Annual Report 2017-18, Corsortium for DEWATS Dissemination Society
Initiated in 2003, this project is aimed at improvement in the living conditions and protection of natural resources and the climate in underserved urban, peri-urban and rural settlements in South Asia. The project intends to achieve this through the provision of decentralised basic needs services like community-based sanitation (CBS) models with community driven sanitation infrastructure and services for waste water management (DEWATS-CBS) and solid waste management (DESWAM), wastewater management in small and medium sized enterprises (DEWATS-SME), cluster based approach for DELSA service packages, and citywide planning tools for integration of decentralised approaches in mainstream sanitation planning for larger impact. The project objectives will be achieved by undertaking a number of activities. These include conducting workshops/seminars to disseminate basic needs services, capacity building of various stakeholders engaged in the sanitation sector, implementing pilot projects at various scales, lobbying with the government for the inclusion of decentralised sanitation approaches in city-scale service delivery, research and development etc.