Project Profile

Demonstration of a decentralized and sustainable FSM solution in a low-income resettlement colony in Delhi

Duration : September 13, 2016 - September 30, 2018
(Extended to March 31, 2019)

This project aims to address the issue of the disposal of untreated septage/wastewater, by developing a piped management system as a demonstration project in Delhi. The main objective of this demonstration project is to showcase best practice in relation to wastewater-cum-FSM solutions and to test and demonstrate their feasibility and potential in a variety of real operational environments. In addition, the project will provide opportunities for gaining necessary experience, promote progress along the various learning curves, and establish a base of impact data that can inform cost/benefit analysis for sanitation solutions in growing urban centers of broader scale and scope. It will also be important for stimulating public awareness and enhancing educational programs about wastewater/fecal sludge management.

Location(s): India
Project Contact: Nikiema, Josiane
Donor(s): Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Research Collaborator(s) : Water Aid,

Farmers cultivating lettuce, while another farmer digs a small canal (marwa) with a donkey, Egypt. Photo: cc: Hamish John Appleby/IWMI