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Last 100 metres: Safeguarding potable water provisioning to urban informal settlements

November 6, 2017


Watch the full video (above) of the seminar by Dr Manoj Roy, joined by Dr Mohammad Faruk and Dr Suresh Kumar Rohilla as panellists, where they discuss the state of clean drinking water provisions to the urban poor across the developing world.

Shedding light on the ‘last 100 metres’, where water is taken from the community standpipes to people’s homes, Dr Roy discusses how potential benefits of improved water supply to these standpipes are severely compromised by faecal contamination around these critical points of use, with severe consequences for public health.

Dr Manoj Roy is Lecturer of Sustainability at Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University, UK.

Dr Mohammed Faruk is Assistant Professior with the Department of Architecture at BRAC University, Dhaka.

Dr Suresh Kumar Rohilla is Programme Director, Urban Water Management at the Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi.

The question and answer session that followed can be accessed here. The presentation from the seminar can be accessed here.

For more information on the ‘Last 100 metres’, click here.

This is the 14th in the series of the Community of Research and Practice (CORP) seminars planned by the Scaling City Institutions for India: Sanitation (SCI-FI: Sanitation) initiative.