Diese Präsentation wurde erfolgreich gemeldet.
Wir verwenden Ihre LinkedIn Profilangaben und Informationen zu Ihren Aktivitäten, um Anzeigen zu personalisieren und Ihnen relevantere Inhalte anzuzeigen. Sie können Ihre Anzeigeneinstellungen jederzeit ändern.

Methodology for RWH implementation in Schools

Methodology for RWH implementation in Schools

  • Als Erste(r) kommentieren

  • Gehören Sie zu den Ersten, denen das gefällt!

Methodology for RWH implementation in Schools

  1. 1. qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnmqwertyui opasdfghjklzxcvbnmqwertyuiopasdfghj klzxcvbnmqwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbn mqwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnmqwerty uiopasdfghjklzxcvbnmqwertyuiopasdfg hjklzxcvbnmqwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvb nmqwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnmqwert yuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnmqwertyuiopasdf ghjklzxcvbnmqwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcv bnmqwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnmqwer tyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnmqwertyuiopasd fghjklzxcvbnmqwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcv bnmqwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnmqwer tyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnmrtyuiopasdfghj klzxcvbnmqwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbn mqwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnmqwerty Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools A Tool for water literacy and water resilience Biome Environmental Trust
  2. 2. BIOME ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE (WASH) IN SCHOOLS: A TOOL FOR WATER LITERACY AND WATER RESILIENCE CONCEPT NOTE Brief Information about Biome Environmental Trust: Biome Environmental Trust (The Trust) was formally set up in the year 2009 with the aim to conduct research, public education, practice-to-policy bridging and policy advocacy in the areas of land-use & land-use planning, energy, water and sanitation. The key concerns of all its activities in these areas are ecological and social sustainability in India and the developing world. In an era of emphasis on economic growth coupled with the threats of climate change, The Trust seeks to evolve solutions to critical resource problems of the present and future. Concerns of Equity, Environment and Economy are all equally integral to the Trust’s endeavors. Its research encompasses scientific, technological, socio-economic and policy research. The overall approach is solution centric and one of knowledge-based activism through action research, engagement with citizenry, policy advocacy and engagement with governance. The Trust is also currently working with urban and rural schools in and around Bengaluru City to implement ecological water practices in the schools simultaneously achieving education goals, environmental goals and goals of resource security for the schools. In the rural context, it also serves as an excellent starting and entry point to water and sanitation issues in the villages. Biome has been working with government and government aided schools of the area that suffer from water problems, reviving dead rainwater harvesting assets that the government has already invested and building new ones where they don’t exist but there is a need. Biome also engages with the teachers and students of the school to ensure complete ownership of the rainwater harvesting system and its appropriate use. The involvement has been across rural and peri-urban government schools and across urban private schools. Biome’s actions and vision is driven by the concept of ‘responsible water framework’. In simpler terms, it means that evolving the process through which the one becomes aware and thus, responsible towards the usage of water, demand of water, treatment of water and ultimately disposal of water. It will hopefully instill the awareness to take care and ‘own’ its’ assets. Approach The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) developed by UN speak about equitable and safe access to water, sanitation and hygiene as critical indicators for determining the sustainable water and sanitation management. The SDGs also emphasize on availability of facilities to the disabled, special kids, and women. At national level, we have been talking about Swach Bharat Mission (SBM) which talks about toilets in every school. The learning from SBM has also been that while one time construction infrastructure is easy to be made, the real difficulty is in making the toilets operational and maintaining it regularly. Address: # 264, 6th Main, 6th Block, BEL Layout, Near Vidyaranyapura Police Station, Vidyaranyapura, Bangalore 560097.
  3. 3. BIOME ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST The earlier engagement also showed that some schools have severe water issues with lack of drinking and non-domestic water supply, whereas some schools have water supply but may have water quality or infrastructure issues. For instance, in many schools’ toilets blocks exist but the structure is not safe. The reason being, there is no roof, toilet doors are broken, no taps and plumbing exist. Also, the reason for toilets not being functional is not due to water unavailability but due to lack of funds to make it functional and in usable form. However, in all the schools there is an expressed need around water, sanitation and health linkages in terms of awareness and education for the children. The learnings from prior engagement with the institutions especially government schools suggest that the ownership of the system increases when the school stakeholders are closely involved in the entire process. Therefore, Biome will ensure that the entire program to be as Participatory and as local as possible. Preference will be given to the local contractor or service provider and solutions will be evolved locally. Details of the proposed Engagement The critical components in the proposal that emerge from the learnings and experiences narrated above are: The solutions from below will be need based for each school and will be decided after preliminary conversations. a. Co-designing rainwater harvesting systems for schools along with teacher, students and other important stakeholders such as SDMC (School development management committee) members. b. Implementing the rainwater harvesting systems (reviving them in case it already exists but is dysfunctional) with participation from all important stakeholders. c. Improve understanding of safe water and sanitation practices in the school through an activity based, audio visual engagement with school teachers and students. d. Improve understanding of importance of water- availability, demand-supply, water quality, rainwater harvesting, maintenance of storage systems, maintenance of toilets, etc. in the school through an activity based approach. e. Improve the existing sanitation infrastructure, especially toilets for boys and girls in the school rendered dysfunctional, hand wash, wastewater disposal facility f. Develop volunteer driven monitoring of these systems over time with technical support from Biome Address: # 264, 6th Main, 6th Block, BEL Layout, Near Vidyaranyapura Police Station, Vidyaranyapura, Bangalore 560097.
  4. 4. BIOME ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST To achieve the above objectives, the work is proposed in three phases viz. conversation phase or pre-intervention phase, intervention or implementation phase and post intervention or monitoring phase. The latter sections in the document will elaborate on nuances in each of these phases. Conversation phase/pre-intervention phase The main idea behind this phase is to involve teachers and students right from the designing of engagement. This will give an opportunity to share multiple ideas with the school as well as help us understand the challenges the school might face during implementation and post- implementation. The challenges the schools might face could be maintenance related, staff transfers, money related, or political. It is essential to understand these problems with school to ensure long term sustainability for the rainwater harvesting intervention. This phase will also help to identify different stakeholders like SDMC, Panchayat, active teachers and students, and help in working towards mechanisms of involving them in the process. Based on these conversations, suitable choices would be designed by these critical stakeholders with technical support and handholding by Biome. Ideally Volunteer engagement can begin upfront at this stage itself. The intervention/implementation phase Based on these preliminary observations, intervention phase has been designed. However, as mentioned above, the actual intervention will be finalized only after the initial conversation phase with school. The activities during the intervention phase would be prioritized in following ways: a. The hard component i.e. installation of rainwater harvesting systems, cleaning and reviving of the existing suvarnajala systems (in case they exist), improving sanitation infrastructure and minor plumbing work would be taken up in the initial months. b. The soft component involving activity based learning with students and creating process of engagement for developing ownership of the installed systems with multiple stakeholders will be taken up in parallel. The soft components and actual installations of the Rainwater harvesting system will be intertwined in a way to ensure ownership of the system by the school and the village. Address: # 264, 6th Main, 6th Block, BEL Layout, Near Vidyaranyapura Police Station, Vidyaranyapura, Bangalore 560097.
  5. 5. BIOME ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST Hard component/Technical interventions: 1. Implementing/installing rainwater harvesting system 2. Plumbing and repair works for connecting pipes to the toilet, hand wash, cleaning of already existing sumps and rainwater tanks 3. Installation of filters 4. Exploring end uses for the rainwater to identify mechanisms for withdrawal- hand pump, tank above the toilet, etc. 5. Improving sanitation infrastructure like roofing of toilets, door repairs, plumbing repairs, handwash facility repair and construction (whichever is applicable) Soft component/qualitative interventions: 1. Activity based learning: During the interaction with school teachers, lack of awareness about hygiene and safe water practices was highlighted as an important issue. Therefore, for water and sanitation literacy certain activities would be conducted. The activities may evolve based on the conversation phase. Below are few activities conducted by Biome with government school children: - Simple rainwater harvesting setup (See for Rainwater harvesting implementation at a government school in Vijaypura) - Water quality testing through kits (Check for Water quality testing with government school children) - Vegetable garden and/or plantations - Introducing concepts of Water demand-supply for the school, sources of water, mapping of the sources of water, mapping of water quality of the each of the source (Earthian Sustainability and water module)and a book will be published and kept in the school as part of library - Wall painting to educate on water and sanitation Address: # 264, 6th Main, 6th Block, BEL Layout, Near Vidyaranyapura Police Station, Vidyaranyapura, Bangalore 560097.
  6. 6. BIOME ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST 2. Based on the previous experiences and feedback from the conversation phase, communication material as an output would be developed: water and sanitation education modules, posters, videos, small movies to emphasize importance of water and sanitation. This can become a standard “module” for water literacy for government school children. The focus of the current exercise will be to bring this out in Kannada. This can be translated to other languages. Post intervention monitoring phase The process of monitoring of the intervention would be for the next 12 months after the intervention. It is proposed that monitoring phase be anchored by Company volunteers and staff from the villages and Biome would provide support as and when required throughout. Following are the critical components of this phase:  Operation & Maintenance monitoring- Biome would provide technical support in maintaining rainwater harvesting systems during this phase.  Volunteer monitoring- Involvement of volunteers from Company should give an opportunity to understand the impact of the engagements in school, parents, Panchayat, SDMC, etc.  CSR learning- The process of engagement and feedback should be useful to understand other problems the school is facing, the challenges in addressing those issues and most importantly the learning should lead to conversations between Company CSR and the school and other institutions for a larger engagement with the community. The larger achievement of the engagement would be when the other schools and other members of the village start taking interest in the initiatives implemented in these schools and demand for more interventions emerge. Address: # 264, 6th Main, 6th Block, BEL Layout, Near Vidyaranyapura Police Station, Vidyaranyapura, Bangalore 560097.
  7. 7. BIOME ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST Contacts for the proposal Primary contact for this proposal will be: Aditi Hastak: aditi@biome-solutions.com Secondary contacts for this proposal will be: Avinash Krishnamurthy: avinash@biome-solutions.com Shubha Ramachandran: shubha@biome-solutions.com Biome Environmental Trust: Website: www.biometrust.org Blog: www.biometrust.blogspot.com Facebook Page: Rainwater Club and Biome Environmental Trust APPENDIX 1 Links for project references:  Nammashale School,  Jakkur Govt. School,  Bijuwara Govt Primary High School, Address: # 264, 6th Main, 6th Block, BEL Layout, Near Vidyaranyapura Police Station, Vidyaranyapura, Bangalore 560097.
  8. 8. BIOME ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST  Rainwater harvesting in a government school,  Rainwater harvesting implementation in Kannur Government school,  Water demand, water cycle and rainwater harvesting session Address: # 264, 6th Main, 6th Block, BEL Layout, Near Vidyaranyapura Police Station, Vidyaranyapura, Bangalore 560097.

×