|Members and Associates|
The current members and associates of CDD are made up of government bodies, non-profit organisations, academic institutes and companies. The partners actively participate in the dissemination of DBNS by coordinating and executing DBNS services based on set quality standards. Presented below, in alphabetical order, is the list of our members and associates:Alchemy Urban Systems Pvt. Ltd.
Alchemy Urban Systems was established in 2007 and is a private, planning and development management company. The organisation is committed to transforming cities with creative and insightful professional services in the areas of urban planning, urban designing and urban management.
Auroservices Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
Auroservices was founded 30 years ago. The company offers consultancy services in the fields of building construction and wastewater. It works as a key consultant and supervisor for the design and implementation of DEWATS for hospitals and institutions in collaboration with CDD. auroservice.
Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT)
Centre for Environmental Studies (CES)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
CES is a department of the Anna University in Chennai. The centre was founded in 1955 and is an autonomous body that works under the Government of India. CES works in the areas of higher education and research in environmental science.
Centre for Scientific Research (CSR)
CSR is a non-profit trust set up under the Auroville Foundation in 1984. It is an international voluntary organisation, working towards a sustainable future in the fields of renewable energy systems (wind, solar, biomass), appropriate architecture and building technologies, wastewater recycling and sanitation. These technologies are transferred through training to a broader spectrum of interested practitioners.
Development of Humane Action (DHAN) Foundation
Madurai, Tamil Nadu
The DHAN Foundation is a non-profit development organisation with its headquarters in Tamil Nadu. Founded in 1997, the Trust works towards bringing highly motivated and educated young women and men to the development sector. They then work on bringing out new innovations in rural development and find ways to upscale development interventions to eradicate poverty. The collaboration with CDD focuses on decentralised basic needs services through DHAN’s Centre for Urban Water Resources (CURE).
Environmental & Public Health Organisation (ENHPO)
ENPHO is an autonomous, non-profit making, non-governmental, scientific research and service-oriented organisation established in 1990. ENPHO envisages contributing towards sustainable community development with research and activities in the integrated programmes of the environment and public health. ENPHO is one of the first NGOs in Nepal with a well-equipped laboratory for environmental monitoring and analysis. The vision of ENPHO is the development and promotion of appropriate technologies and practices in order to create eco-societies.
Excellent Novel Radical (ExNoRa) International
Chennai, Tamil Nadu
ExNoRa is a voluntary, non-governmental, non-political, non-profit, environmental service organisation. Its chapters are called the “ExNoRa Innovators Club” and are situated in various towns and villages. Its subchapters or replicable community based organisations, the so-called “Civic ExNoRa” (= CBO) are located in different streets and areas. The service at grassroot level is carried out by a miniature 'Home Based Organisation', the home grass root chapters “Home ExNoRa” at dwellings (House/Flat/Hut). ExNoRa focuses on management of waste to conserve the environment.
Foundation for Educational Innovation in Asia (FEDINA)
FEDINA is a non-profit, charitable trust founded in 1983. It was created with the objective of reaching those below the poverty line in order to help them to help themselves and to improve their living conditions. Its activities focus on community development programmes for those in peri-urban slums and tribal settlements in Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
Hunnarshaala Foundation for Building Technology & Innovations
The genesis of Hunnarshala lies in the collaborations and associations that were created after the 2001 earthquake in Gujarat. Their objective was to help people in the reconstruction of their habitat. Post-quake reconstruction saw a large-scale implementation of earth construction. It was during this process that the artisans emerged as having tremendous knowledge; and the strengths of traditional building systems and forms were revealed. The non-profit organisation realised that the emerging ideas were important not only for the reconstruction process but are invaluable for long-term sustainable development in many contexts.
Indian Institute of Youth Welfare (IIYW)
Inspiration is a private enterprise launched in 1996. The architectural firm focuses on the design and construction of eco-friendly buildings, development and dissemination of sustainable approaches, and on the job training for professionals and artisans. With over 18 years of experience in the field of eco-friendly designs and constructions, Inspiration today enjoys a clientele ranging from individuals, business houses, corporate firms, government departments and NGOs.
Ladakh Ecological Development Group (LEDeG)
Leh, Jammu & Kashmir
LEDeG is a non-governmental organisation, registered as a society in Jammu and Kashmir in 1983. Since its formation, it has consistently worked towards serving the underprivileged living in the isolated mountainous areas of Ladakh. It has been striving to address the environmental, economic and cultural issues affecting these communities. LEDeG collaborates with CDD in the field of decentralised water distribution and community based micro hydro power supply.
Leuzinger and Saveri Architects (L&S)
L&S is a profit registered partnership firm offering consultancy in design and construction of buildings in Bangalore. It has been associated with the construction of several units of DEWATS since 2002.
Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Corporation Limited (RGRHCL)
Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Corporation Limited is a Government Company established by the Government of Karnataka in 2000 to cater to the housing needs of the economically and socially weaker sections of the society. CASS, the centre for Advanced Sanitation Solutions is a joint collaboration between RGRHCL and CDD Society showcasing sustainable sanitation solutions and serving as a centre for training, research and information dissemination.
Rural Literacy and Health Program (RLHP)
In 1984, RLHP was registered as a charitable society. RLHP has been involved in slum development programmes since 1984 and is associated with DEWATS through Community Based Sanitation projects. RLHP is active in 56 slums and 25 villages in Karnataka State. The organisation runs two residential rehabilitation homes for street children, and a training centre for human development that offers training on social work to other NGOs, social activists and students. RLHP is committed to the right of good health for the homeless, women and children.
Sulabh International Academy of Environmental Sanitation (SIAES)
SIAES started in 1984 as an R&D and consultancy wing of Sulabh International Social Service Organisation, and was formally registered as a society in 1993. Their objectives are to formulate, monitor and implement projects related to environmental sanitation with a focus on water, sanitation, health and hygiene. The organisation is involved in capacity building and training at national and international levels, for professionals in local governments, academic institutions including schools, the private sector, NGOs and grass-root workers. Its aim is to carry out applied and fundamental research, training and consultancy in environmental sanitation relating to social, environmental and technical developments in the country.
The Design Collaborative
The Design Collaborative was founded by like-minded senior professionals from the field of architecture, civil engineering and electrical engineering with more than 25 years of varied experiences in their fields. Today the building construction needs solutions that address varied specialised requirements with a highly integrated approach to design. Their consultancy services range from architecture, engineering, product and graphic design. Services offered are also in the field of water supply, drainage engineering and wastewater treatment.
The Vigyan Vijay Foundation
The Vigyan Vijay Foundation was established as a society in 2001 with a vision to help communities to evolve as socially aware, economically self -reliant and morally responsible units, thus enabling a self-actualised society. The organisation is keenly working in the field of appropriate technology promotion for sustainable development. Besides their interventions in life skills, education, information technology and eco-friendly work places, they also work in the area of environmental up-gradation, specifically wastewater recycling, water conservation, waste management, pollution control and sanitation.
Waste Wise Trust
Founded in March 2003, the Waste Wise Trust is a subsidiary of Mythri Sarva Seva Samithi. It has 15 years of experience in solid waste management, promotion of sanitation among low income groups, providing housing, saving and credit mechanisms, development for the urban poor and specialises in ecological sanitation.
Reflow (DSTS- Decentralised Sewage Treatment System)
Reflow is a legacy organisation of Good Earth Consultants, formalised in 2008, with the object of utilising wastewater. Reflow offers design consultancy services for wastewater treatment (DSTS) with a focus on sustainability and environmental soundness in design approaches.
EcoPro is a unit of Aurore Trust, a business Trust under the Auroville Foundation. EcoPro is involved in ECOSAN programs, coordinated DEWATS projects UNICEF-funded programs for integrated WRM and, in general, addressed varied projects such as water supply, sanitation, toilets, WWT and reuse, RWH and eco-landscaping.
CfID (Centre for Integrated Development)
CfID (Centre for Integrated Development) is a partnership firm involved in concept development, design and implementation of DEWATS. It has worked with Hunnar Shaala, a CDD Partner, for technical designs of DEWATS and attended the CDD Engineers’ Training Programme in May 2010. It has prepared DEWATS projects for Kadi Municipality and SWM projects for 5 towns in Gujarat.