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CORP Seminar on ‘Malaysia’s Sewerage and Sanitation Sector Regulatory Framework’

July 30, 2019


Watch the full video (above) of the Community of Research and Practice (CORP) seminar on ‘Malaysia’s Sewerage and Sanitation Sector Regulatory Framework’ featuring Punita Nook Naidu.

The seminar explored insights that underlie processes of regulatory development specifically in faecal sludge management and desludging services in Malaysia. The seminar largely focussed on the eventual change in the desludging framework as well as the current status, funding dynamics of sewerage infrastructure and services in Malaysia and the benefits and challenges of the funding mechanism employed. This was followed by deliberation on practical learnings from experiences of Malaysia which can be used by stakeholders in India in driving the sanitation agenda forward.

The event brought together senior policymakers, technocrats, city and state level implementers, members of the civil society and legal experts to learn from their experience in states and in implementation to initiate a broader discussion on the potential for scheduled desludging framework from the viewpoint of technical configuration.

The session was moderated by Anju Dwivedi, Senior Researcher, CPR.

Punita Nook Naidu is an independent consultant at the national and international level.

The question and answer session that followed can be accessed here.

The presentation made at the seminar can be accessed here.

CORP Seminar Series

This is the 19th in a series of the Community of Research and Practice (CORP) seminar hosted by the Scaling City Institution for India: Sanitation (SCI-FI: Sanitation) initiative with the support of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). This seminar series seeks to provide a platform for discussing the experiences of the researchers and practitioners on urban sanitation.