A team from European Union recently visited the project cities of Adopting Integrated Urban Water Management in Indian cities (AdoptIUWM) project that is being implemented by ICLEI South Asia, in partnership with ICLEI European Secretariat and Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities (VVSG). The project is being implemented in two cities of Rajasthan (Jaisalmer & Kishangarh) and two cities of Maharashtra (Solapur & Ichalkaranji) with an aim to build the capacity of Indian local authorities to undertake water sector reforms through the adoption of Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) principles and practices in their planning and implementation processes.
Mr. Johann Hesse, Counsellor, Head of Cooperation, European Union, Delegation to India and Mr. Shouvik Datta, Senior Programme Manager, European Union, Delegation to India visited one of the project wards for door to door collection of waste in the Fort area of Jaisalmer and interacted with stakeholders.
The team also visited the composting facility which has been set up under the project; and Govind Sagar pond which is being revived under the AdoptIUWM project supported by European Union. Mr. Hesse was also the chief guest at the project closure workshop that was organised in the city on March 1, 2017 and highlighted the relevance of the interventions under the project. He also appreciated the work being undertaken by ICLEI South Asia under the AdoptIUWM project.
Mr. Shouvik Datta, Senior Programme Manager, European Union, talks during his visit to the project city
Mr. Shouvik Datta visited the pilot project sites in Kishangarh and interacted with stakeholders in the project wards for door to door waste collection. He also inaugurated the composting facility and the toilet block constructed in a girls’ school, as a part of the project.