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Behaviour Change Communication for Rural Sanitation – A Case Summary

During 2013-14 Arghyam carried out a project  in partnership with the Government of Karnataka to develop a communication campaign for demand generation of improved sanitation facilities under the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan, Government of India’s flagship rural sanitation programme. This document summarises the key processes, campaign design and roll out and its impact.

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Piece of the Puzzle: Evaluating the Soil Biotechnology Wastewater Treatment Plant at ACCEPT Society, Bengaluru

This report describes Arghyam’s experience with the Soil Biotechnology wastewater treatment technology. The technology was found to perform well in treating domestic wastewater to reuse quality for irrigation and inferior domestic uses. Detailed water quality tests were carried out over a three year period.

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An Approach to Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM): The Mulbagal Experience

This document tells the story of Arghyam’s Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) programme in Mulbagal andand captures the key decisions and outcomes. This document is as much about Arghyam’s philosophy and approach in taking up such an initiative as it is to share the field-level complexities of the urban water sector. It aims to provide some insights for those planning to embark on similar initiatives.

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A Framework for Rural Drinking Water Quality Management

Through this document, we have attempted to decode and structure existing field knowledge drawn from 12 NGOs working on water quality management in rural areas. The framework explains the process of water quality management as a progression through five distinct phases from the baseline assessment phase to the final operations and maintenance phase.
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ASHWAS Process Handbook

The purpose of this handbook is to serve as a useful template for those wishing to carry out an an ASHWAS (A Survey of Household Water and Sanitation) like survey. Our experiences and lessons learnt in carrying out ASHWAS are put together in the form of a structured manual, clearly outlining the steps and the sequence to be followed.
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Step by Step: Achieving Sustainable Sanitation

This document is the culmination of research and discussions on the experiences of civil society organisations  implementing sustainable sanitation campaigns in six Indian states.

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Participating in Government Programmes

In an effort to achieve its vision of ensuring safe, sustainable water for all, Arghyam has participated in several Government programmes. This document delineates key learning that resulted from each.

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