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    • Better Water Access for Better Rural Government Schools Shubha Ramachandran BIOME ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST BANGALORE
    • Toilets : Not always used, water problems ! Big implication for girl child
    • Water required for Mid-day meals
    • Dead Assets : Suvarnajala RWH
    • What we saw ... - Water availability is low, and the cause of many problems - (Fluoride contaminated) Ground water as a primary drinking water source is limited, inaccessible - Govt. RWH attempts failed : Suvarnajala project in 26,000 schools with a Rs 30-40,000 budget per school. - Low solution impact despite 80% of RWH infrastructure being provided. Water problems are complex
    • Water Problems are complex - Technical know-how - Understanding usage patterns - Ecological sustainability - Policy - Community participation - Affordability
    • Water Problems are complex
    • Impact Education Sanitation Food Health Government RWH: Suvarnajala : 26,000 schools with 30,000 to 50,000 in each school Shortcomings Connectedness and engagement Education: water and sanitation Technical support for RWH Ensuring potability
    • Solution Strategy GOAL : Make RWH work sustainably, Improve Water Access Costs: Attempt to leverage infrastructure provided by government. Recalculate when undersized Community: Identify primary stakeholders, continued engagement and empowerment Funding: Tap established relationships with Corporates, Volunteers, NGOs. Sustainability: Long term engagement beyond implementation – education, training, feedback
    • Local Labour
    • Implementing RWH : Storage
    • Tanks filled Up after the rains
    • Hand pump for Safe access
    • Bacteriological filter to ensure potability
    • Making Toilets functional
    • Handholding with maintenance
    • Students are engaged
    • Book reading Hands on
    • Children as “Agents of Change”. Books as “Catalysts”
    • Training – Testing water for Fluoride
    • Taking Pride in their school
    • Practice to Policy Bridge 2008 2010 Rainwater Club Biome Environmental Solutions Pvt. Ltd Biome Environmental Trust Biome Environmental Solutions Pvt. Ltd Rainwater Club Rainwater Club Rainwater Club - RWH for Bangalore METRO, Corporates, etc - Responsible Water Use framework RWH bye laws In Rural Government Schools - Equity Issues - Access Issues - Water Quality Issues
    • - Fluoride affected areas, North of Bangalore - Economically weaker sections - Modest start – with each child bringing a couple of bricks and sand - 25 projects so far Program Overview
    • VILLAGE Project Intervention - Team School School Development Management Council Contractor / Labour SHG, ASHA Workers, Aanganwadi BIOME Funders / Volunteers / Interns * SHG – Self Help Group * ASHA – Accredited Social Health Activist Block Education Officer
    • Project Intervention - Process School approaches BIOME for help – word spreads from schools BIOME engages with SDMC to understand and Validate the requirement BIOME engages with local contractor to identify solution and cost estimates BIOME adds the project to its list for funding and implementation Funders/Volunteers approach BIOME for help BIOME links with appropriate school and ensures implementation
    • Project Intervention - Process School approaches BIOME for help – ord spreads from schools BIOME engages with SDMC to understand and Validate the requirement BIOME engages with local contractor to identify solution and cost estimates BIOME adds the project to its list for funding and implementation Funders/Volunteers approach BIOME for help BIOME links with appropriate School and ensures implementation - BIOME stays connected with school to ensure maintenance and usage of system - learnings are carried forward
    • Project Intervention - Summary - RWH implementation - Provision of hand pump for withdrawal of water - Provision of Bacteriological water filter for making water potable - Education around water and sanitation : Book readings - Tree plantation enabled due to availability of water - Handholding for maintenance - Training and handholding for water testing
    • Project Impact : Socio-Economic ● Access to water for vulnerable/poor/rural children – 2500 children ● Increased awareness of need to conserve water ● Improved Hygiene – toilets and kitchen ● Water literacy – Testing for water quality, monitoring rainfall ● Local employment of about Rs.7.5 lakhs ● Empowerment of SDMC, School staff ● Volunteers – local and international
    • Project Impact - Environmental ● Reduced dependence on ground water to the tune of 3.7 to 7.4 Million litres annually. ● Lower water related energy consumption due to Rainwater Harvesting ● Tree plantation
    • Sustainability Project Sustainability . Empowered and concerned SDMC and staff • Local contractor Program Sustainability • Documentation and creation of open knowledge base for enabling coverage of all 52,000+ schools in Karanataka • Proposal for improved processes and systems to be adopted into Government sponsored schemes
    • Biome Environmental Trust (Rainwater Club) 1022, 1st floor, 6th Block, HMT Layout, Vidyaranyapura, Bangalore – 560 097, Phone : 080 41672790 Thank You !!
    • Biome Environmental Trust - Genesis 2007 - 2008 2009 - 2010 Rainwater Club Chitra Vishwanath Architects Biome Environmental Solutions Pvt. Ltd Biome Environmental Trust Biome Environmental Solutions Pvt. Ltd Rainwater Club Rainwater Club Rainwater Club Rainwater Club - Website - Virtual organisation - Social media (ability to connect with younger population) - YouTube Water Channel – 1.3 million views and counting
    • Corporates Water Entitlement Awareness workshops Responsible Water Use Framework Rural Schools RWH* implementation Hand pump for safe access Engagement with SDMC* Water filters Books Tree plantation Others Design of Playspaces Water Awareness and education programmes Volunteers / Students of public health Internships Children/Schools Programme Policy / Research / Training RWH and Ground water policy Nutrient Reuse from Waste Water Plumbers / contractors * SDMC – School Development and Management Committee * RWH – Rainwater Harvesting
    • Biome Environmental Trust - Genesis 2007 - 2008 2009 - 2010 Rainwater Club Chitra Vishwanath Architects Biome Environmental Solutions Pvt. Ltd Biome Environmental Trust Biome Environmental Solutions Pvt. Ltd Rainwater Club Rainwater Club Rainwater Club