An Introduction to project IHUWASH

Rapid urbanization has put pressure on India’s urban water and sanitation infrastructure. A study reveals that in India 355 million women and girls lack access to a toilet. There is a need to create an ecosystem. IHUWASH was conceptualized in 2016. The project is being implemented by the National institute of urban affairs (NIUA) and is being supported by USAID. In these 2 years , it has given a platform to select innovators and entrepreneurs to bring forth their ideas and solutions to the government. This film showcases the journey of IHUWASH.This film showcases the journey of IHUWASH.

Purpose and Strategy

Purpose

IHUWASH aims for reinforcing the WASH ecosystem to improve urban WASH sector performance through incubation and acceleration of innovative solution and technologies while fostering partnerships mainly at local levels. Inclusivity and sustainability is central in all the solutions of IHUWASH.

null

Building enabling Ecosystem

through awareness generation activities and social behaviour change communication is done to inculcate positive WASH behaviour and practices among communities;

null

Technology integration

through sourcing innovative service delivery models with integration of technology;

null

Developing dedicated task force

pool of dedicated human resource namely Swachchta Sainik are capacitated, for cross learning WASH consultations helped in cross learning and developing well informed taskforce for best results.

IHUWASH Partners

null

USAID works with the Government of India and other partners to develop methods to make clean water.

null

The National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), a premier institute and an autonomous body under the....

null

Established in 2008 with a belief that sustainable solutions for low-income markets can create long-term...

null

Faridabad is an important industrial hub, the most populated city in Haryana and part of the ...

null

Udaipur is the City of Lakes‘ in the state of Rajasthan and is known for its picturesque surroundings...

null

Mysore is the second largest city in Karnataka and an important educational, commercial and...

null

The WASH Lab at Manav Rachana is a storehouse of knowledge with its in-house action...

null

Established in 1946, NIE is one of the oldest and prestigious engineering institutes in Mysuru...

null

The WASH Lab at GITS Dabok, a leading engineering institute provides technical, advocacy...

IHUWASH on map

Incubation centers

null

Project Components

null

Accelerator

Accelerator in IHUWASH identifies support, high-impact market based WASH innovations for urban WASH Problems.

null

WASH Lab

IHUWASH established WASH labs as space for experimenting learning and development of WASH solutions.

null

Toilet Prototype

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book.

null

WASH Park

WASH park is a knowledge hub as well as an exhibition place for innovative WASH technology.

null

Incubation center

IHUWASH created incubation centers to mentor and incubate innovative WASH solutions.

null

National WASH Innovation Summit

A National WASH Innovation Summit aimed at “Enabling Innovation Ecosystems for WASH” was organized in November 2018 in New Delhi.

7 Innovations Supported By IHUWASH

To sustain the ecosystem of innovations in WASH, the project has worked towards creating partnerships with incubation centers across the country to promote innovative ideas and support entrepreneurships of startups undertaking WASH as business. It implemented the IHUWASH accelerator program in partnership with Ennovent which helped identify 58 innovative solutions across the country, out of that 8 will be upscaled and implemented in the 3 project cities.

Testimonials

“The City Corporation officials have become more active in their interaction with public through the WASH Forum. The public actively participates in the WASH Forum and shares their opinions and feedback on WASH requirements. The discussions are more scientifically rather than in an argumentative way.”

Professor, National Institute of Engineering and WASH Chair, Mysuru

“Most menstrual hygiene programs focus only on young girls. This one by IHUWASH addressed all women in ages 12 to 45. In this age of information technology,
the young girls are more aware of using sanitary pads than their mothers. It is the older women who need to be sensitized.”

Faridabad

“Mysuru historically was the first municipal corporation in the country that had underground drainage and sewerage system as early as 1918. We always look for best practices, innovative and sustainable solutions. The WASH Park is one such solution. The site for WASH Park has been identified. We are in talks with Mysuru Urban Development Authority for transfer of land for WASH Park. Soon we will come up with the WASH based theme Park, which will serve as a good platform for training, awareness and overall WASH exhibition.”

Health Officer, Mysuru City Corporation

Global Handwashing Day. Now, I follow all the steps and make sure that I use soap every time I wash my hands.

15-years-old student, Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Faridabad.

“We understood the benefits of having toilets at home, but simply could not afford it. Going in the open to defecate, especially during night, was not safe for our women or our children. But, we had no choice. We needed community toilets. We felt helpless till IHUWASH came and built a community toilet for us.”

Lal Magri Kachhi Basti, Udaipur

“The creation of WASH Lab by a tripartite agreement resulted in Manav Rachna working in close partnership with the Municipal Corporation, Faridabad. We built their capacity to work with innovations and technology upgrades, and improved their processes for rain water harvesting, waste water treatment, artificial recharge and water recycling. The WASH Lab has dissolved institutional boundaries between Manav Rachna, Municipal Corporation, WASH entreprenuers and various institutions.”

Dean – Research and WASH Nodal Officer, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and Studies, Faridabad

“The GIS training for our engineers was a great help to us. IHUWASH connected us with Wipro (the company that owns ArcGIS application) and made us familiar to the GIS features and functionalities. As a result, our program has become more technically sound now.”

Additional Chief Engineer, Udaipur Municipal Corporation

“Every initiative starts at zero. The Swachh Bharat Mission also started its journey alone. Today, millions of people from all walks of life are part of the Swachh Bharat Mission. IHUWASH is also on a similar journey.”

Mayor, Udaipur City

Social Media

0
Followers
0
Followers
0
Followers

Our Team

  • null

    C.M. Dhanush

    Technical Coordinator

    (Mysuru)

  • null

    Niranjan N.B.

    Innovation Hub Manager Coordinator

    (Mysuru)

  • null

    Piyush Goyal

    Innovation manager

    (Udaipur)

  • null

    Prabha Roy

    Innovation Hub Manager

    (Faridabad)

  • null

    Prakhar Nigam

    Technical Coordinator

    (Faridabad)

  • null

    Yogendra Katewa

    Technical Coordinator

    (Udaipur)

  • null

    Ahona Datta Gupta

    Communication and Partnership Coordinator

    (IHUWASH)

  • null

    Gunjan Mathur

    Lorem Ipsum

    (IHUWASH)

  • null

    Kamna Swami

    National Project Manager

    (IHUWASH)

  • null

    Dr. Uday Bhonde

    Technical and Knowledge Coordinator

    (IHUWASH)

  • null

    Utsav Choudhury

    Monitoring and Evaluation officer

    (IHUWASH)