AdoptIUWM : Adopting Integrated Urban Water Management in Indian Cities



“Adopting Integrated Urban Water Management in Indian Cities” (AdoptIUWM) Project is a European Commission Funded Project for capacity building and undertaking water sector reforms for 2 cities in Rajasthan and 2 cities in Maharashtra .

ICLEI South Asia is implementing this 42 month (3.5 year) project in partnership with ICLEI European Secretariat (ICLEI ES) and VVSG (Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities, Belgium).

An Indian specific toolkit on Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) is being developed by ICLEI South Asia and Project partners, based on principles of ‘SWITCH – Managing Water for the City of the Future’ Training kit, for which ICLEI European Secretariat was a key partner. The Indian adaptation of the IUWM toolkit is also being tested in the project cities and would be published as a part of the Project.

Capacity building of Municipal Officials, development of IUWM based action plans for project cities and implementation of 2 pilot projects in each Project city (Total 8 pilot projects in 4 cities) shall be undertaken as a part of the project. Ministry of Urban Development is being involved in all stages of the Project.

South Asian project cities:
Jaisalmer, Kishangarh - Rajasthan; Solapur, Ichalkaranji - Maharashtra

ICLEI South Asia, ICLEI European Secretariat and VVSG (Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities, Belgium)

European Union.



Project duration:
1 February 2013 - 31 July 2016

Training modules are being developed under the AdoptIUWM project (as part of the Toolkit) which would help cities adopt the principles of Integrated Urban Water Management in their approach towards water and allied sectors.

Training programme on water quality monitoring has been conducted in all project cities under the AdoptIUWM Project. A portable water testing kit, along with hands on training on using the kit, have also been given to each city Municipality under the Project.

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