SWASH School

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SWASH School The absence of safe drinking water and toilets in many rural schools and pre-school childcare centres can make children fall frequently ill and seriously affect the enrolment and retention of students, especially girls. The SWASH School project is aimed to work with the local schools to supplement existing efforts to address sanitation and […]

(Organic) Products Packaging Research and Devlopment

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Products and Packaging Research & Development This project is aimed at Reducing waste at the production / product / supply / storage and consumption level through:   a)- Identifying and promoting sale and purchase of products in the village that are made by using cleaner processes, have no or less toxic packaging material.   b)- Localising […]

GIS and Resource Mapping

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GIS and Resources Mapping The most widespread application of GIS supported modelling on waste management lies in the areas of landfill siting and optimisation of waste collection and transport. Application of GIS does also help in Site Selection for Grey Water Soak Pits, and Solid Waste Collection Points in the village. Additionally, GIS technology has been successfully […]

Community Research and Engagement

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Community Research and Engagement The mission of the Community Research and Engagement component is to develop partnerships with local communities through applied research, active learning and projects, aimed at enhancing the knowledge about community attitudes, its needs and learning environment as well as community capacity.

Waste Recovery and Recycling

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Recovery & Recycling Management of waste in most developing countries has become important for most of the rural areas as the waste is increasing with increasing consumerism but the rural communities lack sanitation and hygiene infrastructure and systems. The general norm where waste management had been the sole duty of the local government or individual […]

(Household) Air Pollution – Efficient Stoves

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Household air pollution (HAP) resulting from the use of biomass and solid fuels presents a major public health hazard. Improved and efficient biomass stoves have been offered as a potential tool to reduce exposure to HAP and improve health outcomes. Adoption of new technologies is challenging and interventions need to be tailored to the needs […]

(Rural) Solid Waste Management

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With the emerging concern on large quantity of the solid waste being produced, the concept of rural solid waste management becomes one of the key foci of rural sustainable development principles which is based on policies and practices of global sustainable development goals (SDGs). As the waste is disposed in an uncontrolled manner there is […]

WaSH – Water Sanitation Hygiene

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WaSH – Water Sanitation Hygiene Drinking water (WaSH – Water Sanitation Hygiene) Drinking water supply and sanitation in India continue to be inadequate, despite longstanding efforts by the various levels of government and communities at improving coverage. (WaSH – Water Sanitation Hygiene) A number of innovative approaches to improve water supply and sanitation have been tested in […]