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Initiatives to remove marine plastic litter from our life-sustaining waterways

Initiatives to remove marine plastic litter from our life-sustaining waterways

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 25    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

Rivers are living entities that hold the capacity to transform an ecosystem, economy and environment. Ganga, a river of high religious importance, provides livelihoods to millions of people. Today, this river has been contaminated to a level that it is one of the world's top 10 rivers to carry plastic pollution in the ocean. The photobook through an emotional and poetic journey highlights the importance of the river, reasons for its deplorable state. It also highlights Development Alternatives initiatives in Haridwar in Uttrakhand and Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh, to combat the plastic leakage entering into river Ganga. 

Achieving Sustainable and Healthy Water Through Efficient Systems - Orchha City Workshop

Achieving Sustainable and Healthy Water Through Efficient Systems - Orchha City Workshop

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 18    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This report discusses the workshops conducted by the Development Alternatives in association with the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) and supported by Heinrich Böll Stiftung for the city of Orchha in Madhya Pradesh. The workshop aimed at bringing together key stakeholders from both public and private sector, subject matter experts and new age technology promoters in urban water and wastewater management space. It focused on introducing the approach of Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM), sharing the identified issues and challenges faced by the city, apprising the city of decentralised low footprint packaged solutions, best practices and understanding each other’s aspirations and exploring the possibilities of supporting each other.

Achieving Sustainable and Healthy Water Through Efficient Systems - Dehradun City Workshop

Achieving Sustainable and Healthy Water Through Efficient Systems - Dehradun City Workshop

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 21    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This report discusses the workshops conducted by the Development Alternatives in association with the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) and supported by Heinrich Böll Stiftung for the city of Dehradun Uttarakhand. The workshop aimed at bringing together key stakeholders from both public and private sector, subject matter experts and new age technology promoters in urban water and wastewater management space. It focused on introducing the approach of Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM), sharing the identified issues and challenges faced by the city, apprising the city of decentralised low footprint packaged solutions, best practices and understanding each other’s aspirations and exploring the possibilities of supporting each other.

Achieving Sustainable and Healthy Water Through Efficient Systems - Jhansi City Workshop

Achieving Sustainable and Healthy Water Through Efficient Systems - Jhansi City Workshop

Author: Development Alternative    Pages: 21    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This report discusses the workshops conducted by the Development Alternatives in association with the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) and supported by Heinrich Böll Stiftung for the city of Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh. The workshop aimed at bringing together key stakeholders from both public and private sector, subject matter experts and new age technology promoters in urban water and wastewater management space. It focused on introducing the approach of Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM), sharing the identified issues and challenges faced by the city, apprising the city of decentralised low footprint packaged solutions, best practices and understanding each other’s aspirations and exploring the possibilities of supporting each other.

Fostering Resource Circularity and Efficiency in the Management of Urban Water Systems in India, August 2021

Fostering Resource Circularity and Efficiency in the Management of Urban Water Systems in India, August 2021

Author: Sherine Thanduparakkal and Siddharth Jain    Pages: 17    Price: N/A    ISBN No: 978-81-87395-79-9   

Wasteful water management and disintegrated working arrangement of urban water utilities along with growing water demand have led to serious water scarcity in many Indian cities. This issue brief is based on the studies on water flow assessments and water-energy nexus in tier II Indian cities. The brief reflects on the potential of resource circularity in urban water systems while enhancing efficiency, equity, and resilience of urban water systems by adopting Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) and accommodating decentralised and nature-based solutions in municipal systems. The brief also discusses solutions to the multitude of issues and challenges identified in urban water and wastewater systems to meet the increasing water demand efficiently and sustainably by use of data points of the city of Dehradun.

COVID-19 Publications Catalogue

COVID-19 Publications Catalogue

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 21    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

The catalogue for COVID-19 is a compilation of all the activities that DA Group undertook and performed during the first and the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Apart from the physically visible contributions by DA during the pandemic, this catalogue also contains all the webinars that were attended by DA members as speakers or as other prestigious faculties, Publications of DA, Blogs, DA Newsletters, External Publications, Webinars or Presentations and Stories of Change that DA published during this time period.

Social Innovation led Dignified Livelihoods RESILIENT COMMUNITIES, JUNE 2021, ISSUE 1

Social Innovation led Dignified Livelihoods RESILIENT COMMUNITIES, JUNE 2021, ISSUE 1

Author: Prema Gera, Vrinda Chopra and Upma Singh, Blanca Mingo and Carol Garcia, Rajan Singh    Pages: 12    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

The first newsletter of the W4P India platform comes at a time when the country and its people are in the midst of the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this newsletter, we share with you the social innovation processes as they unfold in the field. The stories reveal how communities and stakeholders are coming together to find solutions to their livelihood challenges, emerging as influencers and energizing the ecosystem, including in the times of the pandemic induced crisis.

Empower - skills to livelihood

Empower - skills to livelihood

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 12    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

While the lockdown amid COVID-19 pandemic hindered the learning and training of students. It also provided an opportunity to accelerate the digital learning process. The same is reflected in the work done by Development Alternatives. During the lockdown DA took up the mantle to connect learning and jobs with Digital platforms through various initiatives. This newsletter highlights our initiatives undertaken.

Empower skills to livelihood | Quarterly newsletter

Empower skills to livelihood | Quarterly newsletter

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 12    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

2020 was a tumultuous year. The pandemic led to countless people stranded away from their homes and it also severely affected the economy. We initiated relief measures including dry ration distribution, village sanitisation and PPE kit distribution and reached out to over 2000 people. This newsletter presents details of various relief measures taken up by DA with support from other Civil society organisations and funders. 

Advancing Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation (ACCCA) Analysis and Evaluation of the Pilot Action

Advancing Capacity for Climate Change Adaptation (ACCCA) Analysis and Evaluation of the Pilot Action

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 14    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

The project RISK COMMUNICATION FOR ADAPTING TO CLIMATE CHANGE assesses the vulnerability of the agriculture sector to current and potential climate change in the region. It designs and validates risk communication products targeted to district-level decision-makers and vulnerable communities. It also devises site-specific pragmatic adaptation strategies in one representative district by engaging all concerned stakeholders, utilising their multidisciplinary skills, promoting the integration of adaptation strategies into developmental policies of other 12 districts of Bundelkhand region. Thus, facilitating two ways communication and system between community and policymakers.

CLEAN-India

CLEAN-India

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 35    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

The world is becoming increasingly conscious of the environment as it affects every aspect of human existence. CLEAN-India has come up with sustainable development programmes that help the environment by taking care of wastes and pollutants of all kinds. This report talks about changing the mindsets and attitudes of the people responsible for this through constant interactions, orientation workshops, continuous motivation and awareness. These are highlighted by emphasising the best practices for implementation.

Design Layout and Construction Details for Different Typologies of Building in Mountainous Regions (Uttarakhand)

Design Layout and Construction Details for Different Typologies of Building in Mountainous Regions (Uttarakhand)

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 73    Price: N/A    ISBN No: 978-81-87395-78-2(2)   

This manual has been prepared as part of a project on ‘Delivery Model for Eco-friendly Multi Hazard Resistant Construction Technologies and Habitat Solutions in Mountain States’, which has been implemented in Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand) under the TIME LEARN (Technology Innovation in Mountain Ecosystem Livelihood Enhancement through Action Research and Networking) programme of the Department of Science and Technology. This manual has been prepared as a guide for the use of building artisans, entrepreneurs and government officials for production and implementation of precast concrete door and window technology in mountain regions. This design compendium has been developed as a complete design tool kit consisting of drawing templates of various building typologies required for designing  Eco-Friendly Disaster Resistant Habitat Infrastructure for mountain regions. The design compendium will seek to generate consensus regarding action needed on various fronts such as guidelines for residential buildings in Uttarakhand, policy to enable efficient use of mountain resources, an approach towards climate responsiveness and low carbon development.

Water Filtration System Installation Maintenance and Management Manual- Jal TARA Slow Sand Filter User Guide

Water Filtration System Installation Maintenance and Management Manual- Jal TARA Slow Sand Filter User Guide

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 33    Price: N/A    ISBN No: 978-81-87395-78-2(8)   

This manual has been prepared as part of a project on ‘Delivery Model for Eco-friendly Multi Hazard Resistant Construction Technologies and Habitat Solutions in Mountain States’, which has been implemented in Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand) under the TIME LEARN (Technology Innovation in Mountain Ecosystem Livelihood Enhancement through Action Research and Networking) programme of the Department of Science and Technology. This manual has been prepared as a guide for the use of entrepreneurs and government departments for installation of decentralized community operated water treatment systems in mountain regions.

empowHER - Women Empowerment Brochure

empowHER - Women Empowerment Brochure

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 4    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

Development Alternatives has been designing and providing solutions for women in the areas of Literacy, Energy, Water, Habitat, Skill Development, Waste to Wealth Creation and Enterprise Development. Through Innovative programmes and action research, we are enhancing the agency of women and advancing gender equality in Indian and the Global South.

Precast Concrete Doors and Windows

Precast Concrete Doors and Windows

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 25    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This manual has been prepared as part of a project on ‘Delivery Model for Eco-friendly Multi Hazard Resistant Construction Technologies and Habitat Solutions in Mountain States’, which has been implemented in Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand) under the TIME LEARN (Technology Innovation in Mountain Ecosystem Livelihood Enhancement through Action Research and Networking) programme of the Department of Science and Technology. This manual has been prepared as a guide for the use of building artisans, entrepreneurs and government officials for production and implementation of precast concrete door and window technology in mountain regions.

Stabilized Compressed Earth Blocks

Stabilized Compressed Earth Blocks

Author: Development Alternatives    Pages: 51    Price: N/A    ISBN No: N/A   

This manual has been prepared as part of a project on ‘Delivery Model for Eco-friendly Multi Hazard Resistant Construction Technologies and Habitat Solutions in Mountain States’, which has been implemented in Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand) under the TIME LEARN (Technology Innovation in Mountain Ecosystem Livelihood Enhancement through Action Research and Networking) programme of the Department of Science and Technology.  This manual has been prepared as a guide for the use of building artisans, entrepreneurs and government officials for production and implementation of Stabilized Compressed Earth Block wall masonry in mountain regions.



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