Support of RRR Business Development, Implementation and Scaling-up

This project combines several smaller projects on RRR investment climate analysis, business models, and gender analysis. The activities are as follows:

Septage Management & Collection Pattern: Septage Characterisation and Study on Septage Management & Collection Pattern for Negombo Municipality (NEWRI)

To carry out septage characterisation for Negombo Municipality in Sri Lanka to develop a plan for implementation phase of the project.

Solid waste management in North SL-Ph II

The objective of the intervention is to strengthen the integrated solid waste management process and build the capacities of the local authorities in safe wastewater management, water quality monitoring and coordination in the districts of Batticaloa, Vavuniya and Mannar; The expected outputs of the project are 1. Training of relevant stakeholders to support sustainability of compost plants in Batticaloa district; 2. Assessment of effectiveness of wastewater treatment systems (a. Vavuniya town and b. Vavuniya Hospital), local operational capacity, and the need to include further infrastructure measures for health  and environmental risks mitigation; 3. Recommendations on adapting existing training and capacity building initiatives of the local stakeholders involved with or responsible for the provision of wastewater management services in the Vavuniya district, also in view of sanitation safety planning; and 4. Recommendations on sustainable municipal solid waste management strategies for the Mannar district.

Training Program for FSM

The program targets existing entrepreneurs and organizations to move into treatment and re-use solutions in sanitation, by lowering the barriers and risks to move into this sector. The program will provide technical assistance, leverage existing infrastructure as much as possible (reducing capex

funding dependency at an early stage) and enable local business partners in developing viable business models. These business models will be based on existing business models and innovations from around the globe and adapted / replicated to the local Indian context. In the context of this program, Enviu wishes to award a sub grant to IWMI for its international network and expertise in the field of Fecal Sludge Management (FSM) business models, execution of feasibility studies and technical support to entrepreneurs.

RRR impact and up-scaling

The goal of the programme is to reduce rural poverty and improve the sustainability of food production and environmental security in Africa by addressing multiple aspects of development in landscapes, river basins and regions. The overarching objectives of this multifaceted programme are to:  Improve food, environmental security and governance in selected areas through simultaneous development of multiple ecosystem services (soil, water, biodiversity);  Improve water and soil nutrient management at landscape and basin scales to support rural and peri-urban livelihoods; Enhance local stakeholder capacities to take informed decisions on the provision of services and goods related to adopting effective agricultural water management solutions and other innovations pertinent to resource management practices, institutions and policies.