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| Last Updated:: 23/01/2016

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Thematic Area:

 

  • Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change

  • The Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF) is the nodal agency in the administrative structure of the Central Government for the planning, promotion, co-ordination and overseeing the implementation of India's environmental and forestry policies and programmes. Read more....


  • Ministry of Water Resources

  • Optimal sustainable development, maintenance of quality and efficient use of water resources to match with the growing demands on this precious natural resource of the country.
    OUR MISSION India is endowed with a rich and vast diversity of natural resources, water being one of them. Its development and management plays a vital role in agriculture production. Integrated water management is vital for poverty reduction, environmental sustenance and sustainable economic development. National Water Policy envisages that the water resources of the country should be developed and managed in an integrated manner. Read more....


  • Central Pollution Control Board

  • The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), statutory organisation, was constituted in September, 1974 under the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974. Further, CPCB was entrusted with the powers and functions under the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981.
    It serves as a field formation and also provides technical services to the Ministry of Environment and Forests of the provisions of the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. Principal Functions of the CPCB, as spelt out in the Water (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1974, and the Air (Prevention and Control of Pollution) Act, 1981, (i) to promote cleanliness of streams and wells in different areas of the States by prevention, control and abatement of water pollution, and (ii) to improve the quality of air and to prevent, control or abate air pollution in the country. Read more....


  • ENVIS

  • Realising the importance of Environmental Information, the Government of India, in December, 1982, established an Environmental Information System (ENVIS) as a plan programme. The focus of ENVIS since inception has been on providing environmental information to decision makers, policy planners, scientists and engineers, research workers, etc. all over the country. Since environment is a broad-ranging, multi-disciplinary subject, a comprehensive information system on environment would necessarlly involve effective participation of concerned institutions/ organisations in the country that are actively engaged in work relating to different subject areas of environment. Read more....

 

  • Bhuvan Portal

  • Bhuvan is a software application which allows users to explore a 2D/3D representation of the surface of the Earth. The browser is specifically tailored to view India, offering the highest resolution in this region and providing content in four local languages. A beta version was launched on 12 August 2009. Apart from visualization Bhuvan provides timely disaster support services (domestic and international),free satellite data and a products download facility,and rich thematic datasets.[9] Bhuvan is using a crowdsourcing approach to enrich its maps and collect point of interest data.It also acts as a platform for hosting government data (example - Karnataka Forest Department datasets). Read more....

 

  • Sulabh International

  • Sulabh International Social Service Organisation, a non-profit voluntary social organisation founded in 1970 by Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, is dedicated to Gandhian ideology of emancipation of scavengers. Sulabh has been working for the removal of untouchability and social discrimination against human scavengers, a section of Indian society condemned to clean and carry human excreta manually. Sulabh is noted for achieving success in the field of cost-effective sanitation, liberation of scavengers, social transformation of society, prevention of environmental pollution and development of non-conventional sources of energy. Read more....


  • WHO Water, Sanitation, Health (WSH)

  • WHO is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends. Read more....


  • WorldBank

  • Since inception in 1944, the World Bank has expanded from a single institution to a closely associated group of five development institutions. Our mission evolved from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) as facilitator of post-war reconstruction and development to the present-day mandate of worldwide poverty alleviation in close coordination with our affiliate, the International Development Association, and other members of the World Bank Group, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Read more....


  • World Water Council

  • The World Water Council is an international multi-stakeholder platform. It was established in 1996 on the initiative of renowned water specialists and international organisations, in response to an increasing concern about world water issues from the global community. Read more....


  • WRC: Water Research Commission (South Africa)

  • The WRC was established in terms of the Water Research Act (Act No 34 of 1971), following a period of serious water shortage. It was deemed to be of national importance to generate new knowledge and to promote the country’s water research purposefully, owing to the view held that water would be one of South Africa’s most limiting factors in the 21st century. In 1971 when the WRC was founded, water research and development (R&D) in South Africa was limited to a few institutions and the funding level inadequate. Read more....


  • WSP: Water and Sanitation Program

  • The Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) is a multi-donor partnership, part of the World Bank Group's Water Global Practice, supporting poor people in obtaining affordable, safe, and sustainable access to water and sanitation services. Read more....


  • WSSCC: Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council

  • The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council's vision is of a world where everybody has sustained water supply, sanitation and hygiene.
    WSSCC, together with its Members, staff, partners and donors, strives to achieve this vision. Such a vision is centered upon a belief that sanitation, hygiene and water supply coverage is a universal human right; that people and communities are catalysts of change and can be the focus of transformative action; and that the impact of sound sanitation and hygiene will positively benefit people’s health, dignity, security, livelihoods, as well economic status. Read more....


  • FAO: Food & Agriculture Organization of the U.N.

  • The United Nations General Assembly declares the “International Year of Quinoa” with FAO serving as the Secretariat of the IYQ, assisting the International Committee to coordinate the celebrations. Quinoa’s legacy is celebrated at headquarters with Peru and Bolivia during World Food Week. Also, this year a new partnership agreement is signed with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC),the world's largest humanitarian network, to help improve food security and strengthen the resilience of vulnerable communities. FAO and the IFRC agree that FAO will provide technical guidance to complement IFRC's extensive network of 13 million volunteers - who in turn reach some 150 million people - to assist poor households cope with threats and disasters that impact agriculture, food security and nutrition. Read more....


  • The International Solid Waste Association

  • ISWA’s vision is an Earth where no waste exists. Waste should be reused and reduced to a minimum, then collected, recycled and treated properly. Residual matter should be disposed of in a safely engineered way, ensuring a clean and healthy environment. All people on earth should have the right to enjoy an environment with clean air, water, seas and soils. To be able to achieve this, we need to work together. Read more....


  • IRC: International Water and Sanitation Centre

  • IRC is an international think-and-do tank that works with governments, NGOs, entrepreneurs and people around the world to find long-term solutions to the global crisis in water, sanitation and hygiene services. At the heart of its mission is the aim to move from short-term interventions to sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services. Read more....


  • UNDP: United Nations Development Program

  • Since 1966 UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in more than 170 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations. Read more....


  • WaterAid

  • In the last 30 years, we have gone from strength to strength to become one of the most respected organisations dealing solely with water, sanitation and hygiene issues.
    Your money and support has also helped us to influence policy and practice to ensure that the vital role of water, hygiene and sanitation in reducing poverty is recognised globally. Read more....


  • CINARA

  • Cuatro ingenieros sanitarios egresados de la Universidad del Valle: Edgar Quiroga, Jorge Latorre, Alberto Galvis y Gerardo Galvis, establecen un grupo de trabajo en el Área de Abastecimiento y Remoción de Agua, en el Departamento de Mecánica de Fluidos y Ciencias Térmicas de la Facultad de Ingeniería. Ese grupo, que surge como parte de las políticas de investigación de la Universidad del Valle, es el origen de lo que hoy es Cinara. Read more....


  • Institution of Water and Sanitation Development (IWSD)

  • The IWSD is a public entity run through a voluntary membership base with an elected board that provides policy guidance and strategic direction.
    The Institute of Water and Sanitation Development (IWSD) is a Zimbabwean non-governmental organisation (NGO) registered under the Welfare Organizations Act [Chapter 93] and also as a Vocational/Technical Training Institution under the Manpower Planning & Development Act [Chapter 28:02] in the Ministry of Higher Education & Tertiary Services. Read more....


  • Earth Forever

  • Earth Forever is a non-governmental, non-for-profit organisation.
    Our Mission: We consider our mission to promote community sustainable development through proper environmental management, efficient economic practice, social justice. Read more....


  • Dushtha Shasthya Kendra (DSK)

  • Dushtha Shasthya Kendra (DSK) is a development Non-governmental Organization (NGO) registered with the social welfare ministry and NGO Affairs Bureau in Bangladesh. DSK started out by initiating a health program, undertaken after the devastating Bangladeshi floods of 1988. Although informally, a core group of DSK started work in the mid-eighties formal work did not begin until 1989. The main aim of setting up DSK was to develop a health delivery system for the poor that would be self-sustainable in the long run. Read more....


  • Molave Development Foundation

  • The Molave Development Foundation, Inc.is a non-stock, non-profit organisation formed to promote, among others, health, education, information and communities technologies for poverty reduction and empowerment of people
    Our organisation is active in urban and rural initiatives. MDFI is also at the forefront of research and implementation of innovative programs and projects on e-learning, e-health and community Development. Read more.....


  • Nepal Water for Health (NEWAH)

  • NEWAH was founded on the belief that in order to enrich the quality of people's lives, access to safe water and sanitation services is essential (NEWAH’s constitution, Article 1, 2049 BS). With this in mind, NEWAH was established to “bring water to the doorstep of the people, provide extensive health/hygiene education, and promote sanitation in communities through collaborative development programmes”. It began as a small organization housed in the WaterAid Nepal premises but over the years NEWAH has grown into one of the leading organizations in the WASH sector in Nepal. Read more....


  • Network for water and Sanitation (NETWAS)

  • Netwas International’s vision is “To be the leading Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Resource Centre in Africa Offering World Class Services”.
    Mission Statement Our mission statement is: “To provide enhanced water, hygiene, sanitation and environmental services through outcome-based innovative and creative products and services in, institutional and organization development support, capacity building, research and knowledge management services, and project management services that meets and exceeds customer expectations. Read more....


  • Pakistan Institute for Environment-Development Action Research

  • The idea of PIEDAR emerged from Pakistan's National Conservation Strategy (NCS), which identified the need for a policy institution in the field of environment and development. A wide-ranging process of consultation underscored the need for such an institution to have solid roots in research undertaken in partnership with communities. Read more....


  • Philippine Centre for Water and Sanitation (PCWS)

  • The organization used to be known as International Training Network (ITN) when it started in 1990 as a project in the Philippines of the Netherlands-based Institute of Infrastructure, Hydraulics and Engineering (IHE).
    In 1998, it registered as Philippine Center for Water and Sanitation – International Training Network Foundation (PCWS-ITNF), a nongovernmental organization (NGO) supporting itself through its professional fees. PCWS-ITNF (www.itnphil.org.ph) now undertakes researches, trainings, consultancies and advocacy work. Read more....


  • South Pacific Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC)

  • The SPC Applied Geoscience and Technology Division (SOPAC Division of SPC) is new, and began operation on 1 January 2011.
    The mission of the SPC is "to help Pacific island people position themselves to respond effectively to the challenges they face and make informed decisions about their future and the future they wish to leave for the generations that follow."
    The goal of the Applied Geoscience and Technology Division is to apply geoscience and technology to realise new opportunities for improving the livelihoods of Pacific communities. Read more....


  • Freshwater Action Network (FAN)

  • Freshwater Action Network (FAN) is a global network of people implementing and influencing water and sanitation policy and practice around the world. FAN works to improve water management by strengthening civil society to influence decision-making.
    Whether it’s providing an indigenous leader from Guatamala with the opportunity to influence the official UN climate change negotiations or training a small civil society organization in Burundi on how to influence their government to improve services, FAN’s impact resonates globally at all levels. Read more....


  • Gender and Water Alliance (GWA)

  • The mission of GWA is to promote women’s and men’s equitable access to and management of safe and adequate water, for domestic supply, sanitation, food security and environmental sustainability. GWA believes that equitable access to and control over water is a basic right for all, as well as a critical factor in promoting poverty eradication and sustainability. Read more....


  • Action Against Hunger/ Water, Sanitation, Hygiene

  • Action Against Hunger | ACF International, a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger, works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. Read more....


  • European Water Partnership (EWP)

  • European Water Partnership (EWP) was founded in 2006 as a non-profit organization, located in Brussels. The prime target of all activities and motivation of the European Water Partnership is to unite and stimulate people and stakeholders all over Europe to change their mindset and act in strong partnership for achieving water sustainability by solving Europe’s water challenges until 2030. Read more....


  • International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene (IFH)

  • The International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene is the leading scientific authority on home hygiene.
    It is a not for profit, non commercial, Registered Charity (UK Charities Commission Reg No. CH 600 3131998) which was established in 1997 with the mission to promote health and wellbeing through improved hygiene (infection prevention and control) in home and everyday life settings. Read more....


  • International Water Management Institute

  • The International Water Management Institute (IWMI) is a non-profit, scientific research organization focusing on the sustainable use of water and land resources in developing countries. It is headquartered in Colombo, Sri Lanka, with regional offices across Asia and Africa. IWMI works in partnership with governments, civil society and the private sector to develop scalable agricultural water management solutions that have a real impact on poverty reduction, food security and ecosystem health. IWMI is a member of CGIAR, a global research partnership for a food-secure future. Read more....


  • International Sanitation and Water Centre (IRC)

  • The International WaterCentre (IWC) is dedicated to providing the most advanced education and training, applied research and consulting to develop capacity and promote whole-of-water cycle approaches to integrated water management around the world. Read more....


  • OXFAM

  • Oxfam is a global movement of people who share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty isn't inevitable. It's an injustice which can, and must, be overcome.
    When we give one person a lift so they can help themselves, they will lift others in their families and communities. We call this chain reaction lifting lives for good. Read more....


Academic organizations:

 

  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine - the Hygiene Centre

  • The Hygiene Centre is a research group at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical medicine.
    We are devoted to developing a better understanding of hygiene and sanitation practices which can be used to inform public health policy. Read more....


  • SANDEC – EAWAG

  • Eawag is among the world’s leading aquatic research institutes. Its strengths and successes are based on a long-established portfolio of activities – research, education and consulting & knowledge transfer.
    The combination of natural and social scientists and engineers permits a wide range of water research, across the continuum from relatively unperturbed aquatic ecosystems to fully engineered wastewater management systems. Read more....


  • Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC), Loughborough University

  • WEDC is one of the world's leading education and research institutes for developing knowledge and capacity in water and sanitation for low- and middle-income countries.
    We are based in the School of Civil and Building Engineering at Loughborough University, one of the top award-winning Universities in the UK. Read more....


  • Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

  • SEI is an independent international research institute. We have been engaged in environment and development issues at local, national, regional and global policy levels for more than 20 years.
    SEI was formally established in 1989 by the Swedish Government and is celebrating its 25th anniversary in October 2014. The Institute has established a reputation for rigorous and objective scientific analysis in the field of environment and development. Read more....


  • Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)

  • The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) is a Stockholm-based policy institute that generates knowledge and informs decision-making towards water wise policy. Founded in 1991, SIWI performs research, builds institutional capacity and provides advisory services in five thematic areas: water governance, transboundary water management, climate change and water, the water-energy-food nexus, and water economics. Read more....


General Websites of Organizations related to Hygiene, Sanitation and Environment, and Sewage:

 

www.uneca.org www.unido.org www.wmo.ch www.unece.org www.inweh.unu.edu
www.eclac.cl www.irrigation.org www.wfp.org www.unescap.org www.imo.org
www.escwa.org.lb www.panda.org www.ifad.org www.fao.org www.pangea.org
www.iaea.org www.earthtrends.wri.org/ www.un.org www.thames-water.com  www.gatesfoundation.org
www.unep.org www.africanwater.org/ www.irc.nl www.anglianwater.co.uk/ www.unhabitat.org
www.worldbank.org www.cwra.org www.undp.org www.who.int http://www.wsscc.org/
www.cwwa.ca www.ecoiq.com www.gewex.com www.great-lakes.net www.gwp.org/
www.ilec.or.jp www.gpa.unep.org