Access to water quantity (security) and quality (safety) is the biggest challenge being faced today due to rapid modern development activities, climate change impact, and shrinking natural resources. Integrated water management approaches promote co-ordinated development and management of water, land, and related resources. Our initiatives are focused on water conservation, water augmentation, citizen-led water quality monitoring, and creation of new innovative affordable technical solutions.

Achieving Sustainable and Healthy Water Through Efficient Systems - Orchha City Workshop

This report discusses the workshops conducted by the Development Alternatives in association with the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) and supported by Heinrich Böll Stiftung for the city of Orchha in Madhya Pradesh. The workshop aimed at bringing together key stakeholders from both public and private sector, subject matter experts and new age technology promoters in urban water and wastewater management space. It focused on introducing the approach of Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM), sharing the identified issues and challenges faced by the city, apprising the city of decentralised low footprint packaged solutions, best practices and understanding each other’s aspirations and exploring the possibilities of supporting each other.

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Achieving Sustainable and Healthy Water Through Efficient Systems - Dehradun City Workshop

This report discusses the workshops conducted by the Development Alternatives in association with the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) and supported by Heinrich Böll Stiftung for the city of Dehradun Uttarakhand. The workshop aimed at bringing together key stakeholders from both public and private sector, subject matter experts and new age technology promoters in urban water and wastewater management space. It focused on introducing the approach of Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM), sharing the identified issues and challenges faced by the city, apprising the city of decentralised low footprint packaged solutions, best practices and understanding each other’s aspirations and exploring the possibilities of supporting each other.

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WATER-ENERGY NEXUS - Dehradun

The study tries to assess the energy and GHG emission footprint of municipal water along with its life cycle in urban human settlements in the city of Dehradun. The findings of the research indicate the most pressing issues the city faces and the tremendous scope for improving the services efficiency and resource-sufficiency, equity and resilience of the system. The study recommends an integrated systemic approach to reduce the consumption of virgin water and water stress, and to ensure equitable distribution and access to safe and healthy water, thus ensuring self-sustaining urban water systems.'

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WATER-ENERGY NEXUS - Bhubaneswar

The study tries to assess the energy and GHG emission footprint of municipal water along with its life cycle in urban human settlements in the city of Bhubaneswar. The findings of the research indicate the most pressing issues the city faces and the tremendous scope for improving the services efficiency and resource-sufficiency, equity and resilience of the system. The study recommends an integrated systemic approach to reduce the consumption of virgin water and water stress, and to ensure equitable distribution and access to safe and healthy water, thus ensuring self-sustaining urban water systems.'

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