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Healthy Ganga:
Cleaner Waters and more Productive Ecosystems
Javier Mateo-Sagasta
(Senior researcher, IWMI)
• Ganga under pressure
• WLE project: main components
• Component 1: Pollution from small and
medium cites
• Component 1: ...
Ganga under pressure: pollution
655 million people in the basin
43% of Indian population
Urbanization and industrializatio...
Fifty cities along the river +
Septage:
Sewage:
Millions of septic tanks and pit latrines with
no further sludge treatment...
Class A: water for use as drinking water source without conventional treatment but after disinfection.
Class B: waters for...
Ganga under pressure: reduced flow
• Intense water abstractions for agriculture
• Hydel projects mushrooming
• Hundreds of...
WLE Healthy Ganga Project
Water quality and flow modelling (IIT Kanpur)
Gender and social aspects (IRMA)
Uptake and communication
(NMCG, Local and s...
Project locations
Mughalsarai
Unnao
Gangaghat
Project component 1:
Pollution from small and medium cities in UP
• Why small and medium cities?
50 cities (36 class II, 1...
• Integrated baseline assessments of the 3 selected cities to
identify challenges and opportunities for pollution preventi...
Expected Outcomes from Comp. 1
 Support urban authorities to make evidence based city
sanitation plans (and/or urban rive...
Today’s workshop
Objectives
 Present the integrated baseline assessment conducted in Unnao,
Mugalsharai and Gangaghat
 P...
Today’s workshop: Draft program
9:00 – 09:45 Session 1: Opening and Background
10:15 – 11:30 Session 2: Assessments in Unn...
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  1. 1. Healthy Ganga: Cleaner Waters and more Productive Ecosystems Javier Mateo-Sagasta (Senior researcher, IWMI)
  2. 2. • Ganga under pressure • WLE project: main components • Component 1: Pollution from small and medium cites • Component 1: Progress and plans • This workshop • Q&A Outline
  3. 3. Ganga under pressure: pollution 655 million people in the basin 43% of Indian population Urbanization and industrialization Agriculture intensification Higher water use Massive pollution loads Pic: Neil Palmer / IWMI
  4. 4. Fifty cities along the river + Septage: Sewage: Millions of septic tanks and pit latrines with no further sludge treatment Ganga under pressure: pollution Source Production Billion l/d Capacity Billion l/d Gap CPCB 2.7 1.2 55% CSE 6.1 ? >80%
  5. 5. Class A: water for use as drinking water source without conventional treatment but after disinfection. Class B: waters for use for organized outdoor bathing. Class C: Class C waters for use as drinking water source with conventional treatment followed by disinfection. Source: CPCB 2013, Pollution Assessment: River Ganga, Central Pollution Control Board, MoEF, July Pollution Class B Class A Ganga under pressure: pollution monsoon
  6. 6. Ganga under pressure: reduced flow • Intense water abstractions for agriculture • Hydel projects mushrooming • Hundreds of kilometers with no or very low flows • Disrupted ecosystems and less capacity to carry pollution loads
  7. 7. WLE Healthy Ganga Project
  8. 8. Water quality and flow modelling (IIT Kanpur) Gender and social aspects (IRMA) Uptake and communication (NMCG, Local and state authorities, etc) Project components and partners Pollution control from small and medium cities (IWMI) (WSP) Environmental flows in the Upper Ganga (WWF)
  9. 9. Project locations Mughalsarai Unnao Gangaghat
  10. 10. Project component 1: Pollution from small and medium cities in UP • Why small and medium cities? 50 cities (36 class II, 14 class I) • Why UP? Water pollution hotspot • Why Mugalsharai, Gangaghat and Unnao Ganga pollution Political support No STPs and almost no sewers
  11. 11. • Integrated baseline assessments of the 3 selected cities to identify challenges and opportunities for pollution prevention (focus on fecal pollution) Project component 1: Outputs: Progress and plans • Stakeholder recommended solutions for pollution abatement in the 3 selected cities • Feasibility studies for the most promising solutions • New entry points for equitable engagement for women and men in pollution abatement • Replication potential for the most promising solutions and effectiveness of such replication
  12. 12. Expected Outcomes from Comp. 1  Support urban authorities to make evidence based city sanitation plans (and/or urban river management plans)  Support for designing an implementing feasible and context-specific models for septage and sewage management  For targeting investments and develop cost-effective strategies por pollution control
  13. 13. Today’s workshop Objectives  Present the integrated baseline assessment conducted in Unnao, Mugalsharai and Gangaghat  Present and discuss potential solutions to address the challenges and opportunities identified Expected results  Stakeholder validated baseline assessment of challenges in Unnao, Mugalsharai and Gangaghat  List of potential solutions for which the project could make feasibility studies in 2016
  14. 14. Today’s workshop: Draft program 9:00 – 09:45 Session 1: Opening and Background 10:15 – 11:30 Session 2: Assessments in Unnao, Mugalsharai and Gangaghat 11:30 – 12:30 Session 3: Non-conventional solutions for small and medium size cities 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch 13:30 – 16:30 Session 4: Discussions on solutions for Unnao, Mugalsharai and Gangaghat 16:30 – 17:00 Wrap up, follow up and closure
  15. 15. Thank you!

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