Good luck with making the documentary!

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Re: UN-IHE Delft Documentary on Urban Sanitation in Mumbai

Hey Mandy,

Thank you very much for your interest.

Please find the documentary in the link below:
flows.hypotheses.org/3427

Feel free to provide criticism of feedback.

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Re: UN-IHE Delft Documentary on Urban Sanitation in Mumbai

HI Elisabeth,

Thank you very much for your input.

Unfortunately, manual scavenging was beyond the scope of our assignment but we will take it into account the next time as i really enjoeyd the discussion thread around it.

In case you are interested anyhow, please find the documentary in the link below:
flows.hypotheses.org/3427

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Re: UN-IHE Delft Documentary on Urban Sanitation in Mumbai

Dear Tim,
I watched your video (10 minutes), direct youtube link here:


It's a great piece of work, I can't believe you got this done as a student assignement piece! Did you have some professional video editors or arty people help you? Very well done.

It drives the point home well that it's a joke to call Mumbai "urban defecation free"!? Under which criteria could the government declare Mumbai urban defecation free? Perhaps they took the entire city, excluded the slum areas, and then said "this city is open defecation free".... Easy! :unsure:

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Re: UN-IHE Delft Documentary on Urban Sanitation in Mumbai

Thank you very much !

Unfortunately, we only had 4 weeks time to edit and strucutre the documentary, but had some support from an assistant lecturer at IHE Delft with the general visualisation.

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