This project has now been concluded.



ACCESSanitation (Accelerating City to City Exchange for Sustainable Sanitation) supported by the European Union, promotes sustainable sanitation and poverty alleviation in five cities in India, by addressing areas challenged by inadequate sanitation. This project is in line with the National Urban Sanitation Policy and helps cities analyse and develop sustainable sanitation plans for focus areas. With support from the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, cities are assisted in the preparation of City Sanitation Plans as well.

This programme encourages sustainable sanitation management in cities and seeks to lead communities towards zero open defecation by influencing traditional behaviour patterns. Change in sanitation behaviour and the implementation of decentralised wastewater treatment systems are key aspects of interventions proposed under this project. The creation of community-driven sanitation services will result in sustained implementation, beyond the life of the project.

South Asian project cities:
India - Hosakote, Rajahmundry, Tiruppur, Vasai Virar, Vikarabad.

ICLEI Global, ICLEI South Asia, ICLEI Southeast Asia, ICLEI Africa, Xavier University, Ecosan Services Foundation.


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