CDD Society is working to provide one million marginalised people with access to water, sanitation and energy by 2015. From our headquarters in Bangalore, we work through a network of likeminded organisations across South Asia to provide cost effective, environmentally sound, and community specific basic needs services.
The key areas of involvement include:
• Decentralised Wastewater Treatment Systems (DEWATS) is a simple, proven and low maintenance technology for the treatment of organic wastewater
• Community Based Sanitation (CBS) is a participatory approach to plan, operate and maintain community toilets in slums and low income areas integrated with DEWATS and waste management solutions.
• Decentralised Solid Waste Management (DESWAM) is a decentralised approach towards provision of effective solutions for waste management, with options for recycling and reuse.
• City Sanitation Planning for Provision of Decentralised Basic Needs Services (DBNS). It is a type of methodology and planning tool to carry out citywide sanitation planning with DBNS services in small and medium towns.
• Decentralised Water Supply Systems (DEWASS). The water supply for agriculture and domestic purposes in remote mountainous areas is improved with the help of Hydraulic Rams (HydRams).
• Decentralised Renewable Energy Systems (DERES). Micro Hydro Units provide villagers with renewable energy in remote mountainous areas.
• Capacity Building (Programme) addresses the entire implementation chain of Decentralised Basic Needs Services through its training programmes. The goal is to transfer specific knowledge and build required skills of every person in the chain, from mason to project managers, from engineers to social workers.