CDD India News Letters

ISSUE 3 | VOLUME 15| May 2016





Developments in CW technology in Austria, Experiences by Günter Langergraber


Dr. Gunter Langergraber, Deputy head at the Institute of Sanitary Engineering and Water Pollution Control, at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, shared the developments in Construction Wetlands technology in Austria.  

He has expertise in modeling and simulation, wastewater treatment, constructed wetlands, resources-oriented sanitation, along with scientific classified monitoring in the field of applied mathematics, computer-aided simulation, wastewater purification, water pollution control and water resources engineering. Twice he was awarded with the IWA fellowship. He has also been appointed as the Chairperson for EcoSan Club in the year 2004, and was among the managing board member for IWA National Committee. Dr. Günter had reviewed over 50 scientific journals, and had been a Chair person to organize over 40 scientific conferences.


Project Nexus

Creating the link between improved sanitation and hygiene and food production through safe application of sanitation products in agriculture is a key element of a thriving circular economy and overall aim of the Nexus project. 

Some highlights

The project had 20 harvests from the last cropping season from Beedi workers colony pilot site of 350 square meters area (cultivable land) adjacent to CDD Society premises, where treated wastewater is being reused in agriculture. The project team has harvested 23.1 kg of cluster beans, 25.5 kg of french beans, 179.8 kg of tomatoes, 5.4 kg of garden pea, 115.8 kg of brinjal, 24.7 kg of chillies, and around 8 kg of cow pea and 9.8 kg of okra. This produce is distributed to the local Anganawadi School and few identified members of economically weaker section of the community on a rotational basis.

Sanitation Survey at Devanahalli, Bangaluru

As shared in one of the earlier issue of e-Disha, A comprehensive door to door survey was conducted towards understanding the overall sanitation situation, gaps and existing issues in the locality across the sanitation value chain under the project Strengthening the Operation & Maintenance Sector for Servicing Decentralized Urban Sanitation Infrastructure in Karnataka, India, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and implemented by BORDA in cooperation with CDD Society and TMC Devanahalli. 

Survey was conducted across 23 wards with the help of 30 enumerators. Detailed questionnaire was designed to assist the whole practice where in various SME's and institutions such as National Law School, Bangalore participated. The questionnaire was digitized in apps, and same was used in process of recoding the responses from respondent on field .The captured data was analyzed the key findings and observations, few are shown in this graphs  

Incubation of Faecal Sludge Management [FSM] implementation and its study at Devanahalli was supported by the fact that currently there is no provision - Under Ground Drainage connection and faecal sludge treatment facility. The Town Municipal council was keen to solve the problems related to sanitation.