Mr Arun Maira, Member, Planning Commission, launched a report published by CEEW on urban water and sanitation in India.
CEEW organised five multi-stakeholder dialogues on various aspects of urban water management from December 2012 to July 2013. The dialogues were informed by issue briefs covering an array of issues: challenges of water utility management; roles of the private sector and civil society; role of the regulator; challenges with water measurement and data; and ongoing efforts and difficulties with building capacity in the UWSS sector. The dialogues were further enriched by the range of perspectives that participants offered.
The report, which has a foreword by Dr Isher Judge Ahluwalia, reflects the recommendations that emerged from the discussions and contains brief essays by several participants on their perspectives on urban water and sanitation management. The combination of CEEW’s research briefs, proceedings of the meetings, group-wide recommendations, and individual perspectives offer a far broader view of challenges and opportunities in the urban water and sanitation sector than would have been possible through a purely research exercise or solely via dialogues among one set of stakeholders.
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