ATREE at the Gujarat Institute of Development Research
Durba Biswas, Fellow, ATREE, recently gave a talk on - ‘Managing sanitation in Future Cities: groundwater and sanitation interlinkages in peri-urban Bangalore' at the Gujarat Institute of Development Research. The talk was based on a paper co-authored with Priyanka Jamwal, Fellow, ATREE.
The talk, drawing from the paper, emphasized on the need for an adequate understanding of all potential sources of contamination to meet the goal of safe drinking water.
Durba spoke about the study which used an interdisciplinary approach to map out social creation of pollution and its impact on water quality. The study mapped the sources and pathways of all potential contaminants in a peri–urban town and suggested policy interventions based on the source and the type of contaminants. The approach of the paper could be a potential roadmap to achieve the twin goals of universal sanitation and access to safe domestic water.