The South Asia Urban Knowledge Hub (‘the K-Hub’) aims to increase the influence of evidence based advocacy for urban policy and practice in South Asia. The K-Hub will build a network of training and research institutions in the region; and develop a forum for improving knowledge management within and between countries and regions. Hub activities will facilitate sharing of best practices in urban management, infrastructure and services delivery in South Asia and other regions; and develop capacity for outcome oriented research in the urban sector.
Under the joint research study by ITN-BUET and WaterAid in Bangladesh (WAB) titled “Research Study on Storage and Recharge Potential of Rainwater in Dhaka City to Promote Ideal Practice of Rainwater Harvesting System in Urban Areas”, ITN-BUET is carrying out the task of establishing proper operation and maintenance of the Rainwater Harvesting Systems at four sites in Independent University Bangladesh (IUB), Village Education Resource Centre (VERC), University of Information and Technology Science (UITS) and Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). Among the activities under this project, water quality testing of stored rainwater and groundwater from monitoring wells at all four sites is one of the major tasks.Read More..
Name of Client: ICCO Cooperation
The SanMark CITY is designed to explore the critical gap that currently exists in introducing, adapting, and sustaining affordable on-site sanitation technologies on a large scale.
The potentiality of four on-site composting toilet technologies will be explored under SanMark CITY for slums in urban Bangladesh. These are- Tiger Toilet, Sun-Mar, Enbiolet, and the Biofill. Starting with a Human Centered Design (HCD) approach to develop appropriate designs for these four toilet technologies and by demonstrating their technical potential, SanMark CITY will additionally develop production and business models engaging national level private sector agencies. Also, the learning will be disseminated at regional level informing key stakeholders in the public, private and non-government sectors on how best to support the diffusion of such technologies for maximum impact.
Name of Client: CAFOD (Catholic Agency For Overseas Development) & DFID
Aim of the project: to improve the water resource management in a sustainable manner in coastal and northern region of Bangladesh through modification of current WASH technologies with renewable energy
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