The aim of the SSWRMNA project is to improve local capacity for sustainable sanitation and water resource management in Nepal and the Philippines and to consolidate and mainstream the efforts in this area in India. In order to do so, the project will establish a Sustainable Sanitation and Water Resources Management Network and provide necessary capacity building at the individual, institutional and inter-institutional levels.
Archive for Water
Establish the collaborative network of multi discipline research in climate change and disaster risk in the Ateneo. Facilitate the development of a University framework for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Research
Promoting waterless ecological sanitation in Tarumitra, a Jesuit bio-reserve and ecology centre in India
A Jesuit bio-reserve and ecology centre, Tarumitra (meaning Friends of Trees, in both Hindi and Sanskrit), in the outskirts of Patna city, is a key resource in promoting ecosan in Bihar state. With support from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency through the SEI/WASHi initiative, Tarumitra built a demonstration ecosan and hygiene facility on its premises, giving visitors an opportunity to see and learn about ecosan first hand.
Water, once a synonym of life, is fast becoming the basis for disrupting life as we perceive it on Earth. Scenario 1: Faced with a task of feeding 8 billion (and counting) hungry mouths, agriculture is becoming more and more intense, with water usage (70 percent of the world’s freshwater is used in agriculture) promising to go up drastically. Scenario 2: Rapid urbanization, migration, and a loss of opportunities on the other hand is forcing migrations of unprecedented scales – people who have to be provided access to clean drinking water and sanitation.