Policy and Programmes

State-wide scaling up for implementation of safely managed sanitation services requires effective policy guidelines and a regulatory enabling environment. CWAS has worked with the state government in making urban Maharashtra ODF, sustaining ODF and moving towards ODF+ and ODF++. The policy guidelines have been institutionalised in the state through various government resolutions. CWAS team has supported local governments through capacity-building workshops and providing technical assistance for implementation. 

Co-treatment of Faecal Sludge Government Resolution

All urban areas of the state have been declared as open defecation free on 1 st October, 2017. After the...

Faecal Sludge Treatment Plan Government Resolution

All urban areas of the state have been declared as open defecation free on 1 st October, 2017. After the...

Beyond ODF- Government Resolution for ODF+ Cities by Govt. of Maharashtra

As part of our support activities, a framework for ODF and ODF ++ cities was developed. It focuses on septage...

Guidelines for Septage Management in Maharashtra

Proper treatment and management of faecal sludge is integral to safe sanitation practices. According to the Census 2011 around 30...

Guidelines for Urban Local Bodies to Implement Septage Management Plan

In Maharashtra, only 32 cities are partially covered with sewer systems. Majority of household toilets are connected to onsite systems...

COVID-19: Compendium of Good Practices by Small and Medium Towns

C-WAS supports the urban local governments in Maharashtra to practice safe sanitation management. The urban local bodies (ULBs) are in...

Design Competition for Individual Household Toilets in Small Houses in Slum Areas: Designs by CWAS team

An individual household toilet (IHHT) is important to meet the Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) needs of women and adolescent girls...

Incentivising Change at Municipal Level for Sanitation

This presentation was made at a workshop on 'Enhancing Governance of the Urban Water, Sanitation and Hygiene sector in Asia'...

Addressing the Urban Sanitation Challenge Ground Realities and Emerging Opportunities

This presentation showcases the current status of urban sanitation in India, identifies the challenges to eliminate open defecation in terms...

Faecal Sludge and Septage Management in India - From Policy to Practice

The IRC conducted a workshop at the IWA Water and Development Congress Exhibition held at Colombo on Strengthening the System:...

Faecal Sludge Management: Policy and Practice - Workshop on FSM, IIT Bombay

Centre for Policy Studies, IIT Bombay conducted a workshop on Faecal Sludge Management: Policy and Practice. The policy issues and...