Drinking Water Supply For Urban Poor: City of New Delhi

Oct 01, 2016
  • Description

The objectives of this study were to i)map existing water supply to understand the gap and evaluate the potential of Small Water Enterprises (SWEs) as a complementary solution to piped water; ii)Assess the operational, financial and, technical aspects of SWEs for sustainability so that the urban poor, especially beyond the pipe, can get reliable, safe, and affordable drinking water; iii)study the policy and enabling environment for SWEs; iv)assess the existing tools for SWEs deployed for e-governance, monitoring, and evaluation, and propse tools for SWEs. While detailed consumer research and water quality testing was conducted in select slums to understand the water supply and quality to the urban poor, the overall report builds on the field investigation and discussions with various officials of Delhi Secretariat, Delhi Jal Board (DJB), and Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB).