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Promoting Full Cycle Sanitation

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Building Better Containment Structures

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International Exposure Visit

The Govt. of Tamil Nadu (GoTN) has been a pioneer in not only in attempting improved standards of public health by taking steps to help stop open defecation, but has also prioritised the full sanitation chain, including the strengthening of septage management as an economical and sustainable complement to network-based systems.

The Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP) supports the Government of Tamil Nadu (GoTN) and select cities in making improvements along the entire urban sanitation value chain. The TNUSSP is being implemented by a consortium of organisations led by the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), in association with CDD Society, Gramalaya and Keystone Foundation.

What’s new?

The second edition of Urban ARC, the annual research conference at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) will be held from 11-13 January 2018, at the IIHS Bangalore City Campus. The themes for 2018 edition is ‘City and Technology’. For further details refer

A panel discussion on ‘Waste, Technology and the City’ will be held during the conference. The proposed panel will discuss waste technologies and its linkages to broader themes such as urban planning and governance. We invite you to submit papers that attempt to address these questions. The last date to submit abstracts is 15 December. Shortlisted abstracts will have to submit the completed papers by 5 January 2018. Please find detailed panel proposal here.


A Two-day Training Programme on Fecal Sludge Management for GoTN Engineers, Trichy
08-09 December 2017

Understanding FSM

Fecal Sludge, Desludging Operators, Containment Structures
Do these terms confuse you? Check our FAQ section to understand the basics of FSM.