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The Innovation Hub for Urban Water, Sanitation and Hygiene or IHUWASH is a collaborative initiative between the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) and Ennovent. The three-year project is supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and aims to improve the performance of urban WASH programs using a collaborative framework, incorporating both private and public participation. Under IHUWASH, national and city-level Innovation Hubs have been established to work closely with national level WASH stakeholders and the city administrations of Faridabad, Udaipur and Mysuru. The IHUWASH Accelerator, implemented by Ennovent, is a program under the IHUWASH platform that finds,...

A variety of informal and formal businesses exist in many urban areas of Nepal, providing a variety of services along the Fecal Sludge Management (FSM) service chain. However, such businesses and their practices are not regulated or monitored. Often, they operate unsustainably, do not have scalable business models, and are unable to reach low-income communities because of their revenue models. In this context, Ennovent assisted Oxfam in Nepal to conduct a feasibility study to understand the current scenario with respect to FSM and assess business opportunities within the FSM service chain. The study provided crucial insights into the demand, consumers and their...

Based on our team’s baseline study of WASH pain-points in Faridabad, Mysuru and Udaipur and by working with key city government officials, we have identified and prioritized the following urban WASH innovations that the IHUWASH Accelerator would focus on: Water Related Innovations  Safe Drinking Water It is estimated that around 66%, 37% and 30% of households in the cities of NCR, Karnataka and Rajasthan respectively drink untreated or unpurified water. We are in search of innovations that make safe drinking water readily available at less than INR 1 per litre for these underserved urban households in Faridabad, Mysuru and Udaipur. Last-mile Water Distribution It is estimated that around 38%,...

In 2017, World Water Week (27th August-1st September, 2017) will address the theme “water and waste – reduce and reuse”. Ennovent, together with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and IRC, will make a presentation on the topic ‘Give a boost to sanitation entrepreneurs!’ We invite you to attend our session on Monday, 28 August (14:00-15:30) discussing inclusive revenue models in faecal sludge emptying and transport businesses. We invite you to meet us at the event, please write back and schedule a network meeting. There is a lack of scalable businesses in the faecal sludge and sanitation space. Entrepreneurs do not have sufficient...

Highlights from a Conversation with Founder Mayank Midha The Journey so far Garv Toilets began in 2015, with an idea developed by founder Mayank Midha to adapt the superstructures (i.e, the extension built above the foundation) of telecom products to create an indestructible portable toilet. The crux of Garv’s aim was to create a public toilet that could maintain itself, was widely available and environmentally friendly. Ultimately, Garv works to generate a sustainable sanitation solution that could end open defecation and it’s pursuant consequences. The research, prototype and design phase of about eight months produced a toilet with a stainless steel superstructure, body and...