“Community Eco-Sanitation Toilets India” which have been developed and published in 2008 by the Wherever the Need (WTN) with support from the Industry’s Humanitarian Support Alliance (IHSAN), the case study seek to encourage self sustaining, ecological projects generated through the self empowerment of the people themselves.
This report “Community-Municipal Corporation-NGO Partnership for City-wide Pro-poor Slums’ Infrastructure Improvement” is an outcome of a joint documentation and review done by local women’s groups, Women’s Action for Village Empowerment (WAVE) Federation, the NGO Gramalaya, Tiruchirappalli City Corporation (TCC) officials and WaterAid in 2008. It has been undertaken to draw policy recommendations from the experience of community-managed toilets, and bathing and washing complexes in the slums of the city of Tiruchirappalli during July 2006. It also sought to understand the benefits of CMTs and the challenges facing this model after six years of experimentation and draw out lessons for building on this success.
“Ecological Sanitation: Alternate systems to save water and reuse resources” has been written Sumita Ganguly and P Amudha in India Infrastructure Report, published in 2007 by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The case study presents about the two NGOs, SCOPE and MYRADA supported by UNICEF have brought ecological sanitation as a concept among rural families in Tiruchirapalli and Erode districts in Tamil Nadu through a process of discussion with Gram Panchayats and families.
“Ensuring Water and Sanitation: The SHG way” written by Manu Prakash in 2005 and published by Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India is a unique experiment where women were mobilized in groups and helped to acquire masonry and plumbing skills for constructing the household toilets and repairing of water and sanitation facilities on an entrepreneurial basis.
Over-exploitation of groundwater resulting in falling water tables in many regions of the country threatens the sustainability of drinking water sources. To address some of these issues, “Evaluation of the Environmental Protection and Water Resources Management Project”, published in 2004 by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) promoted strategies for Environmental Protection and Water Resources Management (EPWRM), between 1995 and 1998, by supporting demonstration projects in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.
The National Survey of Rural Community Water Supplies was carried out on behalf of United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) India by the Centre for Symbiosis of Technology, Environment and Management (STEM), Bangalore in 2000. The study conducted by STEM covered the rural areas of nine states, namely, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh. This paper discusses the National Survey of Rural Community Water Supplies conducted in rural areas of nine major states of India.
“TOTAL HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAMME Chennai City Corporation Schools, Tamil Nadu, India”, which have been developed and published by the Chennai City Corporation, and supported by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and Health Education & Promotion International (HEPI). This document details the Total Health Education Programme that has now become a part of the Chennai Corporation school curriculum which has a fixed syllabus, training materials are ready and available, there is an extensive teacher training schedule, seeking to share best practices and the reasons for success.
The paper titled “Incinerator for School Toilet Waste Case Study: Tamil Nadu” has been developed and published by Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD). This case study is about the use of incinerator for school toilet waste in Tamil Nadu where innovative low cost technology incinerator has been developed for proper disposal of sanitary wastes.
The case study titled “Change Management & Democratisation of Water-The Tamil Nadu Experiment with Governance Reform” has been written Vibhu Nayar in India Infrastructure Report, published in 2007 by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). This paper highlights an effort to fill a long standing gap in water governance reform, initiated in the rural water supply division of the Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage Board (henceforth referred to as TWAD) in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The major state level utility reform exercise titled, `Democratisation of Water Management’ was launched in early 2004 and is still continuing at the time of writing this paper in June, 2006.
The case study titled “Change Management: Tamil Nadu's endeavour to secure sustainable service delivery” has been written Vibhu Nayar in India Infrastructure Report, published in 2007 by United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). It presents the Tamil Nadu Water Supply and Drainage (TWAD) Board attempt embarked upon a process to reorient attitudes and perspectives of its engineers and evolve institutional changes in the context of improving service delivery through larger participation of the user community.