Bringing sustainability to drinking water systems in rural India

A number of dimensions and resources need to be converged for preparing a roadmap to sustainability. The most critical among these are technical know-how, human capital and financial resources. This document is an effort towards presenting a basic framework for the mobilization of these resources and dimensions. The document has been structured into various themes that need to be interwoven for a framework of sustainability in the drinking water sector. The first segment on 'mobilising technological resources for sustainability', takes us on a journey of technological options - from past practices to the modern era. The segment that follows- 'mobilising human resources for sustainability'-takes a look at the role of various stakeholders: PRIs, CBOs and local communities. The final segment of this trilogy is 'mobilising financial resources for sustainability-convergence and the role of the state.

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